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Ding Dangs Surf Guide

Ding Dangs in Garden Route is a sheltered reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the southwest. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the southeast. Both left and right reef breaks. Best around low tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Beware of urchins, rocks and rips.

Ding Dangs Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
15.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ding Dangs:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

augustBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Ding Dangs 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 8% of the time in August while 7% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 85% 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 Ding Dangs Location Map

Interactive Ding Dangs 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 Ding Dangs is George Airport (GRJ) in South Africa, which is 30 km (19 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Ding Dangs is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 61 km (38 miles) away.

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Ding Dangs Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 17 August 2022, 15:19 Local Time
Wednesday 17Thu
Wave (m)
Period (s) 11 11 8 7
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Ding Dangs

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

Wind History at Ding Dangs

Wind stats for Ding Dangs, 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 Ding Dangs. Click below to view there surf guides.

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    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    4km away
    • Icon reef  redReef and point
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: consistent
    4km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    7km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Ding Dangs: