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Richards Bay South Pier Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(KwaZulu-Natal North Coast, South Africa)

Richards Bay South Pier Surf Guide

Richards Bay South Pier in KwaZulu-Natal North Coast is an exposed beach break that usually has waves. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the northwest with some shelter here from north winds. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Be warned that sharks have been sighted.

Richards Bay South Pier Spot Info

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

Surfing Richards Bay South Pier:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Richards Bay South Pier 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.
clean
29%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
48%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
23%
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 South Pier Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 04:33 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 South Pier

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

Wind History at Richards Bay South Pier

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

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