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Dunes ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.2
Consistency of Surf: 3.2
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.3
Crowds: 3.8

Overall: 3.2

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Dunes Spot ID

Dunes December 2016 photo


Photo credit: Werries

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind ESE

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.8 °C

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Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 10:53 Local time
Wednesday 19
Wave (m) 3.0
Period (s) 8 9 10 11
Wind (km/h) 35
S 35
SSE 30
SSE 25
Wind State cross-

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Dunes in Cape Peninsula is a fairly exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the east southeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for dangerous rips.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Boneyards, 3 km from Dunes.

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Dunes Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Chapmans Peak Cape Town wx, 2 km from Dunes.


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Overall Dunes Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Dunes is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 29 km (18 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Dunes is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 359 km (223 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Dunes, Cape Town. Use the tab navigation above to view Dunes sea temperature, Dunes photographs, Dunes detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Dunes webcams, current wind from Cape Town live weather stations and Dunes 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 Dunes.