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Olifants Bos Surf Guide

Olifants Bos in Cape Peninsula is an exposed reef and point break that has fairly consistent surf. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the west southwest. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for sharks.

Olifants Bos Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
15.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Olifants Bos:

The best conditions reported for surf at Olifants Bos occur when a West-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Olifants Bos with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 69% of the time in January while 20% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 11% 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 Olifants Bos Location Map

Interactive Olifants Bos 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 Olifants Bos is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 38 km (24 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Olifants Bos is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 359 km (223 miles) away.

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Olifants Bos Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 23 May 2022, 03:57 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
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Swell History at Olifants Bos

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

Wind History at Olifants Bos

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

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