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Arniston ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.2
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.3
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Arniston Surf Forecast / Overberg / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Tuesday 02 Mar 2021 SAST
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Arniston surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Arniston sea temperature is 21.4 °C (Statistics for 02 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 19.9 max: 20.7 min: 18.8 °C)
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Arniston surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Arniston sea temperature is 21.4 °C (Statistics for 02 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 19.9 max: 20.7 min: 18.8 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Overberg

  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Arniston (light winds from the WNW at Overberg 11 km from Arniston). 0.7m 13 s period swell from SW with 1.1m 5 s period wind swell from NNE

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Light
6 km/h
WNW
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Arniston this week:

The surf forecast for Arniston over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Mar 02) at 8AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.7m and 10s period. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Arniston in the next 7 days are 3.5m 16s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Mar 04) at 8AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.9m 7s period and expected on Saturday (Mar 06) at 2PM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 8AM (Tue 2nd Mar)5.5ft (1.7m) 10s
Best Surf11PM (Wed 3rd Mar)7ft (2.1m) 18s
Most Powerful 8AM (Thu 4th Mar)11ft (3.5m) 16s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Arniston over the next 7 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
Monday
08
Tue
09
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
323431111111100253552200000
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.18.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
1.7
E
1.4
E
1
SW
1.3
SW
1.3
SW
3
SW
3.5
SW
3.5
SW
3
SW
2.4
SW
2.1
SW
1.8
SW
1.7
SSW
1.8
SSW
1.7
SSW
2
SW
1.4
SW
1.8
SW
2.2
SW
2
SW
2
SW
1.9
SW
1.7
SSW
109131419171514141312111413141413101212111111
5133323165861159498160274605288718051276866107511721154142970065114391040898762622
20
WSW
25
SW
10
W
15
WSW
30
SW
20
S
15
SSE
15
SSE
15
E
25
E
30
ESE
20
E
15
WSW
30
SW
20
W
5
W
30
SW
20
SSW
25
SSE
30
SE
30
ESE
25
ESE
25
ESE
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
onononcross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
crosscross-
on
onononon
5:28PM
1.83
5:47AM
1.96
6:09PM
1.69
6:29AM
1.80
6:55PM
1.51
7:18AM
1.60
7:56PM
1.33
8:30AM
1.40
9:45PM
1.22
10:35AM
1.30
11:58PM
1.28
12:24PM
1.39
1:09AM
1.45
11:25AM
0.02
11:31PM
0.08
12:05PM
0.15
12:11AM
0.24
12:50PM
0.31
12:56AM
0.44
1:46PM
0.50
1:59AM
0.63
3:16PM
0.65
3:58AM
0.76
5:26PM
0.65
6:08AM
0.69
6:49PM
0.53
7:17AM
0.53

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 Arniston blow from the WNW

Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
Monday
08
Tue
09
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
clearclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearsome cloudsclearclearclearclearrain shwrssome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrs
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2022191921191819191920202022181821191818161717
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6:26--6:28--6:28--6:28--6:30--6:31--6:31--6:33-
-7:14--7:13--7:10--7:09--7:08--7:07--7:06--7:05

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Tue morning, min 18°C on Thu morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the WNW on Tue night, fresh winds from the ESE by Fri afternoon).

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 13mm), heaviest on Sun night. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Sat afternoon, min 16°C on Mon night). Winds increasing (calm on Sat morning, fresh winds from the ESE by Mon night).

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Information about the Arniston Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Arniston provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Arniston can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Arniston 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 (Arniston) 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 Arniston 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.

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