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Hell ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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Hell Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell WSW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.3 °C

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Monday, 24 September 2018, 16:07 Local time
Monday 24Tue
Wave (m) 1.3
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 35
SSW 35
S 25
S 25
Wind State cross-

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Hell in Western Cape is an exposed reef break that has inconsistent surf. Summer in particular tends to be flat. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Able to handle light onshore wind Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west southwest.. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Watch out for rocks.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Cape St Martin, 4 km from Hell.

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Hell Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Cape Columbine Lighthouse, 17 km from Hell.

light winds from the SE

no report
Air temperature
9.2 °C

Current weather near Hell

Overall Hell Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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Town and city forecasts close to Hell:

  • Closest city location
    21 mi
  • Second closest city location
    67 mi
  • Third closest city location
    68 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    89 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    91 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Hell is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 152 km (94 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Hell is Springbok Airport (SBU), also in South Africa, 336 km (209 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Hell, West Coast. Use the tab navigation above to view Hell sea temperature, Hell photographs, Hell detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Hell webcams, current wind from West Coast live weather stations and Hell tide predictions. The South Africa swell maps link will open up the big picture showing South Africa and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from South Africa wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Hell.