Port Elizabeth’s Hobie beach is considered one of the best on the so-called “Sunshine Coast”, which sounds like a glowing endorsement to me! Apparently, along with mild winters, there are more sunny days over this way than anywhere else in South Africa.
Whilst Hobie beach doesn’t have the Blue Flag award some of its neighbours do, it has everything else - and more. A big stretch of beautiful golden sand, the clear blue of the Indian Ocean and the only pier in the bay. Shark Rock pier is a great spot to take in the view but is best known amongst anglers who flock here to cast a line. There are plenty of fish about and Hobie is a popular scuba diving location due to its clear water, colourful reefs and a few wrecks to explore further offshore.
The beach backs onto Marine Drive which has loads of facilities - everything from showers to children’s playgrounds and plenty of parking too. Hobie is a great family beach with plenty of intersting rock pools to keep the kids occupied along with a seasonal lifeguard service. A firm favourite for swimming and all kinds of watersports the beach is the location of the popular “Splash Festival” in March/April which features beach volleyball, windsurfing and kite-surfing.
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Hobie Beach Weather Info
Current weather (Mon Feb 24th 00:00)
18°C / 64°F
Week weather forecast
Mon 24th22°C / 72°F
Tue 25th24°C / 75°F
Wed 26th26°C / 79°F
Thu 27th22°C / 72°F
Fri 28th19°C / 66°F
Sat 29th21°C / 70°F
5 Day Hobie Beach UV Index
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Average Water Temp
Hobie Beach tide times & sea state
Mon 24/02 »
Surf report for Mon 24/02 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 5:00 9ft 13s 5mph 11:00 8ft 13s 5mph 17:00 7ft 13s 13mph Tide times High 4:21am (1.92m) Low 10:25am (0.41m) High 4:29pm (1.86m) Low 10:32pm (0.33m) Daylight First light 05:34 Sunrise 06:00 Sunset 19:00 Dark 19:26
Tue 25/02 »
Surf report for Tue 25/02 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 5:00 6ft 12s 14mph 11:00 6ft 12s 19mph 17:00 7ft 11s 25mph Tide times High 4:49am (1.94m) Low 10:51am (0.40m) High 4:56pm (1.85m) Low 10:57pm (0.32m) Daylight First light 05:35 Sunrise 06:01 Sunset 18:59 Dark 19:25
Wed 26/02 »
Surf report for Wed 26/02 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 5:00 6ft 9s 18mph 11:00 6ft 10s 23mph 17:00 6ft 10s 19mph Tide times High 5:16am (1.94m) Low 11:17am (0.41m) High 5:23pm (1.82m) Low 11:23pm (0.35m) Daylight First light 05:36 Sunrise 06:02 Sunset 18:58 Dark 19:24
Thu 27/02 »
Surf report for Thu 27/02 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 5:00 5ft 14s 8mph 11:00 7ft 17s 13mph 17:00 9ft 16s 22mph Tide times High 5:42am (1.90m) Low 11:44am (0.45m) High 5:49pm (1.77m) Low 11:49pm (0.41m) Daylight First light 05:37 Sunrise 06:02 Sunset 18:57 Dark 19:22
Fri 28/02 »
Surf report for Fri 28/02 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 5:00 10ft 14s 22mph 11:00 9ft 13s 19mph 20:00 8ft 13s 19mph Tide times High 6:09am (1.83m) Low 12:12pm (0.51m) High 6:17pm (1.69m) Daylight First light 05:38 Sunrise 06:03 Sunset 18:56 Dark 19:21
Sat 29/02 »
Surf report for Sat 29/02 Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed Swell Wind 8:00 8ft 7s 25mph 14:00 9ft 7s 30mph 20:00 10ft 8s 28mph Tide times Low 12:17am (0.49m) High 6:37am (1.75m) Low 12:42pm (0.59m) High 6:46pm (1.59m) Daylight First light 05:39 Sunrise 06:04 Sunset 18:54 Dark 19:20