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Van Riebeek ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.8

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Van Riebeek Spot ID

Vans - Rare offshore day., Van Riebeek photo

Van Riebeek

Photo credit: John Rattey

Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell WSW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.5 °C

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Saturday, 23 March 2019, 02:35 Local time
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Wave (m) 3.0
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 20
SSE 15
SSE 10
SE 10
Wind State cross-
cross cross cross

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Van Riebeek in Western Cape is an exposed beach break that does not work very often. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Take care of the strong rips here.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Beach Road, 4 km from Van Riebeek.

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Van Riebeek Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At RobbenIsland, 12 km from Van Riebeek.

light winds from the E

Air temperature
16.6 °C

Current weather near Van Riebeek

Overall Van Riebeek Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Van Riebeek is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 33 km (20 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Van Riebeek is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 347 km (216 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Van Riebeek, Cape Town. Use the tab navigation above to view Van Riebeek sea temperature, Van Riebeek photographs, Van Riebeek detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Van Riebeek webcams, current wind from Cape Town live weather stations and Van Riebeek 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 Van Riebeek.