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Bikini Beach (Gordon's Bay) Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Cape Town, South Africa)

Bikini Beach (Gordon's Bay) break guidePhoto by: Michael Dahn Dos Reis Silva

Bikini Beach (Gordon's Bay) Surf Guide

Bikini Beach (Gordon's Bay) in Cape Town is a very sheltered point break. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the east southeast with some shelter here from south winds. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. There is no point break. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Hazards include - Rocks.

Bikini Beach (Gordon's Bay) Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
14.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Bikini Beach (Gordon's Bay):

The best conditions reported for surf at Bikini Beach (Gordon's Bay) occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

augustBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Bikini Beach (Gordon's Bay) with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of August. Clean surfable waves are typically found 9% of the time in August while 24% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 67% 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 Bikini Beach (Gordon's Bay) Location Map

Interactive Bikini Beach (Gordon's 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.

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Bikini Beach (Gordon's Bay) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 11 August 2022, 16:29 Local Time
Thursday 11Fri
Wave (m)
Period (s) 14 13 16 16
Wind (km/h)
Wind State on cross-

Swell History at Bikini Beach (Gordon's Bay)

Surf stats for Bikini Beach (Gordon's Bay), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Bikini Beach (Gordon's Bay)

Wind stats for Bikini Beach (Gordon's Bay), see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Bikini Beach (Gordon's Bay):