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

Overall: 3.2

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Scarborough Beach Spot ID

Sweet wave on the bank, Scarborough Beach photo

Scarborough Beach

Photo credit: Joe Kahn

Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell W | Wind ENE

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.6 °C

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Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 05:31 Local time
Wednesday 13
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 2.4
SW
2.4
SW
3.0
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3.0
SW
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 20
SW 20
W 20
WNW 25
WNW
Wind State on on cross-
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Scarborough Beach in Cape Peninsula is an exposed beach break that only works when conditions are just right. Spring and Summer provide the favoured conditions. The best wind direction is from the east northeast. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Take care of the strong rips here.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Boneyards, 8 km from Scarborough Beach.

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Scarborough Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Capri Village Cape Town wx, 6 km from Scarborough Beach.

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Overall Scarborough Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Scarborough Beach is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 33 km (20 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Scarborough Beach is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 358 km (222 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Scarborough Beach, Cape Town. Use the tab navigation above to view Scarborough Beach sea temperature, Scarborough Beach photographs, Scarborough Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Scarborough Beach webcams, current wind from Cape Town live weather stations and Scarborough Beach 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 Scarborough Beach.