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Olifants Bos ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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  1. weather stationWind Update Wind reports 8 km away suggest it is still onshore at Olifants Bos (fresh winds from the NW at Harbour Heights Simons Town wx). 2.0m 17 s period swell from SW with an additional 1.7m 10 s period swell from SW , plus 2.6m 6 s period wind swell from NW
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Moderate
34 km/h
NW
Onshore
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Olifants Bos Surf Forecast / Cape Town / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 pm Tuesday 25 Sep 2018 SAST

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

Today's Olifants Bos sea temperature is 15.4 °C (Statistics for 25 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 15.8 max: 16.8 min: 14.5 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.8
SW
4.5
WSW
3.5
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3
WSW
3
WSW
3
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3.5
WSW
3
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2.5
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2.5
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1.6
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2.3
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1.7
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1.4
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1.3
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2.2
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2.2
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2.2
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1.9
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2.5
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3
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3
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Period(s) (?)171413131212121110910111212111114131212111010
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)18827964465031642119266534651995132599353212791229731493389182415731450964174815401522
Wind
(km/h)
50
NW
30
WNW
35
NNW
45
NNW
40
NNW
35
NNW
25
NW
30
NNW
20
SSW
20
SW
30
SE
30
ESE
25
SE
20
ESE
5
ESE
15
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20
NNW
25
NNW
15
W
15
W
35
WSW
25
S
25
SSE
Wind State(?)ononononcross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
off
crossoffoffoffcross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
on
oncross-
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on
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High Tide
/ height (m)
3:26PM
1.58
3:41AM
1.50

3:55PM
1.60
4:12AM
1.49

4:25PM
1.58
4:44AM
1.46

4:57PM
1.53

5:19AM
1.39
5:34PM
1.45

6:00AM
1.30
6:17PM
1.35

6:52AM
1.20
7:16PM
1.23

8:09AM
1.11


Low Tide
/ height (m)

9:37PM
0.07
9:45AM
0.08

10:07PM
0.06
10:14AM
0.10

10:38PM
0.08
10:46AM
0.14

11:13PM
0.13
11:21AM
0.22

11:52PM
0.22
12:03PM
0.32

12:40AM
0.32
12:57PM
0.43

1:47AM
0.43

2:21PM
0.53

Note: the tide data above is for Black Rocks which is 9 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Olifants Bos.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Olifants Bos blow from the SE.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
19--11-1314-----------1--
High °C
1515151615151616141413131920252622171815141414
Low °C
1514151515151614141412121717222516161714121414
Chill °C (?)
1213131413131415121211101820252622161814121212
Sunrise
--6:30--6:28--6:26--6:26--6:24--6:22--6:20--
Sunset
6:45--6:45--6:45--6:46--6:47--6:47--6:49--6:50-
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 39mm), heaviest during Fri morning. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Wed afternoon, min 12°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (near gales from the NNW on Tue night, light winds from the SW by Fri afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Some drizzle, heaviest during Tue morning. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Sun afternoon, min 12°C on Sat morning). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the ESE on Sat morning, calm by Sun night).

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Information about the Olifants Bos Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Olifants Bos provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Olifants Bos can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Olifants Bos 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 (Olifants Bos) 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 Olifants Bos 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 Olifants Bos, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Cape Town, consider staying in Cape Town which is 37 km (23 miles) away. Other places in and around Cape Town where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Bellville which is 46 km (29 miles) away, Robben Island, Stellenbosch and Kayamnandi.