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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 am Tuesday 21 Apr 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 11.7 °C (Statistics for 21 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 17.4 max: 18.9 min: 15.7 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)3783795196779486803673143142363112201211131031491732504186901028799626
Wind
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15 SE15
35 SSW35
30 SSE30
45 SSE45
60 SSE60
45 SSE45
15 SE15
30 SSW30
30 SSE30
5 E5
25 SW25
15 S15
5 S5
30 SSW30
20 SSE20
15 SSE15
35 SSW35
25 SSE25
15 SSE15
35 SSW35
25 SSE25
10 S10
25 SW25
Wind State(?)offcross-
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High Tide
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5:10PM
1.57

5:23AM
1.54
5:52PM
1.45

6:07AM
1.39
6:37PM
1.33

6:54AM
1.24
7:33PM
1.21

8:00AM
1.12

8:52PM
1.14
9:29AM
1.05

10:23PM
1.14
11:00AM
1.07

11:31PM
1.19
12:04PM
1.15

Low Tide
/ height (m)
10:57AM
0.04

11:15PM
0.18
11:39AM
0.17

11:58PM
0.30
12:22PM
0.31

12:47AM
0.44
1:10PM
0.45

1:49AM
0.56

2:15PM
0.56
3:17AM
0.62

3:44PM
0.60
4:50AM
0.59

5:09PM
0.57

5:59AM
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
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
1621191718121822222525221919161517161617141717
Sunrise
7:13--7:13--7:13--7:15--7:16--7:16--7:16--7:18-
Sunset
-18:19--18:17--18:16--18:15--18:15--18:14--18:13--18:12
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 25°C on Fri morning, min 14°C on Tue morning). Winds decreasing (gales from the SSE on Wed night, calm by Fri morning).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 21°C on Fri night, min 15°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (calm on Sat morning, 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 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.