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Crayfish Factory ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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Crayfish Factory Spot ID

Type: reef

Reliability: rarely breaks

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.5 °C

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Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 01:14 Local time
MonTuesday 25
Wave (m) 2.1
Period (s) 12 12 19 18
Wind (km/h) 15
SSE 15
WSW 20
WNW 25
Wind State cross-
on cross cross

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Crayfish Factory in Cape Peninsula is an exposed reef break. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. There is a right hand reef break. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Hazards include sharks,kelp and rocks.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Boneyards, 6 km from Crayfish Factory.

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Crayfish Factory Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Slangkop, 5 km from Crayfish Factory.

light winds from the SE

Air temperature
13.5 °C

Current weather near Crayfish Factory

Overall Crayfish Factory Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Crayfish Factory is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 32 km (20 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Crayfish Factory is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 359 km (223 miles) away.
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