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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 The wind is still cross-on at Glencairn (moderate winds from the SE at Slangkop 11 km from Glencairn). 3.9m 14 s period swell from SW
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Moderate
24 km/h
SE
Cross-On
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Glencairn Surf Forecast / Cape Town / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Sunday 19 Aug 2018 SAST

Today's Glencairn sea temperature is 15.3 °C (Statistics for 19 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 15.7 max: 17.3 min: 14.3 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
3
SW
3
SW
2.5
SW
2
SW
1.6
SW
1.3
S
1.2
SW
1.7
SW
2.1
SW
2.5
SW
3.5
SW
3.5
SW
3.5
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3
SW
2.5
SW
2.1
SW
1.8
SW
1.6
SW
3.5
WSW
3.5
SW
4.5
SW
4.5
SW
4.5
SW
Period(s) (?)1413131212121111111114141414141413141515181616
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)344824582283116766050332871310271672396053874479338827241639105394750965726116491134410276
Wind
(km/h)
15
S
10
SW
15
SSW
10
ESE
0
SSE
10
S
10
W
20
NNW
25
NW
20
NNW
15
SSE
20
SSE
15
ESE
0
NNW
10
SSE
5
WSW
30
NW
45
NNW
15
SW
30
SW
35
WSW
30
WSW
25
WSW
Wind State(?)crosscross-
off
crossonglasscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
onglasscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
10:18PM
1.08
11:26AM
1.02

11:45PM
1.09
12:36PM
1.09

12:46AM
1.16
1:23PM
1.18

1:30AM
1.24
1:59PM
1.28

2:05AM
1.32

2:30PM
1.36
2:37AM
1.38

3:00PM
1.44
3:08AM
1.43

3:28PM
1.49


Low Tide
/ height (m)

5:02AM
0.54
5:29PM
0.60

6:16AM
0.49
6:38PM
0.54

7:07AM
0.41
7:25PM
0.45

7:45AM
0.32

8:02PM
0.36
8:17AM
0.24

8:34PM
0.28
8:47AM
0.18

9:05PM
0.22
9:16AM
0.13

9:35PM
0.17

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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moderate rain
partially cloudy
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rain showers
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Summary
mod. rainsome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearclearsome cloudsclearrain shwrsrain shwrsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearrain shwrsheavy rainrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrs
Rain (mm)
7--------73-------2912331
High °C
1413141413141413141515151415171715161512121212
Low °C
1313141312141313141414151314171615161112111212
Chill °C (?)
1312131313131312121414141215171714141299910
Sunrise
-7:18--7:18--7:16--7:16--7:13--7:13--7:11--7:11
Sunset
--6:19--6:20--6:21--6:21--6:22--6:22--6:23--
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 17mm), heaviest on Sun night. Cool air temperatures (max 15°C on Wed night, min 12°C on Tue morning). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 48mm), heaviest during Sat night. Cool air temperatures (max 17°C on Fri afternoon, min 11°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (calm on Fri morning, near gales from the NNW by Sat 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.