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Baileys Cottage Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Difficulty Level: 3.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.7

Overall: 3.4

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Baileys Cottage Reef Surf Guide

Baileys Reef in Cape Peninsula is an exposed reef break. Summer in particular tends to be flat. The best wind direction is from the northwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The reef provides both left and right breaks. Best around high tide. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Rocks are a hazard.

Baileys Cottage Reef Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
14.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Baileys Cottage Reef:

The best conditions reported for surf at Baileys Cottage Reef occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Baileys Cottage Reef (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Baileys Cottage Reef with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 3% of the time in June while 5% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 92% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
3%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
5%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
92%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Baileys Cottage Reef Location Map

Interactive Baileys Cottage Reef 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 Baileys Reef is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 21 km (13 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Baileys Reef is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 349 km (217 miles) away.

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Baileys Cottage Reef Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 16 May 2021, 17:32 Local Time
Sunday 16Mon
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m) 1.2
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.3
SSW
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 15
SSW 10
SSW 5
SW 0
W
Wind State cross cross-
on
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Swell History at Baileys Cottage Reef

Surf stats for Baileys Cottage Reef, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Baileys Cottage Reef

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Baileys Cottage Reef. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: inconsistent
    1km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    2km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s44.1
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Baileys Cottage Reef: