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Glen Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 4.2
Difficulty Level: 3.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.2
Crowds: 3.2

Overall: 3.5

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Glen Beach break guide

Glen Beach Surf Guide

Glen Beach in Cape Peninsula is an exposed beach break that usually has waves Offshore winds blow from the east with some shelter here from southeast winds. Surfable in an onshore breeze Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. Prevailing right breaking waves at the beach break. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Take care of sharks and rocks.

Glen Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
13.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Glen Beach:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Glen Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 40% of the time in April while 56% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 4% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
40%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
56%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
4%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Glen Beach Location Map

Interactive Glen Beach 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 Glen Beach is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 21 km (13 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Glen Beach is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 354 km (220 miles) away.

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Glen Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 22 April 2021, 03:55 Local Time
Thursday 22
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 1.9
SE
0.9
SW
0.8
SW
0.6
SW
Period (s) 8 13 13 16
Wind (km/h) 5
ESE 0
E 5
SSW 10
SW
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Swell History at Glen Beach

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

Wind History at Glen Beach

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

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