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Buffalo Bay Wildside ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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Buffalo Bay Wildside Surf Forecast / Garden Route / South Africa

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Friday 07 May 2021 SAST
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Buffalo Bay Wildside surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Buffalo Bay Wildside sea temperature is 16.7 °C (Statistics for 07 May 1981-2005 - mean: 19.0 max: 20.8 min: 17.2 °C)
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Buffalo Bay Wildside surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Buffalo Bay Wildside sea temperature is 16.7 °C (Statistics for 07 May 1981-2005 - mean: 19.0 max: 20.8 min: 17.2 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Buffalo Bay Wildside (calm at Knysna 10 km from Buffalo Bay Wildside).

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Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Buffalo Bay Wildside this week:

The surf forecast for Buffalo Bay Wildside over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (May 07) at 8AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.0m and 9s period with a secondary swell of 1.4m and 12s. The wind is predicted to be glassy as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Buffalo Bay Wildside in the next 12 days are 4.0m 13s and forecast to arrive on Sunday (May 09) at 8PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 3.0m 9s period and expected on Saturday (May 08) at 2AM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 8AM (Fri 7th May)6.5ft (2.0m) 9s
Best Surf 8PM (Sun 9th May)13ft (4.0m) 13s
Most Powerful 8PM (Sun 9th May)13ft (4.0m) 13s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Buffalo Bay Wildside 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
Friday
07
Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
401004321111441111111111556545343322212331111
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.18.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.186.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.210.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.234.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.258.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.282.cc23
2.1
ESE
2
ESE
1.4
ESE
3
SW
2.5
SW
1.7
SW
1.4
SW
1.4
SW
3.5
SW
3
SW
2.5
SW
2.5
SSW
3
SSW
3
SSW
3
SSW
3.5
SSW
3
SSW
2.4
SSW
2.1
SSW
2.5
S
2.4
S
2.2
S
2
S
1.7
SSW
1.5
S
1.4
SSW
1.3
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
S
0.8
SSW
0.9
E
0.7
SSW
2
SW
1.1
SW
3
SW
3
SW
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765644307105290311637047224575240217572673278423602241335825361514112130232293168413358475764863531851841309818498639834872600
10
W
30
W
25
WNW
30
WSW
25
WSW
10
NW
15
W
20
W
10
WSW
10
WSW
10
W
10
NW
10
SW
5
SW
15
WNW
10
W
5
WSW
5
NE
5
ESE
10
ESE
5
NNE
15
WSW
10
W
10
NW
10
W
5
S
5
NE
5
ESE
15
ESE
5
NE
5
ENE
5
E
10
NW
10
WSW
5
WSW
5
NNE
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crossononcross-
on
cross-
on
glassoffcross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
glassoffcross-
off
cross-
off
offglasscross-
off
crosscross-
on
oncross-
off
1:42PM
1.37
1:54AM
1.57
2:14PM
1.46
2:23AM
1.64
2:43PM
1.53
2:50AM
1.70
3:11PM
1.58
3:18AM
1.73
3:38PM
1.61
3:45AM
1.73
4:06PM
1.61
4:13AM
1.70
4:34PM
1.59
4:41AM
1.64
5:03PM
1.54
5:10AM
1.57
5:35PM
1.47
5:41AM
1.49
6:11PM
1.39
6:19AM
1.39
6:58PM
1.31
7:08AM
1.29
8:05PM
1.25
7:40PM
0.39
8:11AM
0.30
8:11PM
0.31
8:39AM
0.22
8:41PM
0.26
9:06AM
0.16
9:09PM
0.22
9:32AM
0.13
9:37PM
0.21
9:59AM
0.13
10:05PM
0.23
10:27AM
0.16
10:34PM
0.27
10:55AM
0.21
11:03PM
0.33
11:25AM
0.28
11:35PM
0.41
11:59AM
0.36
12:12AM
0.50
12:40PM
0.44
1:01AM
0.59
1:35PM
0.52

Note: the tide data above is for Knysna which is 8 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Buffalo Bay Wildside.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Buffalo Bay Wildside blow from the NE

Friday
07
Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
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7:07--7:07--7:07--7:09--7:09--7:11--7:11--7:11--7:13--7:13--7:13--7:15--
-5:40--5:39--5:38--5:38--5:37--5:37--5:36--5:35--5:35--5:34--5:32--5:32-

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 8mm), mostly falling on Fri night. Warm (max 20°C on Fri morning, min 14°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (calm on Fri morning, fresh winds from the WSW by Sat morning).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 19°C on Mon afternoon, min 13°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 19°C on Thu afternoon, min 14°C on Thu morning). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 29°C on Mon afternoon, min 14°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Buffalo Bay Wildside Surf forecast

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

Are you planning a holiday in Garden Route? If you are looking for accommodation near Buffalo Bay Wildside, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Garden Route, consider staying in Knysna which is 8 km (5 miles) away. Other places in and around Garden Route where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Plettenberg Bay which is 36 km (22 miles) away, George, Mossel Bay and Oudtshoorn.