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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

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and pointIcon  s33.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

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:

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

januaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Pringle 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 52% of the time in January while 17% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 31% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
52%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
17%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
31%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Pringle Bay Location Map

Interactive Pringle 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 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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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Pringle Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 18 January 2022, 03:26 Local Time
Tuesday 18
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m)
2
WSW
1.8
SW
1.5
WSW
1.2
SW
Period (s) 14 13 13 13
Wind (km/h)
20
30
45
40
Wind State on on on cross-
on

Swell History at Pringle Bay

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

Wind History at Pringle Bay

Wind stats for Pringle Bay, 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 Pringle Bay. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: consistent
    4km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: inconsistent
    4km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and point
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    7km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    15km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Pringle Bay: