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Bog Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Bog Bay Surf Guide

Bog Bay in Kwazulu-Natal is an exposed beach break that has unreliable waves. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the west. Light onshore winds ruin the qulaity Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around low tide. Rarely crowded here. Hazards include sharks ,rocks and rips.

Bog Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
24.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Bog Bay:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Bog Bay 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 39% of the time in June while 50% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 11% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
39%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
50%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
11%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Bog Bay Location Map

Interactive Bog 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 Bog Bay is Virginia (Durban) Airport (VIR) in South Africa, 22 km (14 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Bog Bay is Durban International Airport (DUR), also in South Africa, 46 km (29 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Bog Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 23:18 Local Time
TueWednesday 19
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 1.0
S
1.8
NE
1.6
NE
0.8
SSW
Period (s) 12 6 6 11
Wind (km/h) 15
N 10
NNW 10
NW 10
NNW
Wind State cross cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Bog Bay

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

Wind History at Bog Bay

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Bog Bay. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBeach and point
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s43.9
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and point
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and point
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    9km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Bog Bay: