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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 Surf Forecast / Cape Town / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Thursday 20 Sep 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 13.8 °C (Statistics for 20 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 15.7 max: 17.3 min: 14.4 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
3.5
SW
4.5
SSW
5
SSW
6
SSW
6
SSW
5.5
SSW
4.5
SSW
3.5
SSW
3.5
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2.5
SW
2.5
SW
2.3
SW
2.1
SW
1.5
WSW
3
SW
2.3
SW
3
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3
SW
3
WSW
3
WSW
3
WSW
3
WSW
3
WSW
Period(s) (?)1314151817161514131212121218121615141312121212
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)403169191135622008223031571692515169390222671818143811021431239925453657337228752923270726642393
Wind
(km/h)
10
WSW
15
SSW
20
SSW
25
SSE
30
SSE
35
SSE
35
SSE
30
SSE
30
SSE
25
SE
20
SSE
15
SSW
10
WSW
10
WNW
15
W
10
W
10
WNW
15
WNW
15
WNW
20
NW
20
NW
10
NW
15
N
Wind State(?)cross-
on
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
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cross-
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crosscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
1:09AM
1.20
1:32PM
1.28

1:43AM
1.29

2:02PM
1.38
2:13AM
1.38

2:30PM
1.47
2:43AM
1.44

2:58PM
1.54
3:12AM
1.48

3:26PM
1.58
3:41AM
1.50

3:55PM
1.59
4:12AM
1.49

4:25PM
1.58


Low Tide
/ height (m)

7:19AM
0.36
7:40PM
0.35

7:50AM
0.27

8:10PM
0.25
8:19AM
0.19

8:39PM
0.17
8:48AM
0.13

9:08PM
0.11
9:16AM
0.09

9:37PM
0.07
9:44AM
0.08

10:07PM
0.06
10:14AM
0.10

10:38PM
0.08

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)
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High °C
1414131313141313141414151515161515161515151515
Low °C
1313131212141313141313151414161414161414151515
Chill °C (?)
1413111110121010121213141414151414151414141414
Sunrise
-6:37--6:35--6:33--6:33--6:31--6:30--6:28--6:26
Sunset
--6:42--6:43--6:43--6:44--6:45--6:45--6:45--
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Thu night, min 12°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (light winds from the WSW on Thu night, fresh winds from the SSE by Sat night).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Tue afternoon, min 14°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

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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.