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Presleys Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Presleys Bay Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Eastern Cape – Wild Coast, South Africa)

Presleys Bay Surf Guide

Presleys Bay in Wild Coast is an exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the west northwest. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for sharks and rocks.

Presleys Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
23.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Presleys Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Presleys Bay occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Presleys 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 19% of the time in June while 21% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 60% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
19%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
21%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
60%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Presleys Bay Location Map

Interactive Presleys 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 closest passenger airport to Presleys Bay is Umtata Airport (UTT) in South Africa, which is 66 km (41 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Presleys Bay is Margate Airport (MGH), also in South Africa, 151 km (94 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Presleys Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 15 May 2021, 09:23 Local Time
Saturday 15
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 1.4
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.2
SSW
Period (s) 12 12 12 11
Wind (km/h) 5
SW 15
SSE 5
SSE 5
N
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off

Swell History at Presleys Bay

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

Wind History at Presleys Bay

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

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    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: rarely breaks
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    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
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    • Icon point  redPoint/rivermouth
    • Icon  s44.1
    Reliability: consistent
    10km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
    10km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    10km away

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