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Gansbaai ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.8

Overall: 3.6

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Gansbaai Spot ID

flying into paradise, Gansbaai photo


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Entering what can not be described, Gansbaai photo


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Gansbaai Harbor photo


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Proudly SA!, Gansbaai photo


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Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.7 °C

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Monday, 30 November 2015, 13:37 Local time
Monday 30
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 12 12 12 11
Wind (km/h) 25
E 30
SE 25
SE 20
Wind State off cross-

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Gansbaai in Boland and Southern Cape is a fairly exposed reef break that only works once in a while. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. There are left and right breaking reefs. Rarely crowded here. Beware of rocks,kelp.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For De Kelders, 7 km from Gansbaai.

IS AT (local time)

Gansbaai Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Hermanus, 21 km from Gansbaai.

light winds from the SE

Air temperature
27.7 °C

Current weather near Gansbaai

Overall Gansbaai Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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Gansbaai Location Maps

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Gansbaai:

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Wave buoys nearest to Gansbaai:

Tide stations nearest to Gansbaai:

  • Closest tide station
    14 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    53 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Cape Town
    71 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    135 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    163 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Gansbaai:

  • Closest ski area
    Matroosberg (South Africa)
    86 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Tiffindell (South Africa)
    568 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Afri-Ski (Lesotho)
    681 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Cerro Castor (Argentina)
    4268 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Cerro Mirador (Chile)
    4426 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Gansbaai:

  • Closest city location
    Hermanus (South Africa)
    14 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Grabouw (South Africa)
    35 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Stellenbosch (South Africa)
    53 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Cape Town (South Africa)
    67 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Worcester (South Africa)
    68 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Gansbaai is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 97 km (60 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Gansbaai is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 285 km (177 miles) away.
Gansbaai break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Gansbaai, Overberg. Use the tab navigation above to view Gansbaai sea temperature, Gansbaai photographs, Gansbaai detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Gansbaai webcams, current wind from Overberg live weather stations and Gansbaai 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 Gansbaai.