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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 (light winds from the SSW at Cape Columbine Lighthouse 17 km from Hell). 2.5m 13 s period swell from WSW
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Hell Surf Forecast / West Coast / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Tuesday 23 Aug 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 13.4 °C (Statistics for 23 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 15.4 max: 16.5 min: 14.0 °C)

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

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Period(s) (?)1314141413131312121212121111101014131313121212
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)13382300272521531734167314351032839618289228121119210146149384923909787497422
Wind
(km/h)
15 SSE15
15 SSE15
15 S15
25 SSE25
25 SSE25
35 SSE35
25 SSE25
5 ESE5
10 SSW10
5 WNW5
20 N20
10 NW10
10 NNW10
15 NNW15
5 WNW5
10 SE10
20 S20
30 SSW30
15 NW15
20 N20
15 WNW15
20 NNW20
25 NNW25
Wind State(?)cross-
off
offcross-
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cross-
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cross-
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cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
glasscross-
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ononcross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

7:19AM
1.31
7:48PM
1.38

8:32AM
1.21

9:06PM
1.28
10:07AM
1.17

10:42PM
1.25
11:37AM
1.23

12:03AM
1.30
12:44PM
1.33

1:03AM
1.39
1:35PM
1.44

1:50AM
1.46

2:16PM
1.54


Low Tide
/ height (m)
1:11AM
0.27
1:25PM
0.37

2:18AM
0.38

2:40PM
0.48
3:42AM
0.45

4:19PM
0.53

5:14AM
0.43
5:47PM
0.47

6:28AM
0.35
6:54PM
0.37

7:19AM
0.26
7:43PM
0.27

8:02AM
0.18

8:24PM
0.18

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
1514191615171519262118171515151517171514141414
Chill °C (?)
1514201915161423262319181714141718191514141312
Sunrise
-7:13--7:13--7:11--7:11--7:09--7:07--7:07--7:05
Sunset
--6:25--6:27--6:27--6:28--6:28--6:29--6:30--
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Fri afternoon, min 14°C on Wed morning). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SSE on Thu afternoon, calm by Fri night).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 19°C on Mon afternoon, min 14°C on Tue morning). Winds increasing (calm on Sun night, fresh winds from the SSW by Mon afternoon).

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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.