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Sections ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.4

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Sections Surf Guide

Sections in Cape Peninsula is a fairly exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf Works best in offshore winds from the east. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. There is a right breaking reef. Crowds are never a problem here. Be wary of sharks, they are not unknown here.

Sections Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
13.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Sections:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Sections with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 39% of the time in April while 55% 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
39%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
55%
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 Sections Location Map

Interactive Sections 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 Sections is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 25 km (16 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Sections is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 359 km (223 miles) away.

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Sections Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 7 May 2021, 18:38 Local Time
Friday 07Sat
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m) 1.3
SW
1.3
SW
1.3
SW
1.3
SW
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 20
S 15
S 15
SSE 15
SSE
Wind State cross cross cross cross

Swell History at Sections

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

Wind History at Sections

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

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