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Boneyards ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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Boneyards Surf Guide

Boneyards in Cape Peninsula is an exposed reef break that does not work very often. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the east southeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the west. There are left and right breaking reefs. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of rocks,kelp.

Boneyards Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
14.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Boneyards:

The best conditions reported for surf at Boneyards occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Boneyards (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Boneyards with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 51% of the time in January while 31% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 18% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
51%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
31%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
18%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Boneyards Location Map

Interactive Boneyards surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The nearest passenger airport to Boneyards is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 32 km (20 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Boneyards is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 362 km (225 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Boneyards Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 7 May 2021, 12:41 Local Time
Friday 07
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 1.3
SW
1.3
SW
1.3
SW
1.3
SW
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 20
SSE 20
SSE 20
S 20
SSE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Boneyards

Surf stats for Boneyards, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Boneyards

Wind stats for Boneyards, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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    • Icon  s33.5
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    • Icon  s43.9
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    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s33.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef and point
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away

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