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

Overall: 3.3

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Underwater Point Surf Guide

Underwater Point in Cape Peninsula is an exposed reef break that has pretty consitent surf. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. The best wind direction is from the east. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west. A right hand reef. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Watch out for rocks.

Underwater Point Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
15.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Underwater Point:

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

januaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Underwater Point 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 46% of the time in January while 37% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 17% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
46%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
37%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
17%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Underwater Point Location Map

Interactive Underwater Point 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 Underwater Point is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 44 km (27 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Underwater Point is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 353 km (219 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.
Underwater Point Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 7 May 2021, 12:46 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) 25
SSE 20
SSE 20
S 20
S
Wind State cross-
off
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Swell History at Underwater Point

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

Wind History at Underwater Point

Wind stats for Underwater Point, 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 Underwater Point. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    6km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Underwater Point: