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Big Bay Surf Forecast / Cape Town / South Africa

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Friday 27 May 2022 SAST
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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 14.5 °C (Statistics for 27 May 1981-2005 - mean: 16.7 max: 17.6 min: 15.6 °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 14.5 °C (Statistics for 27 May 1981-2005 - mean: 16.7 max: 17.6 min: 15.6 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Big Bay (calm at Robben Island 8 km from Big Bay).

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3 h 5 min ago

Calm
4 km/h
SW
Clean
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How big are the waves at Big Bay today?

The current surf forecast for Big Bay at 6AM is: 2.4m 13s primary swell from a South-southwest direction and 0.7m 10s secondary swell from a West direction (forecast issued at 01:00am May 27). The wind direction is predicted to be offshore and the swell rating is 5.

Time (SAST) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (27 May)8ft (2.4m)13s
Afternoon (27 May)7ft (2.2m)13s
Evening (27 May)7ft (2.1m)12s

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
Friday
27
Saturday
28
Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
Wednesday
01
Thursday
02
Friday
03
11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM
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T southafrica.htsgw.metric.6.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.12.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.30.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.36.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.54.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.60.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.78.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.84.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.102.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.108.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.126.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.132.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.150.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.156.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.174.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.180.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
2.5
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.4
SSW
2.3
SSW
2.3
SSW
2.2
SSW
2.1
SSW
2.1
SSW
2
SSW
1.9
SSW
1.8
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.3
SSW
2.1
SW
1.4
SSW
2.2
WSW
2.4
SW
3
SW
3
SSW
3
SSW
3
SSW
3
SW
3
SW
3
SW
3
SW
2.5
SW
2.4
SW
2.3
SW
2.3
SW
2.4
SW
3
SW
3.5
SW
3.5
SW
4.5
SW
4.5
SW
4
SW
4
SW
3.5
SW
3.5
SW
3
SW
3
SW
3
SW
2.5
SW
2.4
SW
2.4
SW
2.4
SW
2.3
SW
2.4
SW
2.4
SW
2.5
SW
2.5
SW
2.5
SW
2.5
SW
2.5
SW
2.5
SW
2.5
SW
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10
SE
10
ESE
10
ESE
5
ESE
5
ESE
10
SW
10
SSW
5
ESE
5
NNE
10
NNW
10
N
10
NNE
15
NNW
25
WNW
20
NW
20
NW
15
NW
15
NW
20
WNW
25
WSW
25
SW
20
SW
15
SSW
10
S
5
SSE
5
E
5
NE
10
NE
10
NNW
20
NW
20
NW
20
WNW
5
SW
5
E
5
ENE
5
NE
5
NE
10
WSW
10
WSW
5
SSW
5
SSE
5
E
5
E
5
E
5
SSE
10
S
10
SSW
10
SSE
5
SE
5
SE
5
SE
5
SE
5
SE
10
SSW
10
S
10
SSE
10
SSE
10
SSE
10
SE
10
SE
cross-
off
offoffoffglasscrosscrossglassglasscross-
on
crosscrosscross-
on
onononcross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
crosscrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
oncross-
on
oncrossoffcross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
glassglassglassglassoffglasscross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoff
1:13AM
1.41
1:46PM
1.30
1:49AM
1.43
2:20PM
1.35
2:23AM
1.44
2:52PM
1.37
2:55AM
1.44
3:24PM
1.38
3:28AM
1.42
3:56PM
1.37
4:01AM
1.39
4:29PM
1.34
4:34AM
1.33
5:04PM
1.30
5:09AM
1.27
7:36AM
0.21
7:41PM
0.31
8:10AM
0.17
8:17PM
0.29
8:41AM
0.15
8:50PM
0.28
9:12AM
0.15
9:23PM
0.28
9:44AM
0.17
9:57PM
0.30
10:16AM
0.21
10:31PM
0.33
10:49AM
0.25
11:07PM
0.39

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

Friday
27
Saturday
28
Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
Wednesday
01
Thursday
02
Friday
03
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