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Groenvlei ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Groenvlei Surf Guide

Groenvlei in George is an exposed beach break that has reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the northwest. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south. Waves at the beach tend to peel to the left. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Groenvlei Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
17.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Groenvlei:

The best conditions reported for surf at Groenvlei occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Groenvlei 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 54% of the time in June while 41% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 5% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
54%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
41%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
5%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Groenvlei Location Map

Interactive Groenvlei 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 Groenvlei is George Airport (GRJ) in South Africa, which is 36 km (22 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Groenvlei is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 71 km (44 miles) away.

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Groenvlei Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 18 April 2021, 07:30 Local Time
Sunday 18
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 1.2
ESE
1.2
ESE
1.2
ESE
1.0
ESE
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 5
NNW 5
NNW 5
SW 5
SE
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off
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Swell History at Groenvlei

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

Wind History at Groenvlei

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

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