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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 Surf Forecast / Cape Town / South Africa

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 am Monday 17 May 2021 SAST
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Danger Reef surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Danger Reef sea temperature is 15.0 °C (Statistics for 17 May 1981-2005 - mean: 17.2 max: 18.1 min: 16.2 °C)
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Danger Reef surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Danger Reef sea temperature is 15.0 °C (Statistics for 17 May 1981-2005 - mean: 17.2 max: 18.1 min: 16.2 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Danger Reef (light winds from the NE at Slangkop 14 km from Danger Reef).

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Light
7 km/h
NE
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Danger Reef this week:

The surf forecast for Danger Reef over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Monday (May 17) at 11AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.0m and 11s period. The wind is predicted to be glassy as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Danger Reef in the next 12 days are 5.0m 13s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (May 20) at 5PM. Winds are predicted to be offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 3.0m 9s period and expected on Thursday (May 20) at 8AM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)11AM (Mon 17th May)6.5ft (2.0m) 11s
Best Surf 5PM (Thu 20th May)16ft (5.0m) 13s
Most Powerful 5PM (Thu 20th May)16ft (5.0m) 13s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Danger Reef 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
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
445433210395687655443355443003000000
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.36.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.204.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.228.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.252.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.276.cc23
2
SSW
2.2
SSW
1.9
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.3
SSW
1
SSW
1.2
WSW
1.4
WSW
0.8
SSW
3.5
WSW
5
WSW
4
WSW
4.5
SW
4.5
SW
4
SW
3
SW
2.5
SW
2.1
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.3
SW
1.7
WSW
2.1
WSW
1.9
WSW
1.7
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.5
SSW
3
SE
3
SE
2
S
1.8
SSE
1.6
SSE
1.2
SSE
11121212111199131113121314141313121212121211121212111111148999129
942136110365734592562322871832768905242957439783259683521234913428936584867481045101879571062844130580210651508705577647203
5
NNE
5
SSW
5
NE
5
NNW
15
WNW
10
NNW
20
NNW
30
NNW
35
NNW
35
W
30
WNW
35
WNW
25
SW
15
SW
5
SE
10
ENE
5
SSE
5
ESE
5
NNW
10
NW
20
NNW
20
NNW
20
NNW
10
NNW
5
SSE
0
WSW
10
SSE
25
SSE
20
SSE
15
SE
30
SE
35
SE
45
SE
35
SE
30
ESE
25
ESE
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off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
offoffcrosscrossoncross-
on
ononglassoffoffcross-
off
offoffonglasscross-
on
oncross-
on
ononononononon
6:47PM
1.15
6:57AM
1.11
7:54PM
1.12
8:13AM
1.06
9:15PM
1.14
9:46AM
1.07
10:32PM
1.22
11:07AM
1.14
11:34PM
1.34
12:09PM
1.25
12:26AM
1.47
1:01PM
1.36
1:14AM
1.58
1:49PM
1.47
2:00AM
1.66
2:34PM
1.54
2:45AM
1.70
3:19PM
1.57
3:31AM
1.68
4:04PM
1.56
4:17AM
1.61
4:50PM
1.51
12:25PM
0.40
12:53AM
0.54
1:21PM
0.46
2:08AM
0.57
2:37PM
0.49
3:41AM
0.54
4:00PM
0.47
5:00AM
0.44
5:11PM
0.40
6:01AM
0.29
6:09PM
0.31
6:51AM
0.15
7:00PM
0.21
7:38AM
0.02
7:48PM
0.13
8:23AM
-0.06
8:34PM
0.08
9:07AM
-0.09
9:20PM
0.06
9:51AM
-0.06
10:07PM
0.09
10:36AM
0.01
10:56PM
0.16

Note: the tide data above is for Baileys Cottage Reef which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Danger Reef.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Danger Reef blow from the NW

Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
heavy rain
heavy rain
light rain
partially cloudy
light rain
moderate rain
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
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141614141715151715161715151513121414171915151716141515141212131414151715
151615161817161716161614131415111516182018151616141515141112111112141614
7:31--7:33--7:33--7:35--7:35--7:35--7:37--7:37--7:37--7:39--7:39--7:39--
-5:51--5:51--5:50--5:50--5:49--5:47--5:47--5:46--5:46--5:45--5:45--5:45-

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 9mm), mostly falling on Wed night. Very mild (max 18°C on Tue afternoon, min 14°C on Mon morning). Winds increasing (calm on Mon morning, strong winds from the NW by Wed night).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 15mm), heaviest on Thu morning. Very mild (max 17°C on Thu morning, min 12°C on Sat morning). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the W on Thu morning, calm by Sat afternoon).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 42mm), heaviest during Tue morning. Warm (max 20°C on Sun afternoon, min 14°C on Tue morning). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 16mm), heaviest on Wed afternoon. Very mild (max 17°C on Fri afternoon, min 12°C on Wed afternoon). Winds increasing (light winds from the S on Wed night, strong winds from the SE by Thu night).

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Information about the Danger Reef Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Danger Reef provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Danger Reef can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Danger Reef 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 (Danger Reef) 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 Danger Reef 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.

Are you planning a holiday in Cape Town? If you are looking for accommodation near Danger Reef, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Cape Town, consider staying in Cape Town which is 20 km (12 miles) away. Other places in and around Cape Town where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Bellville which is 29 km (18 miles) away, Robben Island, Stellenbosch and Kayamnandi.