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Tiger Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Tiger Reef Surf Guide

Tiger Reef in Swakopmund is an exposed beach and reef break that has inconsistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the east. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell angle is from the west southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right and there are also left and right hand reef breaks on offer.. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Take care of rips, rocks, sharks,seals.

Tiger Reef Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and reefIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
19.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Tiger Reef:

The best conditions reported for surf at Tiger Reef 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 Tiger Reef (for consistent clean waves)?

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Tiger Reef 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.
clean
24%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
75%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
1%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Tiger Reef Location Map

Interactive Tiger Reef 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 Tiger Reef is Ngiva (N'giva) Airport (NGV) in Angola, which is 639 km (397 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Tiger Reef is Xangongo Airport (XGN), also in Angola, 661 km (411 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Tiger Reef Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 03:23 Local Time
Tuesday 02
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 0.7
S
0.6
S
0.6
S
0.9
SSW
Period (s) 9 9 8 8
Wind (km/h) 5
SW 5
WSW 10
WNW 20
SW
Wind State glass glass on cross-
on

Swell History at Tiger Reef

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

Wind History at Tiger Reef

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

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef and point
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef and point
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Tiger Reef: