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Danger Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 3.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 3.7

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Danger Reef break guidePhoto by: Ryan Vorster

Danger Reef Surf Guide

Danger Reef in Cape Peninsula is an exposed reef break that has pretty consitent surf. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the northwest. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southeast. A choice of left and right reefs. Often Crowded. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Danger Reef Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
18.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Danger Reef:

The best conditions reported for surf at Danger Reef 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 Danger Reef (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Danger Reef 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 4% of the time in June while 5% 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
4%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
5%
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).

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Interactive Danger Reef 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 Danger Reef is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 21 km (13 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Danger Reef is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 349 km (217 miles) away.

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Danger Reef Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 9 March 2021, 08:28 Local Time
Tuesday 09
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 3.0
SW
3.0
SW
2.5
SW
2.5
SW
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 20
NNW 30
NNW 40
NNW 50
NNW
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
off off

Swell History at Danger Reef

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

Wind History at Danger Reef

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

Danger Reef Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 3 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s43.7
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s44.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.3
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s43.7
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s11.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s32.7
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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Joshua Logan from South Africa
“Honestly such an awesome break. Doesn't break too often but when it does it's fantastic.”

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