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

Overall: 3.5

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Cape St Martin Surf Guide

Cape St Martin in Western Cape is an exposed reef break that has dependable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the south southeast. Surfable in an onshore breeze Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the west southwest. A reef breaks left. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Hazards include rocks,kelp.

Cape St Martin Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
13.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Cape St Martin:

The best conditions reported for surf at Cape St Martin occur when a West-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Cape St Martin with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 77% of the time in March while 22% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 1% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
77%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
22%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
1%
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 Martin Location Map

Interactive Cape St Martin 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 Martin is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 152 km (94 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Cape St Martin is Springbok Airport (SBU), also in South Africa, 337 km (209 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Cape St Martin Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 18:25 Local Time
Tuesday 13Wed
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m) 1.5
SW
1.4
SW
1.4
SW
1.5
SW
Period (s) 11 11 12 13
Wind (km/h) 20
S 20
SSE 20
SSE 20
SSE
Wind State cross-
off
off off off

Swell History at Cape St Martin

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

Wind History at Cape St Martin

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Cape St Martin. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef and point
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: inconsistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: inconsistent
    4km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: inconsistent
    5km away
    • Icon reef  redReef and point
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    6km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: inconsistent
    11km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Cape St Martin: