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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 1 pm Thursday 30 Jul 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 12.2 °C (Statistics for 30 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 15.2 max: 16.1 min: 13.8 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)14131313121212121212121212126913121211171616
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)4220267820781559106068960353356159955842841436539882634682479166985484812571588
Wind
(km/h)
35 S35
20 S20
10 NE10
10 WSW10
30 SE30
20 ESE20
30 SSE30
25 ESE25
40 NE40
35 NE35
20 NE20
45 NNW45
30 NNW30
40 N40
55 NW55
40 NW40
20 WNW20
20 N20
10 SSW10
30 SE30
20 SE20
15 SSE15
30 SSE30
Wind State(?)cross-
off
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crosscrossoffoffoffcross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
2:38PM
1.59
2:51AM
1.63

3:18PM
1.69
3:34AM
1.68

4:00PM
1.75
4:17AM
1.69

4:42PM
1.77
5:00AM
1.64

5:25PM
1.73

5:47AM
1.55
6:11PM
1.65

6:37AM
1.44
7:02PM
1.54

7:32AM
1.32


Low Tide
/ height (m)

8:44PM
0.13
9:04AM
-0.00

9:27PM
0.05
9:45AM
-0.05

10:11PM
0.00
10:26AM
-0.05

10:55PM
0.01
11:08AM
0.00

11:40PM
0.06
11:53AM
0.10

12:30AM
0.15
12:41PM
0.22

1:25AM
0.26
1:38PM
0.35


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
light rainsome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearlight rainrain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
1312111110111617182221181413131514131414162021
Chill °C (?)
12910109101617182423191410111213111513162221
Sunrise
--7:39--7:37--7:37--7:37--7:35--7:35--7:33--
Sunset
18:08--18:08--18:09--18:10--18:10--18:12--18:13--18:13-
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Thu afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 24°C on Sun afternoon, min 10°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (light winds from the NNW on Fri afternoon, near gales from the NNE by Sun afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 8mm), mostly falling on Tue morning. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Thu afternoon, min 13°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (gales from the NNW on Tue morning, calm by Wed 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.