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Black Rocks ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.0

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Black Rocks (light winds from the S at CapePoint(lgt-h) 7 km from Black Rocks). 3.9m 15 s period swell from SSW
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Cross-Off
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Black Rocks Surf Forecast / Cape Town / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 pm Wednesday 15 Aug 2018 SAST

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

Today's Black Rocks sea temperature is 15.1 °C (Statistics for 15 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 15.8 max: 16.9 min: 14.3 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
4
SSW
3
SW
2.5
SW
4
WSW
4.5
SW
4
SW
3
SSW
2.5
SSW
1.8
SSW
1.6
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3
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4
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5
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2.4
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1.9
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1.5
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1.7
SSE
1.7
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2.4
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3
SW
Period(s) (?)1414131012131212101011121413121212111110111314
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)65843932207633555432505328991831721541235745469509584943962624158987552457369019033391
Wind
(km/h)
15
SSE
10
NW
45
NNW
40
WNW
25
SW
20
ESE
20
SE
10
ESE
15
NNW
20
NW
35
NW
20
WSW
25
SSW
20
S
20
SSE
30
SSE
35
SE
35
ESE
35
SE
30
SSE
20
S
15
SW
25
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Wind State(?)crosscross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
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crosscross-
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on
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crosscross-
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cross
High Tide
/ height (m)
6:12PM
1.53

6:33AM
1.31
6:57PM
1.40

7:22AM
1.18
7:46PM
1.26

8:22AM
1.07

8:51PM
1.14
9:47AM
1.00

10:18PM
1.08
11:26AM
1.02

11:45PM
1.09
12:36PM
1.09

12:46AM
1.16
1:23PM
1.18


Low Tide
/ height (m)

12:30AM
0.20
12:37PM
0.26

1:18AM
0.33
1:24PM
0.40

2:15AM
0.45

2:23PM
0.53
3:30AM
0.53

3:50PM
0.61

5:02AM
0.54
5:29PM
0.60

6:16AM
0.49
6:39PM
0.54

7:07AM
0.41
7:25PM
0.45

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Black Rocks blow from the W.
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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 (?)
121211111210111011141412910109971210111312
Sunrise
--7:24--7:22--7:22--7:20--7:18--7:18--7:16--
Sunset
6:15--6:15--6:16--6:17--6:17--6:19--6:20--6:20-
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 20mm), heaviest during Thu night. Cool air temperatures (max 15°C on Sat afternoon, min 11°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (near gales from the NW on Thu afternoon, calm by Fri night).Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 9mm), mostly falling on Sun afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Sun morning, min 11°C on Tue morning). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SE on Mon night, light winds from the SW by Wed afternoon).

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Information about the Black Rocks Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Black Rocks provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Black Rocks can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Black Rocks 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 (Black Rocks) 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 Black Rocks 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.

Are you planning a holiday in Cape Town? If you are looking for accommodation near Black Rocks, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Cape Town, consider staying in Cape Town which is 40 km (25 miles) away. Other places in and around Cape Town where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Bellville which is 46 km (29 miles) away, Stellenbosch, Grabouw and Kayamnandi.