Surf in Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay is one of the most beautiful surfing destinations on the Garden Route, with pristine beaches, clean, warm water and moderate swells providing some of the best beach breaks when travelling on the Garden Route. We’ve got the surf gear you need!

Grade

Epic

Disabled Friendly

No

Accommodation

Nearby

Team Building Facilities

Yes

Family Friendly

Yes

What You Get

Surf in Plett offers wetsuit and surf rentals on a per day basis on Central Beach Plettenberg Bay. We can accommodate just about anyone. Come down on to Central Beach and we will fit you into a wetsuit that will keep you warm and comfortable, and pick out the proper surfboard or body board for your skill level and preferences. A knowledgeable guide is also available surf sessions.

Need help deciding where to go?

Our knowledgeable staff will point you in the right direction, making sure you get to the best surf spot for that days conditions and weather. We offer tips on ocean safety, etiquette, as well as places to stay, places to eat, and more! Surf Spots in Plettenberg
Plett Wedge

Welcome to South Africa’s best known wedge wave. From the river mouth to Beacon Island, there is 4km (1,3mi) of spots, the most spectacular being the Wedge lefts, only breaking on a rare easterly swell.

A bodyboarders paradise, it is situated in the popular holiday beach resort town of Plettenberg Bay and offers big barrels on the right days. The Wedge breaks on the sand close to shore in the left corner of the beach. It gets insanely hollow and powerful for it’s size. Swells bounce off some rocks and head parallel to the beach to bump into other oncoming swells, creating the wedge. Not all the waves wedge up in this way. However, if they don’t, it usually means a closeout because the wave breaks too close to shore and is not really depending on a particular sandbank to break. A short but zippy barrel can provide lots of fun in the right conditions. Gets insanely big at times on winter swell.

General

Mornings are best when clean and glassy conditions are right. SIC HUGE OPEN BARRELS!!

SURF SPOT QUALITY

Wave quality World Class

Experience Experienced surfers

Frequency Very consistent (150 day/year)

WAVE

Type Beach-break

Direction Left

Bottom Sandy with rock

Power Hollow, Powerful, Fun, Ledgey

Normal length Short (40m to 50m)

Good day length Long (150 to 300 m)

TIDE, SWELL AND WIND

Good swell direction South West, South

Good wind direction Don’t know

Swell size Starts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+

Best tide position Low and mid tide

Best tide movement Falling tide

MORE DETAILS

Week crowd Crowded

Week-end crowd Ultra crowded

DANGERS

– Rocks

– Localism

– Sharks

Keurbooms

Keurbooms is an exposed beach break, getting epic on small, clean swell with no wind. Share the lefts and rights with a school of local dolphins in stunning scenery.

Surf Spot Quality

Wave quality: Regional Classic

Experience: All surfers

Frequency: Very consistent (150 day/year)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell direction: South, South East

Good wind direction: North West

Best tide position: Mid and high tide

Best tide movement: Rising tide

Wave

Wave Type: Beach-break

Direction: Right and left

Bottom: Sandy

Power: Fast, Fun

Normal length: Short (< 50m)

Good day length: Normal (50 to 150m)

Starts working at: Less than 1m / 3ft

Holds up to:2.5m+ / 8ft+

More details

Week crowd: Empty

Week-end crowd: Few surfers

Dangers :Rips / undertow, Sharks

The Wreck

The Wreck in Garden Route (South Africa) is a sheltered beach break that has reasonably consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the south southeast. Ideal winds are from the west northwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Sometimes crowded.

Surf Spot Quality

Wave quality: World Class

Experience: Experienced surfers

Frequency: Very consistent (150 day/year)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell direction: South, South East

Good wind direction: North West, West

Best tide position: Low and mid tide

Best tide movement: Falling tide

Wave

Wave Type: Beach-break

Direction: Right and left

Bottom: Sandy

Power: Hollow, Fast, Powerful

Normal length: Short (< 50m)

Good day length: Long (150 to 300 m)

Starts working at: 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft

Holds up to: 3m+ / 10ft+

More details

Week crowd: Few surfers

Week-end crowd: Few surfers

Dangers Localism, Sharks

The Wreck SURF INFORMATION AND TIPS

Not to be confused with the Wedge, the Wreck is also a wedge, but with a lot more going for it, when it breaks. Not as consistent, but a much longer ride and better form. The Wreck is in the corner just on the east side of Robberg. Has similarities with Dunes – which probably makes it the best beach break wave around Plett. Does need a bigger swell to wrap in, or a more southerly or south-easterly swell. Waves bounce off the peninsula and peak off the wreck forming wicked A-frame barrels.

Lookout Beach

Lookout Beach in Garden Route (South Africa) is a reasonably exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Waves just as likely from local wind swells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southeast. The best wind direction is from the west northwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. A fairly popular wave that can sometimes get crowded. Watch out for sharks.

Surf Spot Quality

Wave quality: Regional Classic

Experience: All surfers

Frequency: Very consistent (150 day/year)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell direction: South, South East

Good wind direction: North West, West

Best tide position: All tides

Best tide movement: Falling tide

Wave

Wave Type: Beach-break

Direction: Right and left

Bottom: Sandy

Power: Hollow, Ordinary, Fun

Normal length: Short (< 50m)

Good day length: Normal (50 to 150m)

Starts working at: Less than 1m / 3ft

Holds up to: 2.5m+ / 8ft+

More details

Week crowd: Few surfers

Week-end crowd: Crowded

Dangers Sharks

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