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Bettys Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.8
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 3.1
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.7
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 3.3

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Bettys Bay Surf Forecast / Overberg / South Africa

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Monday 17 May 2021 SAST
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Bettys Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Bettys Bay sea temperature is 14.8 °C (Statistics for 17 May 1981-2005 - mean: 17.2 max: 18.1 min: 16.1 °C)
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Bettys Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Bettys Bay sea temperature is 14.8 °C (Statistics for 17 May 1981-2005 - mean: 17.2 max: 18.1 min: 16.1 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Bettys Bay (calm at Somerset West 35 km from Bettys Bay).

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35 km away, 44 min ago

Calm
2 km/h
E
12.0
14.8
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Bettys Bay this week:

The surf forecast for Bettys Bay over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Monday (May 17) at 8AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.1m and 10s period with a secondary swell of 0.6m and 10s. The wind is predicted to be offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Bettys Bay in the next 12 days are 5.0m 14s and forecast to arrive on Friday (May 21) at 5PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 3.5m 8s period and expected on Thursday (May 20) at 8AM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 8AM (Mon 17th May)7ft (2.1m) 10s
Best Surf 8PM (Fri 21st May)16ft (5.0m) 14s
Most Powerful 5PM (Fri 21st May)16ft (5.0m) 14s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Bettys Bay over the next 12 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
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
545432311242576444443453755530001322
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.186.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.210.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.234.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.258.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.282.cc23
2.4
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.2
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.4
SSW
0.9
SSW
1.6
WSW
2
W
2
W
4
W
4.5
WSW
3.5
W
5
SW
5
SW
4.5
SW
3.5
SW
3
SW
2.3
SW
1.8
SW
1.7
SW
1.3
WSW
2.1
WSW
2.5
WSW
3.5
WSW
4
SW
4
SW
3.5
SW
3
SW
2.5
WSW
1.9
SW
1.7
SW
1.9
SW
1.5
SW
1.9
SSE
2.1
SE
1.9
SE
121212121112999101212131414131312121211121212151413121212111110888
149117351338757522237415637600332756553484890010584719844643028162491883638012521911310681016061381827351751978728850416475596486
10
NW
5
SW
5
NNE
10
NNW
10
W
15
NNW
20
NW
35
NW
45
NNW
45
WNW
35
WNW
40
NW
30
WSW
15
SW
10
ESE
20
ENE
10
SE
10
ENE
5
NW
10
WSW
15
NW
15
NW
20
NW
45
NW
20
W
15
WSW
15
WNW
20
WNW
20
S
25
SE
35
E
35
E
20
ENE
10
NE
10
ESE
10
ENE
offcrosscross-
off
offcross-
off
offoffcross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
crossoffcross-
off
offoffoffoffcross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
on
cross
6:46PM
1.17
6:56AM
1.13
7:53PM
1.13
8:12AM
1.07
9:16PM
1.15
9:46AM
1.08
10:33PM
1.23
11:07AM
1.15
11:35PM
1.35
12:09PM
1.26
12:27AM
1.49
1:02PM
1.38
1:14AM
1.60
1:49PM
1.48
2:00AM
1.69
2:34PM
1.55
2:46AM
1.72
3:19PM
1.59
3:31AM
1.70
4:04PM
1.58
4:17AM
1.63
4:50PM
1.53
12:24PM
0.40
12:52AM
0.55
1:21PM
0.47
2:08AM
0.58
2:37PM
0.50
3:41AM
0.55
4:00PM
0.48
5:01AM
0.44
5:11PM
0.40
6:01AM
0.30
6:09PM
0.31
6:52AM
0.15
7:00PM
0.21
7:38AM
0.03
7:48PM
0.13
8:23AM
-0.06
8:34PM
0.08
9:07AM
-0.09
9:20PM
0.06
9:51AM
-0.06
10:07PM
0.09
10:36AM
0.01
10:56PM
0.16

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 Bettys Bay blow from the NNW

Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
thunderstorm
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
clear
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
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131513131715151815151514141412111515181916171814161514141413121410121514
15161416171616181514131313131310161720211818191716151514141210139141615
7:31--7:31--7:33--7:33--7:33--7:35--7:35--7:35--7:37--7:37--7:37--7:39--
-5:49--5:47--5:47--5:46--5:46--5:45--5:45--5:45--5:45--5:44--5:44--5:43-

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 8mm), mostly falling on Wed night. Very mild (max 19°C on Wed afternoon, min 13°C on Mon morning). Winds increasing (calm on Mon night, strong winds from the NNW by Wed night).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 18mm), heaviest on Thu morning. Very mild (max 17°C on Sat night, min 11°C on Sat morning). Winds decreasing (near gales from the NW on Thu morning, light winds from the NE by Sat night).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 14mm), heaviest on Mon night. Warm (max 21°C on Sun afternoon, min 14°C on Mon night). Winds increasing (light winds from the WNW on Sun afternoon, strong winds from the WNW by Mon night).

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 8mm), mostly falling on Wed afternoon. Very mild (max 16°C on Fri afternoon, min 10°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the E on Thu afternoon, light winds from the ESE by Fri afternoon).

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Information about the Bettys Bay Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Bettys Bay provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Bettys Bay can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Bettys Bay 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 (Bettys Bay) 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 Bettys Bay 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 Overberg? If you are looking for accommodation near Bettys Bay, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Overberg, consider staying in Grabouw which is 25 km (16 miles) away. Other places in and around Overberg where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Hermanus which is 31 km (19 miles) away, Stellenbosch, Kayamnandi and Bellville.