Gansbaai ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

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Gansbaai Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Overberg, South Africa)

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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Gansbaai Spot ID:

Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.9 °C

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Wednesday, 4 March 2015, 02:09 Local time

Tue Wednesday 04
11PM 2AM 5AM 8AM
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 10 10 10 14
Wind (km/h) 20
W 15
W 30
W 30
Wind State on on on on

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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.

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South Africa Sea Temperature

Sea Temperature

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.


Air temperature
24.1 °C

Current weather near Gansbaai

Overall Gansbaai Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

The figure describes the range of swells directed at Gansbaai through an average March.... (show all text)

This chart shows how commonly and how strongly the wind blows from different directions... (show all text)

The two graphs above are also combined in the single Gansbaai surf consistency graph.

Also see Gansbaai surf quality by season and Gansbaai surf quality by month.

Gansbaai Location Maps

Gansbaai Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Gansbaai:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break De Kelders 4 mi
Second closest break Pearly Beach 4 mi
Third closest break Onrus 16 mi
Fourth closest break Kleinmond 25 mi
Fifth closest break Bettys Bay 29 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Gansbaai:

Closest wave buoy Brazil Buoy 3953 mi
Second closest wave buoy Lion Buoy 5355 mi
Third closest wave buoy Nice Buoy 5411 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy Middle Atlantic Buoy 5495 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy Gascogne Ouest Arcachon Buoy 5702 mi

Tide stations nearest to Gansbaai:

Closest tide station Hermanus 14 mi
Second closest tide station Khayelitsha 53 mi
Third closest tide station Cape Town 71 mi
Fourth closest tide station Saldanha 135 mi
Fifth closest tide station Mosselbaai 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 Khayelitsha (South Africa) 53 mi
Fourth closest city location Stellenbosch (South Africa) 53 mi
Fifth closest city location Kayamnandi (South Africa) 54 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.


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