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Onrus ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.3
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.5
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 3.4

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Onrus break guidePhoto by: Paul Jordaan

Onrus Surf Guide

Onrus in Boland and Southern Cape is an exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf Offshore winds blow from the northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break offers mainly right hand waves. Sometimes crowded. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Onrus Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:

Surfing Onrus:

The best conditions reported for surf at Onrus occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Onrus sea temperature, Onrus photographs, Onrus detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Onrus webcams, current wind from Overberg live weather stations and Onrus tide predictions. The South Africa swell maps link will open up the big picture showing South Africa and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from South Africa wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Onrus

Onrus Surf:

Monday, 13 July 2020, 20:32 Local time
Monday 13Tue
Wave (m) 10.0
Period (s) 17 17 17 16
Wind (km/h) 55
W 50
W 40
WSW 35
Wind State cross-

Tide Times:

For Hermanus, 6 km from Onrus.

IS AT (local time)

Onrus Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Hermanus, 4 km from Onrus.

fresh winds from the WNW

Air temperature
12.2 °C

Current weather near Onrus

Overall Onrus Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

Surf stats for Onrus: see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Onrus: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Onrus in April photo


Photo credit: Paul Jordaan

on a very small, glassy day, Onrus photo


Photo credit: Gerrit Jordaan

Paul Jordaan Left, Onrus photo


Photo credit: Gerrit Jordaan

Onrus Location Maps

Onrus Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Overberg surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Onrus

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Onrus:

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Wave buoys nearest to Onrus:

Tide stations nearest to Onrus:

  • Closest tide station
    4 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    38 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Cape Town
    55 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    119 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    171 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Onrus is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 72 km (45 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Onrus is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 293 km (182 miles) away.
Onrus break location map and break info