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

Overall: 3.2

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Sunset Beach Spot ID

The most beautiful beach break in the world, Sunset Beach photo

Sunset Beach

Photo credit: John Rattey

Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.9 °C

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Sunday, 22 October 2017, 06:47 Local time
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Wave (m) 3.5
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Period (s) 15 15 15 14
Wind (km/h) 15
SSE 20
SSE 25
S 30
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Sunset Beach in Western Cape is a fairly exposed beach break that does not work very often. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Take care of locals and sharks.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Cape Town, South Africa, 10 km from Sunset Beach.

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Sunset Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Duynefontein, 14 km from Sunset Beach.

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Current weather near Sunset Beach

Overall Sunset Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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Sunset Beach Location Map

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Sunset Beach is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 20 km (12 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Sunset Beach is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 344 km (214 miles) away.
Sunset Beach break location map and break info

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