Victoria Bay Spot Guide

About Victoria Bay

Beautiful righthand pointbreak in the heart of the Southern Cape with surges and boils, a very congested takeoff spot, and a few huge rocks to consider. Victoria Bay is best at 4-5ft. It can hold bigger, but it tends to get a bit fat.

Source: Victoria Bay Surf Guide

Ability Level

Intermediate - advanced

Beg Int Adv

Victoria Bay is not a hard wave to surf, but it is a tricky wave to surf.

Local Vibe


Welcoming Intimidating

Generally mellow, a few locals will sometimes tell people what to do.

Crowd Factor


Mellow Heavy

The takeoff zone is small, so it can get congested.

Spot Rating


Poor Perfect

A fun, high-performance wave with just enough drama to get the adrenaline going.

Shoulder Burn


Light Exhausting

It is a pointbreak, and the waves are quite long.

Water Quality


Clean Dirty


Additional Information


It gets crowded, there are sharp rocks, and there are sharks around.


There’s an easy gulley at the top of the point or a longer, safer paddle from the beach.

Bring Your

Shortboard, fish, funboard, longboard


A righthand pointbreak with a rocky bottom.

Best Season

Victoria Bay is a swell magnet and often gets too big. A great summer spot.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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