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Little Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.8

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Little Bay Spot ID

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Little Bay

Photo credit: Dewald

Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.5 °C

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Wednesday, 24 July 2019, 03:05 Local time
TueWednesday 24
Wave (m) 6.0
Period (s) 12 13 14 15
Wind (km/h) 40
W 30
W 25
WNW 20
Wind State on on on cross-

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Little Bay in Western Cape is an exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf with no particular seasonal pattern. The best wind direction is from the east. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of rips and rocks.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Beach Road, 8 km from Little Bay.

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Little Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Table Bay, 11 km from Little Bay.

light winds from the WNW

Air temperature
13.7 °C

Current weather near Little Bay

Overall Little Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Little Bay is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 22 km (14 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Little Bay is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 345 km (214 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Little Bay, Cape Town. Use the tab navigation above to view Little Bay sea temperature, Little Bay photographs, Little Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Little Bay webcams, current wind from Cape Town live weather stations and Little 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 Little Bay.