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Fish Hoek ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 2.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 4.1

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Fish Hoek Surf Guide

Fish Hoek in Cape Peninsula is a fairly exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the west northwest. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Likely to be crowded if working. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Fish Hoek Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s44.1
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
15.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Fish Hoek:

The best conditions reported for surf at Fish Hoek occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Fish Hoek 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 3% of the time in June while 6% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 91% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
3%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
6%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
91%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Fish Hoek Location Map

Interactive Fish Hoek 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 Fish Hoek is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 24 km (15 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Fish Hoek is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 351 km (218 miles) away.

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Fish Hoek Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 17 April 2021, 10:46 Local Time
Saturday 17
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 0.9
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.8
SSE
0.8
SSE
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 10
SSE 10
SSE 10
SE 10
SE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
on

Swell History at Fish Hoek

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

Wind History at Fish Hoek

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

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