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Scarborough Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.3
Consistency of Surf: 1.5
Difficulty Level: 2.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.5
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 2.4

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Scarborough Point Spot ID

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Scarborough Point

Photo credit: Joe Kahn

Point Barrel, Scarborough Point photo

Scarborough Point

Photo credit: Joe Kahn

Type: point

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell W | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.9 °C

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Saturday, 18 August 2018, 02:33 Local time
FriSaturday 18
Wave (m) 3.0
Period (s) 12 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 15
ESE 10
E 5
NNE 10
Wind State off off cross-

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Scarborough Point in Cape Peninsula is an exposed point break that has inconsistent surf. Spring and Summer provide the best conditions. The best wind direction is from the east. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the west.The break here is a left hand point. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Rocks are a hazard.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Boneyards, 8 km from Scarborough Point.

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Scarborough Point Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Slangkop, 7 km from Scarborough Point.

light winds from the ESE

Air temperature
10.3 °C

Current weather near Scarborough Point

Overall Scarborough Point Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Scarborough Point is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 33 km (20 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Scarborough Point is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 359 km (223 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Scarborough Point, Cape Town. Use the tab navigation above to view Scarborough Point sea temperature, Scarborough Point photographs, Scarborough Point detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Scarborough Point webcams, current wind from Cape Town live weather stations and Scarborough Point 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 Point.