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The Wedge ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.2
Consistency of Surf: 2.2
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.5

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Surf Report Feed
The Wedge break guidePhoto by: Callum Seha

The Wedge Surf Guide

The Wedge in Cape Peninsula is a very sheltered beach break that has reasonably consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the east. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west. The beach breaks offer left-handers. Best around mid tide. Sometimes crowded. Hazards include crowds,pollution,.

The Wedge Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBreakwaterIcon  s32.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
14.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing The Wedge:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing The Wedge with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 8% of the time in July while 24% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 68% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
8%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
24%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
68%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore The Wedge Location Map

Interactive The Wedge 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 Wedge is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 14 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to The Wedge is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 346 km (215 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.
The Wedge Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 25 February 2021, 23:21 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) 30
SSE 30
SSE 25
SE 20
SE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at The Wedge

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

Wind History at The Wedge

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

    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    4km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    6km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    7km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: consistent
    7km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s33.5
    Reliability: consistent
    8km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To The Wedge: