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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

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Hell Surf Forecast / West Coast / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Wednesday 27 May 2015 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 13.2 °C (Statistics for 27 May 1981-2005 - mean: 16.6 max: 17.5 min: 15.3 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)1211121212121216161616161514141313121311111111
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)7236657917135798871747769588088570717753683316259418641228700244269278268326449
Wind
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25 N25
30 N30
15 NW15
10 NW10
35 N35
35 N35
25 NW25
20 WSW20
10 WSW10
10 SSW10
35 S35
50 SSE50
55 SSE55
50 SSE50
45 SSE45
40 SSE40
15 SSW15
35 NNW35
25 N25
15 NE15
15 W15
10 SSW10
10 SE10
Wind State(?)cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
11:21PM
1.23
11:59AM
1.16

12:11AM
1.30
12:46PM
1.24

12:54AM
1.37
1:26PM
1.33

1:31AM
1.44

2:01PM
1.41
2:07AM
1.51

2:38PM
1.47
2:44AM
1.55

3:13PM
1.52
3:21AM
1.58

3:50PM
1.55


Low Tide
/ height (m)

5:49AM
0.47
5:59PM
0.51

6:36AM
0.38
6:42PM
0.44

7:14AM
0.30
7:23PM
0.37

7:50AM
0.22

8:02PM
0.30
8:26AM
0.15

8:39PM
0.25
9:01AM
0.10

9:15PM
0.21
9:37AM
0.08

9:54PM
0.19

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 (?)
151313161413161616161310107111011141012121313
Sunrise
-7:39--7:39--7:39--7:41--7:41--7:41--7:41--7:43
Sunset
--17:51--17:50--17:50--17:50--17:50--17:49--17:49--
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Fri night. Cool air temperatures (max 17°C on Fri night, min 14°C on Sun morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the N on Thu night, strong winds from the N by Fri night).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 34mm), heaviest during Tue night. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Mon afternoon, min 11°C on Mon morning). Winds decreasing (near gales from the SSE on Sun night, calm by Tue 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 Western Cape, 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.