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

Overall: 3.7

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Jongensfontein Surf Guide

Jongensfontein in Boland and Southern Cape is an exposed reef break that has dependable surf. Spring and Summer provide the favoured conditions. Offshore winds blow from the northwest. Light onshore winds ruin the qulaity Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south. A left hand reef break. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Watch out for sharks and rocks.

Jongensfontein Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
21.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Jongensfontein:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Jongensfontein 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 56% of the time in June while 39% 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
56%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
39%
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 Jongensfontein Location Map

Interactive Jongensfontein 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 Jongensfontein is George Airport (GRJ) in South Africa, which is 107 km (66 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Jongensfontein is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 121 km (75 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Jongensfontein Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 26 February 2021, 17:31 Local Time
Friday 26Sat
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m) 1.5
SSW
1.1
S
1.3
SSW
1.4
SSW
Period (s) 11 18 18 17
Wind (km/h) 30
ESE 25
E 25
E 25
E
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Jongensfontein

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

Wind History at Jongensfontein

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

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    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
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    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: rarely breaks
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