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Hout Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Hout Bay (calm at Hout Bay wx 4 km from Hout Bay). 1.7m swell from W too big with an additional 0.8m 13 s period swell from SW , plus 1.5m 9 s period wind swell from SSW
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Actual: 25 min ago

Calm
1.8 km/h
NW
Clean
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Hout Bay Surf Forecast / Cape Town / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 pm Tuesday 18 Sep 2018 SAST

Hout Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Hout Bay sea temperature is 14.5 °C (Statistics for 18 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 15.6 max: 17.3 min: 14.4 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.7
W
1.4
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3
SSW
3.5
SSW
4
SW
3.5
SW
3.5
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3
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4
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5
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5.5
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6
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5.5
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4.5
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3.5
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3.5
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2.4
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2.4
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2.3
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2.4
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2.5
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3
SW
3
SW
Period(s) (?)11981016151414141517171615141312121212121212
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)6763411082257276025916443237636580101861860919093146878767441341381795165214201632206825802730
Wind
(km/h)
20
SW
15
W
30
S
30
SSE
15
SSE
15
SSE
20
SSW
10
S
25
SSE
25
SSE
30
SSE
30
SSE
35
SSE
30
SSE
25
SE
30
SSE
25
SE
15
SSE
20
SSW
15
WNW
20
WNW
25
SSW
20
SSE
Wind State(?)crosscross-
off
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on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
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on
cross-
on
oncross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

11:19PM
1.02
12:11PM
1.06

12:26AM
1.10
12:58PM
1.17

1:09AM
1.20
1:32PM
1.28

1:43AM
1.29

2:02PM
1.38
2:13AM
1.38

2:30PM
1.47
2:43AM
1.44

2:58PM
1.54
3:12AM
1.48

3:26PM
1.58

Low Tide
/ height (m)
5:03PM
0.65

5:47AM
0.56
6:21PM
0.56

6:41AM
0.46
7:05PM
0.46

7:19AM
0.36
7:40PM
0.35

7:50AM
0.27

8:10PM
0.25
8:19AM
0.19

8:39PM
0.17
8:48AM
0.13

9:08PM
0.11
9:16AM
0.09


Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Hout Bay blow from the NW.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
4363----------------11-
High °C
1413121212121213131313131413151716171815151414
Low °C
1312111211111212131312121413131714151715151414
Chill °C (?)
13119910101012111111101210131614171814141312
Sunrise
--6:39--6:37--6:37--6:35--6:33--6:33--6:31--
Sunset
6:39--6:39--6:40--6:42--6:43--6:43--6:44--6:45-
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 16mm), heaviest on Wed morning. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Tue afternoon, min 11°C on Wed morning). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SSW on Wed morning, light winds from the S by Thu night).Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Tue morning. Cool air temperatures (max 18°C on Mon afternoon, min 12°C on Sat morning). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SSE on Sat afternoon, light winds from the S by Mon afternoon).

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Information about the Hout Bay Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Hout Bay provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Hout Bay can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Hout Bay 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 (Hout Bay) 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 Hout Bay 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.

Are you planning a holiday in Cape Town? If you are looking for accommodation near Hout Bay, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Cape Town, consider staying in Cape Town which is 16 km (10 miles) away. Other places in and around Cape Town where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Robben Island which is 27 km (17 miles) away, Bellville, Kayamnandi and Stellenbosch.