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Platboom ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Platboom Surf Guide

Platboom in Cape Peninsula is an exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf. Autumn and winter are the optimum times of year for waves. The best wind direction is from the northwest. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the west. There is a left breaking reef. Rarely crowded here. Take care of rocks,kelp.

Platboom Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
15.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Platboom:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Platboom 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 52% of the time in May while 36% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 12% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
52%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
36%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
12%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Platboom Location Map

Interactive Platboom 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 Platboom is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 43 km (27 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Platboom is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 354 km (220 miles) away.

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Platboom Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 7 May 2021, 17:50 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
SSW 20
SSW 15
S 20
SSW
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Platboom

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

Wind History at Platboom

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

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