The Beach Guide

Hobie Beach

Hobie Beach - South Africa
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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.

Nearest city

Port Elizabeth

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Hobie Beach Weather Info

Current weather (Mon Feb 24th 00:00)

Fair

(Fair)
18°C / 64°F

Sea temperature
22°C
71.6°F
Wind ESE
Rain 0.0mm
Sunrise 07:12
Sunset 19:14
Current weather

Week weather forecast

Mon 24th
Clear sky 22°C / 72°F ESE

9 mph
14 km/h

Tue 25th
Clear sky 24°C / 75°F E

14 mph
22 km/h

Wed 26th
Partly cloudy 26°C / 79°F SW

24 mph
39 km/h

Thu 27th
Rain 22°C / 72°F S

9 mph
15 km/h

Fri 28th
Cloudy 19°C / 66°F SE

16 mph
25 km/h

Sat 29th
Cloudy 21°C / 70°F E

23 mph
37 km/h

5 Day Hobie Beach UV Index

UV Index scale

A UV Index reading of 3 or more means some precautions should be taken. For more information visit our guide to the UV Index.

Temperature Averages

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 light05:34
    Sunrise06:00
    Sunset19:00
    Dark19:26
  • 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 light05:35
    Sunrise06:01
    Sunset18:59
    Dark19:25
  • 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 light05:36
    Sunrise06:02
    Sunset18:58
    Dark19:24
  • 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 light05:37
    Sunrise06:02
    Sunset18:57
    Dark19:22
  • 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 light05:38
    Sunrise06:03
    Sunset18:56
    Dark19:21
  • 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 light05:39
    Sunrise06:04
    Sunset18:54
    Dark19:20

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