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Strandfontein ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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Strandfontein Surf Guide

Strandfontein in Western Cape is an exposed beach break that only works once in a while with no particular seasonal pattern. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach breaks consists of rights. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Beware of and rips.

Strandfontein Spot Info

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

Surfing Strandfontein:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Strandfontein with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 40% of the time in June while 59% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 1% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
40%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
59%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
1%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Strandfontein Location Map

Interactive Strandfontein 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 Strandfontein is Springbok Airport (SBU) in South Africa, which is 235 km (146 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Strandfontein is Cape Town International Airport (CPT), also in South Africa, 244 km (152 miles) away.

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Strandfontein Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 07:25 Local Time
Tuesday 18
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 1.7
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.4
SSW
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 10
E 15
ENE 25
NE 5
N
Wind State off off cross-
off
cross

Swell History at Strandfontein

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

Wind History at Strandfontein

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

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