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

Overall: 3.5

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Surf Report Feed

The Boiler Surf Guide

The Boiler in Cape Peninsula is an exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf The best wind direction is from the east southeast. Still reasonable in light onshore winds Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west. A right hand reef break. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for rocks.

The Boiler Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
19.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing The Boiler:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing The Boiler 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 51% of the time in January while 31% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 18% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
51%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
31%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
18%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore The Boiler Location Map

Interactive The Boiler 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 The Boiler is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 33 km (20 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to The Boiler is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 362 km (225 miles) away.

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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.
The Boiler Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 26 February 2021, 00:54 Local Time
ThuFriday 26
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 2.3
S
1.0
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.0
SSW
Period (s) 6 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 40
SE 45
SE 45
SE 45
SE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
off

Swell History at The Boiler

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

Wind History at The Boiler

Wind stats for The Boiler, 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 The Boiler. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s33.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    0km away
    • Icon reef  redReef and point
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    0km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To The Boiler: