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Kalk Bay Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.2
Consistency of Surf: 2.8
Difficulty Level: 3.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.5

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Kalk Bay Reef break guidePhoto by: DDS photography

Kalk Bay Reef Surf Guide

Kalk Bay Reef in Cape Peninsula is an exposed reef break. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southeast. There are left and right breaking reefs. Often Crowded. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Kalk Bay Reef Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
14.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Kalk Bay Reef:

The best conditions reported for surf at Kalk Bay Reef occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Kalk Bay Reef with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 3% of the time in June while 5% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 92% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Kalk Bay Reef Location Map

Interactive Kalk Bay Reef 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 Kalk Bay Reef is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 22 km (14 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Kalk Bay Reef is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 350 km (217 miles) away.

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Kalk Bay Reef Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 7 May 2021, 19:10 Local Time
Friday 07Sat
Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 20
SSW 15
S 15
S 15
Wind State cross cross cross cross

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Swell History at Kalk Bay Reef

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Wind History at Kalk Bay Reef

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