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Guns ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.8

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Guns break guidePhoto by: Nam Surfa

Guns Surf Guide

Guns in Swakopmund is an exposed reef and point break that has consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the east northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the west southwest.Surfers ride left hand point. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Hazards include sharks,seals and rocks.

Guns Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReef and pointIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
18.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Guns:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Guns with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 21% of the time in July while 78% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 1% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
21%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
78%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
1%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Guns Location Map

Interactive Guns 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 Guns is Ngiva (N'giva) Airport (NGV) in Angola, which is 655 km (407 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Guns is Alexander Bay Airport (ALJ) in South Africa, 669 km (416 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Guns Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 18 April 2021, 22:56 Local Time
SunMonday 19
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 0.9
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.8
WSW
Period (s) 13 13 12 12
Wind (km/h) 30
E 35
ENE 35
ENE 20
NE
Wind State cross-
off
off off off

Swell History at Guns

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

Wind History at Guns

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

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    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    12km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: inconsistent
    17km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    18km away

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