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Clovelly Surf Guide

Clovelly in Cape Town is a quite exposed beach break Offshore winds are from the northwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southeast. Even when the surf is up, crowds are unknown. Hazards include - Rocks, shallow.

Clovelly Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
15.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Clovelly:

The best conditions reported for surf at Clovelly occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Clovelly with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 3% of the time in June while 6% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 91% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
3%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
6%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
91%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Clovelly Location Map

Interactive Clovelly 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 Clovelly is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 23 km (14 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Clovelly is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 350 km (217 miles) away.

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Clovelly Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 16 April 2021, 12:22 Local Time
Friday 16
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 1.9
SSE
1.7
SSE
2.5
SE
2.5
SE
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 15
ESE 10
SSE 10
SSE 5
E
Wind State on on on cross-
on

Swell History at Clovelly

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

Wind History at Clovelly

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

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