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Outer Kom ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.6

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Outer Kom Surf Guide

Outer Kom in Cape Peninsula is an exposed reef and point break that has quite consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Able to handle light onshore wind Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west. A choice of left and right reefs. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Beware of sharks,kelp, rips urchins.

Outer Kom Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReef and pointIcon  s43.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
14.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Outer Kom:

The best conditions reported for surf at Outer Kom occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Outer Kom with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 21% of the time in May while 70% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 9% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
21%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
70%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
9%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Outer Kom Location Map

Interactive Outer Kom 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 Outer Kom is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 33 km (20 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Outer Kom is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 362 km (225 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Outer Kom Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 7 May 2021, 17:45 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
S 20
S 15
SSE 15
S
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Outer Kom

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

Wind History at Outer Kom

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Outer Kom. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s33.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    0km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    0km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    1km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s33.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Outer Kom: