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Captains ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.8

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Captains Spot ID

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Type: beach and reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WSW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.1 °C

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Sunday, 17 February 2019, 05:17 Local time
Sunday 17
Wave (m) 1.7
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 15
SSE 15
SSE 15
SSE 25
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Captains in Western Cape is an exposed beach and reef break that has quite consistent surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the east. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. 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 Beach Road, 3 km from Captains.

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Captains Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Duynefontein, 2 km from Captains.


Air temperature
19 °C

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Overall Captains Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Captains is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 32 km (20 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Captains is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 347 km (216 miles) away.
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