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Buffalo Bay Surf Forecast / Garden Route / South Africa

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Monday 23 May 2022 SAST
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Buffalo Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Buffalo Bay sea temperature is 19.8 °C (Statistics for 23 May 1981-2005 - mean: 18.6 max: 19.7 min: 16.5 °C)
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Buffalo Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Buffalo Bay sea temperature is 19.8 °C (Statistics for 23 May 1981-2005 - mean: 18.6 max: 19.7 min: 16.5 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Garden Route

  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Buffalo Bay (light winds from the NE at Knysna 10 km from Buffalo Bay).

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Light
6 km/h
NE
Clean
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How big are the waves at Buffalo Bay today?

The current surf forecast for Buffalo Bay at 5AM is: 2.5m 12s primary swell from a Southwest direction and 0.2m 9s secondary swell from a East direction (forecast issued at 01:00am May 23). The wind direction is predicted to be cross-offshore and the swell rating is 5.

Time (SAST) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (23 May)8ft (2.4m)12s
Afternoon (23 May)7.5ft (2.3m)12s
Evening (23 May)7.5ft (2.3m)12s

Table - waves today at Buffalo Bay. (Swell directed towards the surf break)

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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)
Temp. °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Monday
23
Tuesday
24
Wednesday
25
Thursday
26
Friday
27
Saturday
28
Sunday
29
Monday
30
11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM
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T southafrica.htsgw.metric.30.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.36.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.54.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.60.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.78.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.84.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.102.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.108.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.126.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.132.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.150.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.156.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.174.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.180.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
2.5
SW
2.5
SW
2.5
SW
2.4
SW
2.3
SW
2.3
SW
2.3
SW
2.2
SW
2.3
SW
2.3
SW
2.4
SW
2.5
SW
2.5
SW
3
SW
4
SW
4
SSW
4
SSW
3.5
SW
3.5
SSW
3
SW
3
SSW
3
SW
3
SW
3
SSW
3
SSW
3
SSW
3.5
SSW
3.5
SSW
3.5
SSW
3.5
SSW
3.5
SSW
3
SSW
3
SSW
3
SSW
3
SSW
3
SSW
3
SSW
3
SSW
2.5
S
2
SSW
2.2
SSW
2
SSW
2.3
SSW
2.3
SSW
2
SSW
1.8
SSW
2.1
S
2.5
SSW
1.7
S
2.4
SW
2.5
SW
1.4
S
3.5
SW
3
SW
3
SW
3
SW
2.5
SW
3
SSW
3
SSW
3
SW
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5
N
5
N
5
NNW
0
E
0
N
10
S
5
E
5
ENE
0
NE
5
NW
5
NW
10
NW
10
WNW
25
WSW
15
WSW
10
WNW
10
W
10
WNW
10
WNW
10
NW
15
W
20
WSW
15
WSW
15
WSW
15
W
10
W
10
WNW
10
WNW
5
W
10
S
10
SE
10
E
10
NE
10
ENE
10
NE
5
NE
5
SE
5
SSE
5
ESE
5
NE
5
NE
5
NE
5
NNE
5
N
5
W
10
SW
15
WSW
15
W
15
WNW
20
W
25
W
20
W
30
WSW
35
WSW
30
WSW
25
W
20
WNW
15
WNW
15
WNW
10
NNW
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off
glassglasscrossglasscross-
on
glassglasscross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
offoffoffoffoffcross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
glassglassoffcross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffoffoffoffoffoffoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
9:42PM
1.33
10:20AM
1.18
11:10PM
1.38
11:46AM
1.22
12:15AM
1.46
12:46PM
1.30
1:03AM
1.53
1:32PM
1.38
1:42AM
1.60
2:09PM
1.45
2:17AM
1.64
2:43PM
1.51
2:49AM
1.66
3:14PM
1.55
3:20AM
1.67
4:15AM
0.60
4:31PM
0.55
5:43AM
0.54
5:47PM
0.51
6:44AM
0.44
6:43PM
0.45
7:28AM
0.35
7:27PM
0.39
8:04AM
0.27
8:05PM
0.34
8:36AM
0.22
8:39PM
0.30
9:07AM
0.18
9:12PM
0.28

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

Monday
23
Tuesday
24
Wednesday
25
Thursday
26
Friday
27
Saturday
28
Sunday
29
Monday
30
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