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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 offshore at Dunes (moderate winds from the ESE at Chapmans Peak Cape Town wx 2 km from Dunes). 2.1m 12 s period swell from SW with 2.7m 7 s period wind swell from SSE
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Moderate
24.1 km/h
ESE
Offshore
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Dunes Surf Forecast / Cape Town / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 am Sunday 18 Nov 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 14.2 °C (Statistics for 18 Nov 1981-2005 - mean: 17.7 max: 19.4 min: 16.1 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.1
SW
1.9
SW
1.6
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1.5
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1.4
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1.5
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2.3
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2.5
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3
SSW
1.9
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1.9
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2.1
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1.9
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1.9
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1.9
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Period(s) (?)121111111111141391514141313141615151514131212
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)111194064052447952420202243140016851500161515211266191254184811371526622095170811181100
Wind
(km/h)
40
SE
45
SE
30
ESE
10
SSE
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20
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30
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35
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40
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35
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35
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Wind State(?)cross-
off
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High Tide
/ height (m)
12:05PM
1.23

12:34AM
1.17
12:44PM
1.34

1:12AM
1.28
1:20PM
1.44

1:48AM
1.38
1:56PM
1.53

2:24AM
1.46

2:32PM
1.60
3:01AM
1.52

3:09PM
1.63
3:39AM
1.54

3:49PM
1.62
4:19AM
1.53


Low Tide
/ height (m)

6:28PM
0.39

6:31AM
0.40
7:05PM
0.27

7:10AM
0.31
7:39PM
0.16

7:47AM
0.22

8:14PM
0.06
8:23AM
0.15

8:50PM
-0.00
9:01AM
0.11

9:27PM
-0.03
9:41AM
0.10

10:07PM
-0.02
10:23AM
0.12

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
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Low °C
1619171820191818151517151517161617161619171718
Chill °C (?)
1518172020181817141415141415141515151718181817
Sunrise
5:31--5:31--5:31--5:31--5:30--5:30--5:28--5:28-
Sunset
-7:30--7:31--7:32--7:34--7:35--7:36--7:37--7:37
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Mon night. Warm air temperatures (max 20°C on Mon morning, min 15°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SE on Sun afternoon, light winds from the SSE by Mon morning).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 19°C on Sat afternoon, min 15°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SE on Sat afternoon, moderate winds from the SE by Sun 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.