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Nine Mile Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.8

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Nine Mile Reef Surf Guide

Nine Mile Reef in Cape Peninsula is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the north. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the south southeast. Reef breaks provide lefts and rights. Sometimes crowded. Rocks are a hazard.

Nine Mile Reef Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Nine Mile Reef:

The best conditions reported for surf at Nine Mile Reef occur when a South-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Nine Mile 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 10% of the time in June while 18% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 72% 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 Nine Mile Reef Location Map

Interactive Nine Mile 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 Nine Mile Reef is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 13 km (8 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Nine Mile Reef is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 330 km (205 miles) away.

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Nine Mile Reef Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 8 March 2021, 15:30 Local Time
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Wave (m) 2.5
Period (s) 12 12 12 13
Wind (km/h) 15
SSW 10
SW 5
Wind State on cross-
glass off

Swell History at Nine Mile Reef

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

Wind History at Nine Mile Reef

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

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