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Black Rocks ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.0

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Black Rocks Spot ID

heavy swell 6'8", Black Rocks photo

Black Rocks

Photo credit: Nic

Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.2 °C

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Saturday, 16 February 2019, 23:09 Local time
SatSunday 17
Wave (m) 2.0
Period (s) 13 13 12 12
Wind (km/h) 25
SSE 25
SE 25
SE 30
Wind State cross-

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Black Rocks in Cape Peninsula is a fairly exposed reef break that has unreliable waves. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the west. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southeast. Both right (best) and left reef breaks.. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Sharks may be a hazard at this break.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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Black Rocks Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Cape Point (lgt-h), 7 km from Black Rocks.

light winds from the N

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Air temperature
19.1 °C

Current weather near Black Rocks

Overall Black Rocks Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Black Rocks is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 39 km (24 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Black Rocks is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 352 km (219 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Black Rocks, Cape Town. Use the tab navigation above to view Black Rocks sea temperature, Black Rocks photographs, Black Rocks detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Black Rocks webcams, current wind from Cape Town live weather stations and Black Rocks 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 Black Rocks.