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

Overall: 3.5

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Thicklip break guidePhoto by: Kyle Stauch

Thicklip Surf Guide

Thicklip in Swakopmund is an exposed reef break that has pretty consitent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the east. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west southwest. A left hand reef. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Beware of rocks, sharks,seals.

Thicklip Spot Info

Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
19.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Thicklip:

The best conditions reported for surf at Thicklip occur when a West-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Thicklip with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 24% of the time in July while 75% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 1% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Thicklip Location Map

Interactive Thicklip 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 Thicklip is Ngiva (N'giva) Airport (NGV) in Angola, which is 637 km (396 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Thicklip is Xangongo Airport (XGN), also in Angola, 659 km (409 miles) away.

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Thicklip Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 10:51 Local Time
Tuesday 02
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 8 8 11 15
Wind (km/h) 10
W 20
SW 25
SSW 20
Wind State on cross-

Swell History at Thicklip

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

Wind History at Thicklip

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

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef and point
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: inconsistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef and point
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    6km away

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