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Zoo (Bull Bay) Surf Guide

Zoo (Bull Bay) in Jamaica is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf. The favoured conditions for surfing are during the hurricane season. Ideal winds are from the north northwest. The best swell direction is from the south southeast. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water.

Zoo (Bull Bay) Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
28.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Zoo (Bull Bay):

The best conditions reported for surf at Zoo (Bull Bay) occur when a South-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Zoo (Bull Bay) with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 11% of the time in November while 55% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 34% 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 Zoo (Bull Bay) Location Map

Interactive Zoo (Bull 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 Zoo (Bull Bay) is Norman Manley International (Kingston) Airport (KIN) in Jamaica, 8 km (5 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Zoo (Bull Bay) is Tinson Pen (Kingston) Airport (KTP), also in Jamaica, 12 km (7 miles) away.

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Zoo (Bull Bay) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 8 May 2021, 14:57 Local Time
Saturday 08Sun
Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 10
ESE 10
E 5
Wind State cross-
cross cross-

Swell History at Zoo (Bull Bay)

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

Wind History at Zoo (Bull Bay)

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

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