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Cape Vidal Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(KwaZulu-Natal North Coast, South Africa)

Cape Vidal Surf Guide

Cape Vidal in KwaZulu-Natal North Coast is an exposed reef break that has very reliable surf. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the west and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the east. There is no reef break. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for sharks.

Cape Vidal Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
26.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Cape Vidal:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Cape Vidal with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 12% of the time in February while 58% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 30% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
12%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
58%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
30%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Cape Vidal Location Map

Interactive Cape Vidal 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.

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Cape Vidal Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 19 April 2021, 22:04 Local Time
MonTuesday 20
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 1.1
SE
2.4
SSW
2.3
SSW
1.8
SSW
Period (s) 12 7 8 8
Wind (km/h) 40
SW 40
SSW 40
SSW 25
SSE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross

Swell History at Cape Vidal

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

Wind History at Cape Vidal

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

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