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Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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Bonza Bay Surf Forecast / Eastern Cape – Wild Coast / South Africa

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 pm Saturday 15 May 2021 SAST
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Bonza Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Bonza Bay sea temperature is 20.7 °C (Statistics for 15 May 1981-2005 - mean: 22.4 max: 24.1 min: 21.2 °C)
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Bonza Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Bonza Bay sea temperature is 20.7 °C (Statistics for 15 May 1981-2005 - mean: 22.4 max: 24.1 min: 21.2 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-on at Bonza Bay (light winds from the SE at East London/Buffalo City 11 km from Bonza Bay).

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2 h 42 min ago

Moderate
17 km/h
SE
Cross-On
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Bonza Bay this week:

The surf forecast for Bonza Bay over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Saturday (May 15) at 8PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.6m and 11s period. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Bonza Bay in the next 12 days are 5.0m 14s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (May 22) at 2AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.3m 8s period and expected on Wednesday (May 19) at 5PM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 8PM (Sat 15th May)5ft (1.6m) 11s
Best Surf 2PM (Fri 21st May)10ft (3.0m) 13s
Most Powerful 2AM (Sat 22nd May)16ft (5.0m) 14s

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

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Sat
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thu
27
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
33212435443332122451111444452542230011
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.222.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.246.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.270.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.294.cc23
1.4
SSW
1.5
SSW
2.1
SSW
2
SSW
1.9
SSW
2.4
SW
2.1
S
2
S
1.6
S
1.4
S
1.1
S
1
S
1
S
0.7
S
1.1
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.8
SSW
1.8
SSW
5
SW
4
SW
2.3
SSW
2.5
S
2.2
S
2
S
1.8
S
1.6
S
2.4
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.2
SSW
1
S
0.9
S
0.7
S
1.7
E
1.6
E
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5
SSE
15
W
30
WSW
30
SW
20
W
15
WSW
15
SSW
10
NNW
5
NNE
10
ENE
10
NW
5
WSW
5
SSE
10
WSW
15
SSW
15
SW
25
WSW
10
SSW
5
SE
15
W
25
WSW
10
NE
20
NNE
10
NE
15
NE
15
NNW
20
SW
5
S
5
N
15
SSW
15
SW
10
NNE
30
SW
30
SW
30
W
35
W
oncross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
offglassglasscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
crossglasscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
5:37PM
1.81
5:40AM
1.84
6:13PM
1.74
6:17AM
1.73
6:59PM
1.66
7:06AM
1.61
8:05PM
1.59
8:23AM
1.51
9:39PM
1.58
10:12AM
1.48
11:10PM
1.67
11:43AM
1.56
12:16AM
1.81
12:46PM
1.69
1:08AM
1.96
1:36PM
1.83
1:54AM
2.10
2:20PM
1.95
2:37AM
2.19
3:02PM
2.03
3:18AM
2.24
3:44PM
2.07
4:00AM
2.22
11:35PM
0.74
11:59AM
0.67
12:12AM
0.84
12:37PM
0.76
1:00AM
0.94
1:29PM
0.86
2:14AM
1.02
2:46PM
0.94
4:06AM
1.03
4:27PM
0.93
5:43AM
0.92
5:49PM
0.84
6:45AM
0.76
6:47PM
0.72
7:32AM
0.61
7:36PM
0.59
8:15AM
0.48
8:20PM
0.48
8:55AM
0.38
9:02PM
0.42
9:34AM
0.34
9:43PM
0.40
10:14AM
0.35

Note: the tide data above is for East London, South Africa which is 5 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Bonza Bay.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Bonza Bay blow from the NW

Sat
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thu
27
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
light rain
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
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5:16--5:15--5:15--5:15--5:14--5:14--5:13--5:13--5:12--5:12--5:10--5:10--

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Sun morning. Warm (max 22°C on Sat afternoon, min 14°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SW on Sat night, calm by Mon night).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 28°C on Wed morning, min 15°C on Fri morning). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Some drizzle, heaviest during Sat afternoon. Warm (max 29°C on Sun night, min 14°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 25°C on Wed morning, min 18°C on Mon night). Winds increasing (calm on Tue night, strong winds from the SW by Wed afternoon).

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Information about the Bonza Bay Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Bonza Bay provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Bonza Bay can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Bonza Bay 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 (Bonza Bay) 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 Bonza Bay 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.

Bonza Bay is 7 km (4 miles) from the city of East London. If you plan a holiday in Eastern Cape - Wild Coast, look for hotels and other accommodation in East London. East London has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.