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Moonlight Bay Surf Guide

Moonlight Bay in Boland and Southern Cape is a reasonably exposed reef break that has inconsistent surf The best wind direction is from the east southeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south. A right hand reef. It very rarely gets crowded here. Watch out for rocks.

Moonlight Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
15.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Moonlight Bay:

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

januaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Moonlight 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 67% of the time in January while 26% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 7% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
67%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
26%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
7%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Moonlight Bay Location Map

Interactive Moonlight 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 Moonlight Bay is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 43 km (27 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Moonlight Bay is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 321 km (199 miles) away.

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Moonlight Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 27 June 2022, 14:33 Local Time
Monday 27
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m)
1.3
SW
1.3
SW
1.3
SW
1.2
SW
Period (s) 12 14 14 13
Wind (km/h)
5
10
10
10
Wind State glass off off cross-
off

Swell History at Moonlight Bay

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

Wind History at Moonlight Bay

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

Moonlight Bay Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 1 vote.
  • Overall:Icon  s43.5
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s55.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s22.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s33.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s44.0
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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Charl from South Africa
“This spot rarely breaks. You need about a 3m swell for it to break. Sick spot, offers big barrels. On private property”

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    • Icon beach  redBeach and point
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: consistent
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    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    10km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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