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Pastures ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.7

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Pastures Surf Guide

Pastures in Western Cape is a reasonably exposed beach and reef break that does not work very often. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the southeast. Surfable in an onshore breeze Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west southwest.The break here is a left hand point. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Pastures Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and reefIcon  s32.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
13.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Pastures:

The best conditions reported for surf at Pastures 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 Pastures (for consistent clean waves)?

septemberBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Pastures with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 50% of the time in September while 33% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 17% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
50%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
33%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
17%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Pastures Location Map

Interactive Pastures 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 Pastures is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 153 km (95 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Pastures is Springbok Airport (SBU), also in South Africa, 334 km (207 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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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.
Pastures Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 07:50 Local Time
Tuesday 18
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 2.1
SSW
2.0
SSW
1.8
SSW
1.7
SSW
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 10
SE 10
SE 5
ESE 10
WSW
Wind State off off glass cross-
on

Swell History at Pastures

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

Wind History at Pastures

Wind stats for Pastures, 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 Pastures. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef and point
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: inconsistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef and point
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: inconsistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    5km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: inconsistent
    15km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Pastures: