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Bettys Bay break guidePhoto by: Charl de Waal

Bettys Bay Surf Guide

Bettys Bay in Boland and Southern Cape is a reasonably exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf The best wind direction is from the east southeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south. The beach breaks consists of rights. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Take care of rocks in the line up.

Bettys Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
15.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Bettys Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Bettys Bay occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Bettys Bay 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 43% of the time in June while 35% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 22% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
43%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
35%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
22%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Bettys Bay Location Map

Interactive Bettys Bay 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 Bettys Bay is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 52 km (32 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Bettys Bay is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 314 km (195 miles) away.

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Bettys Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 26 May 2022, 06:18 Local Time
Thursday 26
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m)
3
SSW
3
SSW
3
SSW
3
SSW
Period (s) 12 13 13 13
Wind (km/h)
5
10
10
15
Wind State glass cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Bettys Bay

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

Wind History at Bettys Bay

Wind stats for Bettys Bay, 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 Bettys Bay. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: consistent
    7km away
    • Icon beachBeach and point
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    7km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    8km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: inconsistent
    10km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and point
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    11km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Bettys Bay: