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Outer Kom ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.6

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Outer Kom Spot ID

Type: reef and point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.9 °C

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Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 21:51 Local time
TueWednesday 23
Wave (m) 5.0
Period (s) 15 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 35
NNW 35
NNW 35
NNW 35
Wind State cross-

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Outer Kom in Cape Peninsula is an exposed reef and point break that has quite consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Able to handle light onshore wind Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west. A choice of left and right reefs. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Beware of sharks,kelp, rips urchins.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Boneyards, 1 km from Outer Kom.

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Outer Kom Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Erica Road Cape Town wx, 1 km from Outer Kom.

light winds from the N

Air temperature
16.2 °C

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Overall Outer Kom Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Outer Kom is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 33 km (20 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Outer Kom is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 362 km (225 miles) away.
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