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

Overall: 3.7

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Rocklands Surf Guide

Rocklands in Cape Peninsula is an exposed reef break that has reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds are from the southeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. A reef breaks left. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Rocklands Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
14.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Rocklands:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Rocklands with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 73% of the time in March while 21% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 6% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
73%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
21%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
6%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Rocklands Location Map

Interactive Rocklands 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 Rocklands is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 21 km (13 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Rocklands is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 354 km (220 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Rocklands Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 25 February 2021, 08:04 Local Time
WedThursday 25
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 1.5
SW
1.4
SW
1.3
SW
0.8
SSW
Period (s) 10 10 10 15
Wind (km/h) 30
SSE 25
SSE 30
SSE 30
SSE
Wind State off off off off

Swell History at Rocklands

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

Wind History at Rocklands

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

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    0km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    0km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    2km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s33.5
    Reliability: consistent
    3km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Rocklands: