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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 SE at Cape Columbine Lighthouse 17 km from Hell). 1.7m 10 s period swell from SSW
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17 km away, 1 h 29 min ago

Moderate
22 km/h
SE
12.0
13.1
Air / Water (°C)
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Hell Surf Forecast / West Coast / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Tuesday 26 Jul 2016 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 13.1 °C (Statistics for 26 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 15.3 max: 16.3 min: 13.8 °C)

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Wave
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Energy(?)90964502942351292062172121361186258961201061013269721350129811211092
Wind
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15 N15
20 SW20
15 SSE15
5 NE5
10 NW10
35 W35
20 WSW20
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20 NW20
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5 SSW5
20 SE20
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Wind State(?)cross-
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High Tide
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8:12PM
1.41
8:56AM
1.22

9:26PM
1.35
10:21AM
1.20

10:49PM
1.34
11:43AM
1.26

12:04AM
1.38
12:49PM
1.35

1:06AM
1.45
1:43PM
1.46

1:58AM
1.52

2:27PM
1.55



Low Tide
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1:48PM
0.37

2:43AM
0.36

3:00PM
0.45
4:03AM
0.39

4:27PM
0.47

5:23AM
0.36
5:48PM
0.43

6:30AM
0.28
6:54PM
0.35

7:27AM
0.20
7:49PM
0.26

8:12AM
0.12

8:35PM
0.18


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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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Sunrise
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Sunset
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Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 19mm), heaviest on Tue night. Cool air temperatures (max 17°C on Wed night, min 12°C on Tue morning). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SSW on Tue night, calm by Fri afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Sat afternoon, min 12°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

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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.