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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 (moderate winds from the SW at 11th Street Saint Helena Bay wx 1 km from Hell). 2.6m 9 s period wind swell from SSW
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Moderate
20.9 km/h
SW
Cross-Off
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Hell Surf Forecast / West Coast / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Saturday 16 Dec 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 14.0 °C (Statistics for 16 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 18.7 max: 20.7 min: 17.5 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.7
WSW
1.5
SSW
1.1
SW
1.7
SSW
0.8
WSW
1.2
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1.2
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1.3
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Period(s) (?)1399914141212121312121212121113151313121212
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)156378186530261532456537481363609546396551383320405724651471449336403
Wind
(km/h)
40
SSE
15
SSW
40
SSW
40
SSE
30
S
45
S
40
SSE
30
S
45
S
35
SSE
20
SSW
30
SSW
20
S
5
SSE
10
WSW
15
N
10
N
30
SSW
30
S
30
SSW
40
SSW
35
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35
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Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
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cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
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cross-
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cross-
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cross-
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cross-
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cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
2:40AM
1.45

2:45PM
1.50
3:13AM
1.48

3:18PM
1.50
3:44AM
1.49

3:50PM
1.49
4:16AM
1.48

4:23PM
1.46
4:49AM
1.46

4:55PM
1.40

5:22AM
1.42
5:27PM
1.34

5:58AM
1.37
6:05PM
1.27


Low Tide
/ height (m)
8:28PM
0.18
8:41AM
0.29

9:01PM
0.16
9:14AM
0.26

9:31PM
0.15
9:47AM
0.26

10:03PM
0.16
10:20AM
0.28

10:34PM
0.19
10:53AM
0.32

11:05PM
0.24
11:27AM
0.37

11:39PM
0.30
12:06PM
0.42

12:16AM
0.36

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
1921211921211921201824242223212017191819191717
Low °C
1718201718201717201819232222211717181718181717
Chill °C (?)
1821211821211821191624242223212017181718181516
Sunrise
-5:35--5:35--5:35--5:35--5:37--5:37--5:37--5:37
Sunset
--7:52--7:53--7:53--7:54--7:54--7:55--7:55--
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 24°C on Wed morning, min 17°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the S on Sat night, light winds from the SSW by Sun morning).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 24°C on Wed afternoon, min 17°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (calm on Thu night, strong winds from the SSW 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.