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

Overall: 3.3

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Main Break Spot ID

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Type: reef and point

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell WSW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.6 °C

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Thursday, 20 September 2018, 18:44 Local time
Thursday 20Fri
Wave (m) 3.0
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 25
SSE 20
SSE 20
SSE 20
Wind State cross cross-

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Main Break in Swakopmund is an exposed reef and point break that usually has waves. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the east. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the west southwest. A left hand reef and in addition, there is also a left hand point break. It very rarely gets crowded here. Take care of seals,rocks and sharks.

Namibia wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Bocock's Bay, 30 km from Main Break.

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Main Break Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Swakopmund, 117 km from Main Break.

light winds from the SSW

Air temperature
14 °C

Current weather near Main Break

Overall Main Break Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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Main Break Location Maps

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snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Main Break:

  • Closest ski area
    Matroosberg (South Africa)
    874 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Afri-Ski (Lesotho)
    1042 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Tiffindell (South Africa)
    1061 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Oukaimeden (Morocco)
    3940 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Michlifen (Morocco)
    4019 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Main Break:

  • Closest city location
    73 mi
  • Second closest city location
    89 mi
  • Third closest city location
    209 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    298 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    462 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Main Break is Ngiva (N'giva) Airport (NGV) in Angola, which is 557 km (346 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Main Break is Xangongo Airport (XGN), also in Angola, 568 km (353 miles) away.
Main Break break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Main Break, Swakopmund. Use the tab navigation above to view Main Break sea temperature, Main Break photographs, Main Break detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Main Break webcams, current wind from Swakopmund live weather stations and Main Break tide predictions. The Namibia swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Namibia 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 Namibia 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 Main Break.