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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 cross-off at Hell (moderate winds from the S at Cape Columbine Lighthouse 17 km from Hell). 1.7m 12 s period wind swell from SW
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Hell Surf Forecast / West Coast / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 pm Friday 30 Sep 2016 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 14.0 °C (Statistics for 30 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 15.8 max: 16.5 min: 14.6 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)121211101110101010101111111010101010910111212
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)94039632954048819514910071659117016718416915720131033431962215251415
Wind
(km/h)
35 SSW35
20 SSE20
30 SSE30
40 S40
25 SSE25
5 WNW5
25 SSW25
20 SE20
5 N5
25 S25
20 SSE20
15 SSE15
30 SSW30
25 S25
15 SW15
25 SSW25
10 SW10
20 SSW20
25 SW25
15 SW15
20 SW20
25 SSW25
35 SSE35
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
offcross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
crosscross-
off
crosscrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
2:57PM
1.62
3:14AM
1.55

3:24PM
1.63
3:41AM
1.55

3:53PM
1.61
4:11AM
1.52

4:21PM
1.56
4:40AM
1.47

4:48PM
1.49

5:08AM
1.40
5:19PM
1.40

5:41AM
1.31
5:51PM
1.30

6:18AM
1.21
6:29PM
1.20

Low Tide
/ height (m)

9:08PM
0.10
9:17AM
0.13

9:35PM
0.09
9:44AM
0.14

10:04PM
0.11
10:14AM
0.18

10:33PM
0.16
10:41AM
0.24

11:02PM
0.23
11:11AM
0.32

11:32PM
0.32
11:42AM
0.42

12:06AM
0.42
12:21PM
0.52


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
1515161715192122252724252719191816161515151513
Low °C
1514151614162120232621212316161716151514151513
Chill °C (?)
1313141613192122252724252718191715151314141410
Sunrise
--6:24--6:22--6:22--6:20--6:18--6:18--6:16--
Sunset
6:50--6:50--6:51--6:52--6:52--6:52--6:53--6:54-
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 27°C on Mon afternoon, min 14°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the S on Sat afternoon, calm by Sun morning).Long Range Forecast:Some drizzle, heaviest during Thu morning. Warm air temperatures (max 27°C on Tue afternoon, min 13°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (light winds from the SW on Wed night, fresh winds from the SSE by Fri night).

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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.