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Witsands ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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Witsands Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.3 °C

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Saturday, 17 March 2018, 16:53 Local time
Saturday 17Sun
Wave (m) 2.1
Period (s) 12 12 12 11
Wind (km/h) 25
SE 30
SE 25
SE 25
Wind State cross cross cross-

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Witsands in Cape Peninsula is an exposed beach break that has quite consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Be wary of rips - they make surfing here dangerous.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Boneyards, 6 km from Witsands.

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Witsands Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Klein Slangkop Cape Town wx, 5 km from Witsands.


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Overall Witsands Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Witsands is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 32 km (20 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Witsands is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 359 km (223 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Witsands, Cape Town. Use the tab navigation above to view Witsands sea temperature, Witsands photographs, Witsands detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Witsands webcams, current wind from Cape Town live weather stations and Witsands 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 Witsands.