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Big Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.9
Consistency of Surf: 3.8
Difficulty Level: 2.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.7
Crowds: 2.2

Overall: 4.0

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Big Bay Surf Forecast / Cape Town / South Africa

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 1 pm Wednesday 27 Jan 2021 SAST
Forecast update in  hr  min  s Update imminent
Big Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Big Bay sea temperature is 13.9 °C (Statistics for 27 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 19.9 max: 21.1 min: 18.8 °C)
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Big Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Big Bay sea temperature is 13.9 °C (Statistics for 27 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 19.9 max: 21.1 min: 18.8 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Big Bay (fresh winds from the SE at Table Bay 12 km from Big Bay). 3.0m 13 s period swell from SW with 1.6m 6 s period wind swell from S

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Moderate
33 km/h
SE
Cross-Off
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How big are the waves at Big Bay today?

The current surf forecast for Big Bay at 7PM is: 3.0m 13s primary swell from a Southwest direction and 0.2m 14s secondary swell from a West-northwest direction (forecast issued at 01:00pm January 27). An open ocean swell of 1.4m 6s is not directed at the surf break. The wind direction is predicted to be cross-offshore and the swell rating is 3.

Time (SAST) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (27 Jan)11ft (3.5m)14s
Afternoon (27 Jan)11ft (3.5m)13s
Evening (27 Jan)10ft (3.0m)13s

Table - waves today at Big Bay. (Swell directed towards the surf break)

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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)
Temp. °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Wednesday
27
Thursday
28
Friday
29
Sat
30
11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM
44434555532555455557899
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.6.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.18.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.24.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.36.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.42.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.48.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.66.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.72.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
3
SW
3.5
SW
3
SW
3
SW
3
SW
3
SW
3
SW
3
SW
3
SW
3
SW
3
SW
3
SW
3
SW
3
SW
3
SW
3.5
SW
3.5
SW
4
SW
4
SW
4
SW
4
SW
4
SW
4
SW
1413131313131313131313131212121213141414141515
36884063308728702719253529042929297528842702261823312257246633144257535353535752633774707153
30
SSE
35
S
35
S
30
SSE
25
SSE
15
SSE
10
SSE
15
SSE
15
SSW
25
SSW
25
SSW
20
S
15
S
10
S
10
SSW
10
SSW
15
SW
20
SW
25
SW
20
SSE
15
SSE
10
SSE
5
SSE
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscrosscrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
2:43PM
1.42
3:13AM
1.43
3:19PM
1.48
3:47AM
1.51
3:55PM
1.52
4:22AM
1.57
8:39AM
0.30
8:59PM
0.13
9:15AM
0.22
9:33PM
0.07
9:52AM
0.16
10:07PM
0.03

Note: the tide data above is for Beach Road which is 7 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Big Bay.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Big Bay blow from the ESE

Wednesday
27
Thursday
28
Friday
29
Sat
30
11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
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clear
clear
clear
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