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Long Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.9
Difficulty Level: 3.1
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.8
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.5

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Long Beach break guidePhoto by: Cuan Knox

Long Beach Surf Guide

Long Beach in Cape Peninsula is a sheltered beach break that has pretty consitent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the south. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach breaks offer left-handers. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Beware of sharks,crowds.

Long Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon sandbar  redSandbarIcon  s33.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
14.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Long Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Long Beach occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Long Beach 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 66% of the time in January while 7% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 27% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
66%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
7%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
27%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Long Beach Location Map

Interactive Long Beach 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 Long Beach is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 31 km (19 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Long Beach is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 361 km (224 miles) away.

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Long Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 7 May 2021, 12:41 Local Time
Friday 07
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 1.3
SW
1.3
SW
1.3
SW
1.3
SW
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 20
SSE 20
SSE 20
S 20
SSE
Wind State off off off off

Swell History at Long Beach

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

Wind History at Long Beach

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

Long Beach Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 17 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.5
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s43.5
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s43.9
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s33.1
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s21.8
  • Crowds:Icon  s22.0
  • ...

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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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JAMES BELL from South Africa
“Long Beach has become the most popular confined surfing spot in Cape Town and is now over crowded. Live footage is required being such a popular area.
James Bell Local resident”

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