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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). 2.5m 7 s period wind swell from SSE is too big
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Hout Bay Surf Forecast / Cape Town / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Sunday 18 Nov 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 13.3 °C (Statistics for 18 Nov 1981-2005 - mean: 17.7 max: 19.7 min: 16.1 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.1
SW
1.9
SW
1.6
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1.5
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1.4
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1.5
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2.4
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2.1
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1.9
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1.9
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3.5
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2.5
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2.2
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2
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1.9
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1.8
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Period(s) (?)121111111111141381514141313141615161514131313
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)11119406405244795242050156889316851407161514381266168056065003420429211997140812611018
Wind
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35
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10
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30
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35
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35
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35
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30
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Wind State(?)onononcross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
12:05PM
1.23

12:34AM
1.17
12:44PM
1.34

1:12AM
1.28
1:20PM
1.44

1:48AM
1.38
1:55PM
1.53

2:24AM
1.46

2:32PM
1.59
3:01AM
1.52

3:09PM
1.63
3:39AM
1.54

3:49PM
1.62



Low Tide
/ height (m)

6:28PM
0.39

6:31AM
0.40
7:05PM
0.27

7:10AM
0.31
7:39PM
0.16

7:47AM
0.22

8:14PM
0.06
8:23AM
0.16

8:50PM
-0.00
9:01AM
0.11

9:27PM
-0.03
9:41AM
0.10

10:07PM
-0.02


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
clearclearclearclearclearrain shwrsrain shwrsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
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High °C
1820192122201919181719171819171818171920191818
Low °C
1620171822191919161618161618161718171719181818
Chill °C (?)
1719182122201918171618151718151717151819181717
Sunrise
5:31--5:31--5:31--5:31--5:30--5:30--5:30--5:28-
Sunset
-7:30--7:31--7:32--7:34--7:35--7:36--7:36--7:37
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Mon night. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Mon afternoon, min 16°C on Sun morning). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SE on Sun afternoon, light winds from the SSE by Mon morning).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 20°C on Sat afternoon, min 16°C on Wed night). Mainly strong winds.

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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.