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Salmon Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Salmon Bay Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(KwaZulu-Natal North Coast, South Africa)

Salmon Bay Surf Guide

Salmon Bay in Kwazulu-Natal is an exposed beach and point break that has reasonably consistent surf. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. Works best in offshore winds from the west. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach break provides left and right handers Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Hazards include sharks ,rocks and rips.

Salmon Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and pointIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
24.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Salmon Bay:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Salmon 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 40% of the time in June while 49% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 11% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
40%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
49%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
11%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Salmon Bay Location Map

Interactive Salmon 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 Salmon Bay is Virginia (Durban) Airport (VIR) in South Africa, 20 km (12 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Salmon Bay is Durban International Airport (DUR), also in South Africa, 44 km (27 miles) away.

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Salmon Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 17 May 2021, 05:15 Local Time
Monday 17
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 1.4
S
1.3
S
1.3
S
1.2
S
Period (s) 10 10 10 8
Wind (km/h) 15
SW 10
SW 15
SSW 15
S
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross

Swell History at Salmon Bay

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

Wind History at Salmon Bay

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Salmon Bay. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    2km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and point
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s43.9
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and point
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    6km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: inconsistent
    10km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Salmon Bay: