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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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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Kakapo (moderate winds from the SE at Slangkop 5 km from Kakapo). 3.0m 13 s period swell from SW with an additional 2.0m 16 s period swell from SW , plus 1.1m 5 s period wind swell from S
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Kakapo Surf Forecast / Cape Town / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Thursday 17 Oct 2019 SAST

Kakapo surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Kakapo sea temperature is 17.5 °C (Statistics for 17 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 16.4 max: 17.7 min: 15.3 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
3
SW
2.5
SW
2.2
WSW
2.5
WSW
2.3
WSW
2.1
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.8
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1.6
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1.7
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1.5
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1.6
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1.7
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2
SW
2.4
SW
2.4
SW
Period(s) (?)15141316151413121212111110101010991010121313
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)419527561778333622611748100295976087611471090848778535391406382424565103719031789
Wind
(km/h)
20
SSE
20
SSE
25
SSE
30
SE
25
SSE
30
SSE
20
SSE
15
SE
30
SSE
25
SSE
20
SSE
30
SSE
30
SE
20
SE
30
SSE
25
SSE
20
S
20
SSW
10
SSE
10
WNW
25
WNW
35
NNW
45
N
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
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cross-
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cross-
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cross-
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cross-
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cross-
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cross-
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crosscross-
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ononcross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

5:19AM
1.33
5:29PM
1.36

5:58AM
1.24
6:11PM
1.26

6:51AM
1.15
7:12PM
1.15

8:13AM
1.09

8:50PM
1.08
10:02AM
1.11

10:40PM
1.12
11:27AM
1.24

11:57PM
1.24
12:25PM
1.40

12:53AM
1.38

Low Tide
/ height (m)
11:10PM
0.20
11:19AM
0.31

11:47PM
0.28
12:00PM
0.41

12:34AM
0.38
12:57PM
0.50

1:44AM
0.47

2:29PM
0.57
3:26AM
0.50

4:25PM
0.53

5:01AM
0.43
5:47PM
0.38

6:07AM
0.31
6:44PM
0.22


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

Offshore winds at Kakapo blow from the ESE.
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Summary
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High °C
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Low °C
1616171616181717171515151515161516161515161615
Chill °C (?)
1616181517171618171415151315141415151416151512
Sunrise
-6:01--5:58--5:58--5:56--5:56--5:54--5:54--5:52
Sunset
--7:01--7:02--7:04--7:05--7:06--7:07--7:07--
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 18°C on Fri afternoon, min 15°C on Sun night). Mainly fresh winds.Long Range Forecast:Some drizzle, heaviest during Fri morning. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Mon afternoon, min 15°C on Mon afternoon). Winds increasing (calm on Thu morning, strong winds from the N by Fri morning).

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Information about the Kakapo Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Kakapo provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Kakapo can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Kakapo 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 (Kakapo) 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 Kakapo 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 Kakapo, 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.