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Murphys (Buffalo Bay Beach) ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.7

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Murphys (Buffalo Bay Beach) Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Garden Route, South Africa)

Murphys (Buffalo Bay Beach) Surf Guide

Murphys(Buffalo Bay Beach) in Garden Route is an exposed beach break that usually has waves, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds blow from the west. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Beware of rips, sharks and rocks.

Murphys (Buffalo Bay Beach) Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
16.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Murphys (Buffalo Bay Beach):

The best conditions reported for surf at Murphys (Buffalo Bay Beach) occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Murphys (Buffalo Bay Beach) with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 10% of the time in February while 13% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 77% 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 Murphys (Buffalo Bay Beach) Location Map

Interactive Murphys (Buffalo Bay Beach) 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 Murphys (Buffalo Bay Beach) is George Airport (GRJ) in South Africa, which is 56 km (35 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Murphys (Buffalo Bay Beach) is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 90 km (56 miles) away.

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Murphys (Buffalo Bay Beach) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 7 May 2021, 07:16 Local Time
Friday 07
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 13 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 5
WNW 10
W 20
Wind State glass glass off cross-

Swell History at Murphys (Buffalo Bay Beach)

Surf stats for Murphys (Buffalo Bay Beach), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Murphys (Buffalo Bay Beach)

Wind stats for Murphys (Buffalo Bay Beach), see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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