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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 Tuesday 30 Sep 2014 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 30 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 15.8 max: 16.5 min: 14.6 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period (s) (?) 13 12 12 12 11 12 12 12 14 13 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 13 13 12 12 11 11
Surfscale
Wave
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Energy (?) 700 377 215 169 109 199 184 171 232 225 253 411 386 309 215 151 149 412 451 403 449 418 411
Wind
(km/h)
30 SSW30
30 SSE30
15 SSE15
45 SSE45
35 SSE35
15 SE15
35 S35
30 SSE30
30 SSE30
40 SSE40
25 SE25
10 SE10
25 S25
25 SE25
10 SE10
30 S30
15 S15
10 SSW10
30 SSW30
20 S20
25 S25
45 S45
50 SSE50
Wind State (?) cross-
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off cross-
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off off cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
6:49PM
1.29

7:36AM
1.20

8:06PM
1.20
9:08AM
1.17

9:50PM
1.19
10:47AM
1.25

11:21PM
1.27
11:57AM
1.39

12:27AM
1.41
12:50PM
1.55

1:17AM
1.54
1:37PM
1.69

2:03AM
1.64

2:19PM
1.78

Low Tide
/ height (m)

1:13AM
0.43
1:47PM
0.53

2:40AM
0.49

3:28PM
0.55
4:19AM
0.47

5:07PM
0.45

5:36AM
0.36
6:14PM
0.29

6:36AM
0.23
7:09PM
0.13

7:24AM
0.11
7:54PM
0.00

8:08AM
0.03


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
clear clear clear clear clear clear clear clear clear clear clear clear clear clear clear clear clear clear clear clear some clouds clear clear
Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
15 15 15 19 16 17 22 19 18 22 20 20 24 23 25 25 17 16 17 14 14 17 15
Chill °C (?)
14 14 16 18 15 20 22 22 18 22 19 22 24 24 27 27 21 17 18 13 13 16 12
Sunrise
- - 6:24 - - 6:24 - - 6:22 - - 6:20 - - 6:20 - - 6:18 - - 6:16 - -
Sunset
18:49 - - 18:50 - - 18:51 - - 18:51 - - 18:52 - - 18:52 - - 18:52 - - 18:53 -
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Thu afternoon, min 15°C on Tue afternoon). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SSE on Wed night, light winds from the SE by Thu morning). Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 27°C on Sun morning, min 14°C on Mon night). Winds increasing (light winds from the SE on Sun morning, strong winds from the SSE by Tue night).

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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.

 

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