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Paranoia ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 2.7

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Paranoia Surf Guide

Paranoia in Boland and Southern Cape is a fairly exposed beach and point break that has quite reliable surf Offshore winds blow from the east southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves and in addition, there is also a left hand point break. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Paranoia Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and pointIcon  s32.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
15.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Paranoia:

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

januaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Paranoia 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 Paranoia Location Map

Interactive Paranoia 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 Paranoia is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 42 km (26 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Paranoia is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 321 km (199 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Paranoia Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 19 June 2021, 05:14 Local Time
Saturday 19
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 1.7
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.5
SSW
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h)
10
10
5
0
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
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Swell History at Paranoia

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

Wind History at Paranoia

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Paranoia. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: inconsistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach and point
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: consistent
    9km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    10km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    11km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Paranoia: