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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: 2.1

Overall: 4.0

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Big Bay Surf Forecast / Cape Town / South Africa

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 7 am Monday 03 Aug 2020 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 15.6 °C (Statistics for 03 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 15.4 max: 16.4 min: 13.5 °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 15.6 °C (Statistics for 03 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 15.4 max: 16.4 min: 13.5 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Cape Town

  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Big Bay (calm at Duynefontein 11 km from Big Bay). 1.8m 11 s period swell from WSW with an additional 1.1m 15 s period swell from SW

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WSW
Clean
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How big are the waves at Big Bay today?

The current surf forecast for Big Bay at 12PM is: 2.5m 15s primary swell from a Southwest direction (forecast issued at 07:00am August 03). The wind direction is predicted to be onshore and the swell rating is 4.

Time (SAST) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (03 Aug)6ft (1.9m)12s
Afternoon (03 Aug)8ft (2.5m)15s
Evening (03 Aug)10ft (3.0m)14s

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(?)
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
Temp. °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Monday
03
Tuesday
04
Wednesday
05
5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM
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T southafrica.htsgw.metric.6.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.12.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.18.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.24.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.30.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.48.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.54.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
1.7
WSW
1.8
SW
2.3
SW
2.5
SW
3
SW
3
SW
3
SW
3.5
SW
4
SW
4.5
SW
5
SW
5
SW
5
SW
5
SW
5
SW
4.5
SW
4.5
SW
4.5
SSW
4
SSW
3.5
SSW
3.5
SSW
3.5
SSW
3
SSW
1211151515141414141313141414141414141413131313
807799239031163275351737054697561064558081944195168722828778817232661957074792416936723052
10
N
10
NNW
10
NW
15
NW
10
WNW
10
W
10
WSW
25
SW
25
SSW
20
S
25
S
30
SSE
30
SSE
20
SSE
25
SE
25
SE
20
SE
15
ESE
15
SE
10
SSE
30
SSE
25
SSE
20
SSE
crosscross-
on
ononononcross-
on
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
3:01AM
1.44
3:28PM
1.47
3:38AM
1.45
4:03PM
1.50
4:12AM
1.44
4:36PM
1.50
9:14AM
0.12
9:34PM
0.20
9:48AM
0.11
10:10PM
0.18
10:21AM
0.12
10:44PM
0.20

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

Monday
03
Tuesday
04
Wednesday
05
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