Thicklip Spot ID
Reliability: fairly consistent
Best: Swell WSW | Wind E
Sea Temperature Today is: 20.6 °C
Thicklip in Swakopmund is an exposed reef break that has pretty consitent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the east. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west southwest. A left hand reef. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Beware of rocks, sharks,seals.
Overall Thicklip Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January
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- The nearest passenger airport to Thicklip is Ngiva (N'giva) Airport (NGV) in Angola, which is 637 km (396 miles) away (directly).
- The second closest airport to Thicklip is Xangongo Airport (XGN), also in Angola, 659 km (409 miles) away.
This is the Surf-Forecast page for Thicklip, Swakopmund. Use the tab navigation above to view Thicklip sea temperature, Thicklip photographs, Thicklip detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Thicklip webcams, current wind from Swakopmund live weather stations and Thicklip 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 Thicklip.