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Buffalo Bay Wildside Surf Guide

Buffalo Bay Wildside in Garden Route is an exposed beach break that has unreliable waves. Spring and Summer provide the best conditions. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach breaks offer left-handers. It's sometimes crowded here. Hazards include and rips.

Buffalo Bay Wildside Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
18.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Buffalo Bay Wildside:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

octoberBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Buffalo Bay Wildside with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 16% of the time in October while 13% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 71% 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 Buffalo Bay Wildside Location Map

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

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Buffalo Bay Wildside Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 28 May 2022, 18:28 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 12 12 12 11
Wind (km/h)
Wind State on cross cross-

Swell History at Buffalo Bay Wildside

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

Wind History at Buffalo Bay Wildside

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

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