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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 (light winds from the SW at Table Bay 7 km from Glen Beach). 2.8m 13 s period swell from SW with an additional 1.9m 13 s period swell from S
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6 km/h
SW
Clean
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Glen Beach Surf Forecast / Cape Town / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Monday 20 Aug 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 15.5 °C (Statistics for 20 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 15.6 max: 17.1 min: 14.2 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.5
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Period(s) (?)1212111110111414151414141414141414141414141414
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)20341162785458852142941416326726257614586367326333467970310506122041285010492932810143103419447
Wind
(km/h)
5
SSE
0
W
15
SSW
10
W
20
N
20
NW
10
N
10
SSE
15
SSE
10
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5
SSE
10
SW
10
WNW
40
NNW
40
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25
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off
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High Tide
/ height (m)
11:52PM
1.33
12:40PM
1.33

12:52AM
1.39
1:28PM
1.42

1:36AM
1.45

2:05PM
1.51
2:13AM
1.52

2:37PM
1.59
2:44AM
1.58

3:06PM
1.65
3:15AM
1.63

3:34PM
1.70
3:44AM
1.66

4:02PM
1.73


Low Tide
/ height (m)

6:25AM
0.70
6:47PM
0.74

7:14AM
0.63
7:34PM
0.67

7:51AM
0.55

8:10PM
0.59
8:23AM
0.48

8:42PM
0.52
8:52AM
0.42

9:11PM
0.46
9:20AM
0.37

9:39PM
0.41
9:48AM
0.35

10:08PM
0.38

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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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
13131313111213141413141615121198101011131213
Sunrise
-7:18--7:16--7:16--7:13--7:13--7:11--7:11--7:09
Sunset
--6:21--6:21--6:22--6:22--6:22--6:23--6:24--
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Wed night. Cool air temperatures (max 15°C on Thu afternoon, min 12°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 50mm), heaviest during Sat night. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Fri afternoon, min 10°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (calm on Fri night, near gales from the NNW by Sat afternoon).

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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.