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Clovelly Spot ID

Type: beach

Reliability: rarely breaks

Best: Swell SE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.1 °C

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Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 00:32 Local time
MonTuesday 17
Wave (m) 1.3
Period (s) 13 15 14 14
Wind (km/h) 10
ESE 10
E 5
E 5
Wind State cross-

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Clovelly in Cape Town is a fairly exposed beach break The best wind direction is from the northwest. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the southeast. An uncrowded break, even when it is working. Watch out for - Rocks, shallow.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Baileys Cottage Reef, 2 km from Clovelly.

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Clovelly Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Westlake Pond Cape Town wx, 4 km from Clovelly.


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Current weather near Clovelly

Overall Clovelly Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Clovelly is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 23 km (14 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Clovelly is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 350 km (217 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Clovelly, Cape Town. Use the tab navigation above to view Clovelly sea temperature, Clovelly photographs, Clovelly detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Clovelly webcams, current wind from Cape Town live weather stations and Clovelly 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 Clovelly.

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.