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

Overall: 3.5

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Thicklip Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WSW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.5 °C

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Thursday, 26 November 2015, 19:48 Local time
Thursday 26Fri
Wave (m) 1.5
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 25
SW 20
SW 10
SW 10
Wind State cross-

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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.

Namibia wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Walvis Bay, Namibia, 31 km from Thicklip.

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Thicklip Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Swakopmund, 1 km from Thicklip.

light winds from the SW

Air temperature
17 °C

Current weather near Thicklip

Overall Thicklip Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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Thicklip Location Maps

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Thicklip:

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Wave buoys nearest to Thicklip:

Tide stations nearest to Thicklip:

  • Closest tide station
    Walvis Bay
    19 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Luderitz Bay
    278 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    539 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    701 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    717 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Thicklip:

  • Closest ski area
    Matroosberg (South Africa)
    804 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Afri-Ski (Lesotho)
    979 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Tiffindell (South Africa)
    994 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Oukaimeden (Morocco)
    4012 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Michlifen (Morocco)
    4089 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Thicklip:

  • Closest city location
    Swakopmund (Namibia)
    1 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Walvis Bay (Namibia)
    20 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Windhoek (Namibia)
    165 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Oshakati (Namibia)
    346 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Rundu (Namibia)
    472 mi


  • 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.
Thicklip break location map and break info

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.