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Platboom ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Platboom Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.4 °C

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Monday, 10 December 2018, 22:13 Local time
MonTuesday 11
Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 12 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 5
SSE 10
SSW 10
SSW 10
Wind State cross-

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Platboom in Cape Peninsula is an exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf. Autumn and winter are the optimum times of year for waves. The best wind direction is from the northwest. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the west. There is a left breaking reef. Rarely crowded here. Take care of rocks,kelp.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Black Rocks, 4 km from Platboom.

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Platboom Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Capetown-dfMalan, 41 km from Platboom.

light winds from the SSW

Air temperature
23.2 °C

Current weather near Platboom

Overall Platboom Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Platboom is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 43 km (27 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Platboom is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 354 km (220 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Platboom, Cape Town. Use the tab navigation above to view Platboom sea temperature, Platboom photographs, Platboom detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Platboom webcams, current wind from Cape Town live weather stations and Platboom 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 Platboom.