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Bonza Bay Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Eastern Cape – Wild Coast, South Africa)

Bonza Bay Surf Guide

Bonza Bay in East London is an exposed river break that has quite reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the northwest. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south. The river break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for sharks.

Bonza Bay Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
19.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Bonza Bay:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Bonza 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 45% of the time in June while 44% 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.
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 Bonza Bay Location Map

Interactive Bonza 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 Bonza Bay is East London Airport (ELS) in South Africa, 12 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Bonza Bay is Bisho Airport (VIY), also in South Africa, 63 km (39 miles) away.

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Bonza Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 22 May 2022, 16:39 Local Time
Sunday 22Mon
Wave (m)
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Bonza Bay

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

Wind History at Bonza Bay

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

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