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Pringle Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.5
Accommodation: 3.0

Overall: 3.4

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Pringle Bay break guidePhoto by: Hubert Loubser

Pringle Bay Surf Guide

Pringle Bay in Boland and Southern Cape is a sheltered beach and point break that has pretty consitent surf Offshore winds are from the southeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers and in addition, there is also a left hand point break. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Take care to avoid the rocks.

Pringle Bay Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
fairly consistent16.4°C

Surfing Pringle Bay:

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

Surf Forecasts:

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Pringle Bay sea temperature, Pringle Bay photographs, Pringle Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Pringle Bay webcams, current wind from Overberg live weather stations and Pringle Bay tide predictions. The South Africa swell maps link will open up the big picture showing South Africa and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from South Africa wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Pringle Bay

Pringle Bay Surf:

Monday, 13 July 2020, 20:04 Local time
Monday 13Tue
Wave (m) 10.0
Period (s) 17 17 17 16
Wind (km/h) 55
W 50
WSW 45
WSW 40
Wind State cross-
cross cross

Tide Times:

For Paranoia, 5 km from Pringle Bay.

IS AT (local time)

Pringle Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Strand, 22 km from Pringle Bay.

fresh winds from the NW

Air temperature
11.8 °C

Current weather near Pringle Bay

Overall Pringle Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July


Surf stats for Pringle Bay: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Pringle Bay: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Pringle Bay Beach photo

Pringle Bay

Photo credit: Hubert Loubser

Choppy lines one up, Pringle Bay photo

Pringle Bay

Photo credit: Steffan Sonntag

Hand cam, Pringle Bay photo

Pringle Bay

Photo credit: Craig Goldswain

Steffan pulling into a typical Pringles closeout, Pringle Bay photo

Pringle Bay

Photo credit: choppy

Pringle Bay Location Maps

Pringle Bay Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Overberg surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Pringle Bay

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Pringle Bay:

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Wave buoys nearest to Pringle Bay:

Tide stations nearest to Pringle Bay:

  • Closest tide station
    22 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    24 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Cape Town
    39 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    104 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    190 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Pringle Bay is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 47 km (29 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Pringle Bay is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 320 km (199 miles) away.
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