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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 Continuing clean conditions at Olifants Bos (calm at Slangkop 13 km from Olifants Bos). 1.1m 11 s period swell from WSW
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Calm
4 km/h
N
Clean
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Olifants Bos Surf Forecast / Cape Town / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Wednesday 18 Jul 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 14.7 °C (Statistics for 18 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 15.6 max: 16.4 min: 14.3 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.2
SW
1.2
WSW
1.4
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2.4
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2.4
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2.2
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2
WSW
2.1
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1.7
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1.8
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1.9
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2.2
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2.4
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3
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3
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2.5
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3.5
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2.2
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Period(s) (?)1112181615141413121212121212111010999101212
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)380403132829782490185013901556215113881138749570387821722101098612161362135234461299
Wind
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5
N
15
SE
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25
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NNW
20
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15
NW
0
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5
SSE
25
SE
15
NNE
25
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N
35
NNW
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NW
25
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Wind State(?)glassoffcross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

7:41PM
1.39

8:10AM
1.16

8:41PM
1.29
9:21AM
1.08

9:51PM
1.21
10:42AM
1.06

11:05PM
1.18
11:58AM
1.08

12:11AM
1.20
12:56PM
1.14

1:03AM
1.24





Low Tide
/ height (m)
1:17PM
0.28

2:06AM
0.35

2:13PM
0.40
3:14AM
0.42

3:21PM
0.49
4:29AM
0.46

4:41PM
0.54

5:41AM
0.45
5:55PM
0.53

6:40AM
0.40
6:54PM
0.48






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)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
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Sunrise
7:48--7:48--7:47--7:47--7:46--7:46--7:45--7:43-
Sunset
-5:55--5:57--5:58--5:58--5:59--6:00--6:00--6:00
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 25°C on Thu afternoon, min 15°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NW on Thu night, calm by Fri night).Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 11mm), heaviest on Tue afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 18°C on Sat night, min 14°C on Wed morning). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the N on Mon night, light winds from the NNW by Wed afternoon).

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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.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.