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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 (light winds from the E at MoltenoReservior 13 km from Hout Bay). 2.5m swell from SW too big with 2.1m 7 s period wind swell from SSE
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6 km/h
E
Clean
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Hout Bay Surf Forecast / Cape Town / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 pm Friday 22 Mar 2019 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 18.2 °C (Statistics for 22 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 19.3 max: 20.4 min: 18.5 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.3
SW
1.8
SW
1.7
SW
1.7
S
1.7
S
1.3
SW
1.4
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1.1
SW
2.3
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1.3
SSW
3
SW
3
SW
2.5
SW
2.5
SSW
2.3
SSW
1.9
SSW
1.5
S
2.4
SSE
2.2
SW
3.5
SW
2.5
SW
2.3
SW
2
S
Period(s) (?)12121214121211127151614141313121271816151417
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)1518913765105287443548534146979140753430264722651693103360758830815152288019982428
Wind
(km/h)
35
SSE
30
SE
15
SSE
20
SSE
20
SSE
25
SSE
30
SSE
25
SSE
40
SSE
40
SSE
40
SE
30
SE
30
SE
15
ESE
10
WNW
20
SSW
20
SSE
35
SE
35
SE
25
ESE
10
ESE
20
SSE
15
SE
Wind State(?)onononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
onononononononcross-
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on
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High Tide
/ height (m)
4:28PM
1.62
4:44AM
1.72

5:06PM
1.54

5:22AM
1.62
5:45PM
1.43

6:00AM
1.47
6:25PM
1.30

6:40AM
1.31
7:10PM
1.16

7:28AM
1.15

8:12PM
1.04
8:43AM
1.02

10:03PM
0.98
10:48AM
0.98


Low Tide
/ height (m)

10:31PM
-0.03
11:00AM
-0.04

11:09PM
0.06
11:38AM
0.08

11:47PM
0.19
12:17PM
0.22

12:27AM
0.34
12:59PM
0.37

1:13AM
0.49
1:53PM
0.51

2:22AM
0.61

3:22PM
0.60
4:27AM
0.66

5:21PM
0.60

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
2019212321212119181717172019212118182019202424
Low °C
2018182319192018181716162018191918181917172424
Chill °C (?)
2018212321212118171515162018212117172018202424
Sunrise
--6:52--6:52--6:52--6:54--6:54--6:54--6:56--
Sunset
6:53--6:52--6:52--6:50--6:49--6:47--6:45--6:45-
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Sat afternoon, min 16°C on Mon night). Winds increasing (light winds from the SSE on Sat morning, strong winds from the SSE by Mon afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 24°C on Fri afternoon, min 16°C on Tue morning). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SE on Tue morning, calm by Wed morning).

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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.