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Sections ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.4

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Sections Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.6 °C

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Monday, 24 September 2018, 19:07 Local time
Monday 24Tue
Wave (m) 2.4
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 20
SSE 20
SSE 15
SSE 15
Wind State cross cross-
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Sections in Cape Peninsula is a fairly exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf Works best in offshore winds from the east. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. There is a right breaking reef. Crowds are never a problem here. Be wary of sharks, they are not unknown here.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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For Hout Bay, 4 km from Sections.

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Air temperature
18.0 °C

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Overall Sections Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Sections is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 25 km (16 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Sections is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 359 km (223 miles) away.
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