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Sandy Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.1

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Sandy Bay Surf Guide

Sandy Bay in Cape Peninsula is a sheltered beach break that has quite consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the east southeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for sharks.

Sandy Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.1
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
13.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Sandy Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Sandy Bay occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Sandy 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 51% of the time in January while 22% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 27% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
51%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
22%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
27%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Sandy Bay Location Map

Interactive Sandy 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 Sandy Bay is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 26 km (16 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Sandy Bay is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 359 km (223 miles) away.

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Sandy Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 7 May 2021, 19:18 Local Time
Friday 07Sat
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m) 1.3
SW
1.3
SW
1.3
SW
1.3
SW
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 20
S 15
S 15
SSE 15
SSE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Sandy Bay

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

Wind History at Sandy Bay

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

Sandy Bay Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 4 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.1
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s44.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s32.5
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s33.0
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s11.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s44.0
  • ...

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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Bob from South Africa
“Such a fun wave! Pretty heavy wave, doesn't often get big but has great rights and lefts. Sharks have been spotted but it's worth the risk for the fun, uncrowned wave!!”

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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    2km away
    • Icon beach  redBreakwater
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s22.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    4km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: inconsistent
    7km away

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