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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 SE at Cape Columbine Lighthouse 17 km from Hell). 1.5m 13 s period swell from W with an additional 1.2m 12 s period swell from SSW
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Hell Surf Forecast / West Coast / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Saturday 26 May 2018 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 14.5 °C (Statistics for 26 May 1981-2005 - mean: 16.6 max: 17.5 min: 15.3 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.3
W
1.1
W
1.1
W
1
W
1.5
NW
2.3
WNW
2.5
WSW
3
WSW
3
WSW
2.5
WSW
2.3
WSW
2.1
WSW
1.8
WSW
1.4
WSW
3
NW
5.5
W
6
WSW
5.5
WSW
4
WSW
3
WSW
2.5
WSW
2.1
WSW
2
WSW
Period(s) (?)1312121158101313141413121271215161514141313
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)5823773412441085761273289726582702190514889645508437294157211399979543550232315991309
Wind
(km/h)
15
SSE
5
SE
10
SW
15
NW
45
NNW
30
WNW
20
SW
10
ESE
10
SSW
15
SE
0
WNW
20
WNW
20
NW
50
NNW
60
NNW
60
W
40
WSW
30
SW
5
E
10
NE
10
SSW
15
SSE
15
SSE
Wind State(?)offglasscrossononcross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
offglasscross-
on
onononcross-
on
cross-
on
crossglasscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
1:41AM
1.53

2:11PM
1.45
2:17AM
1.55

2:46PM
1.49
2:52AM
1.55

3:19PM
1.50
3:25AM
1.54

3:51PM
1.49
3:59AM
1.50

4:25PM
1.46
4:31AM
1.44

4:59PM
1.42

5:07AM
1.37
5:35PM
1.36


Low Tide
/ height (m)

8:00AM
0.15

8:11PM
0.26
8:35AM
0.12

8:45PM
0.24
9:08AM
0.12

9:20PM
0.24
9:40AM
0.13

9:54PM
0.26
10:12AM
0.17

10:28PM
0.29
10:46AM
0.22

11:04PM
0.35
11:20AM
0.29

11:41PM
0.42

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
1818191816181715161515161616161717151513141414
Low °C
1717191616171615161313161616161716151313141414
Chill °C (?)
1818191814171614161415151514141515131412141313
Sunrise
-7:39--7:39--7:39--7:39--7:41--7:41--7:41--7:43
Sunset
--5:51--5:51--5:50--5:50--5:50--5:49--5:49--
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 14mm), heaviest on Mon afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 19°C on Sun afternoon, min 13°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the NNW on Mon morning, calm by Wed morning).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 56mm), heaviest during Thu night. Cool air temperatures (max 17°C on Thu night, min 13°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (gales from the NNW on Thu night, calm by Sat 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.