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Buffels Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Buffels Bay Spot ID

once in a while, Buffels Bay photo

Buffels Bay

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Saturday Afternoon 4:30pm, Buffels Bay photo

Buffels Bay

Photo credit: Howard Oblowitz

Type: point

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SSE | Wind WNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.5 °C

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Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 21:39 Local time
TueWednesday 26
Wave (m) 4.5
Period (s) 16 14 13 13
Wind (km/h) 35
NW 30
NW 30
NW 30
Wind State off off off cross-

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Buffels Bay in Cape Peninsula is a sheltered point break that has unreliable waves. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the west northwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. It very rarely gets crowded here. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Black Rocks, 3 km from Buffels Bay.

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Buffels Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Cape Point (lgt-h), 5 km from Buffels Bay.

near gales from the NW

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Air temperature
10.4 °C

Current weather near Buffels Bay

Overall Buffels Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Buffels Bay is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 41 km (25 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Buffels Bay is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 352 km (219 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Buffels Bay, Cape Town. Use the tab navigation above to view Buffels Bay sea temperature, Buffels Bay photographs, Buffels Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Buffels Bay webcams, current wind from Cape Town live weather stations and Buffels Bay 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 Buffels Bay.