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Herolds Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 3.4

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Herolds Bay Surf Guide

Herolds Bay in Garden Route is an exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf Offshore winds blow from the north northwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the east southeast. Both left and right reef breaks. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for rocks.

Herolds Bay Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
fairly consistent17.4°C

Surfing Herolds Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Herolds Bay occur when a East-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Herolds Bay sea temperature, Herolds Bay photographs, Herolds Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Herolds Bay webcams, current wind from Garden Route live weather stations and Herolds Bay tide predictions. The South Africa swell maps link will open up the big picture showing South Africa and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from South Africa wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Herolds Bay

Herolds Bay Surf:

Thursday, 9 July 2020, 03:18 Local time
WedThursday 09
Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 10 10 10 8
Wind (km/h) 10
N 20
NNW 30
NNW 40
Wind State cross-
off off off

Tide Times:

At Herolds Bay (0 km).

IS AT (local time)

Herolds Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At George Airport, 6 km from Herolds Bay.

moderate winds from the NW

Air temperature
24 °C

Current weather near Herolds Bay

Overall Herolds Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July


Surf stats for Herolds Bay: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Herolds Bay: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Herolds Bay Location Maps

Herolds Bay Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Garden Route surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Herolds Bay

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Herolds Bay:

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Wave buoys nearest to Herolds Bay:

Tide stations nearest to Herolds Bay:

  • Closest tide station
    15 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    40 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    180 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Port Elizabeth
    188 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    211 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Herolds Bay is George Airport (GRJ) in South Africa, which is 5 km (3 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Herolds Bay is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 52 km (32 miles) away.
Herolds Bay break location map and break info