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Kakapo ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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  1. weather stationWind Update Cross-off wind 2 km from Kakapo has swung offshore (moderate winds from the ESE at Chapmans Peak Cape Town wx). 4.1m 9 s period wind swell from SE is too big
    Kakapo
  2. weather stationWind Update Cross-on wind has become light (light winds from the SSE at Retreat Cape Town wx 5 km from Muizenberg). 3.7m 8 s period wind swell from ESE is too big
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Actual: 31 min ago

Moderate
25.9 km/h
ESE
Offshore
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Kakapo Surf Forecast / Cape Town / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Saturday 20 Oct 2018 SAST

Kakapo surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Kakapo sea temperature is 13.6 °C (Statistics for 20 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 16.4 max: 17.7 min: 15.4 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.8
SW
2.4
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2.2
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2.1
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1.6
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0.8
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1.4
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0.9
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0.6
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0.8
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0.8
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0.8
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0.7
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0.6
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Period(s) (?)13991010171514141312136778881112121116
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)11621005833813484330879915721394220129153173160229489116155197187119211
Wind
(km/h)
35
ESE
25
ESE
30
SE
25
ESE
10
ESE
20
SSE
20
NNE
20
NW
10
WSW
10
ESE
20
SSE
30
SE
25
SE
15
SE
20
SSE
20
SE
10
SSE
15
SSE
20
SSW
20
SSE
30
S
25
SE
25
SSE
Wind State(?)offoffcross-
off
offoffcross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
offcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
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High Tide
/ height (m)
1:15AM
1.25
1:29PM
1.38

1:47AM
1.34
1:58PM
1.47

2:18AM
1.43

2:28PM
1.55
2:49AM
1.49

2:59PM
1.61
3:21AM
1.52

3:30PM
1.63
3:54AM
1.53

4:04PM
1.61
4:30AM
1.50

4:41PM
1.55


Low Tide
/ height (m)

7:17AM
0.32
7:42PM
0.24

7:48AM
0.23

8:12PM
0.14
8:19AM
0.16

8:42PM
0.06
8:50AM
0.11

9:13PM
0.01
9:22AM
0.09

9:46PM
-0.00
9:56AM
0.10

10:21PM
0.02
10:32AM
0.14

10:58PM
0.08

Note: the tide data above is for Boneyards which is 3 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Kakapo.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Kakapo 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
1414221820292627262424222223262426262121191919
Chill °C (?)
1517232025302928272624232225262527262722201918
Sunrise
-5:56--5:56--5:54--5:54--5:52--5:50--5:50--5:48
Sunset
--7:05--7:06--7:07--7:07--7:07--7:08--7:09--
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very warm air temperatures (max 30°C on Mon afternoon, min 14°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SE on Sat night, calm by Tue night).Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Sun morning. Warm air temperatures (max 27°C on Fri morning, min 19°C on Sat afternoon). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SE on Wed night, light winds from the SSE by Fri night).

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Information about the Kakapo Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Kakapo provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Kakapo can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Kakapo 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 (Kakapo) 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 Kakapo 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 Kakapo, 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.