Surf Conditions Muizenberg

If you are looking for a surf at Muizenberg beach but you’re unsure of the ideal surf conditions then read on!

Set waves in front of the Muizenberg Pavillion

Perfect conditions
It’s actually pretty straight forward when it comes to the best wind direction for Muizenberg.. anything northerly is offshore – a typical north wind is the north westerly (NW) which is more prevalent in the autumn, winter and very early spring months which runs through April to October.

The perfect swell direction is south easterly which would directly hit Muizenberg beach, but good waves can be found with a south south easterly and a straight southerly swell.

Great long boarding waves at Muizenberg beach

Good conditions
A really big south westerly swell will eventually find it’s way into False Bay and Muizenberg beach, but you’ll need to have a northerly wind.

Bad conditions
The dreaded south easterly trade winds (onshore winds) tend to blow strong all summer long and make Muizenberg a right off when looking for a surf, on the odd occasion if the winds are light enough and the swell direction has any south in it there is the chance of a fun surf!

Strong SE onshore winds make for extremely bad conditions

In conclusion
Check the forecast on the morning of your surf and hope for the best – the weather and swell in Cape Town can be fickle and can change every few hours.

Forecast tools
Windy.com – https://www.windy.com/?-34.167,18.629,11
Wavescape – https://www.wavescape.co.za/surf-reports/wavescape-ocean-watch/cape-peninsula.html
Windguru – https://www.windguru.cz/131594

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