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Noordhoek ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.8

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Noordhoek Surf Guide

Noordhoek in Port Elizabeth is a fairly exposed beach and reef break that has very consistent surf Offshore winds are from the northwest. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The beach breaks offers right-handers as well as a right hand reef break.. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for sharks and rocks.

Noordhoek Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
23.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Noordhoek:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Noordhoek 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 48% of the time in June while 36% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 16% 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 Noordhoek Location Map

Interactive Noordhoek 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 Noordhoek is Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ) in South Africa, which is 9 km (6 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Noordhoek is Bisho Airport (VIY), also in South Africa, 192 km (119 miles) away.

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Noordhoek Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 6 March 2021, 05:21 Local Time
Saturday 06
Wave (m) 1.2
Period (s) 12 12 14 15
Wind (km/h) 30
ENE 35
ENE 25
ENE 35
Wind State cross cross cross-

Swell History at Noordhoek

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

Wind History at Noordhoek

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

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