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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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Hell Surf Forecast / West Coast / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 am Sunday 01 May 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 14.9 °C (Statistics for 01 May 1981-2005 - mean: 17.1 max: 18.4 min: 15.7 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Wave
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Energy(?)5013082683192703411862372381489841559069238196140224644927667514
Wind
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30 SSE30
35 S35
30 SSE30
30 SSE30
45 S45
45 SSE45
50 SSE50
50 SSE50
30 ESE30
5 NNE5
20 SSE20
25 ESE25
10 E10
25 SSE25
20 ESE20
10 SSE10
25 SSW25
35 SE35
15 ESE15
20 SSW20
30 ESE30
10 E10
5 SSE5
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High Tide
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10:31AM
1.19

11:09PM
1.33
11:44AM
1.30

12:10AM
1.47
12:42PM
1.43

1:00AM
1.61
1:32PM
1.56

1:47AM
1.73

2:18PM
1.66
2:32AM
1.80

3:03PM
1.71
3:17AM
1.82

3:47PM
1.72
4:02AM
1.77


Low Tide
/ height (m)

4:44PM
0.45

5:34AM
0.38
5:51PM
0.34

6:32AM
0.21
6:47PM
0.22

7:21AM
0.06
7:36PM
0.11

8:07AM
-0.05

8:22PM
0.03
8:51AM
-0.12

9:07PM
-0.01
9:35AM
-0.12

9:51PM
0.01
10:18AM
-0.07

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 (?)
1316141617141518181921232427262425242125252325
Sunrise
7:20--7:22--7:22--7:22--7:24--7:24--7:24--7:26-
Sunset
-6:07--6:07--6:06--6:05--6:04--6:04--6:02--6:01
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Wed night, min 13°C on Sun morning). Winds decreasing (near gales from the SSE on Mon night, calm by Wed afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 27°C on Thu afternoon, min 19°C on Sat morning). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SE on Thu night, calm 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.

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