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Kelso (Happy Wanderers) ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 4.4

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Kelso (Happy Wanderers) Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Durban/KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, South Africa)

Kelso (Happy Wanderers) Surf Guide

Kelso(Happy Wanderers) in Hibiscous Coast is a quite exposed point break that has quite reliable surf Offshore winds are from the west southwest. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the best swell direction is from the south. Sometimes crowded. Beware of rocks and sharks.

Kelso (Happy Wanderers) Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
24.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Kelso (Happy Wanderers):

The best conditions reported for surf at Kelso (Happy Wanderers) occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Kelso (Happy Wanderers) (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Kelso (Happy Wanderers) 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 32% of the time in June while 20% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 48% 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).

Explore Kelso (Happy Wanderers) Location Map

Interactive Kelso (Happy Wanderers) 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 closest passenger airport to Kelso (Happy Wanderers) is Durban International Airport (DUR) in South Africa, 35 km (22 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Kelso (Happy Wanderers) is Virginia (Durban) Airport (VIR), also in South Africa, 59 km (37 miles) away.

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Kelso (Happy Wanderers) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 23:34 Local Time
TueWednesday 19
Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 10
N 10
NW 10
NW 10
Wind State cross cross-

Swell History at Kelso (Happy Wanderers)

Surf stats for Kelso (Happy Wanderers), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Kelso (Happy Wanderers)

Wind stats for Kelso (Happy Wanderers), see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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