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Big Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.8
Consistency of Surf: 3.6
Difficulty Level: 2.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.6
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 4.0

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Big Bay (calm at Big Bay Sandown Estate Blouberg wx 1 km from Big Bay). 1.8m 12 s period swell from SW
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Actual: 34 min ago

Calm
2.2 km/h
ESE
Clean
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Big Bay Surf Forecast / Cape Town / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 am Friday 16 Nov 2018 SAST

Big Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Big Bay sea temperature is 13.5 °C (Statistics for 16 Nov 1981-2005 - mean: 17.5 max: 19.5 min: 16.0 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.5
SW
2
SW
2.4
WSW
2.5
SW
2.5
SW
1.8
SW
2.1
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1.9
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1.6
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SSE
1.9
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1.8
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1.7
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2.5
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3
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Period(s) (?)12121111101012111111111114891514141313141615
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)625107414911464133868011939406524794224662379102914411567150014081109976165636683650
Wind
(km/h)
15
WSW
20
SW
15
S
30
S
35
S
20
SSE
20
SSE
30
SSE
10
SE
15
WNW
15
WSW
20
S
30
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40
SSE
30
SSE
15
SSE
30
SSE
15
SE
15
SSE
25
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10
SSE
25
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30
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Wind State(?)cross-
on
crosscross-
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off
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off
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off
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High Tide
/ height (m)
10:07AM
1.06

10:44PM
0.99
11:17AM
1.14

11:48PM
1.08
12:05PM
1.23

12:34AM
1.18
12:44PM
1.34

1:12AM
1.28
1:20PM
1.44

1:48AM
1.38
1:55PM
1.53

2:24AM
1.46

2:32PM
1.59
3:01AM
1.52


Low Tide
/ height (m)

4:40PM
0.60
4:49AM
0.56

5:44PM
0.50

5:47AM
0.48
6:28PM
0.39

6:31AM
0.40
7:04PM
0.27

7:10AM
0.31
7:39PM
0.15

7:47AM
0.22

8:14PM
0.06
8:23AM
0.15

8:50PM
-0.00
9:01AM
0.11

Note: the tide data above is for Beach Road which is 7 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Big Bay.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Big Bay blow from the ESE.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
2020171718142225222724192021152124202327222120
Sunrise
5:33--5:33--5:31--5:31--5:31--5:31--5:30--5:30-
Sunset
-7:28--7:29--7:30--7:30--7:31--7:32--7:34--7:35
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 27°C on Mon morning, min 15°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the S on Sat afternoon, calm by Mon morning).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 27°C on Thu afternoon, min 14°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SSE on Tue afternoon, light winds from the SSE by Thu night).

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Information about the Big Bay Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Big Bay provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Big Bay can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Big Bay surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Big Bay) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Big Bay may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Big Bay is 8 km (5 miles) from the very large city of Robben Island. If you plan a holiday in Cape Town, look for hotels and other accommodation in Robben Island. Robben Island has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as cheap car hire and transport links.