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

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Thicklip Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Swakopmund, Namibia)


Thicklip Spot ID:

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WSW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.6 °C

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Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 20:04 Local time

Tuesday 31 Wed
5PM 8PM 11PM 2AM
Wave (m) 1.5
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 25
SW 15
SSW 10
Wind State cross-

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Thicklip in Swakopmund is an exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the east. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west southwest. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Take care of rocks, sharks,seals.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Walvis Bay, Namibia, 31 km from Thicklip.

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Live Weather:

At Swakopmund, 1 km from Thicklip.

light winds from the S

Air temperature
18 °C

Current weather near Thicklip

Overall Thicklip Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Also see Thicklip surf quality by season and Thicklip surf quality by month.

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Thicklip:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Lockjoint 1 mi
Second closest break Vineta Point 1 mi
Third closest break Fiji 1 mi
Fourth closest break Tiger Reef 1 mi
Fifth closest break Paradise 4 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Thicklip:

Closest wave buoy Brazil Buoy 3970 mi
Second closest wave buoy Lion Buoy 4497 mi
Third closest wave buoy Nice Buoy 4562 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy Gascogne Ouest Arcachon Buoy 4830 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy Middle Atlantic Buoy 4846 mi

Tide stations nearest to Thicklip:

Closest tide station Walvis Bay 19 mi
Second closest tide station Luderitz Bay 278 mi
Third closest tide station Mocamedes 539 mi
Fourth closest tide station Benguela 701 mi
Fifth closest tide station Lobito 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

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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.
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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.


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