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Milnerton break guidePhoto by: Raoul de Villiers

Milnerton Surf Guide

Milnerton in Cape Peninsula is a quite exposed beach break that has dependable surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the east southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Sometimes crowded. Beware of locals and sharks.

Milnerton Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
13.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Milnerton:

The best conditions reported for surf at Milnerton 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 Milnerton (for consistent clean waves)?

marchBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Milnerton 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.
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 Milnerton Location Map

Interactive Milnerton 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 Milnerton is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 17 km (11 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Milnerton is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 344 km (214 miles) away.

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Milnerton Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 04:08 Local Time
Tuesday 24
Wave (m)
Period (s) 11 11 11 13
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross cross cross-

Swell History at Milnerton

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

Wind History at Milnerton

Wind stats for Milnerton, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Milnerton Reviews:

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Based on 6 votes.
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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David from South Africa
“I really liked this page until I read that 'It's said we got to be aware of the locals on Milnerton beach' which to me is the biggest load of crap. It's the youth of surrounding areas you got to watch out for. The locals help anyone they can because the beach is their bread & butter. So please don't be so quick to assume or judge by face value. May 2015 be a great year for you”

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    Reliability: inconsistent
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