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Salad Bowls ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.8

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Salad Bowls Surf Guide

Salad Bowls in Jeffreys Bay Coast is a sheltered point break that has dependable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the west southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of sharks and rocks.

Salad Bowls Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon pointPointIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
18.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Salad Bowls:

The best conditions reported for surf at Salad Bowls occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Salad Bowls 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 33% of the time in June while 13% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 54% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
33%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
13%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
54%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Salad Bowls Location Map

Interactive Salad Bowls 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 Salad Bowls is Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ) in South Africa, which is 63 km (39 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Salad Bowls is George Airport (GRJ), also in South Africa, 236 km (147 miles) away.

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Salad Bowls Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 12 June 2021, 14:21 Local Time
Saturday 12
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 1.7
SW
1.6
SW
1.2
SSW
1.4
SSW
Period (s) 11 11 15 14
Wind (km/h)
10
10
10
5
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glass

Swell History at Salad Bowls

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

Wind History at Salad Bowls

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

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