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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 Surf Forecast / West Coast / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Tuesday 28 Feb 2017 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 16.4 °C (Statistics for 28 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 19.1 max: 20.4 min: 18.0 °C)

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

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Period(s) (?)1211141313121111101010141313121212121111111110
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)264219293347576711396297240114161113013871112824895945812663756287496428
Wind
(km/h)
10 WNW10
30 SSW30
20 S20
15 SSW15
35 SSW35
20 S20
10 NW10
25 SW25
10 SSW10
10 WNW10
25 SW25
20 SSE20
10 WSW10
20 W20
15 N15
15 N15
25 SW25
25 SSE25
20 S20
35 SSW35
30 SSE30
25 SSE25
20 SSE20
Wind State(?)cross-
on
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cross-
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oncrosscross-
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oncrosscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

4:34PM
1.65
4:53AM
1.74

5:13PM
1.60

5:32AM
1.68
5:55PM
1.51

6:14AM
1.58
6:41PM
1.39

7:04AM
1.45
7:41PM
1.26

8:10AM
1.31

9:01PM
1.17
9:42AM
1.22

10:49PM
1.17


Low Tide
/ height (m)
10:29AM
-0.00

10:40PM
0.01
11:07AM
0.02

11:18PM
0.07
11:47AM
0.09

11:58PM
0.17
12:34PM
0.20

12:47AM
0.30
1:28PM
0.32

1:47AM
0.43

2:43PM
0.44
3:15AM
0.53

4:20PM
0.48



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
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
2020182122181919171819171716171517162224181920
Sunrise
6:35--6:35--6:37--6:37--6:39--6:39--6:39--6:41-
Sunset
-7:24--7:22--7:22--7:21--7:20--7:19--7:16--7:15
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Wed afternoon, min 17°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SSW on Wed afternoon, calm by Fri morning).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 24°C on Mon afternoon, min 16°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (light winds from the S on Sat morning, strong winds from the S by Mon 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.