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Koeel Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.4
Consistency of Surf: 3.4
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.6
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.1

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Koeel Bay break guidePhoto by: Charl de Waal

Koeel Bay Surf Guide

Koeel Bay in Boland and Southern Cape is a quite exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf The best wind direction is from the east southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the south. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Koeel Bay Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
19.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Koeel Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Koeel Bay occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Koeel Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 68% of the time in January while 26% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 6% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Koeel Bay Location Map

Interactive Koeel Bay 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 Koeel Bay is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 34 km (21 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Koeel Bay is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 317 km (197 miles) away.

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Koeel Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 26 February 2021, 18:39 Local Time
Friday 26Sat
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 18 18 17 16
Wind (km/h) 40
SE 30
ESE 30
ESE 30
Wind State off off off off

Swell History at Koeel Bay

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

Wind History at Koeel Bay

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

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