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Olifants Bos ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Olifants Bos Spot ID

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Type: reef and point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WSW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.6 °C

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Friday, 17 August 2018, 19:10 Local time
Friday 17Sat
Wave (m) 3.0
Period (s) 12 12 12 11
Wind (km/h) 15
SE 20
SE 15
ESE 10
Wind State off off cross-

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Olifants Bos in Cape Peninsula is an exposed reef and point break that has fairly consistent surf. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the west southwest. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for sharks.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Black Rocks, 9 km from Olifants Bos.

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Olifants Bos Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Simons Kloof Simons Town King Edward Rest wx, 8 km from Olifants Bos.

light winds from the SE

Air temperature
13.3 °C

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Overall Olifants Bos Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Olifants Bos is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 38 km (24 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Olifants Bos is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 359 km (223 miles) away.
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