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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 Onshore wind has changed to cross-on at Olifants Bos (light winds from the W at Harbour Heights Simons Town wx 8 km from Olifants Bos). 1.2m 14 s period swell from WSW with 2.5m 9 s period wind swell from WSW
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Actual: 42 min ago

Moderate
19.3 km/h
W
Cross-On
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Olifants Bos Surf Forecast / Cape Town / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 pm Wednesday 12 Dec 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 17.2 °C (Statistics for 12 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 19.1 max: 21.1 min: 18.0 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.7
WSW
4
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4
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4
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3.5
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3
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2.5
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2.3
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1.3
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1.1
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1.1
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1.1
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Period(s) (?)1413131313121212111111101012111111111010101011
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)117549655929506436062801207814991084743729573562826662582523433327270270222303
Wind
(km/h)
20
W
10
SSW
20
S
20
SSE
30
SE
30
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25
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30
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25
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30
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35
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SE
Wind State(?)cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
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cross-
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offoffcross-
off
offoffoffoffoffoffoffoffoffcross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
6:06PM
1.18

6:43AM
1.21
6:51PM
1.10

7:34AM
1.16
7:49PM
1.03

8:38AM
1.13

9:07PM
0.99
9:51AM
1.14

10:32PM
1.02
10:58AM
1.19

11:40PM
1.09
11:54AM
1.28

12:34AM
1.20
12:42PM
1.38


Low Tide
/ height (m)

12:20AM
0.38
12:54PM
0.51

1:04AM
0.45
1:53PM
0.56

2:01AM
0.52

3:08PM
0.58
3:13AM
0.55

4:27PM
0.53
4:30AM
0.54

5:32PM
0.44

5:35AM
0.48
6:23PM
0.33

6:29AM
0.39
7:08PM
0.21

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
1919171616171717171718181819222221212019191919
Low °C
1917171616161717171717171818192120202018181919
Chill °C (?)
1919161515161616161617171718222221212019181818
Sunrise
--5:28--5:28--5:28--5:28--5:28--5:28--5:30--
Sunset
7:52--7:52--7:52--7:53--7:54--7:54--7:55--7:57-
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 19°C on Wed afternoon, min 16°C on Thu afternoon). Winds increasing (light winds from the SSW on Wed night, fresh winds from the SE by Sat night).Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Tue morning. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Mon morning, min 17°C on Sun morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the WNW on Mon night, strong winds from the SE by Wed 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.