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

Overall: 3.7

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Tubes Surf Guide

Tubes in Jeffreys Bay Coast is a sheltered reef and point break that has reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Ideal winds are from the southwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south southwest. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Watch out for sharks and rocks.

Tubes Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reefReef and pointIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
21.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Tubes:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

augustBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Tubes with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of August. Clean surfable waves are typically found 33% of the time in August while 18% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 49% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
33%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
18%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
49%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Tubes Location Map

Interactive Tubes 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 Tubes is Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ) in South Africa, which is 63 km (39 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Tubes is George Airport (GRJ), also in South Africa, 235 km (146 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Tubes Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 25 February 2021, 08:13 Local Time
WedThursday 25
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 1.2
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.2
SSW
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 5
WNW 5
E 10
SE 5
SSW
Wind State glass glass cross off

Swell History at Tubes

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

Wind History at Tubes

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

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    Reliability: consistent
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    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: consistent
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    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away

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