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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 (light winds from the SE at Slangkop 11 km from Glencairn). 1.7m 11 s period swell from SW with 1.8m 6 s period wind swell from SE
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2 h 17 min ago

Light
6 km/h
SE
Clean
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Glencairn Surf Forecast / Cape Town / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Monday 17 Dec 2018 SAST

Today's Glencairn sea temperature is 19.7 °C (Statistics for 17 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 19.2 max: 21.0 min: 18.0 °C)

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0
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3
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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.3
SW
1.2
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
1.3
SW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SW
0.9
SSW
0.9
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1
SE
1.3
SE
1.1
SE
0.7
SW
0.9
WSW
0.8
WSW
1.5
SW
1.7
SW
1.4
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1.4
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1.2
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1.9
SW
1.9
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1.8
SW
Period(s) (?)1111111010111011109661213121413121116141414
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)396347263253350204151207157155116104140253196852936568488710152114591288
Wind
(km/h)
15
SSE
25
SE
25
N
15
SW
15
SSW
10
S
15
SSW
20
S
20
SE
15
SE
20
SSE
20
SSE
30
SSE
35
SSE
30
SE
5
S
15
SSW
20
S
20
S
25
SSE
30
SSE
25
SSE
25
SSE
Wind State(?)cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscrosscrosscross-
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cross-
on
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High Tide
/ height (m)
10:57AM
1.19

11:40PM
1.09
11:53AM
1.28

12:34AM
1.20
12:42PM
1.38

1:20AM
1.31
1:28PM
1.48

2:03AM
1.41

2:12PM
1.56
2:46AM
1.50

2:56PM
1.62
3:29AM
1.56

3:40PM
1.63



Low Tide
/ height (m)

5:31PM
0.44

5:35AM
0.48
6:23PM
0.33

6:29AM
0.39
7:08PM
0.21

7:17AM
0.30
7:51PM
0.10

8:03AM
0.20

8:33PM
0.02
8:47AM
0.13

9:15PM
-0.04
9:32AM
0.09

9:58PM
-0.05


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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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
2323222221202021202224232121212424222222211920
Low °C
2122202121192020191924202021202124202122201920
Chill °C (?)
2323222221202021202224232121212424222222211820
Sunrise
5:28--5:28--5:30--5:30--5:31--5:31--5:31--5:31-
Sunset
-7:54--7:55--7:55--7:57--7:57--7:58--7:58--7:58
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Tue morning. Warm air temperatures (max 24°C on Thu afternoon, min 19°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 24°C on Sat morning, min 19°C on Mon morning). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SE on Fri night, light winds from the S by Sat morning).

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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.