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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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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still offshore at Hell (moderate winds from the SSE at Cape Columbine Lighthouse 17 km from Hell). 1.8m 11 s period swell from SW
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17 km away, 1 h 44 min ago

Moderate
20 km/h
SSE
9.2
26.0
Air / Water (°C)
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Hell Surf Forecast / West Coast / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Saturday 20 Jul 2019 SAST

Hell surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Hell sea temperature is 26.0 °C (Statistics for 20 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 15.2 max: 16.2 min: 13.8 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.1
SW
1.5
NNE
0.6
SW
0.8
W
1.2
W
1.3
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1.3
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3.5
WNW
4.5
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3
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2.4
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2.3
SW
2.3
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2.2
WSW
Period(s) (?)11610151413139101115151413131313161716151414
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)292154842825385955381941402362629970787739742035156118502278458750183029237020951969
Wind
(km/h)
20
ESE
35
NE
25
NE
25
NNW
25
NNW
30
NNW
45
N
50
NW
50
W
50
WSW
15
WSW
20
NW
20
NNW
15
N
10
NNW
10
NNW
5
N
10
SW
15
SSE
15
SE
25
SSE
15
SSE
5
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Wind State(?)offcrosscrosscross-
on
ononcross-
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oncross-
on
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on
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High Tide
/ height (m)

5:41AM
1.34
6:07PM
1.41

6:17AM
1.27
6:42PM
1.36

6:56AM
1.20
7:22PM
1.30

7:43AM
1.13

8:10PM
1.25
8:46AM
1.08

9:13PM
1.22
10:06AM
1.08

10:27PM
1.22
11:26AM
1.13

11:39PM
1.29

Low Tide
/ height (m)
11:42PM
0.34
11:48AM
0.29

12:18AM
0.39
12:22PM
0.36

12:58AM
0.44
12:59PM
0.44

1:43AM
0.49
1:44PM
0.51

2:41AM
0.52

2:45PM
0.57
3:52AM
0.52

4:03PM
0.59

5:07AM
0.47
5:23PM
0.55


Note: the tide data above is for Cape St Martin which is 4 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Hell.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Hell blow from the SE.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
1214201913141415141415151412131413141414171414
Low °C
1112171413131415121314141212121313141212151414
Chill °C (?)
1012201911121212111114141310121412141313171314
Sunrise
-7:45--7:45--7:43--7:43--7:43--7:41--7:41--7:41
Sunset
--6:02--6:04--6:05--6:05--6:06--6:07--6:07--
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 21mm), heaviest during Tue afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 20°C on Sun afternoon, min 11°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (light winds from the ESE on Sat night, near gales from the NNW by Mon night).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 17°C on Sat afternoon, min 12°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Hell Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Hell provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Hell can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Hell 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 (Hell) 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 Hell 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.

Hell is 34 km (21 miles) from the city of Saldanha. If you plan a holiday in West Coast, look for hotels and other accommodation in Saldanha. Saldanha has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.