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Kalk Bay Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 3.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.4

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Kalk Bay Reef

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Kalk Bay Reef

Photo credit: Callum Seha

Type: reef

Reliability: rarely breaks

Best: Swell SE | Wind WNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.8 °C

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Friday, 21 September 2018, 12:16 Local time
Friday 21
Wave (m) 4.5
Period (s) 14 14 15 16
Wind (km/h) 15
SW 15
SW 20
SSW 15
Wind State cross-
cross cross

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Kalk Bay Reef in Cape Peninsula is an exposed reef break. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southeast. There are left and right breaking reefs. Often Crowded. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Baileys Cottage Reef, 2 km from Kalk Bay Reef.

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Kalk Bay Reef Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Westlake Pond Cape Town wx, 4 km from Kalk Bay Reef.


Mostly Cloudy
Air temperature
17.5 °C

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Overall Kalk Bay Reef Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Kalk Bay Reef is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 22 km (14 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Kalk Bay Reef is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 350 km (217 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Kalk Bay Reef, Cape Town. Use the tab navigation above to view Kalk Bay Reef sea temperature, Kalk Bay Reef photographs, Kalk Bay Reef detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Kalk Bay Reef webcams, current wind from Cape Town live weather stations and Kalk Bay Reef 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 Kalk Bay Reef.