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Baboon Point Surf Guide

Baboon Point in Western Cape is an exposed reef break that has quite consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west southwest. A reef breaks left. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Watch out for rocks.

Baboon Point Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
13.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Baboon Point:

The best conditions reported for surf at Baboon Point occur when a West-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Baboon Point (for consistent clean waves)?

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Baboon Point with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 39% of the time in July while 60% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 1% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Baboon Point Location Map

Interactive Baboon Point surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The nearest passenger airport to Baboon Point is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 184 km (114 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Baboon Point is Springbok Airport (SBU), also in South Africa, 296 km (184 miles) away.

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Baboon Point Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 28 May 2022, 20:57 Local Time
SatSunday 29
Wave (m)
Period (s) 10 9 9 9
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Baboon Point

Surf stats for Baboon Point, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Baboon Point

Wind stats for Baboon Point, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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