Muizenberg ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.2
Difficulty Level: 2.1
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.7
Crowds: 2.2

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Muizenberg Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Cape Town, South Africa)

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Muizenberg Spot ID:

Type: beach

Reliability: rarely breaks

Best: Swell SE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.5 °C

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Thursday, 2 April 2015, 02:07 Local time

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11PM 2AM 5AM 8AM
Wave (m) 1.7
Period (s) 11 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 35
SSE 30
SSE 30
SSE 35
Wind State on on cross-

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Muizenberg in Cape Town is an exposed beach break Offshore winds blow from the northwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Be warned that sharks have been sighted.

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At Slangkop, 16 km from Muizenberg.

moderate winds from the SE

Air temperature
15.3 °C

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The Green Fish from SOUTH AFRICA writes:

Cape Town's breeding ground for grommets, Muizenberg is the ideal spot to learn to surf with kilometers of open beach to diffuse crowding and multiple lines of whitewater close to shore to help newbies find their feet.

During summer the swell is routinely wrecked by South Easterly winds which turn the ocean into coffee coloured mush. On windless days the swell will peak at 6 foot faces and rarely goes overhead. Summer also brings a seasonal influx of sharks who move closer to the beach zone.

Crowds are also worst during the summer months, and surfers choosing to catch waves in the 'surfer's corner' will be exposed to some horrific surf etiquette, with drop-ins, snaking etc the norm rather than the exception. More experienced surfers therefore choose to surf closer to the rocks or further down the beach towards the river mouth.

Summer surfing at Muizenberg can be fun due to the warm water temperatures and great scenery. On a clean head-high day good sandbanks can provide long rides and a relatively easy paddle.

Muizenberg comes into its own during winter when a prevailing North Westerly wind blow over the peninsula, and large offshore storm fronts push swell towards False Bay.

Water temperature drops during this period, with full wetsuit, hoodie and gloves advisable when taking on the swell. Storm fronts send some heavy swell towards Muizenberg during the winter, and locals can enjoy waves that are well overhead but relatively easy to pull into.

Winter swell can be quite forceful, which tends to keep the water clear of beginners. A strong leash is advised as surfers are in for a long swim back to shore if they lose their boards.

As a sand break on a gentle upward slope Muizenberg rarely, if ever, provides hollow waves. The wave is slow moving during summer, picking up speed with storm swell. Drop-in angle is forgiving, but sufers are in for a hammering if they get caught in the whitewater during winter swell.

While many Cape surfers have a condescending attitude to Muizenberg, you'll nevertheless find the break well populated by experienced surfers during the Winter months as this spot provides clean, medium sized waves on a consistent basis while many of the Atlantic breaks receive onshore swell.


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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Muizenberg:

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Closest break Baileys Reef 1 mi
Second closest break Danger Reef 1 mi
Third closest break Clovelly 2 mi
Fourth closest break Kalk Bay Reef 2 mi
Fifth closest break Fish Hoek 3 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Muizenberg:

Closest wave buoy Brazil Buoy 3915 mi
Second closest wave buoy Lion Buoy 5312 mi
Third closest wave buoy Nice Buoy 5370 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy Middle Atlantic Buoy 5433 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy Gascogne Ouest Arcachon Buoy 5654 mi

Tide stations nearest to Muizenberg:

Closest tide station Khayelitsha 12 mi
Second closest tide station Cape Town 14 mi
Third closest tide station Hermanus 48 mi
Fourth closest tide station Saldanha 81 mi
Fifth closest tide station Mosselbaai 211 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Muizenberg:

Closest ski area Matroosberg (South Africa) 85 mi
Second closest ski area Tiffindell (South Africa) 600 mi
Third closest ski area Afri-Ski (Lesotho) 705 mi
Fourth closest ski area Cerro Castor (Argentina) 4261 mi
Fifth closest ski area Cerro Mirador (Chile) 4418 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Muizenberg:

Closest city location Cape Town (South Africa) 12 mi
Second closest city location Khayelitsha (South Africa) 12 mi
Third closest city location Stellenbosch (South Africa) 24 mi
Fourth closest city location Kayamnandi (South Africa) 25 mi
Fifth closest city location Grabouw (South Africa) 31 mi
  • The nearest passenger airport to Muizenberg is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 19 km (12 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Muizenberg is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 348 km (216 miles) away.
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