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Dunes ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.2
Consistency of Surf: 3.2
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.3
Crowds: 3.8

Overall: 3.2

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Dunes Surf Forecast / Cape Town / South Africa

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Wednesday 03 Mar 2021 SAST
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Dunes surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Dunes sea temperature is 19.3 °C (Statistics for 03 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 19.7 max: 21.2 min: 18.3 °C)
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Dunes surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Dunes sea temperature is 19.3 °C (Statistics for 03 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 19.7 max: 21.2 min: 18.3 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Cape Town

  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Dunes (light winds from the N at Slangkop 5 km from Dunes). 1.4m 14 s period swell from SW

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3 h 31 min ago

Light
9 km/h
N
Clean
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How big are the waves at Dunes today?

The current surf forecast for Dunes at 9AM is: 1.4m 14s primary swell from a Southwest direction and 1.0m 20s secondary swell from a West-southwest direction, 0.4m 4s secondary swell from a West-northwest direction (forecast issued at 01:00am March 03). The wind direction is predicted to be cross-onshore and the swell rating is 4.

Time (SAST) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (03 Mar)3.5ft (1.0m)20s
Afternoon (03 Mar)7ft (2.1m)18s
Evening (03 Mar)11ft (3.5m)16s

Table - waves today at Dunes. (Swell directed towards the surf break)

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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)
Temp. °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM
24443451111111111111111113355532
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.6.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.12.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.30.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.36.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.54.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.60.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
0.9
SW
1.4
SW
1.4
SW
1.4
SW
1.3
WSW
2
WSW
3
WSW
3.5
WSW
4
WSW
4
SW
4
SW
4
SW
4
SW
3.5
SW
3.5
SW
3.5
SW
3
SW
2.5
SW
2.5
SW
2.4
SW
2.3
SW
2.3
SW
2.1
SW
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3928107217521234263256187027787382487836685161435313436937882959238220751749147614271213
10
WNW
10
WNW
5
WNW
5
NW
10
NW
15
W
15
WSW
25
SSE
25
SSE
25
SSE
30
SSE
25
SSE
25
SSE
25
SSE
25
SSE
30
SSE
35
SE
35
SE
30
SE
30
SE
20
SE
30
SSE
30
SSE
onononcross-
on
ononcross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
5:52AM
1.62
6:16PM
1.39
6:35AM
1.49
7:04PM
1.26
7:27AM
1.34
11:36PM
0.07
12:11PM
0.10
12:17AM
0.19
12:58PM
0.23
1:06AM
0.34
1:55PM
0.37

Note: the tide data above is for Boneyards which is 3 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Dunes.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Dunes blow from the ESE

Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
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clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
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