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Glencairn ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.9

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Glencairn (calm at Harbour Heights Simons Town wx 4 km from Glencairn). 1.9m 13 s period swell from SW with 1.7m 10 s period wind swell from ESE
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Glencairn Surf Forecast / Cape Town / South Africa

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

Today's Glencairn sea temperature is 16.1 °C (Statistics for 22 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 16.5 max: 17.6 min: 15.4 °C)

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0
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1
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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.4
SE
1.1
SW
1.2
SW
1.1
SW
0.9
WSW
0.7
SW
0.5
SW
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
0.6
SW
1.6
SE
1.7
SE
1.4
SE
1.3
SE
1.1
SE
0.6
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.9
WSW
1
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.9
WSW
Period(s) (?)10151414131212111010131266777141413121211
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)348566606450295152684338354696172233181151123140236277289231215
Wind
(km/h)
20
SSE
10
NE
15
NNW
10
WNW
10
ESE
0
NW
5
SSW
0
ESE
10
SSW
15
SSE
20
SE
25
SSE
30
SE
25
SE
15
SSE
20
SE
15
SSE
15
SSW
15
S
15
S
20
SSE
35
SSE
35
SSE
Wind State(?)cross-
on
crosscross-
off
offonglasscrossglasscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
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on
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on
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High Tide
/ height (m)

2:18AM
1.43

2:28PM
1.56
2:49AM
1.49

2:59PM
1.61
3:21AM
1.53

3:31PM
1.63
3:54AM
1.53

4:05PM
1.61
4:30AM
1.50

4:41PM
1.56

5:09AM
1.44
5:22PM
1.46

5:54AM
1.35
6:11PM
1.34

Low Tide
/ height (m)

8:12PM
0.14
8:19AM
0.16

8:42PM
0.06
8:50AM
0.11

9:13PM
0.01
9:22AM
0.08

9:46PM
-0.00
9:56AM
0.09

10:21PM
0.02
10:32AM
0.14

10:58PM
0.08
11:12AM
0.21

11:41PM
0.18
11:59AM
0.31


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

Offshore winds at Glencairn blow from the WNW.
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rain showers
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
-41--------------------
High °C
3130312926282625232321212221252323222120181817
Low °C
3029292725262524232219192220212220212118181817
Chill °C (?)
3130312926282625232321212221252323222120171715
Sunrise
--5:54--5:52--5:52--5:50--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 31°C on Mon afternoon, min 19°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 25°C on Sat morning, min 17°C on Mon night). Winds increasing (light winds from the SSE on Sun morning, fresh winds from the SSE by Mon night).

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Information about the Glencairn Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Glencairn provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Glencairn can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Glencairn 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 (Glencairn) 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 Glencairn 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 Glencairn, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Cape Town, consider staying in Cape Town which is 26 km (16 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 34 km (21 miles) away, Robben Island, Stellenbosch and Kayamnandi.