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Fish Hoek ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.7

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Fish Hoek Spot ID

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Fish Hoek

Photo credit: Sa-eeda Daniels

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind WNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.8 °C

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Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 22:10 Local time
WedThursday 20
Wave (m) 3.0
Period (s) 11 16 15 15
Wind (km/h) 10
SE 5
SSE 10
Wind State cross-
cross cross

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Fish Hoek in Cape Peninsula is a fairly exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the west northwest. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Likely to be crowded if working. Watch out for dangerous rips.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Baileys Cottage Reef, 3 km from Fish Hoek.

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Fish Hoek Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Slangkop, 12 km from Fish Hoek.

light winds from the ESE

Air temperature
10.6 °C

Current weather near Fish Hoek

Overall Fish Hoek Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Fish Hoek is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 24 km (15 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Fish Hoek is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 351 km (218 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Fish Hoek, Cape Town. Use the tab navigation above to view Fish Hoek sea temperature, Fish Hoek photographs, Fish Hoek detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Fish Hoek webcams, current wind from Cape Town live weather stations and Fish Hoek 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 Fish Hoek.