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Sandy Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.1

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Sandy Bay Spot ID

Sandy Bay photo

Sandy Bay

Photo credit: Callum Seha

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind ESE

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.6 °C

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Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 01:29 Local time
Tuesday 17Wed
Wave (m) 1.5
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 5
SSE 15
SE 10
Wind State glass cross-
off cross-

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Sandy Bay in Cape Peninsula is a sheltered beach break that has quite consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the east southeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for sharks.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Hout Bay, 3 km from Sandy Bay.

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Sandy Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Sea Point Cape Town wx, 8 km from Sandy Bay.

light winds from the ENE

Air temperature
22.7 °C

Current weather near Sandy Bay

Overall Sandy Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Sandy Bay Location Map

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Sandy Bay is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 26 km (16 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Sandy Bay is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 359 km (223 miles) away.
Sandy Bay break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Sandy Bay, Cape Town. Use the tab navigation above to view Sandy Bay sea temperature, Sandy Bay photographs, Sandy Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Sandy Bay webcams, current wind from Cape Town live weather stations and Sandy Bay 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 Sandy Bay.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.