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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

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 am Thursday 25 Feb 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 18.6 °C (Statistics for 25 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 19.9 max: 21.4 min: 18.8 °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 18.6 °C (Statistics for 25 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 19.9 max: 21.4 min: 18.8 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Dunes (fresh winds from the SE at Slangkop 5 km from Dunes). 1.1m 10 s period swell from SW with 1.9m 6 s period wind swell from SSE

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2 h 15 min ago

Moderate
30 km/h
SE
Cross-Off
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Dunes this week:

The surf forecast for Dunes over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (Feb 26) at 8AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.3m and 7s period with a secondary swell of 1.0m and 12s. Another secondary swell of 0.4m and 16s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Dunes in the next 7 days are 3.0m 15s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Mar 04) at 11AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 3.5m 8s period and expected on Sunday (Feb 28) at 8AM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 8AM (Fri 26th Feb)7.5ft (2.3m) 7s
Best Surf 8PM (Wed 3rd Mar)7.5ft (2.3m) 15s
Most Powerful11AM (Thu 4th Mar)10ft (3.0m) 15s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Dunes 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
Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thu
04
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
10020222232200000443553
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
0.9
SSW
1
SSW
2.3
SSE
1.9
SSE
1
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.6
SSW
2.5
SE
1.8
SE
2.1
SE
1.6
SE
0.7
SSW
0.7
S
0.8
SW
0.8
SW
1.1
SW
1.5
SW
1.7
SW
2.1
SW
3
SW
3
SW
3
SW
1514671816151488881111121212141415151514
3603954313306441223123798978340859636710511021719334692810732102342438833594
35
SSE
40
SSE
45
SE
35
SE
50
SE
50
SE
40
SE
45
SE
45
ESE
20
ESE
35
SE
15
N
20
NNW
15
NNW
30
NNW
35
NNW
25
NW
5
SW
5
W
20
SW
15
SSE
20
SSE
25
SSE
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
offoffoffoffoffoffcrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
glasscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
2:26PM
1.43
2:52AM
1.50
3:03PM
1.52
3:26AM
1.61
3:39PM
1.58
4:00AM
1.69
4:16PM
1.60
4:36AM
1.72
4:54PM
1.57
5:13AM
1.69
5:33PM
1.50
5:52AM
1.62
6:16PM
1.39
6:35AM
1.49
8:22AM
0.27
8:39PM
0.12
8:58AM
0.14
9:13PM
0.02
9:35AM
0.04
9:47PM
-0.03
10:11AM
-0.02
10:22PM
-0.04
10:49AM
-0.03
10:58PM
-0.01
11:29AM
0.01
11:36PM
0.07
12:11PM
0.10
12:17AM
0.19
12:58PM
0.23

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

Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thu
04
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
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1820182019192123222326242121201921212021202021
6:30--6:31--6:31--6:33--6:33--6:35--6:35--6:35-
-7:27--7:25--7:24--7:23--7:22--7:21--7:20--7:19

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Sun afternoon, min 18°C on Thu morning). Mainly strong winds.

Long Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Mon night. Warm air temperatures (max 21°C on Sun night, min 19°C on Mon morning). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the N on Tue morning, calm by Wed morning).

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Information about the Dunes Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Dunes provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Dunes can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Dunes 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 (Dunes) 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 Dunes 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 Dunes, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Cape Town, consider staying in Cape Town which is 24 km (15 miles) away. Other places in and around Cape Town where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Robben Island which is 35 km (22 miles) away, Bellville, Kayamnandi and Stellenbosch.