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Cape St Francis ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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Cape St Francis Surf Guide

Cape St Francis in Jeffreys Bay Coast is an exposed beach break that usually has waves. Winter and spring are the best times of year to visit. Ideal winds are from the west northwest. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the east. Waves at the beach break both left and right. It's sometimes crowded here. Watch out for sharks.

Cape St Francis Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
17.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Cape St Francis:

The best conditions reported for surf at Cape St Francis occur when a East swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

octoberBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Cape St Francis with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 6% of the time in October while 15% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 79% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Cape St Francis Location Map

Interactive Cape St Francis 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 Cape St Francis is Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ) in South Africa, which is 75 km (47 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Cape St Francis is George Airport (GRJ), also in South Africa, 228 km (142 miles) away.

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Cape St Francis Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 19 April 2021, 21:12 Local Time
MonTuesday 20
Wave (m) 2.5
Period (s) 9 10 6 7
Wind (km/h) 30
ENE 30
ENE 30
NE 40
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Cape St Francis

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

Wind History at Cape St Francis

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

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