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Doring Bay Surf Guide

Doring Bay in Western Cape is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the east southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. A left hand reef. It's sometimes crowded here. Take care of sharks and rocks.

Doring Bay Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
13.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Doring Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Doring 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 Doring Bay (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Doring 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 49% of the time in June while 49% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 2% 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 Doring Bay Location Map

Interactive Doring 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 Doring Bay is Springbok Airport (SBU) in South Africa, which is 236 km (147 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Doring Bay is Cape Town International Airport (CPT), also in South Africa, 244 km (152 miles) away.

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Doring Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 2 July 2022, 00:09 Local Time
FriSaturday 02
Wave (m)
Period (s) 10 13 13 12
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Doring Bay

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

Wind History at Doring Bay

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

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