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Onrus ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.3
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.5
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 3.4

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Onrus Spot ID

Onrus in April photo


Photo credit: Paul Jordaan

on a very small, glassy day, Onrus photo


Photo credit: Gerrit Jordaan

Paul Jordaan Left, Onrus photo


Photo credit: Gerrit Jordaan

Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.8 °C

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Friday, 22 February 2019, 03:40 Local time
Friday 22
Wave (m) 2.2
Period (s) 14 14 13 13
Wind (km/h) 20
E 15
E 10
SSE 20
Wind State cross-
on cross-

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Onrus in Boland and Southern Cape is an exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf Offshore winds blow from the northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break offers mainly right hand waves. Sometimes crowded. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Hermanus, 6 km from Onrus.

IS AT (local time)

Onrus Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Hermanus, 4 km from Onrus.

light winds from the ESE

Air temperature
18.9 °C

Current weather near Onrus

Overall Onrus Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Onrus is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 72 km (45 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Onrus is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 293 km (182 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Onrus, Overberg. Use the tab navigation above to view Onrus sea temperature, Onrus photographs, Onrus detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Onrus webcams, current wind from Overberg live weather stations and Onrus 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 Onrus.