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Horse Trails ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.2

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Horse Trails Spot ID

Barrel, Horse Trails photo

Horse Trails

Photo credit: Dewald

Type: sandbar

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind ENE

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.3 °C

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Friday, 22 March 2019, 09:50 Local time
Friday 22
Wave (m) 2.5
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 15
SSE 20
SSE 25
SSE 25
Wind State cross cross cross cross

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Horse Trails in Western Cape is a reasonably exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf. Spring and Summer provide the optimum conditions. The best wind direction is from the east northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Take care of rocks in the line up.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Beach Road, 5 km from Horse Trails.

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Horse Trails Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At RobbenIsland, 7 km from Horse Trails.

moderate winds from the ESE

Air temperature
17.0 °C

Current weather near Horse Trails

Overall Horse Trails Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Horse Trails is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 25 km (16 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Horse Trails is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 347 km (216 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Horse Trails, Cape Town. Use the tab navigation above to view Horse Trails sea temperature, Horse Trails photographs, Horse Trails detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Horse Trails webcams, current wind from Cape Town live weather stations and Horse Trails 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 Horse Trails.