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Arniston ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.2
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.3
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Arniston Spot ID

Lefthander, Arniston photo

Arniston

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Arniston surf  photo

Arniston

Photo credit: Martin Bouwer

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind WNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.0 °C

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Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 00:52 Local time
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Wave (m) 4.5
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Period (s) 16 16 15 15
Wind (km/h) 30
WSW 20
WSW 15
WSW 20
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Arniston in Boland and Southern Cape is a sheltered beach break that has quite reliable surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the west northwest. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. It very rarely gets crowded here. Watch out for sharks and rocks.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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Live Weather:

At Overberg, 11 km from Arniston.

light winds from the NW

km/h
Air temperature
18 °C

Current weather near Arniston

Overall Arniston Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Arniston is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 170 km (106 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Arniston is George Airport (GRJ), also in South Africa, 211 km (131 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Arniston, Overberg. Use the tab navigation above to view Arniston sea temperature, Arniston photographs, Arniston detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Arniston webcams, current wind from Overberg live weather stations and Arniston tide predictions. The South Africa swell maps link will open up the big picture showing South Africa and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from South Africa wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Arniston.