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Strand (Pipe) ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.9
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 2.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.6
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.4

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Strand (Pipe) break guidePhoto by: charl

Strand (Pipe) Surf Guide

Strand (Pipe) in Cape Peninsula is an exposed beach and reef break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right together with both left and right hand reef breaks offshore.. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. Sometimes crowded. Take care of sharks,.

Strand (Pipe) Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
14.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Strand (Pipe):

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

januaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Strand (Pipe) 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 58% of the time in January while 38% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 4% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Strand (Pipe) Location Map

Interactive Strand (Pipe) 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 Strand (Pipe) is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 27 km (17 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Strand (Pipe) is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 315 km (196 miles) away.

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Strand (Pipe) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 2 August 2021, 00:42 Local Time
SunMonday 02
Wave (m)
Period (s) 13 13 12 13
Wind (km/h)
Wind State glass cross-
off off

Swell History at Strand (Pipe)

Surf stats for Strand (Pipe), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Strand (Pipe)

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

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