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

Overall: 3.2

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Sunset Beach Surf Forecast / Cape Town / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Wednesday 23 Sep 2020 SAST
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Sunset Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Sunset Beach sea temperature is 15.0 °C (Statistics for 23 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 15.7 max: 16.7 min: 14.4 °C)
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Sunset Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Sunset Beach sea temperature is 15.0 °C (Statistics for 23 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 15.7 max: 16.7 min: 14.4 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Cape Town

  1. weather stationWind Update Recent on-shore wind 16 km from Muizenberg has fallen light (light winds from the SSE at Slangkop). Waves cleaning up. 2.3m 14 s period swell from SW

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Actual: 56 min ago

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0 km/h
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Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Sunset Beach this week:

The surf forecast for Sunset Beach over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (Sep 24) at 2AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.1m and 13s period with a secondary swell of 0.1m and 20s. Another secondary swell of 1.1m and 5s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-shore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Sunset Beach in the next 7 days are 5.5m 16s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Oct 01) at 2AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 2AM (Thu 24th Sep)7ft (2.1m) 13s
Best Surf 5AM (Sat 26th Sep)11ft (3.5m) 12s
Most Powerful 2AM (Thu 1st Oct)18ft (5.5m) 16s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Sunset Beach over the next 7 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy(?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State(?)
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Thursday
24
Friday
25
Saturday
26
Sunday
27
Monday
28
Tuesday
29
Wednesday
30
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
4424203545204403103001111
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.6.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
2.1
SW
1.9
SW
1.8
SW
1.9
SW
3
WSW
3
SW
3
SW
3
SW
3
SW
2.5
SW
2.3
WSW
2.5
WSW
2.5
SW
2.5
SW
2.5
SW
1.9
SW
1.6
SW
1.6
SW
2.2
SW
3.5
SSW
4
SSW
5
SSW
5.5
SSW
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15911025770111820411949169729912472177612361386133912491322695490478155928805041898113652
10
SSE
10
SSE
20
SW
15
NNW
35
NW
30
SW
15
WSW
10
WNW
15
WSW
5
NNW
25
NNW
25
W
15
SSW
10
SSW
20
S
15
SSE
15
SSE
25
S
15
S
25
S
25
SSE
35
SSE
35
SE
crosscross-
on
oncross-
off
crossononcross-
on
oncross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross
8:49AM
1.32
9:31PM
1.32
10:41AM
1.30
11:24PM
1.31
12:12PM
1.38
12:40AM
1.39
1:07PM
1.49
1:28AM
1.48
1:46PM
1.59
2:04AM
1.55
2:18PM
1.67
2:33AM
0.70
3:16PM
0.79
4:21AM
0.75
5:16PM
0.78
5:56AM
0.71
6:36PM
0.69
6:55AM
0.63
7:26PM
0.59
7:37AM
0.55
8:03PM
0.50
8:10AM
0.48
8:33PM
0.43

Note: the tide data above is for Cape Town, South Africa which is 10 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Sunset Beach.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Sunset Beach blow from the NE

Thursday
24
Friday
25
Saturday
26
Sunday
27
Monday
28
Tuesday
29
Wednesday
30
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
light rain
light rain
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clearclearclearsome cloudslight rainlight rainsome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearclearsome cloudsclearclearclear
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-6:31--6:28--6:28--6:26--6:24--6:24--6:22--6:20
--6:44--6:45--6:45--6:45--6:46--6:47--6:47--

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 9mm), mostly falling on Fri afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 18°C on Thu afternoon, min 11°C on Sat morning). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NW on Fri morning, calm by Sat night).

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Sun afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 15°C on Tue afternoon, min 11°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NW on Sun afternoon, calm by Mon morning).

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Information about the Sunset Beach Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Sunset Beach provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Sunset Beach can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Sunset Beach surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Sunset Beach) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Sunset Beach may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Sunset Beach is 10 km (6 miles) from the very large city of Robben Island. If you plan a holiday in Cape Town, look for hotels and other accommodation in Robben Island. Robben Island has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as cheap car hire and transport links.