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

Overall: 3.3

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Sollys Surf Guide

Sollys in Cape Peninsula is an exposed reef break that has consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Reef breaks provide lefts and rights. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. It's sometimes crowded here. Take care of rocks in the line up.

Sollys Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
14.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Sollys:

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

marchBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Sollys 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 Sollys Location Map

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

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Sollys Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 16 May 2021, 08:57 Local Time
Sunday 16
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 1.9
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.5
SSW
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 15
S 15
SSW 5
SW 10
SW
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross

Swell History at Sollys

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

Wind History at Sollys

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

Sollys Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 1 vote.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.3
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s33.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s44.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s33.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s33.0
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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Red Baron from South Africa
“Solly's outer reef gets good when conditions are right. A right break that has a fairly easy take off at high tide. When the tide gets lower, there is a big suck on the reef that gets quite hairy on the take off.

Careful if you get caught on the inside as there are rocks and lots of kelp to keep you tangled for the next set.”

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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: consistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s33.5
    Reliability: consistent
    3km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    3km away

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