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Big Wave Bay break guidePhoto by: max theaged

Big Wave Bay Surf Guide

Big Wave Bay in - is a sheltered beach break that has pretty consitent surf The best wind direction is from the northwest. Most of the surf comes fis in the form of windswells and the best wave direction is from the northeast. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

Big Wave Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s33.1
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
24.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Big Wave Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Big Wave Bay occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Big Wave Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 0% of the time in January while 0% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 99% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
0%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
0%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
99%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Big Wave Bay Location Map

Interactive Big Wave Bay 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 Big Wave Bay is Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) in Hong Kong, 35 km (22 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Big Wave Bay is Baoan (Shenzhen) Airport (SZX) in China, 63 km (39 miles) away.

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Big Wave Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 20 May 2022, 15:14 Local Time
Friday 20Sat
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m)
0.6
E
0.5
E
0.5
E
0.4
ESE
Period (s) 7 6 6 6
Wind (km/h)
15
10
10
10
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross cross-
off

Swell History at Big Wave Bay

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

Wind History at Big Wave Bay

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

Big Wave Bay Reviews:

Interactive Porthcawl Point location map. View nearby buoy information, live wind conditions and surrounding roads, paths and locations to help find new breaks. Click the buoys or wind icon to view more information.

Ratings
Based on 10 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.1
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s32.9
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.2
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s21.9
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s11.4
  • Crowds:Icon  s21.8
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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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matevz from Hong Kong
“Just started”

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