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Glen Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 4.2
Difficulty Level: 3.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.2
Crowds: 3.2

Overall: 3.5

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Glen Beach Spot ID

Type: sandbar

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.2 °C

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Thursday, 24 January 2019, 04:33 Local time
Thursday 24
Wave (m) 4.5
Period (s) 15 15 15 15
Wind (km/h) 30
SSE 30
SSE 25
SSE 35
Wind State cross-

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Glen Beach in Cape Peninsula is an exposed beach break that usually has waves Offshore winds blow from the east with some shelter here from southeast winds. Surfable in an onshore breeze Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. Prevailing right breaking waves at the beach break. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Take care of sharks and rocks.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Cape Town, South Africa, 6 km from Glen Beach.

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Glen Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At MoltenoReservior, 3 km from Glen Beach.

light winds from the SE

Air temperature
17.8 °C

Current weather near Glen Beach

Overall Glen Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Glen Beach is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 21 km (13 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Glen Beach is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 354 km (220 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Glen Beach, Cape Town. Use the tab navigation above to view Glen Beach sea temperature, Glen Beach photographs, Glen Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Glen Beach webcams, current wind from Cape Town live weather stations and Glen Beach 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 Glen Beach.