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

Overall: 3.3

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Takoradi Surf Guide

Takoradi on the Gold Coast is an exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf. The surf tends to be best in the spring. Works best in offshore winds from the north. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. There is no beach break and there is a right hand reef break as well.. Rarely crowded here. Rocks are a hazard.

Takoradi Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
28.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Takoradi:

The best conditions reported for surf at Takoradi occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

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

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Takoradi with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 28% of the time in November while 72% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 0% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
28%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
72%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
0%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Takoradi Location Map

Interactive Takoradi 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 Takoradi is Takoradi Airport (TKD) in Ghana, which is 4 km (2 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Takoradi is Kotoka International (Accra) Airport (ACC), also in Ghana, 193 km (120 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Takoradi Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 5 March 2021, 05:03 Local Time
Friday 05
3AM6AM9AM12PM
Wave (m) 1.0
S
1.0
S
0.9
S
1.4
S
Period (s) 16 15 18 17
Wind (km/h) 15
SW 15
SW 20
SW 20
SW
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Takoradi

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

Wind History at Takoradi

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

    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    16km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    20km away
    • Icon point  redPoint/rivermouth
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    25km away
    • Icon river  redRiver
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    32km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    36km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Takoradi:

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