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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 Saturday 29 Aug 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 13.3 °C (Statistics for 29 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 15.4 max: 16.4 min: 14.4 °C)

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Period(s) (?)1413131312121111101010161414121213121212191716
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Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)157913661408106973643530422031415412729847637927329236832929824296018862011
Wind
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10 S10
55 S55
50 SSE50
35 SSE35
0 ENE0
25 SE25
15 SSE15
40 S40
35 SSE35
10 N10
30 SSW30
25 SE25
5 NE5
35 SSW35
30 SE30
25 SE25
10 SSW10
30 E30
10 N10
25 SW25
20 SE20
5 SE5
10 WSW10
Wind State(?)cross-
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High Tide
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2:57PM
1.77
3:17AM
1.73

3:38PM
1.84
3:59AM
1.74

4:20PM
1.85
4:43AM
1.70

5:02PM
1.79

5:27AM
1.60
5:47PM
1.68

6:13AM
1.48
6:35PM
1.52

7:05AM
1.33
7:31PM
1.36

8:13AM
1.20

Low Tide
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8:44AM
-0.04

9:10PM
-0.05
9:25AM
-0.09

9:53PM
-0.10
10:07AM
-0.09

10:35PM
-0.09
10:48AM
-0.03

11:19PM
-0.02
11:31AM
0.07

12:04AM
0.11
12:17PM
0.21

12:56AM
0.26
1:13PM
0.37

1:58AM
0.40


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 (?)
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Sunrise
7:09--7:07--7:07--7:05--7:03--7:03--7:01--7:00-
Sunset
-18:28--18:29--18:30--18:30--18:30--18:31--18:31--18:32
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 18°C on Mon afternoon, min 13°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (gales from the SSE on Sat night, calm by Sun afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Thu afternoon, min 15°C on Thu morning). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SSE on Wed night, calm by Thu 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.