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Buffalo Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.4
Difficulty Level: 2.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 2.6

Overall: 3.3

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Surf Report Feed

Buffalo Bay Surf Guide

Buffalo Bay in Garden Route is an exposed beach and point break that has inconsistent surf with no particular seasonal pattern. Works best in offshore winds from the west. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach breaks consists of lefts When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Watch out for and rips.

Buffalo Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and pointIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
16.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Buffalo Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Buffalo 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 Buffalo Bay (for consistent clean waves)?

marchBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Buffalo Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 10% of the time in March while 13% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 77% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
10%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
13%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
77%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Buffalo Bay Location Map

Interactive Buffalo 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 nearest passenger airport to Buffalo Bay is George Airport (GRJ) in South Africa, which is 56 km (35 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Buffalo Bay is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 90 km (56 miles) away.

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Buffalo Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 7 May 2021, 12:26 Local Time
Friday 07
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 2.0
ESE
1.9
ESE
1.7
ESE
1.9
SW
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 20
WSW 25
WSW 20
W 25
WNW
Wind State off cross-
off
off off

Swell History at Buffalo Bay

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

Wind History at Buffalo Bay

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

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