Noordhoek

Noordhoek Strand - Cape Town
Photo: © Abspires40 / CC BY
Noordhoek - Cape Town
Photo: © Andrew massyn

Located at the foot of Chapman's Peak at the base of the Cape Peninsula are the expansive sands of Noordhoek beach. This picturesque stretch of sand runs for eight kilometre (5 mile) between the suburb of Noordhoek towards Kommetjie lighthouse.

Given its wide, open and exposed nature it is often quite breezy at Noordhoek. This makes it a good spot for a range of kite-based activities from kitesurfing and kite-yachting to just flying a kite. The sea here is often quite lively and can be dangerous, however, there are often small pools formed on the beach which are safe to splash around in.

With so much space it is not surprising the beach is popular for a number of activities from beach strolling to more enegetic pursuits like horse riding. Noordhoek is also popular with surfers and is home to several quality breaks; The Hoek (Noordhoek Corner) is probably the best of these but should only be surfed by those who know what they are doing.

Roughly halfway along the length of the beach is the rusted hulk of the steamship Kakapo which floundered here on her maiden voyage from Swansea in Wales to Australia in 1900. While all on board the ship made it to safety attempts to refloat the boat failed.

On a slightly negative note it seems that Noordhoek beach has been blighted by something of a crime wave in recent times with a number of visitors being robbed at knifepoint. It is advised to avoid straying too far if alone and staying in groups is advisable.

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Noordhoek Weather Info

5 Day Noordhoek UV Index

UV Index scale

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Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Noordhoek tide times & sea state

Fri 17/01 »

Surf report for Fri 17/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 7ft 13s  °  ° 24mph
11:00 8ft 11s  °  ° 27mph
17:00 10ft 7s  °  ° 32mph
Tide times
Low 3:15am (0.70m)
High 9:40am (1.56m)
Low 4:27pm (0.66m)
High 10:30pm (1.36m)
Daylight
First light05:24
Sunrise05:52
Sunset20:00
Dark20:28

Sat 18/01 »

Surf report for Sat 18/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 12ft 8s  °  ° 37mph
11:00 12ft 8s  °  ° 39mph
17:00 11ft 8s  °  ° 37mph
Tide times
Low 4:39am (0.74m)
High 11:00am (1.53m)
Low 5:45pm (0.64m)
High 11:54pm (1.39m)
Daylight
First light05:25
Sunrise05:53
Sunset20:00
Dark20:28

Sun 19/01 »

Surf report for Sun 19/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 10ft 8s  °  ° 32mph
11:00 12ft 9s  °  ° 36mph
17:00 13ft 9s  °  ° 37mph
Tide times
Low 5:59am (0.72m)
High 12:13pm (1.56m)
Low 6:50pm (0.59m)
Daylight
First light05:26
Sunrise05:54
Sunset20:00
Dark20:28

Mon 20/01 »

Surf report for Mon 20/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 12ft 9s  °  ° 37mph
11:00 12ft 9s  °  ° 36mph
17:00 11ft 9s  °  ° 35mph
Tide times
High 1:00am (1.47m)
Low 7:04am (0.67m)
High 1:14pm (1.60m)
Low 7:42pm (0.53m)
Daylight
First light05:27
Sunrise05:55
Sunset19:59
Dark20:27

Tue 21/01 »

Surf report for Tue 21/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 10ft 10s  °  ° 33mph
11:00 10ft 12s  °  ° 29mph
17:00 10ft 10s  °  ° 33mph
Tide times
High 1:52am (1.55m)
Low 7:57am (0.61m)
High 2:02pm (1.64m)
Low 8:25pm (0.47m)
Daylight
First light05:28
Sunrise05:56
Sunset19:59
Dark20:27

Wed 22/01 »

Surf report for Wed 22/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 9ft 12s  °  ° 31mph
11:00 9ft 14s  °  ° 28mph
17:00 10ft 11s  °  ° 33mph
Tide times
High 2:35am (1.62m)
Low 8:41am (0.56m)
High 2:44pm (1.67m)
Low 9:02pm (0.43m)
Daylight
First light05:29
Sunrise05:57
Sunset19:58
Dark20:26

Today's weather

Clear sky

21 °C
(69 °F)

Near gale, 50 km/h from SSE

Sea temperature

20.8°C / 69.5°F

Rating

Average: 4 (1 vote)

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