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Glen Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 4.2
Difficulty Level: 3.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.2
Crowds: 3.2

Overall: 3.5

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Glen Beach (calm at MoltenoReservior 3 km from Glen Beach). 3.7m 10 s period wind swell from ESE
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Calm
4 km/h
WSW
Clean
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Glen Beach Surf Forecast / Cape Town / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Monday 22 Oct 2018 SAST

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

Today's Glen Beach sea temperature is 13.7 °C (Statistics for 22 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 16.3 max: 17.5 min: 15.3 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.4
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0.8
SW
1.5
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1.5
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1.4
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1.1
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0.9
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0.6
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0.7
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1.3
SSE
1.6
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1.9
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1.9
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1.7
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1.3
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0.8
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0.8
WSW
1.1
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1.3
WSW
1.4
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1.4
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Period(s) (?)10171514141312131211678889991514131313
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)38433097991572139422011913912313224741346340125515297291476590668647
Wind
(km/h)
10
SE
15
SSE
10
NE
25
NNW
10
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5
SE
10
SW
15
SSE
10
SE
10
SSE
20
SSE
15
SSE
10
SSE
20
SSE
10
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5
SW
10
SSE
5
SSW
5
WSW
20
SSE
25
SSW
15
SSE
20
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Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
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on
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High Tide
/ height (m)

2:02PM
1.71
2:23AM
1.66

2:32PM
1.78
2:54AM
1.72

3:02PM
1.84
3:25AM
1.76

3:34PM
1.86
3:59AM
1.77

4:09PM
1.85
4:35AM
1.75

4:46PM
1.79

5:15AM
1.69
5:28PM
1.70



Low Tide
/ height (m)


8:15PM
0.38
8:22AM
0.41

8:45PM
0.30
8:53AM
0.36

9:16PM
0.25
9:24AM
0.34

9:48PM
0.24
9:58AM
0.34

10:22PM
0.26
10:34AM
0.39

11:00PM
0.32
11:15AM
0.46

11:42PM
0.41


Note: the tide data above is for Cape Town, South Africa which is 6 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Glen Beach.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Glen Beach blow from the E.
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Summary
rain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
2932303030262827252728242830273030263028231917
Sunrise
5:56--5:54--5:54--5:52--5:52--5:50--5:48--5:48-
Sunset
-7:05--7:06--7:07--7:07--7:08--7:09--7:10--7:12
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Mon night. Very warm air temperatures (max 32°C on Mon afternoon, min 23°C on Mon morning). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Very warm air temperatures (max 30°C on Fri afternoon, min 18°C on Mon afternoon). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Glen Beach Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Glen Beach provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Glen Beach can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Glen Beach 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 (Glen Beach) 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 Glen Beach 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 Glen Beach, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Cape Town, consider staying in Cape Town which is 9 km (6 miles) away. Other places in and around Cape Town where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Robben Island which is 16 km (10 miles) away, Bellville, Atlantis and Kayamnandi.