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Richards Bay (Inside) Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(KwaZulu-Natal North Coast, South Africa)

Richards Bay (Inside) Surf Guide

Richards Bay (Inside) in KwaZulu-Natal North Coast is a fairly exposed sandbar break that has dependable surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the northwest with some shelter here from northeast winds. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south. The sandbar breaks offer lefts and rights. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Be warned that sharks have been sighted.

Richards Bay (Inside) Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon sandbar  redSandbarIcon  s0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
27.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Richards Bay (Inside):

The best conditions reported for surf at Richards Bay (Inside) occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Richards Bay (Inside) 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 21% of the time in June while 43% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 36% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
21%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
43%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
36%
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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Richards Bay (Inside) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 04:47 Local Time
Tuesday 02
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 1.3
E
1.4
E
1.6
E
1.8
E
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 10
WNW 5
NW 10
ENE 20
ENE
Wind State off off cross-
on
cross

Swell History at Richards Bay (Inside)

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

Wind History at Richards Bay (Inside)

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

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