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Onrus break guidePhoto by: Gerrit 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*:
18.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

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:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Onrus 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 61% of the time in June while 36% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 3% 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 Onrus Location Map

Interactive Onrus 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 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.

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Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Onrus Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 4 December 2022, 04:18 Local Time
Sunday 04
Wave (m)
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Onrus

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

Wind History at Onrus

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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    Reliability: very consistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    Reliability: very consistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    17km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    23km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Onrus: