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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 Continuing glassy conditions at Hell (calm at 11th Street Saint Helena Bay wx 1 km from Hell). no significant swell
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Hell Surf Forecast / West Coast / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 am Friday 28 Apr 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 16.0 °C (Statistics for 28 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 17.1 max: 18.6 min: 15.7 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)121111141312101010910191716161514141313131313
Surfscale.metric
Wave
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Energy(?)12185791341581991633803912435126728139029147365854534794062816201269
Wind
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5 ESE5
5 SW5
35 NE35
35 NE35
30 NE30
15 NW15
10 NE10
10 W10
15 NNW15
10 NW10
10 WSW10
15 SSE15
20 SSE20
25 S25
15 SE15
15 NE15
10 NW10
10 NNE10
25 N25
15 WNW15
10 S10
20 SSE20
25 SSW25
Wind State(?)cross-
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High Tide
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4:43PM
1.67
4:59AM
1.69

5:31PM
1.58

5:47AM
1.56
6:21PM
1.47

6:42AM
1.40
7:23PM
1.35

7:52AM
1.26

8:41PM
1.26
9:20AM
1.17

10:09PM
1.25
10:54AM
1.17

11:25PM
1.30
12:03PM
1.23

Low Tide
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10:32AM
-0.08

10:48PM
0.06
11:16AM
0.02

11:37PM
0.17
12:06PM
0.15

12:32AM
0.29
1:01PM
0.30

1:39AM
0.42

2:12PM
0.43
3:07AM
0.49

3:37PM
0.49
4:41AM
0.48

5:04PM
0.48

5:53AM
0.41

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
2329303033311920191818181923262730292523201820
Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
2329303033311920191818181923262730292523201820
Sunrise
7:18--7:18--7:20--7:20--7:20--7:22--7:22--7:22-
Sunset
-6:12--6:10--6:09--6:08--6:07--6:07--6:06--6:05
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 10mm), heaviest on Sun afternoon. Very warm air temperatures (max 33°C on Sat afternoon, min 17°C on Sun night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NE on Fri night, calm by Sun morning).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Very warm air temperatures (max 30°C on Wed afternoon, min 17°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

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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.