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Crayfish Factory ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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Crayfish Factory Surf Guide

Crayfish Factory in Cape Peninsula is an exposed reef break. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. There is a right hand reef break. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Hazards include sharks,kelp and rocks.

Crayfish Factory Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
14.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Crayfish Factory:

The best conditions reported for surf at Crayfish Factory occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Crayfish Factory with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 23% of the time in May while 76% 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.
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 Crayfish Factory Location Map

Interactive Crayfish Factory 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 Crayfish Factory is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 32 km (20 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Crayfish Factory is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 359 km (223 miles) away.

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Crayfish Factory Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 07:09 Local Time
Wednesday 21
Wave (m) 1.2
Period (s) 11 10 9 11
Wind (km/h) 20
SE 15
ESE 20
SE 30
Wind State cross-
cross cross

Swell History at Crayfish Factory

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

Wind History at Crayfish Factory

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

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