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Cap Lopez ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.9

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Cap Lopez break guide

Cap Lopez Surf Guide

Cap Lopez in - is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach breaks favour lefts. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Beware of locals and sharks.

Cap Lopez Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s32.9
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
28.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Cap Lopez:

The best conditions reported for surf at Cap Lopez occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Cap Lopez with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 60% of the time in May while 40% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 0% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
60%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
40%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
0%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Cap Lopez Location Map

Interactive Cap Lopez 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 closest passenger airport to Cap Lopez is Port Gentil Airport (POG) in Gabon, 11 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Cap Lopez is Omboue Hopital Airport (OMB), also in Gabon, 122 km (76 miles) away.

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Cap Lopez Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 19 April 2021, 19:18 Local Time
Monday 19Tue
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 0.5
WSW
0.5
WSW
0.7
WSW
0.7
WSW
Period (s) 14 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 5
W 5
ENE 20
S 30
SE
Wind State cross-
on
glass cross-
off
off

Swell History at Cap Lopez

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

Wind History at Cap Lopez

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

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    Reliability: inconsistent
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