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Kosi Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 3.7

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Kosi Bay Surf Guide

Kosi Bay in Kwazulu-Natal is an exposed beach and reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southeast.. Rarely crowded here. Beware of sharks and rocks.

Kosi Bay Spot Info

Icon beach  redBeach and reefIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
24.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Kosi Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Kosi Bay occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Kosi 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 38% of the time in June while 51% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 11% 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 Kosi Bay Location Map

Interactive Kosi 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 Kosi Bay is Maputo Airport (MPM) in Mozambique, which is 110 km (68 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Kosi Bay is Matsapha (Manzini) Airport (MTS) in Swaziland, 162 km (101 miles) away.

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Kosi Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 23:23 Local Time
TueWednesday 19
Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 12 12 12 11
Wind (km/h) 20
NNE 15
N 20
N 20
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Kosi Bay

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

Wind History at Kosi Bay

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    Reliability: very consistent
    144km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    173km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    177km away

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