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Haakgat ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Haakgat Spot ID

Haakgat photo


Photo credit: Riaan Odendaal

Type: beach and point

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.5 °C

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Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 10:09 Local time
Tuesday 17
Wave (m) 1.6
Period (s) 14 14 13 13
Wind (km/h) 10
E 5
E 5
E 0
Wind State off off off glass

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Haakgat in Western Cape is an exposed beach and point break that only works when conditions are just right. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the east. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. The beach breaks favour lefts and there is a left hand point break as well. Best around high tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Take care of the strong rips here.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Beach Road, 2 km from Haakgat.

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Haakgat Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Duynefontein, 6 km from Haakgat.


Air temperature
14 °C

Current weather near Haakgat

Overall Haakgat Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Haakgat is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 28 km (17 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Haakgat is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 347 km (216 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Haakgat, Cape Town. Use the tab navigation above to view Haakgat sea temperature, Haakgat photographs, Haakgat detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Haakgat webcams, current wind from Cape Town live weather stations and Haakgat 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 Haakgat.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.