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Gibbs ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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Gibbs Surf Guide

Gibbs on the West Coast is a fairly exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf. Winter and spring are the favoured times of year to visit. Works best in offshore winds from the east northeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the north. A right hand reef. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Beware of urchins and rips.

Gibbs Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
27.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Gibbs:

The best conditions reported for surf at Gibbs occur when a North swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Gibbs with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 42% of the time in December while 0% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 58% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
42%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
0%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
58%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Gibbs Location Map

Interactive Gibbs 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 Gibbs is Grantley Adams International (Bridgetown) Airport (BGI) in Barbados, 25 km (16 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Gibbs is Hewanorra International (Hewandorra) Airport (UVF) in St. Lucia Island, 152 km (94 miles) away.

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Gibbs Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 01:11 Local Time
MonTuesday 20
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 2.0
E
2.0
E
2.0
E
2.1
E
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 35
ENE 35
ENE 35
ENE 35
ENE
Wind State off off off off

Swell History at Gibbs

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

Wind History at Gibbs

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

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