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Little Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.8

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Little Bay break guidePhoto by: Dewald

Little Bay Surf Guide

Little Bay in Western Cape is an exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf with no particular seasonal pattern. The best wind direction is from the east. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of rips and rocks.

Little Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
16.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Little Bay:

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

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Little Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 40% of the time in April while 56% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 4% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
40%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
56%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
4%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Little Bay Location Map

Interactive Little 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 Little Bay is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 22 km (14 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Little Bay is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 345 km (214 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Little Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 18 January 2021, 09:02 Local Time
Monday 18
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 1.2
SW
1.3
SW
1.3
SW
1.4
SW
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 10
SW 20
SW 25
SSE 20
SSE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross cross

Swell History at Little Bay

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

Wind History at Little Bay

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
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    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    2km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Little Bay: