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Brak River ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Brak River Surf Guide

Brak River in Garden Route is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf Offshore winds blow from the west. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around low tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Brak River Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon sandbar  redSandbarIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
16.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Brak River:

The best conditions reported for surf at Brak River occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Brak River with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 11% of the time in February while 15% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 74% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
11%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
15%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
74%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Brak River Location Map

Interactive Brak River 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 Brak River is George Airport (GRJ) in South Africa, which is 24 km (15 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Brak River is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 55 km (34 miles) away.

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Brak River Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 7 May 2021, 05:05 Local Time
Friday 07
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 2.3
SE
2.2
SE
2.0
ESE
2.0
ESE
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 10
NW 10
NW 20
W 30
W
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
off off

Swell History at Brak River

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

Wind History at Brak River

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

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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    7km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    7km away
    • Icon reef  redReef and point
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: consistent
    8km away

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