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Gansbaai ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.4
Consistency of Surf: 3.1
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.4
Crowds: 3.4

Overall: 3.7

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Gansbaai break guidePhoto by: murray

Gansbaai Surf Guide

Gansbaai in Boland and Southern Cape is a fairly exposed reef break that only works once in a while. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. There are left and right breaking reefs. Rarely crowded here. Beware of rocks,kelp.

Gansbaai Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:

Surfing Gansbaai:

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

Surf Forecasts:

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Gansbaai sea temperature, Gansbaai photographs, Gansbaai detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Gansbaai webcams, current wind from Overberg live weather stations and Gansbaai tide predictions. The South Africa swell maps link will open up the big picture showing South Africa and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from South Africa wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Gansbaai

Gansbaai Surf:

Wednesday, 15 July 2020, 20:04 Local time
Wednesday 15Thu
Wave (m) 2.2
Period (s) 14 13 13 12
Wind (km/h) 10
WNW 10
N 5
Wind State on cross cross cross-

Tide Times:

For De Kelders, 7 km from Gansbaai.

IS AT (local time)

Gansbaai Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Hermanus, 21 km from Gansbaai.

light winds from the WNW

Air temperature
16.2 °C

Current weather near Gansbaai

Overall Gansbaai Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

Surf stats for Gansbaai: see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Gansbaai: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

flying into paradise, Gansbaai photo


Photo credit: murray

sick, Gansbaai photo


Photo credit: murray

Entering what can not be described, Gansbaai photo


Photo credit: murray

Gansbaai Harbor photo


Photo credit: Peter Huyser

Proudly SA!, Gansbaai photo


Photo credit: luke

Gansbaai Location Maps

Gansbaai Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Gansbaai:

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Wave buoys nearest to Gansbaai:

Tide stations nearest to Gansbaai:

  • Closest tide station
    14 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    53 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Cape Town
    71 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    135 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    163 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Gansbaai is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 97 km (60 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Gansbaai is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 285 km (177 miles) away.
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