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The Hoek ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 3.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 3.4

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The Hoek Spot ID

Type: sandbar

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.6 °C

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Friday, 17 August 2018, 17:10 Local time
Friday 17Sat
Wave (m) 3.0
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 20
SSE 15
SSE 15
Wind State off off off cross-

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The Hoek in Cape Peninsula is an exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. Offshore winds blow from the southeast with some shelter here from southeast winds. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. Sometimes crowded. Overcrowding can even make surfing hazardous.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Hout Bay, 5 km from The Hoek.

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The Hoek Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Chapmans Peak Cape Town wx, 2 km from The Hoek.

light winds from the SE

Air temperature
14.3 °C

Current weather near The Hoek

Overall The Hoek Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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  • The nearest passenger airport to The Hoek is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 27 km (17 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to The Hoek is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 358 km (222 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for The Hoek, Cape Town. Use the tab navigation above to view The Hoek sea temperature, The Hoek photographs, The Hoek detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, The Hoek webcams, current wind from Cape Town live weather stations and The Hoek 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 Hoek.