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Hout Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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Hout Bay Spot ID

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Hout Bay

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Hout Bay

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Type: breakwater

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.9 °C

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Wednesday, 21 August 2019, 04:31 Local time
Wednesday 21
Wave (m) 1.6
Period (s) 16 16 16 15
Wind (km/h) 10
E 5
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Hout Bay in Cape Peninsula is a sheltered beach break that does not work very often. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the northwest. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Sometimes crowded. Hazards include sharks,.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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Live Weather:

At Cape Town, 11 km from Hout Bay.


Air temperature
9 °C

Current weather near Hout Bay

Overall Hout Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Hout Bay is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 25 km (16 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Hout Bay is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 358 km (222 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Hout Bay, Cape Town. Use the tab navigation above to view Hout Bay sea temperature, Hout Bay photographs, Hout Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Hout Bay webcams, current wind from Cape Town live weather stations and Hout Bay 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 Hout Bay.