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Sunset ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.8

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Surf Report Feed

Sunset Surf Guide

Sunset in Cape Peninsula is an exposed reef/bombora break. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the east southeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. A choice of left and right reefs. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Rocks are a hazard.

Sunset Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReef/bomboraIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
14.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Sunset:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Sunset 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 61% of the time in March while 33% 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
61%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
33%
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 Sunset Location Map

Interactive Sunset 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 Sunset is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 29 km (18 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Sunset is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 360 km (224 miles) away.

Icon breakBreak
Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Sunset Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 7 May 2021, 12:28 Local Time
Friday 07
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 1.3
SW
1.3
SW
1.3
SW
1.3
SW
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 20
SSE 20
SSE 20
S 20
SSE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Sunset

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

Wind History at Sunset

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Sunset. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.9
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    2km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Sunset: