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Baileys Cottage Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.7

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Baileys Cottage Reef Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Cape Town, South Africa)

Baileys Cottage Reef Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.1 °C

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Monday, 16 July 2018, 11:06 Local time
Monday 16
Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 15
ESE 15
ESE 10
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Baileys Reef in Cape Peninsula is an exposed reef break. Summer in particular tends to be flat. The best wind direction is from the northwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The reef provides both left and right breaks. Best around high tide. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Rocks are a hazard.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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Live Weather:

At Westlake Pond Cape Town wx, 2 km from Baileys Cottage Reef.


Air temperature
13.5 °C

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Overall Baileys Cottage Reef Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Baileys Reef is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 21 km (13 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Baileys Reef is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 349 km (217 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Baileys Cottage Reef, Cape Town. Use the tab navigation above to view Baileys Cottage Reef sea temperature, Baileys Cottage Reef photographs, Baileys Cottage Reef detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Baileys Cottage Reef webcams, current wind from Cape Town live weather stations and Baileys Cottage Reef 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 Baileys Cottage Reef.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.