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Bay of Plenty Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Durban/KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, South Africa)

Bay of Plenty break guidePhoto by: Patrick Browning

Bay of Plenty Surf Guide

Bay of Plenty in Durban is an exposed beach/Jetties break that has pretty consitent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the west northwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of sharks ,rocks and jellyfish.

Bay of Plenty Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
22.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Bay of Plenty:

The best conditions reported for surf at Bay of Plenty occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Bay of Plenty (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Bay of Plenty with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 37% of the time in June while 41% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 22% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Bay of Plenty Location Map

Interactive Bay of Plenty surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Bay of Plenty is Virginia (Durban) Airport (VIR) in South Africa, 8 km (5 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Bay of Plenty is Durban International Airport (DUR), also in South Africa, 17 km (11 miles) away.

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Bay of Plenty Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 22 May 2022, 15:39 Local Time
Sunday 22Mon
Wave (m)
Period (s) 8 7 7 7
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Bay of Plenty

Surf stats for Bay of Plenty, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Bay of Plenty

Wind stats for Bay of Plenty, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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