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Captains ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.8

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Captains Surf Forecast / Cape Town / South Africa

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Monday 19 Apr 2021 SAST
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Captains surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Captains sea temperature is 13.3 °C (Statistics for 19 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 17.7 max: 19.3 min: 16.0 °C)
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Captains surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Captains sea temperature is 13.3 °C (Statistics for 19 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 17.7 max: 19.3 min: 16.0 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Captains (calm at Duynefontein 2 km from Captains).

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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Captains this week:

The surf forecast for Captains over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Apr 20) at 2AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.9m and 10s period with a secondary swell of 0.8m and 13s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Captains in the next 12 days are 2.1m 13s and forecast to arrive on Monday (Apr 26) at 11PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 2AM (Tue 20th Apr)6ft (1.9m) 10s
Best Surf11PM (Mon 26th Apr)7ft (2.1m) 13s
Most Powerful11PM (Mon 26th Apr)7ft (2.1m) 13s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Captains over the next 12 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
Friday
30
Sat
01
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
443433333333332212544532411511111151111111111
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.6.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.216.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.240.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.264.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.288.cc23
1.9
SSW
1.8
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.1
S
1.2
S
0.9
SW
0.9
SW
0.7
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
0.9
SW
0.8
SW
0.9
WSW
0.8
SW
0.8
WSW
0.7
SW
1.2
WSW
1.8
WSW
1.8
SW
1.9
SW
2
SW
1.9
SW
1.6
SW
1.6
SW
2.1
SW
1.8
SW
2.5
SW
2.4
SW
2.2
SW
1.9
SW
2.1
SW
2.3
SW
2.3
SW
2.2
SW
2.1
SW
101212111211131316151413131212101111141313121212121417141414131313121212
6718898356863273192412412514724222952082551691281213341332107712991201104874877317601775296822841759124215371600159114621261
15
ESE
10
SE
10
SW
5
NE
0
WNW
10
WSW
5
ESE
5
NE
10
W
10
NW
10
W
10
SW
5
ESE
5
SSE
10
SSW
5
NNE
15
NNW
15
WNW
10
N
10
WSW
10
SW
10
SSE
15
SSE
25
S
10
ESE
10
SSE
15
SSE
10
ESE
10
SSE
20
SSE
15
SE
15
S
15
SSW
10
NE
10
NNW
10
W
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
glassglassonglassglassoncross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
oncross-
on
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
crosson
8:11PM
1.01
8:38AM
1.00
10:06PM
1.03
10:37AM
1.03
11:30PM
1.14
11:54AM
1.14
12:23AM
1.30
12:47PM
1.28
1:06AM
1.46
1:32PM
1.42
1:47AM
1.60
2:14PM
1.53
2:26AM
1.71
2:55PM
1.60
3:07AM
1.77
3:36PM
1.62
3:48AM
1.76
4:18PM
1.60
4:30AM
1.69
5:01PM
1.53
5:15AM
1.56
5:47PM
1.42
6:04AM
1.40
6:41PM
1.30
2:23AM
0.66
3:21PM
0.58
4:28AM
0.62
5:00PM
0.51
5:48AM
0.49
6:04PM
0.40
6:41AM
0.32
6:51PM
0.27
7:24AM
0.15
7:34PM
0.15
8:05AM
0.01
8:15PM
0.05
8:45AM
-0.10
8:56PM
-0.00
9:26AM
-0.14
9:37PM
-0.01
10:07AM
-0.12
10:19PM
0.03
10:49AM
-0.04
11:04PM
0.12
11:34AM
0.09
11:53PM
0.24
12:23PM
0.24

Note: the tide data above is for Beach Road which is 3 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Captains.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Captains blow from the E

Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
Friday
30
Sat
01
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
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161724202023181821151519171620161618161617161618151521171822182030232120
162325232424212424191919172021181919171818171819161922182325192531282527
-7:11--7:11--7:13--7:13--7:15--7:15--7:16--7:16--7:18--7:18--7:18--7:20-
--6:16--6:15--6:15--6:14--6:13--6:12--6:10--6:09--6:07--6:07--6:06--6:05

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 25°C on Tue afternoon, min 16°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 21°C on Sat afternoon, min 15°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Sun night. Warm (max 22°C on Wed afternoon, min 15°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 31°C on Fri afternoon, min 17°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Captains Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Captains provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Captains can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Captains surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Captains) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Captains may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Captains is 12 km (7 miles) from the city of Robben Island. If you plan a holiday in Cape Town, look for hotels and other accommodation in Robben Island. Robben Island has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.