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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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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-on at Dunes (moderate winds from the N at Chapmans Peak Cape Town wx 2 km from Dunes). 4.5m 11 s period wind swell from WSW is too big
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Actual: 46 min ago

Moderate
27.4 km/h
N
Cross-On
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Dunes Surf Forecast / Cape Town / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Monday 21 May 2018 SAST

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

Today's Dunes sea temperature is 15.6 °C (Statistics for 21 May 1981-2005 - mean: 17.1 max: 18.1 min: 16.2 °C)

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Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
5.5
SW
6
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5.5
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4.5
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4
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4.5
WSW
3.5
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3
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3
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2.4
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2.3
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1.9
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1.7
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1.8
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3
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3
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2.5
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1.7
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1.3
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1.7
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1.7
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1.9
WSW
Period(s) (?)1616151414131215141414141314141312111213899
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)159531832514776864961117284424040144044307620091905126912121270329623151452838560389495599
Wind
(km/h)
40
W
15
W
20
NNW
35
NNW
35
NNW
30
NNW
10
SSE
20
SE
25
SE
15
ESE
10
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25
NNW
30
NW
35
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35
WNW
25
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25
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NNW
15
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15
NW
5
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Wind State(?)ononcross-
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cross-
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cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
8:37PM
1.26
9:15AM
1.13

10:00PM
1.25
10:44AM
1.14

11:13PM
1.30
11:54AM
1.19

12:13AM
1.36
12:47PM
1.26

1:00AM
1.42
1:31PM
1.32

1:39AM
1.46

2:10PM
1.38
2:16AM
1.48

2:45PM
1.41


Low Tide
/ height (m)
3:04AM
0.44

3:27PM
0.43
4:31AM
0.42

4:49PM
0.42

5:44AM
0.35
5:54PM
0.38

6:38AM
0.27
6:47PM
0.33

7:23AM
0.20
7:30PM
0.28

8:00AM
0.15

8:09PM
0.25
8:35AM
0.12

8:44PM
0.23

Note: the tide data above is for Boneyards which is 3 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Dunes.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Dunes blow from the ESE.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
41---277124--6635-251413
High °C
1818171717171714151617181718181817171716171716
Low °C
1817171617171514141516181718181717171616161716
Chill °C (?)
1717171615161612131517181617171716161614171716
Sunrise
-7:37--7:37--7:37--7:39--7:39--7:39--7:41--7:41
Sunset
--5:49--5:47--5:47--5:46--5:46--5:45--5:45--
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 37mm), heaviest during Thu afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 18°C on Mon night, min 14°C on Thu morning). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the WNW on Mon night, light winds from the NNE by Fri morning).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 36mm), heaviest during Sat morning. Cool air temperatures (max 18°C on Fri afternoon, min 16°C on Sun night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NW on Sat afternoon, light winds from the S by Tue morning).

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Information about the Dunes Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Dunes provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Dunes can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Dunes 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 (Dunes) 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 Dunes 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 Dunes, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Cape Town, consider staying in Cape Town which is 24 km (15 miles) away. Other places in and around Cape Town where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Robben Island which is 35 km (22 miles) away, Bellville, Kayamnandi and Stellenbosch.