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Richards Bay (Outside) Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(KwaZulu-Natal North Coast, South Africa)

Richards Bay (Outside) Surf Guide

Richards Bay (Outside) in KwaZulu-Natal North Coast is an exposed sandbar break that has very reliable surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the northwest with some shelter here from southwest winds. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the south. The sandbar breaks consists of rights. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Take care of rips, shark protected,.

Richards Bay (Outside) Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
26.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Richards Bay (Outside):

The best conditions reported for surf at Richards Bay (Outside) 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 (Outside) (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Richards Bay (Outside) 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 29% of the time in June while 48% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 23% 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 Richards Bay (Outside) Location Map

Interactive Richards Bay (Outside) 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.

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Richards Bay (Outside) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 28 February 2021, 02:59 Local Time
SatSunday 28
Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 17 16 15 15
Wind (km/h) 5
SE 5
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Swell History at Richards Bay (Outside)

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

Wind History at Richards Bay (Outside)

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

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