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Dias Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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Dias Beach Surf Guide

Dias Beach in Cape Peninsula is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the north northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. A right hand reef. It very rarely gets crowded here. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Dias Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
20.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Dias Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Dias Beach occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Dias Beach 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 31% of the time in May while 66% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 3% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
31%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
66%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
3%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Dias Beach Location Map

Interactive Dias Beach 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 Dias Beach is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 44 km (27 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Dias Beach is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 351 km (218 miles) away.

Icon breakBreak
Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Dias Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 6 March 2021, 14:19 Local Time
Saturday 06
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 1.4
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.9
SSW
1.9
SSW
Period (s) 14 14 14 15
Wind (km/h) 15
WNW 30
W 25
W 20
W
Wind State cross cross-
on
cross-
on
cross

Swell History at Dias Beach

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

Wind History at Dias Beach

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Dias Beach. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    4km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    7km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Dias Beach: