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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: 15.7 °C

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Saturday, 17 November 2018, 07:14 Local time
Friday 16Sat
Wave (m) 2.3
Period (s) 12 12 12 11
Wind (km/h) 20
SW 20
SSW 20
SSW 15
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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

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For Black Rocks, 9 km from Olifants Bos.

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Olifants Bos Tide Times and Tide Chart

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At Harbour Heights Simons Town wx, 8 km from Olifants Bos.


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Air temperature
16.7 °C

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Overall Olifants Bos Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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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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