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

Overall: 3.5

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Haakgat Surf Guide

Haakgat in Western Cape is an exposed beach and point break that only works when conditions are just right. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the east. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. The beach breaks favour lefts and there is a left hand point break as well. Best around high tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Take care of the strong rips here.

Haakgat Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and pointIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
12.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Haakgat:

The best conditions reported for surf at Haakgat 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 Haakgat (for consistent clean waves)?

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Haakgat 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 36% of the time in July while 64% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 0% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
36%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
64%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
0%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Haakgat Location Map

Interactive Haakgat 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 Haakgat is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 28 km (17 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Haakgat is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 347 km (216 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Haakgat Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 27 February 2021, 14:23 Local Time
Saturday 27
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 1.6
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.5
SSW
Period (s) 15 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 15
SSE 20
SSE 25
SSE 20
SE
Wind State cross-
off
cross cross cross-
off

Swell History at Haakgat

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

Wind History at Haakgat

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Haakgat. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    2km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Haakgat: