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Misty Cliffs ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Misty Cliffs Surf Guide

Misty Cliffs in Cape Peninsula is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the east northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Waves at the beach tend to peel to the right. Sometimes crowded. Be warned that sharks have been sighted.

Misty Cliffs Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
14.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Misty Cliffs:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Misty Cliffs with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 36% of the time in April while 58% 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
36%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
58%
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 Misty Cliffs Location Map

Interactive Misty Cliffs 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 Misty Cliffs is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 33 km (20 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Misty Cliffs is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 359 km (223 miles) away.

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Misty Cliffs Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 7 May 2021, 17:49 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
SSW 20
S 15
S 15
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Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
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on
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on

Swell History at Misty Cliffs

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

Wind History at Misty Cliffs

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

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