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Scarborough Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.3
Consistency of Surf: 1.5
Difficulty Level: 2.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.5
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 2.4

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Scarborough Point break guidePhoto by: Joe Kahn

Scarborough Point Surf Guide

Scarborough Point in Cape Peninsula is an exposed point break that has inconsistent surf. Spring and Summer provide the best conditions. The best wind direction is from the east. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the west.The break here is a left hand point. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Rocks are a hazard.

Scarborough Point Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
14.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Scarborough Point:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Scarborough Point with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 46% of the time in January while 37% 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
46%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
37%
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 Scarborough Point Location Map

Interactive Scarborough Point 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 Scarborough Point is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 33 km (20 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Scarborough Point is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 359 km (223 miles) away.

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Scarborough Point Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 7 May 2021, 18:42 Local Time
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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
S 15
S 15
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Swell History at Scarborough Point

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

Wind History at Scarborough Point

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

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