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Outer Kom ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.6

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Outer Kom (calm at Slangkop 1 km from Outer Kom). no significant swell
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Calm
4 km/h
N
Clean
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Outer Kom Surf Forecast / Cape Town / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Wednesday 18 Jul 2018 SAST

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

Today's Outer Kom sea temperature is 15.3 °C (Statistics for 18 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 15.5 max: 16.4 min: 14.2 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.2
SW
1.2
WSW
1.3
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2.3
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2.2
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2.2
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2
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2.5
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1.8
WNW
2.5
WNW
2.1
WNW
2.5
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2.5
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2.4
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Period(s) (?)12121816151414131212121212121110101099101012
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)4424031215264322041850139014262104141211387634633897456506566141080671158512751549
Wind
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5
NNE
15
SSE
15
NNE
25
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NNW
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NW
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5
SSE
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15
NNE
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N
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NNW
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NW
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High Tide
/ height (m)

7:41PM
1.39

8:11AM
1.16

8:41PM
1.29
9:22AM
1.08

9:51PM
1.21
10:43AM
1.06

11:05PM
1.18
11:58AM
1.09

12:10AM
1.20
12:56PM
1.15

1:03AM
1.24





Low Tide
/ height (m)
1:17PM
0.28

2:07AM
0.34

2:14PM
0.40
3:14AM
0.42

3:22PM
0.49
4:29AM
0.46

4:41PM
0.54

5:41AM
0.44
5:55PM
0.52

6:40AM
0.40
6:54PM
0.48






Note: the tide data above is for Boneyards which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Outer Kom.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Outer Kom blow from the NE.
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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
-5:57--5:58--5:58--5:59--6:00--6:00--6:00--6:01
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 25°C on Thu afternoon, min 15°C on Fri morning). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NW on Thu night, calm by Fri night).Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 10mm), heaviest on Tue morning. 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 Outer Kom Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Outer Kom provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Outer Kom can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Outer Kom 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 (Outer Kom) 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 Outer Kom 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 Outer Kom, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Cape Town, consider staying in Cape Town which is 27 km (17 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 38 km (24 miles) away, Bellville, 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.