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Thermopylae ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 1.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.6

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Thermopylae Spot ID

Thermo's, Thermopylae photo


Photo credit: Rafael

Thermopolae Moulie Point, Cape Town, Thermopylae photo


Photo credit: Rob Coomber

Type: point

Reliability: rarely breaks

Best: Swell SW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.2 °C

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Saturday, 23 February 2019, 02:46 Local time
FriSaturday 23
Wave (m) 2.3
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 15
S 15
SSE 10
SSE 10
Wind State cross cross-

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Thermopylae in Cape Peninsula is an exposed point break. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the east. Waves can be ok even in light onshore winds Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest.The waves is a point break that peels left. Best around high tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Hazards include wreck,pollution.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Cape Town, South Africa, 2 km from Thermopylae.

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Thermopylae Tide Times and Tide Chart

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At SHIP716, 0 km from Thermopylae.


Air temperature
17.5 °C

Current weather near Thermopylae

Overall Thermopylae Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Thermopylae is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 20 km (12 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Thermopylae is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 352 km (219 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Thermopylae, Cape Town. Use the tab navigation above to view Thermopylae sea temperature, Thermopylae photographs, Thermopylae detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Thermopylae webcams, current wind from Cape Town live weather stations and Thermopylae 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 Thermopylae.