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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

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 pm Sunday 28 Feb 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 18.8 °C (Statistics for 28 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 19.7 max: 21.2 min: 18.3 °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 18.8 °C (Statistics for 28 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 19.7 max: 21.2 min: 18.3 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Danger Reef (calm at Cape Town 14 km from Danger Reef). 3.0m 8 s period wind swell from ESE

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Calm
3 km/h
WSW
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Danger Reef this week:

The surf forecast for Danger Reef over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Sunday (Feb 28) at 11PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 3.0m and 8s period with a secondary swell of 0.9m and 11s. Another secondary swell of 0.3m and 15s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Danger Reef in the next 7 days are 4.0m 16s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Mar 04) at 2AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.1m 5s period and expected on Tuesday (Mar 02) at 5AM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)11PM (Sun 28th Feb)10ft (3.0m) 8s
Best Surf 5PM (Wed 3rd Mar)7ft (2.2m) 18s
Most Powerful 2AM (Thu 4th Mar)13ft (4.0m) 16s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Danger Reef over the next 7 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
Sun
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
04222334460000405555503
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
3
ESE
2.3
ESE
1.2
ESE
0.9
ESE
0.8
SW
1
SW
1.1
SW
1.4
SW
1.2
WSW
2.2
WSW
4
WSW
3.5
SW
3.5
SW
2.5
SW
2.3
SW
2.1
SW
2.1
SW
1.9
SSW
2.3
SSW
2.1
SSW
1.7
SW
1.6
SW
1.8
SW
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10015971841381843423527319833037826356274111238216291255111114751862165310589191086
30
SE
5
NNE
5
NW
10
SSE
20
NNW
15
NW
20
W
5
W
10
NW
15
W
25
SSE
25
SSE
30
SSE
30
SE
10
SE
25
SSE
10
N
20
NNW
20
W
5
WNW
5
NNW
20
S
20
SSE
oncross-
off
offonoffoffcross-
off
glassoffcross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
onononcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
4:16PM
1.60
4:36AM
1.72
4:54PM
1.57
5:13AM
1.70
5:33PM
1.50
5:52AM
1.62
6:16PM
1.39
6:35AM
1.49
7:04PM
1.26
7:27AM
1.34
8:07PM
1.13
8:38AM
1.19
9:45PM
1.04
10:28AM
1.11
10:22PM
-0.05
10:50AM
-0.03
10:58PM
-0.01
11:29AM
0.01
11:36PM
0.07
12:11PM
0.10
12:17AM
0.19
12:57PM
0.23
1:06AM
0.34
1:55PM
0.37
2:11AM
0.48
3:19PM
0.48
3:56AM
0.58
5:13PM
0.50

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

Sun
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clearclearsome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrsclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclear
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2726232623212221212220171817212323212221212219
--6:33--6:33--6:35--6:35--6:37--6:37--6:39--
7:22--7:22--7:21--7:19--7:17--7:16--7:15--7:14-

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Mon night. Warm air temperatures (max 27°C on Sun afternoon, min 18°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Fri afternoon, min 18°C on Thu morning). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SSE on Thu night, calm by Sun morning).

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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 7 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.