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Gansbaai ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.4
Consistency of Surf: 3.1
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.4
Crowds: 3.4

Overall: 3.7

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Gansbaai (calm at Hermanus 21 km from Gansbaai). 4.0m swell from SW too big with an additional 1.6m 12 s period swell from WSW
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21 km away, 1 h 22 min ago

Calm
4 km/h
WNW
11.1
15.5
Air / Water (°C)
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Gansbaai Surf Forecast / Overberg / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 am Friday 17 Aug 2018 SAST

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

Today's Gansbaai sea temperature is 15.5 °C (Statistics for 17 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 15.8 max: 17.1 min: 14.6 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
3.5
SW
3.5
SW
2.5
SSW
1.9
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.7
SSW
3
SW
4
SW
3.5
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3.5
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3.5
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2.3
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1.8
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3.5
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4
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3.5
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3
SW
3
SW
Period(s) (?)1312121010121215141313131212111110111615151414
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)3925369718677785017762495639950423727335217391074887641411392130250226221507034463074
Wind
(km/h)
10
SSE
10
SSE
15
NE
5
NNE
10
SW
10
N
35
WNW
25
SW
10
SW
10
ESE
15
SE
15
ESE
10
E
15
SE
10
NE
15
WNW
30
WNW
15
WNW
10
ESE
15
SE
15
ENE
15
WNW
20
W
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
crossoncross-
on
cross-
on
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High Tide
/ height (m)

7:45PM
1.30

8:20AM
1.10

8:49PM
1.17
9:46AM
1.03

10:18PM
1.11
11:27AM
1.04

11:47PM
1.12
12:39PM
1.12

12:48AM
1.19
1:25PM
1.21

1:31AM
1.27
2:00PM
1.31

2:07AM
1.36


Low Tide
/ height (m)
1:22PM
0.43

2:13AM
0.48

2:21PM
0.56
3:28AM
0.56

3:49PM
0.64

5:02AM
0.58
5:30PM
0.64

6:18AM
0.52
6:40PM
0.57

7:09AM
0.44
7:27PM
0.48

7:47AM
0.35

8:03PM
0.39
8:19AM
0.26

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

Offshore winds at Gansbaai blow from the E.
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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 (?)
1314121315121314101112101213121011111415121414
Sunrise
7:20--7:18--7:16--7:16--7:15--7:13--7:13--7:11-
Sunset
-6:13--6:14--6:15--6:15--6:15--6:16--6:16--6:17
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 14mm), heaviest on Fri morning. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Sun afternoon, min 9°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (calm on Sat night, fresh winds from the WNW by Sun morning).Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Tue morning. Cool air temperatures (max 15°C on Thu afternoon, min 11°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Gansbaai Surf forecast

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

Gansbaai is 21 km (13 miles) from Hermanus. If you plan a holiday in Overberg, look for hotels and other accommodation in Hermanus. Hermanus has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.