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Cape Town Surf

Detailed Cape Town surf forecast maps and the latest eyeball surf report from local surfers in the region. Near-shore swell is shown on the map together with the surf forecast rating for spots in Cape Town. Find the best places to surf in offshore conditions by selecting the wind option on the forecast map. Windsurfers and kite surfers can also use this option to find more favorable cross-shore conditions in Cape Town. Our local Wavefinder indicates where some of the best conditions are likely to be found in Cape Town over the next 7 days. Surf photos from Cape Town and reviews of the best spots and surfing conditions have been provided by local surfers.

Cape Town Surf Forecast

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Cape Town Surf Forecast map for predicting the best wave and wind conditions across the region. For surfers, the map shows the most powerful swell tracking across near-shore open water and not the peak waves experienced by boats out at sea. Move your mouse over the ocean swell symbols or the surf breaks on the coastline to see a more detailed surf forecast including wave period and wind conditions. The forecast updates every 6 hours and most live weather reports update every hour. You can animate the Cape Town Surf map or show live wind and wave conditions as reported from wavebuoys and local weather stations. Surf breaks shown along the Cape Town coastline are also listed below.

Cape Town Photos

Cape Town Wavefinder

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Best forecast wave conditions in Cape Town
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.5

SW
3.0

W
2.5

WSW
5.5

W
4.5

WSW
4.0

SW
2.0

SW
2.2

SSW
2.0

SSW
1.5

S
1.1

SSW
1.1

S
0.8

WSW
1.7

WSW
1.3

SW
2.4

WSW
4.5

SW
4.0

WSW
Period(s) (?)131011141413121111111010161514131416
Energy(?)79205716951296970815349111112429615142552253471177648187686498439
Wind
(km/h)
30
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45
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15
5
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5
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Wind State(?)offoffoffoffcross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
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High Tide
/ height (m)
4:57AM

5:28PM
4:54PM

5:33AM
6:05PM

6:09AM
6:43PM

6:52AM
7:26PM

7:44AM

4:57AM
8:18PM
8:49AM

Low Tide
/ height (m)
10:57PM
11:06AM

11:33PM
11:41AM

12:11AM
12:19PM

10:57PM
12:55AM
1:00PM

1:46AM
1:48PM

2:47AM

2:49PM
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Summary
clearrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsclearclearrain shwrsclearclearclearsome cloudsclearsome cloudssome cloudsclear
Rain (mm)
-114222--1--------
High °C
191615151514141314141315141316141417
Low °C
161515151414121214141215121215131417
Chill °C (?)
191413131312131314131114131115131217
Sunrise
-7:50--7:52--7:52--7:52--7:52--7:52-
Sunset
--5:47--5:47--5:49--5:49--5:49--5:51
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.6

WSW
0.2

S
1.3

WSW
5.5

WSW
4.5

WSW
4.0

SW
2.0

SW
2.2

SSW
2.0

SSW
1.5

S
1.1

SSW
1.1

S
0.8

S
1.7

WSW
1.3

SW
2.4

WSW
4.5

SW
4.0

WSW
Period (s)10101114141312111111101091514131416
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.5

SW
0.2

S
0.3

SW

-
1.7

SW

-

-
0.1

S
0.1

SW
1.0

WSW
0.2

SSW
0.5

W
0.8

WSW
0.6

S
0.5

S
0.2

S
1.8

SW

-
Period (s)131018-14--1816101371699919-
Wind waves (m) & direction
0.9

WNW
3.0

W
2.5

WSW
5.5

W

-

-
0.4

N

-

-

-
0.3

N
0.4

NW
0.9

NW
1.4

NW
1.1

W

-

-

-
Period (s)5101114--3---23767---


Cape Town Surf Breaks