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Bali Bay (Glen Reef) Surf Guide

Bali Bay (Glen Reef) in Cape Town is an exposed reef break that has very consistent waves Offshore winds are from the east northeast with some shelter here from northeast winds. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the northwest. There is no reef break. Sometimes crowded. Take care to avoid the rocks.

Bali Bay (Glen Reef) Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
13.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Bali Bay (Glen Reef):

The best conditions reported for surf at Bali Bay (Glen Reef) occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Bali Bay (Glen Reef) (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Bali Bay (Glen Reef) with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 0% of the time in January while 1% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 99% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
0%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
1%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
99%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Bali Bay (Glen Reef) Location Map

Interactive Bali Bay (Glen 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.

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Bali Bay (Glen Reef) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 7 May 2021, 18:49 Local Time
Friday 07Sat
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m) 1.3
SW
1.3
SW
1.3
SW
1.3
SW
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 20
S 15
S 10
SSE 10
SSE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross cross

Swell History at Bali Bay (Glen Reef)

Surf stats for Bali Bay (Glen Reef), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Bali Bay (Glen Reef)

Wind stats for Bali Bay (Glen Reef), see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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    • Icon  s33.5
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    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: consistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    4km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away

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