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Horse Trails ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.2

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Horse Trails break guidePhoto by: Dewald

Horse Trails Surf Guide

Horse Trails in Western Cape is a reasonably exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf. Spring and Summer provide the optimum conditions. The best wind direction is from the east northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Take care of rocks in the line up.

Horse Trails Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
fairly consistent15.6°C

Surfing Horse Trails:

The best conditions reported for surf at Horse Trails occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:
South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Horse Trails sea temperature, Horse Trails photographs, Horse Trails detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Horse Trails webcams, current wind from Cape Town live weather stations and Horse Trails tide predictions. The South Africa swell maps link will open up the big picture showing South Africa and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from South Africa wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Horse Trails

Horse Trails Surf:

Monday, 3 August 2020, 10:40 Local time
Monday 03
Wave (m) 2.3
Period (s) 15 15 15 14
Wind (km/h) 10
NW 15
NW 10
WNW 10
Wind State cross-

Tide Times:

For Beach Road, 5 km from Horse Trails.

IS AT (local time)

Horse Trails Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Duynefontein, 9 km from Horse Trails.


Air temperature
16 °C

Current weather near Horse Trails

Overall Horse Trails Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August


Surf stats for Horse Trails: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Horse Trails: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Barrel, Horse Trails photo

Horse Trails

Photo credit: Dewald

Horse Trails Location Maps

Horse Trails Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Cape Town surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Horse Trails

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Horse Trails:

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Wave buoys nearest to Horse Trails:

Tide stations nearest to Horse Trails:

  • Closest tide station
    Cape Town
    9 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    23 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    60 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    63 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    214 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Horse Trails is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 25 km (16 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Horse Trails is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 347 km (216 miles) away.
Horse Trails break location map and break info