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Cape Vidal Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(KwaZulu-Natal North Coast, South Africa)

Cape Vidal Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell E | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 22.4 °C

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Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 20:15 Local time
Wednesday 15Thu
Wave (m) 1.5
Period (s) 15 15 15 14
Wind (km/h) 30
NNE 10
NNW 30
SSW 30
Wind State cross-

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Cape Vidal in KwaZulu-Natal North Coast is an exposed reef break that has very reliable surf. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the west and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the best swell direction is from the east. There is no reef break. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for sharks.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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Cape Vidal Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Makatini, 89 km from Cape Vidal.

light winds from the NNE

Air temperature
29.1 °C

Current weather near Cape Vidal

Overall Cape Vidal Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Cape Vidal, KZN North. Use the tab navigation above to view Cape Vidal sea temperature, Cape Vidal photographs, Cape Vidal detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Cape Vidal webcams, current wind from KZN North live weather stations and Cape Vidal 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 Cape Vidal.