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Arniston ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.2
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.3
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Arniston break guidePhoto by: Anton Hunt

Arniston Surf Guide

Arniston in Boland and Southern Cape is a sheltered beach break that has quite reliable surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the west northwest. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. It very rarely gets crowded here. Watch out for sharks and rocks.

Arniston Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
fairly consistent16.5°C

Surfing Arniston:

The best conditions reported for surf at Arniston occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Arniston sea temperature, Arniston photographs, Arniston detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Arniston webcams, current wind from Overberg live weather stations and Arniston 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 Arniston

Arniston Surf:

Monday, 13 July 2020, 19:17 Local time
Monday 13Tue
Wave (m) 11.5
Period (s) 18 18 18 18
Wind (km/h) 60
W 55
W 50
WSW 45
Wind State off cross-

Tide Times:

At Arniston (0 km).

IS AT (local time)

Arniston Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Overberg, 11 km from Arniston.

fresh winds from the NNW

Air temperature
12 °C

Current weather near Arniston

Overall Arniston Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

Surf stats for Arniston: see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Arniston: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Lefthander, Arniston photo


Photo credit: Anton Hunt

Arniston surf  photo


Photo credit: Martin Bouwer

Arniston Location Maps

Arniston Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Overberg surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Arniston

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Arniston:

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Wave buoys nearest to Arniston:

Tide stations nearest to Arniston:

  • Closest tide station
    60 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    99 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    115 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Cape Town
    117 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    167 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Arniston is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 170 km (106 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Arniston is George Airport (GRJ), also in South Africa, 211 km (131 miles) away.
Arniston break location map and break info