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Bay of Plenty Surf Forecast / Durban/KZN South / South Africa

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Tuesday 06 Dec 2022 SAST
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Bay of Plenty surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Bay of Plenty sea temperature is 23.6 °C (Statistics for 06 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 24.0 max: 25.3 min: 22.7 °C)
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Bay of Plenty surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Bay of Plenty sea temperature is 23.6 °C (Statistics for 06 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 24.0 max: 25.3 min: 22.7 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Bay of Plenty (calm at Mount Edgecombe 15 km from Bay of Plenty).

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2 h 46 min ago

Calm
4 km/h
ESE
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Bay of Plenty this week:

The surf forecast for Bay of Plenty over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Dec 06) at 11PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.1m and 8s period with a secondary swell of 0.8m and 9s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Bay of Plenty in the next 12 days are 2.5m 8s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Dec 14) at 2AM. Winds are predicted to be offshore at the time the swell arrives.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)11PM (Tue 6th Dec)3.5ft (1.1m) 8s
Best Surf11PM (Tue 13th Dec)8ft (2.5m) 8s
Most Powerful 2AM (Wed 14th Dec)8ft (2.5m) 8s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Bay of Plenty over the next 12 days.

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Wednesday
07
Thursday
08
Friday
09
Saturday
10
Sunday
11
Monday
12
Tuesday
13
Wednesday
14
Thursday
15
Friday
16
Saturday
17
Sun
18
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
Rating
(10 max)
2003202001012003000004011012543300502
Swell
Height Map
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.6.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.216.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.240.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.264.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.288.cc23
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.1
S
0.9
SSE
1.2
ENE
1.7
NE
1.5
ENE
1.4
E
1.3
E
1.1
E
1.4
ENE
1.7
ENE
1.6
E
1.7
E
1.5
E
1.4
E
1.4
E
1.7
ENE
1.7
ENE
1.7
ENE
1.5
ENE
1.4
ENE
2.4
ENE
2.5
ENE
1.5
E
3
S
3
S
2.5
S
2.4
S
2.3
S
1.9
S
1.7
S
1.3
SSE
1.1
S
1
S
1.2
S
1.2
S
2.1
ENE
Period(s) (?)996677776778999996768888991213121111101019167
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)190132103226200187145104131247285341348332339474436237189156637982317114917149511707165910137464072652061048781390
Wind
(km/h)
10
N
30
NE
25
NNE
5
NNE
15
ENE
25
ENE
10
NNW
25
ENE
30
NE
25
NNE
25
ENE
20
NE
15
NNE
20
ENE
20
ENE
10
N
35
ENE
30
NE
25
NNE
35
NE
35
NE
10
NW
35
SSW
30
SSW
40
SSW
35
S
25
S
15
SW
10
SE
15
ENE
10
N
25
NE
25
NE
15
N
25
ENE
15
NE
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
cross-
off
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
crosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
offcrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscross-
off
oncross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross
High Tide
/ height (m)
3:03AM
1.75
3:14PM
1.92
3:35AM
1.78
3:45PM
1.92
4:07AM
1.79
4:15PM
1.89
4:39AM
1.78
4:46PM
1.84
5:12AM
1.74
5:17PM
1.76
5:46AM
1.69
5:49PM
1.67
6:22AM
1.64
6:24PM
1.57
7:04AM
1.57
7:05PM
1.47
7:56AM
1.51
7:59PM
1.38
9:04AM
1.48
9:17PM
1.32
10:25AM
1.49
10:48PM
1.33
11:40AM
1.57
Low Tide
/ height (m)
8:59PM
0.36
9:03AM
0.40
9:30PM
0.33
9:35AM
0.39
10:01PM
0.32
10:07AM
0.41
10:31PM
0.33
10:39AM
0.45
11:02PM
0.37
11:12AM
0.51
11:32PM
0.43
11:47AM
0.59
12:05AM
0.50
12:25PM
0.68
12:41AM
0.58
1:10PM
0.77
1:24AM
0.66
2:08PM
0.84
2:20AM
0.72
3:27PM
0.88
3:36AM
0.76
4:56PM
0.85
4:59AM
0.74
6:09PM
0.75

Note: the tide data above is for Durban, South Africa which is 3 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Bay of Plenty.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Bay of Plenty blow from the WNW

Wednesday
07
Thursday
08
Friday
09
Saturday
10
Sunday
11
Monday
12
Tuesday
13
Wednesday
14
Thursday
15
Friday
16
Saturday
17
Sun
18
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
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Rain (mm)
1-----13-------17--1-13-1311---------
Temp. °C212424232525242626242626242425232525242626242626232121192020192223232425
Low °C202224222425212325222425222324222424232425232524202120182020182023212324
Feels °C (?)212122242625262624232626262425242323232322222324181616161918181920222323
Sunrise-4:47--4:47--4:47--4:48--4:48--4:48--4:48--4:48--4:48--4:48--4:48--4:50-
Sunset--6:45--6:46--6:47--6:47--6:49--6:50--6:50--6:51--6:52--6:52--6:52--6:53

Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 14mm), heaviest on Thu night. Warm (max 26°C on Fri morning, min 20°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (calm on Thu morning, fresh winds from the NE by Fri afternoon).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 8mm), mostly falling on Sun night. Warm (max 26°C on Sat morning, min 22°C on Fri night). Mainly fresh winds.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 11mm), heaviest on Mon night. Warm (max 26°C on Tue morning, min 20°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the NE on Tue afternoon, calm by Tue night).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 25°C on Sun afternoon, min 18°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Bay of Plenty Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Bay of Plenty provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Bay of Plenty can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Bay of Plenty surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Bay of Plenty) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Bay of Plenty may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Are you planning a holiday in Durban/KwaZulu-Natal South Coast? If you are looking for accommodation near Bay of Plenty, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Durban/KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, consider staying in Durban which is 6 km (4 miles) away. Other places in and around Durban/KwaZulu-Natal South Coast where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Glenwood which is 6 km (4 miles) away, Kwamashu, Umhlanga and Mount Edgecombe.