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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 Offshore wind reported 7 km from Hout Bay (light winds from the W at Constantia Cape Town wx 7 km from Hout Bay). 2.4m swell from W too big with 0.6m 3 s period wind swell from NNW
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Actual: 19 min ago

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14.2 km/h
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Hout Bay Surf Forecast / Cape Town / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 am Monday 23 Jul 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 15.7 °C (Statistics for 23 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 15.6 max: 16.5 min: 13.9 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.4
W
2.3
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1.8
WSW
2
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2
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1.9
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1.6
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1.5
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1.3
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1.8
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1.7
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1.9
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Period(s) (?)12121213121212111010981614131414131212111111
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)1599139594813211241997680536374283222204349630115125411977154517101346814680839
Wind
(km/h)
20
N
20
NW
20
N
10
NNW
10
SW
10
SSE
10
S
15
S
15
SSE
15
SSE
20
SSE
25
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15
SSE
15
SSE
10
N
10
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10
WSW
10
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5
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15
NW
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35
NNW
Wind State(?)cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
12:56PM
1.15

1:03AM
1.24
1:40PM
1.22

1:46AM
1.29

2:18PM
1.29
2:23AM
1.34

2:52PM
1.35
2:57AM
1.38

3:24PM
1.40
3:30AM
1.41

3:55PM
1.43
4:01AM
1.41

4:26PM
1.45
4:32AM
1.40


Low Tide
/ height (m)

6:54PM
0.48

7:26AM
0.34
7:40PM
0.42

8:04AM
0.28

8:19PM
0.36
8:39AM
0.23

8:54PM
0.30
9:11AM
0.18

9:27PM
0.26
9:42AM
0.15

10:00PM
0.24
10:12AM
0.15

10:32PM
0.24
10:42AM
0.16

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)
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High °C
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Low °C
1620151516151515141414141415121214121213121214
Chill °C (?)
1820171617141514141314121314151213131313121011
Sunrise
7:45--7:45--7:43--7:43--7:43--7:41--7:41--7:39-
Sunset
-6:00--6:00--6:01--6:01--6:02--6:04--6:04--6:05
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 20°C on Mon afternoon, min 14°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 15°C on Fri afternoon, min 12°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (calm on Fri night, fresh winds from the NNW 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.