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

Overall: 3.5

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Donkin Bay Spot ID

Donkin Bay 1 - Early 1980's photo

Donkin Bay

Photo credit: John rattey

Donkin Bay 2 photo

Donkin Bay

Photo credit: John rattey

Type: reef and point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind ESE

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.3 °C

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Sunday, 19 August 2018, 21:17 Local time
SunMonday 20
Wave (m) 2.5
Period (s) 14 14 14 13
Wind (km/h) 10
WSW 10
WNW 10
WNW 10
Wind State cross-
on on cross-

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Donkin Bay in Western Cape is an exposed reef and point break that has quite consistent surf. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the east southeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. A reef breaks left and there is also a left hand point break. It's sometimes crowded here. Beware of sharks and rocks.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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Donkin Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Lamberts Bay, 26 km from Donkin Bay.

light winds from the SW

Air temperature
11.2 °C

Current weather near Donkin Bay

Overall Donkin Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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Town and city forecasts close to Donkin Bay:

  • Closest city location
    85 mi
  • Second closest city location
    117 mi
  • Third closest city location
    122 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    124 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    144 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Donkin Bay is Springbok Airport (SBU) in South Africa, which is 238 km (148 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Donkin Bay is Cape Town International Airport (CPT), also in South Africa, 242 km (150 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Donkin Bay, West Coast. Use the tab navigation above to view Donkin Bay sea temperature, Donkin Bay photographs, Donkin Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Donkin Bay webcams, current wind from West Coast live weather stations and Donkin Bay tide predictions. The South Africa swell maps link will open up the big picture showing South Africa and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from South Africa wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Donkin Bay.