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

Overall: 3.5

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The Boiler Spot ID

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The Boiler

Photo credit: Benji joss

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind ESE

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.1 °C

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Thursday, 19 July 2018, 12:04 Local time
Thursday 19
Wave (m) 2.3
Period (s) 16 15 15 15
Wind (km/h) 25
N 25
N 25
N 30
Wind State cross cross-

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The Boiler in Cape Peninsula is an exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf The best wind direction is from the east southeast. Still reasonable in light onshore winds Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west. A right hand reef break. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for rocks.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Boneyards, 1 km from The Boiler.

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The Boiler Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Slangkop, 1 km from The Boiler.

fresh winds from the N

Air temperature
23.4 °C

Current weather near The Boiler

Overall The Boiler Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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  • The nearest passenger airport to The Boiler is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 33 km (20 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to The Boiler is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 362 km (225 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for The Boiler, Cape Town. Use the tab navigation above to view The Boiler sea temperature, The Boiler photographs, The Boiler detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, The Boiler webcams, current wind from Cape Town live weather stations and The Boiler 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 The Boiler.