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

Overall: 3.7

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Haardebaai Surf Guide

Haardebaai in Boland and Southern Cape is a sheltered reef break that has consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the northwest. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the west. There is a right hand reef break. It's sometimes crowded here. Watch out for rocks.

Haardebaai Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
14.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Haardebaai:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Haardebaai 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 51% of the time in June while 23% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 26% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
51%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
23%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
26%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Haardebaai Location Map

Interactive Haardebaai 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 Haardebaai is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 50 km (31 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Haardebaai is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 321 km (199 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Haardebaai Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 06:57 Local Time
Tuesday 20
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 1.6
SW
1.7
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.7
SSW
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 35
E 30
E 20
ESE 20
SE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
on

Swell History at Haardebaai

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

Wind History at Haardebaai

Wind stats for Haardebaai, 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 Haardebaai. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach and point
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    7km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: inconsistent
    8km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and point
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    9km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    16km away

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