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Bikini Beach (Gordon's Bay) Surf Forecast / Cape Town / South Africa

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 pm Sunday 03 Jul 2022 SAST
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Bikini Beach (Gordon's Bay) surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Bikini Beach (Gordon's Bay) sea temperature is 15.6 °C (Statistics for 03 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 15.7 max: 16.8 min: 14.7 °C)
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Bikini Beach (Gordon's Bay) surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Bikini Beach (Gordon's Bay) sea temperature is 15.6 °C (Statistics for 03 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 15.7 max: 16.8 min: 14.7 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Bikini Beach (Gordon's Bay) (calm at Somerset West 14 km from Bikini Beach (Gordon's Bay)).

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Calm
5 km/h
NE
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Bikini Beach (Gordon's Bay) this week:

The surf forecast for Bikini Beach (Gordon's Bay) over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Sunday (Jul 03) at 8PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.5m and 13s period with a secondary swell of 1.7m and 12s. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Bikini Beach (Gordon's Bay) in the next 12 days are 2.5m 15s and forecast to arrive on Friday (Jul 08) at 2PM. Winds are predicted to be offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 3.0m 8s period and expected on Saturday (Jul 09) at 8PM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 8PM (Sun 3rd Jul)8ft (2.5m) 13s
Best Surf 8PM (Thu 7th Jul)8ft (2.4m) 14s
Most Powerful 2PM (Fri 8th Jul)8ft (2.5m) 15s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Bikini Beach (Gordon's Bay) over the next 12 days.

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Sun
03
Monday
04
Tuesday
05
Wednesday
06
Thursday
07
Friday
08
Saturday
09
Sunday
10
Monday
11
Tuesday
12
Wednesday
13
Thursday
14
Fri
15
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
Rating
(10 max)
322200000001344443321000121333221233
Swell
Height Map
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.222.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.246.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.270.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.294.cc23
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.5
SW
2.3
SSW
1.5
S
1.5
S
0.8
SW
0.6
SW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SW
0.8
SW
0.9
SW
1.1
SW
1.8
SW
2.3
SW
2.4
SW
2.3
SW
2.3
SW
2.3
SW
2
SW
1.7
SW
1.5
SW
2
SW
1.2
SSW
1.5
S
1.6
S
0.9
SW
1.3
SW
1.8
SW
1.8
SW
1.9
SW
1.8
SW
1.7
SSW
2.2
SSW
2.1
SSW
1.9
SW
1.3
SSW
1.7
SSW
Period(s) (?)1312111110101316151413131315161514141414131399181917161615151615141614
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)207814995445341327365962763054001172175626972620235821441626120387713194373283905161241197218151869145312792389196315548701227
Wind
(km/h)
15
NW
15
N
5
NNE
10
SSE
10
ENE
20
NNW
15
NW
15
N
15
NNW
15
NNW
15
NNW
15
N
10
NW
10
ESE
15
ESE
20
ESE
20
ESE
20
ESE
25
ESE
30
ESE
20
NNW
30
N
45
NNW
25
WNW
10
WNW
15
NNW
15
NNW
10
S
5
SE
10
NNW
10
WNW
20
NNW
20
WNW
20
SSE
15
ESE
15
E
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
cross-
on
crossglasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
onoffoffoffoffoffoffoffcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
ononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
oncross-
on
oncross-
off
offoff
High Tide
/ height (m)
6:03PM
1.34
6:09AM
1.24
6:41PM
1.32
6:51AM
1.18
7:25PM
1.30
7:44AM
1.13
8:18PM
1.29
8:49AM
1.10
9:20PM
1.29
10:05AM
1.10
10:30PM
1.31
11:22AM
1.15
11:41PM
1.37
12:30PM
1.24
12:45AM
1.44
1:29PM
1.35
1:44AM
1.52
2:22PM
1.46
2:37AM
1.58
3:11PM
1.54
3:27AM
1.61
3:59PM
1.60
4:16AM
1.59
Low Tide
/ height (m)
12:11AM
0.40
12:19PM
0.32
12:55AM
0.42
12:59PM
0.37
1:46AM
0.44
1:48PM
0.42
2:47AM
0.44
2:49PM
0.46
3:57AM
0.42
4:02PM
0.47
5:09AM
0.36
5:18PM
0.44
6:15AM
0.27
6:28PM
0.36
7:14AM
0.18
7:30PM
0.26
8:08AM
0.09
8:25PM
0.17
8:57AM
0.03
9:18PM
0.10
9:44AM
-0.00
10:08PM
0.07
10:29AM
0.00

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 Bikini Beach (Gordon's Bay) blow from the ESE

Sun
03
Monday
04
Tuesday
05
Wednesday
06
Thursday
07
Friday
08
Saturday
09
Sunday
10
Monday
11
Tuesday
12
Wednesday
13
Thursday
14
Fri
15
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Rain (mm)
2--------------------192--------431-
Temp. °C141214161313151215181515181414171316181716161515161415161313151212121212
Low °C141212151110151111171212171212171314181615161314161313141111151011121110
Chill °C (?)12101416121114101418141418141316111517161515131315131415131215119101011
Sunrise--7:50--7:50--7:50--7:50--7:50--7:50--7:48--7:48--7:48--7:48--7:48--7:48
Sunset5:45--5:46--5:46--5:47--5:47--5:49--5:49--5:50--5:50--5:51--5:51--5:52--

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Sun afternoon. Very mild (max 16°C on Mon afternoon, min 10°C on Tue morning). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 18°C on Wed afternoon, min 12°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 12mm), heaviest on Sun night. Very mild (max 18°C on Sat afternoon, min 13°C on Sun night). Winds increasing (light winds from the NNE on Sun morning, strong winds from the NNW by Sun night).

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 8mm), mostly falling on Thu morning. Very mild (max 16°C on Tue afternoon, min 10°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (calm on Tue night, fresh winds from the N by Thu morning).

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Information about the Bikini Beach (Gordon's Bay) Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Bikini Beach (Gordon's Bay) provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Bikini Beach (Gordon's Bay) can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Bikini Beach (Gordon's 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 (Bikini Beach (Gordon's 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 Bikini Beach (Gordon's 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.