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

Overall: 3.3

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Holbaai Surf Guide

Holbaai in Western Cape is an exposed beach break that has quite consistent surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the east. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

Holbaai Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
13.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Holbaai:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Holbaai 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 Holbaai Location Map

Interactive Holbaai 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 Holbaai is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 29 km (18 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Holbaai 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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Holbaai Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 16 April 2021, 13:18 Local Time
Friday 16
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 1.1
SW
0.9
SW
0.8
SW
0.8
SW
Period (s) 12 12 12 11
Wind (km/h) 10
ESE 15
WSW 10
WSW 5
ENE
Wind State off cross-
on
cross-
on
glass

Swell History at Holbaai

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

Wind History at Holbaai

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

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

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