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Nine Mile Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.8

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Nine Mile Reef Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SSE | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.3 °C

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Saturday, 21 July 2018, 22:42 Local time
SatSunday 22
Wave (m) 1.7
Period (s) 12 12 12 11
Wind (km/h) 10
ENE 15
NE 15
NE 15
Wind State cross-

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Nine Mile Reef in Cape Peninsula is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the north. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the south southeast. Reef breaks provide lefts and rights. Sometimes crowded. Rocks are a hazard.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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For Khayelitsha, 2 km from Nine Mile Reef.

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Nine Mile Reef Tide Times and Tide Chart

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At Capetown-df Malan, 11 km from Nine Mile Reef.


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Air temperature
13.1 °C

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Overall Nine Mile Reef Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Nine Mile Reef is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 13 km (8 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Nine Mile Reef is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 330 km (205 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Nine Mile Reef, Cape Town. Use the tab navigation above to view Nine Mile Reef sea temperature, Nine Mile Reef photographs, Nine Mile Reef detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Nine Mile Reef webcams, current wind from Cape Town live weather stations and Nine Mile 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 Nine Mile Reef.