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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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20 km away, 1 h 43 min ago

Calm
4 km/h
NE
19.1
16.8
Air / Water (°C)
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Danger Reef Surf Forecast / Cape Town / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Tuesday 19 Mar 2019 SAST

Danger Reef surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Danger Reef sea temperature is 16.8 °C (Statistics for 19 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 19.4 max: 20.8 min: 17.5 °C)

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Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.6
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3
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Period(s) (?)1214131413141312121212141212121312171715151414
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)64828034169453136765317439021351493836666596368332293352277104856004585342424392050
Wind
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15
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High Tide
/ height (m)
2:47AM
1.69

3:08PM
1.64
3:27AM
1.77

3:49PM
1.66
4:06AM
1.78

4:28PM
1.62
4:44AM
1.73

5:06PM
1.54

5:22AM
1.62
5:45PM
1.43

5:59AM
1.47
6:24PM
1.30

6:39AM
1.31
7:09PM
1.16


Low Tide
/ height (m)
8:34PM
-0.01
9:01AM
-0.06

9:14PM
-0.07
9:42AM
-0.11

9:53PM
-0.08
10:21AM
-0.11

10:31PM
-0.04
11:00AM
-0.04

11:09PM
0.06
11:38AM
0.07

11:47PM
0.19
12:17PM
0.22

12:26AM
0.33
12:58PM
0.37

1:12AM
0.48

Note: the tide data above is for Baileys Cottage Reef which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Danger Reef.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Danger Reef blow from the NW.
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
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Sunrise
-6:48--6:50--6:50--6:50--6:52--6:52--6:54--6:54
Sunset
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Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Fri afternoon, min 17°C on Wed night). Mainly fresh winds.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Sat afternoon, min 19°C on Mon night). Winds increasing (light winds from the SSE on Sat night, strong winds from the SE by Mon night).

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Information about the Danger Reef Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Danger Reef provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Danger Reef can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Danger Reef surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Danger Reef) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Danger Reef may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Are you planning a holiday in Cape Town? If you are looking for accommodation near Danger Reef, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Cape Town, consider staying in Cape Town which is 20 km (12 miles) away. Other places in and around Cape Town where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Bellville which is 29 km (18 miles) away, Robben Island, Stellenbosch and Kayamnandi.