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

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 pm Sunday 22 May 2022 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 19.2 °C (Statistics for 22 May 1981-2005 - mean: 22.2 max: 23.6 min: 20.8 °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 19.2 °C (Statistics for 22 May 1981-2005 - mean: 22.2 max: 23.6 min: 20.8 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Onshore wind has changed to cross-on at Bonza Bay (light winds from the ENE at East London Airport 12 km from Bonza Bay).

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Light
13 km/h
ENE
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 Sunday (May 22) at 5PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.3m and 12s period with a secondary swell of 0.7m and 8s. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Bonza Bay in the next 12 days are 3.5m 13s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (May 26) at 2PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.5m 6s period and expected on Saturday (May 28) at 5PM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 5PM (Sun 22nd May)4.5ft (1.3m) 12s
Best Surf 8PM (Tue 24th May)10ft (3.0m) 13s
Most Powerful 2PM (Thu 26th May)11ft (3.5m) 13s

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
Sun
22
Monday
23
Tuesday
24
Wednesday
25
Thursday
26
Friday
27
Saturday
28
Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
Wednesday
01
Thursday
02
Fri
03
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
33223115511531153255443311424411111111115241
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
1.3
S
1.3
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.2
SSW
0.9
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.2
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.3
SSW
3.5
SSW
2.3
SSW
2.5
S
3.5
SSW
2.4
S
2.5
S
2.5
S
2.2
S
2
S
2
S
1.8
S
1.8
S
2.3
SSW
3
SW
2.2
S
2.1
S
1.6
S
1.3
S
3.5
SSW
4
SSW
3
SSW
3
S
3
S
2.3
S
2.2
SSE
1.8
SSE
1.5
S
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488494422355246306613247120413728159322543744208422482491170815151928128511551291224812651087628547319161312634249019041156932591441
10
E
5
N
5
NE
10
ENE
10
N
15
SW
25
SW
15
WSW
15
SW
25
SW
15
W
15
SW
20
SW
5
NW
15
ENE
25
ENE
15
NNE
15
N
15
NE
25
WSW
35
W
30
WSW
25
W
25
WSW
25
SW
10
NW
10
NNE
5
NE
30
WSW
30
WSW
35
SW
15
W
10
NNE
20
ENE
15
NNE
20
ENE
cross-
on
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
crosscrossoffcrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crossoffcross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross
9:39PM
1.65
10:16AM
1.49
11:10PM
1.68
11:45AM
1.53
12:18AM
1.77
12:48PM
1.61
1:09AM
1.86
1:34PM
1.69
1:49AM
1.93
2:11PM
1.77
2:24AM
1.98
2:45PM
1.83
2:55AM
2.00
3:16PM
1.87
3:24AM
2.01
3:46PM
1.89
3:53AM
1.99
4:17PM
1.89
4:21AM
1.96
4:48PM
1.86
4:51AM
1.90
5:21PM
1.82
5:21AM
1.83
2:44PM
0.89
4:08AM
0.99
4:23PM
0.93
5:49AM
0.93
5:48PM
0.89
6:52AM
0.83
6:46PM
0.81
7:34AM
0.74
7:29PM
0.73
8:09AM
0.66
8:06PM
0.67
8:39AM
0.60
8:38PM
0.63
9:07AM
0.56
9:10PM
0.61
9:36AM
0.53
9:41PM
0.61
10:05AM
0.52
10:12PM
0.64
10:35AM
0.54
10:44PM
0.68
11:06AM
0.58
11:18PM
0.75
11:39AM
0.63

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

Sun
22
Monday
23
Tuesday
24
Wednesday
25
Thursday
26
Friday
27
Saturday
28
Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
Wednesday
01
Thursday
02
Fri
03
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Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 20°C on Mon afternoon, min 16°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

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

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 30°C on Sat afternoon, min 13°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the WSW on Sun afternoon, light winds from the NW by Mon night).

Long Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Tue night. Very mild (max 19°C on Tue afternoon, min 12°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (calm on Tue afternoon, fresh 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.