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Surf Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.6

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Surf Bay break guidePhoto by: R Milner

Surf Bay Surf Guide

Surf Bay in Falkland Islands is an exposed Beach break that has very consistent surf. Offshore winds blow from the northwest. The ideal swell direction from the southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. An uncrowded break, even when it is working.

Surf Bay Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
10.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Surf Bay:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Surf Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 26% of the time in March while 23% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 51% 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 Surf Bay Location Map

Interactive Surf 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 nearest passenger airport to Surf Bay is Mount Pleasant Airport (MPN) in Falkland Islands, which is 48 km (30 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Surf Bay is Rio Grande Airport (RGA) in Argentina, 710 km (441 miles) away.

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Surf Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 11 April 2021, 03:44 Local Time
Sunday 11
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 11 11 11 15
Wind (km/h) 20
WNW 15
WNW 20
WNW 20
Wind State off off off cross-

Swell History at Surf Bay

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

Wind History at Surf Bay

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

Surf Bay Reviews:

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Based on 2 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s43.6
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s44.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s43.5
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s43.5
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s11.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s55.0
  • ...

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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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ross milner from Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
“Best waves are usually at the North end of the beach and round the point to the next pretty little cove.
Waves are best at high tide, offshore, can be very hollow and fast under the right conditions but are frequently only short rides before closing out. The water and beach are pristine with no pollution and no crowds. In fact in past 3 years I've only had the company of other surfers on about 12 occasions, but dolphins often come and join in the fun.”

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We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.