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Victoria Bay Surf Forecast / Garden Route / South Africa

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Sunday 29 Jan 2023 SAST
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Victoria Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Victoria Bay sea temperature is 22.5 °C (Statistics for 29 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 21.7 max: 24.0 min: 19.9 °C)
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Victoria Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Victoria Bay sea temperature is 22.5 °C (Statistics for 29 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 21.7 max: 24.0 min: 19.9 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-on at Victoria Bay (moderate winds from the ESE at Plettenberg Bay 71 km from Victoria Bay).

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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Victoria Bay this week:

The surf forecast for Victoria Bay over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Monday (Jan 30) at 2AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.1m and 7s period with a secondary swell of 1.0m and 12s. Another secondary swell of 0.7m and 9s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-shore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Victoria Bay in the next 12 days are 2.5m 16s and forecast to arrive on Friday (Feb 03) at 11PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.5m 3s period and expected on Wednesday (Feb 01) at 11AM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 2AM (Mon 30th Jan)7ft (2.1m) 7s
Best Surf11PM (Fri 3rd Feb)8ft (2.5m) 16s
Most Powerful11PM (Fri 3rd Feb)8ft (2.5m) 16s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Victoria Bay over the next 12 days.

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Monday
30
Tuesday
31
Wednesday
01
Thursday
02
Friday
03
Saturday
04
Sunday
05
Monday
06
Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
Thursday
09
Fri
10
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
Rating
(10 max)
110220402211220540533421320322331332
Swell
Height Map
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.6.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.216.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.240.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.264.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.288.cc23
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.1
ESE
1
SW
2.2
ESE
2.1
ESE
1.1
SSW
1.2
SSW
2.1
ESE
1.6
ESE
1.3
ESE
0.9
E
1.1
SSW
1.1
SSW
0.6
SSW
1.6
SW
1.5
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.3
SSW
2.1
SSW
1.8
SW
1.5
SSW
1.6
SW
1.6
SW
1.4
SW
1.3
SW
1.2
SW
1.1
SW
1.8
SSE
1.8
SSE
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
1.3
SW
1.3
SW
Period(s) (?)7116711118999881413171514131313131212111110881111121212121211
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)40124238644926130257534929513316513813577811942930206115671077772816734533437326222372372273320343343337373433396
Wind
(km/h)
15
E
15
SE
40
ESE
10
ENE
10
SSE
20
SE
10
W
20
SW
15
SSW
5
W
15
S
10
SSE
5
SE
15
SE
30
SE
10
ESE
15
SE
30
ESE
5
WNW
10
S
10
SE
5
WNW
20
SE
15
SE
5
WNW
15
SE
25
ESE
0
WSW
10
SW
10
WSW
5
S
10
SW
15
WSW
5
SSE
10
WSW
10
WSW
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
crossoncross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
glassonononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
glassoncross-
on
cross-
off
oncross-
on
glassoncross-
on
glasscrosscrossglasscross-
on
crossglasscross-
off
cross
High Tide
/ height (m)
10:07PM
1.11
10:55AM
1.25
12:12AM
1.12
12:36PM
1.27
1:31AM
1.22
1:40PM
1.36
2:17AM
1.35
2:23PM
1.46
2:51AM
1.47
2:57PM
1.57
3:22AM
1.58
3:27PM
1.66
3:50AM
1.68
3:56PM
1.72
4:18AM
1.75
4:23PM
1.75
4:44AM
1.80
4:49PM
1.75
5:10AM
1.82
5:15PM
1.73
5:36AM
1.81
5:41PM
1.68
6:02AM
1.77
6:10PM
1.60
Low Tide
/ height (m)
3:58AM
0.75
5:54PM
0.72
6:12AM
0.77
7:24PM
0.64
7:37AM
0.68
8:12PM
0.53
8:23AM
0.57
8:47PM
0.41
8:57AM
0.46
9:16PM
0.31
9:27AM
0.36
9:42PM
0.22
9:55AM
0.29
10:08PM
0.15
10:22AM
0.24
10:32PM
0.11
10:49AM
0.21
10:57PM
0.10
11:15AM
0.21
11:21PM
0.12
11:42AM
0.24
11:47PM
0.17
12:11PM
0.28

Note: the tide data above is for Kaaimans River Mouth which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Victoria Bay.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Victoria Bay blow from the NNW

Monday
30
Tuesday
31
Wednesday
01
Thursday
02
Friday
03
Saturday
04
Sunday
05
Monday
06
Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
Thursday
09
Fri
10
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
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Rain (mm)
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Temp. °C192022212123222223212121212122212224232324242424222424242424232222212121
Low °C171822192022212222202021192022212224212223222424222324232422222222202120
Feels °C (?)131716172122232323222121222021192524222526272725262624282625252524242222
Sunrise-5:48--5:48--5:50--5:50--5:52--5:52--5:54--5:54--5:56--5:56--5:58--5:58-
Sunset--7:36--7:36--7:35--7:34--7:34--7:32--7:31--7:30--7:30--7:29--7:28--7:27

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 23°C on Tue afternoon, min 17°C on Sun night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the ESE on Mon afternoon, calm by Tue morning).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Some drizzle, heaviest during Wed night. Warm (max 24°C on Sat afternoon, min 19°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (calm on Wed night, fresh winds from the ESE by Sat afternoon).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Some drizzle, heaviest during Sun night. Warm (max 24°C on Sun afternoon, min 21°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 68mm), heaviest during Thu night. Warm (max 24°C on Tue night, min 20°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Victoria Bay Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Victoria Bay provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Victoria Bay can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Victoria Bay surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Victoria Bay) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Victoria Bay may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Are you planning a holiday in Garden Route? If you are looking for accommodation near Victoria Bay, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Garden Route, consider staying in George which is 15 km (9 miles) away. Other places in and around Garden Route where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Mossel Bay which is 43 km (27 miles) away, Knysna, Oudtshoorn and Plettenberg Bay.