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Danger Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.6

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Danger Reef Spot ID

Dangers reef, Cape Town, Danger Reef photo

Danger Reef

Photo credit: Ryan Vorster

dangers, Danger Reef photo

Danger Reef

Photo credit: Afrocarni

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.8 °C

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Wednesday, 20 March 2019, 00:41 Local time
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Wave (m) 1.5
Period (s) 11 12 14 14
Wind (km/h) 15
S 15
SSE 15
SSE 15
Wind State cross-

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Danger Reef in Cape Peninsula is an exposed reef break that has pretty consitent surf. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the northwest. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southeast. A choice of left and right reefs. Often Crowded. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Baileys Cottage Reef, 1 km from Danger Reef.

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Danger Reef Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At MoltenoReservior, 20 km from Danger Reef.


Air temperature
19.1 °C

Current weather near Danger Reef

Overall Danger Reef Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Danger Reef is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 21 km (13 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Danger Reef is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 349 km (217 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Danger Reef, Cape Town. Use the tab navigation above to view Danger Reef sea temperature, Danger Reef photographs, Danger Reef detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Danger Reef webcams, current wind from Cape Town live weather stations and Danger Reef 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 Danger Reef.