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Gordons Bay Harbour ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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Gordons Bay Harbour break guidePhoto by: Jason Gray

Gordons Bay Harbour Surf Guide

Gordons Bay Harbour in Cape Peninsula is a sheltered reef break that does not work very often. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southeast. A left hand reef. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Take care of sharks,.

Gordons Bay Harbour Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
16.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Gordons Bay Harbour:

The best conditions reported for surf at Gordons Bay Harbour occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Gordons Bay Harbour with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 2% of the time in March while 2% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 96% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
2%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
2%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
96%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Gordons Bay Harbour Location Map

Interactive Gordons Bay Harbour 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 Gordons Bay Harbour is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 31 km (19 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Gordons Bay Harbour is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 317 km (197 miles) away.

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Gordons Bay Harbour Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 12 April 2021, 00:18 Local Time
SunMonday 12
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 1.6
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.7
SSW
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 15
ESE 10
E 10
E 10
ESE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Gordons Bay Harbour

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

Wind History at Gordons Bay Harbour

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

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We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.