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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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Buffalo Bay Surf Forecast / Garden Route / South Africa

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 7 am Friday 07 May 2021 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 16.7 °C (Statistics for 07 May 1981-2005 - mean: 19.0 max: 21.1 min: 17.2 °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 16.7 °C (Statistics for 07 May 1981-2005 - mean: 19.0 max: 21.1 min: 17.2 °C)

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

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1 h 46 min ago

Calm
4 km/h
WSW
Clean
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How big are the waves at Buffalo Bay today?

The current surf forecast for Buffalo Bay at 1PM is: 2.0m 9s primary swell from a East-southeast direction and 1.4m 12s secondary swell from a Southwest direction (forecast issued at 07:00am May 07). An open ocean swell of 0.9m 5s is not directed at the surf break. The wind direction is predicted to be cross-offshore and the swell rating is 2.

Time (SAST) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (07 May)6ft (1.9m)9s
Afternoon (07 May)6ft (1.8m)9s
Evening (07 May)5ft (1.5m)9s

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
Friday
07
Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM
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T southafrica.htsgw.metric.24.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.30.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.48.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.54.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.72.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.78.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.96.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.102.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.120.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.126.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.144.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.150.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.168.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.174.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.186.cc23
2.1
SE
2
SE
2
ESE
1.9
ESE
1.3
SW
1.9
SW
2.5
SW
1.2
ESE
1
E
0.9
ESE
3.5
SW
3.5
SW
3
SW
1.6
SW
1.6
SW
1.7
SW
1.6
SW
1.6
SW
1.4
SW
1.3
SW
2.1
SW
3
SW
3.5
SW
3.5
SW
3.5
SW
3
SW
3
SW
2.5
SW
2.5
SW
2.3
SSW
2.4
SSW
2.3
SSW
2.4
SSW
2.5
SSW
3
SSW
3
SSW
2.4
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.5
SSW
3
SSW
3
SSW
3
SSW
3
SSW
3
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.4
SSW
2.3
SSW
2.1
SSW
2
SSW
1.9
SSW
1.9
SSW
2.3
SSW
2.4
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.5
SSW
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5
NW
10
NW
20
WSW
25
WSW
20
W
25
WNW
25
WNW
20
WNW
30
WNW
30
W
35
W
30
W
25
WSW
20
W
15
WNW
10
NW
10
NW
10
NW
15
WNW
20
WSW
20
W
15
W
15
W
10
W
10
W
10
W
10
W
15
WSW
10
W
10
NW
10
NW
10
NW
5
NW
5
NW
5
SW
10
SSW
5
SW
10
WNW
10
WNW
15
WNW
10
W
10
WNW
15
W
10
WSW
10
WSW
10
NW
10
NNW
5
NNW
5
NNW
5
NNW
5
SW
10
SSW
5
S
0
WNW
5
NNW
5
NNW
5
N
5
NE
5
SE
10
SSE
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
offoffoffcross-
off
offoffoffoffoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
offoffoffoffoffoffoffcross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
offoffcross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
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on
cross-
on
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
7:40AM
0.40
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

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

Friday
07
Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
light rain
light rain
light rain
light rain
light rain
cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
light rain
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
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