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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 break guidePhoto by: jaydan crouse

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 consistent
15.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

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:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Herolds Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 4% of the time in June while 5% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 91% 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).

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Interactive Herolds Bay 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 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.

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Herolds Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 23 September 2021, 04:22 Local Time
Thursday 23
Wave (m)
Period (s) 7 8 8 15
Wind (km/h)
Wind State off cross-

Swell History at Herolds Bay

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

Wind History at Herolds Bay

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

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