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

Overall: 3.0

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Kakapo Surf Guide

Kakapo in Cape Peninsula is a fairly exposed beach break that does not work very often. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Offshore winds blow from the east southeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for the wreck, especially the submerged parts.

Kakapo Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon sandbar  redSandbarIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
14.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Kakapo:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Kakapo with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 61% of the time in March while 33% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 6% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
61%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
33%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
6%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Kakapo Location Map

Interactive Kakapo 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 Kakapo is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 29 km (18 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Kakapo is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 359 km (223 miles) away.

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Kakapo Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 7 May 2021, 18:53 Local Time
Friday 07Sat
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m) 1.3
SW
1.3
SW
1.3
SW
1.5
SW
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 20
S 20
S 15
SSE 15
S
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Kakapo

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

Wind History at Kakapo

Wind stats for Kakapo, 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 Kakapo. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    0km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.9
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef/bombora
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    1km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s33.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Kakapo: