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Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.0

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Black Rocks Surf Forecast / Cape Town / South Africa

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Monday 17 May 2021 SAST
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Black Rocks surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Black Rocks sea temperature is 15.7 °C (Statistics for 17 May 1981-2005 - mean: 17.3 max: 18.2 min: 16.3 °C)
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Black Rocks surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Black Rocks sea temperature is 15.7 °C (Statistics for 17 May 1981-2005 - mean: 17.3 max: 18.2 min: 16.3 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Cape Town

  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Black Rocks (light winds from the WNW at Cape Point (lgt-h) 7 km from Black Rocks).

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1 h 58 min ago

Light
6 km/h
WNW
Clean
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How big are the waves at Black Rocks today?

The current surf forecast for Black Rocks at 7AM is: 1.7m 10s primary swell from a South-southwest direction (forecast issued at 01:00am May 17). An open ocean swell of 0.5m 10s is not directed at the surf break. The wind direction is predicted to be glassy and the swell rating is 3.

Time (SAST) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (17 May)6ft (1.9m)10s
Afternoon (17 May)7ft (2.2m)12s
Evening (17 May)7ft (2.1m)12s

Table - waves today at Black Rocks. (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
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
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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
1.5
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.8
SSW
2
SSW
2.2
SSW
2.2
SSW
2.1
SSW
2
SSW
1.9
SSW
1.8
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.3
SSW
1
SSW
0.9
SSW
1.4
SW
1.2
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.4
WSW
1.5
WSW
1.5
WSW
1.6
WSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
3.5
WSW
4
WSW
5
WSW
3
WSW
2.1
SSW
2.1
SSW
2
SSW
3.5
WSW
4
SW
4.5
SW
4.5
SW
4
SW
4
SW
4
SW
3.5
SW
3.5
SW
3
SSW
3
SW
2.5
SW
2.5
SSW
2.2
SSW
2.1
SSW
1.9
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.5
SW
1.3
SSW
1.1
WSW
1.5
WSW
1.7
WSW
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W
5
WNW
5
WNW
5
WSW
0
SSW
5
WSW
10
WSW
5
S
5
ENE
5
NE
5
NNW
10
NNW
10
NNW
15
WNW
20
WNW
15
WNW
15
NW
15
NNW
20
NNW
20
NNW
25
NNW
30
NNW
30
NNW
35
NNW
45
NNW
50
NNW
55
NNW
55
WNW
45
WNW
40
W
35
W
35
WNW
40
WNW
40
WNW
45
WNW
40
W
30
SW
30
SW
20
SSW
15
S
10
SSE
15
SE
20
ESE
20
ESE
15
ENE
10
E
10
SSE
10
ESE
10
ESE
10
E
5
E
5
N
10
NW
10
NW
20
WNW
15
WNW
15
WNW
15
NNW
20
NNW
15
NNW
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off
glassonglasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
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off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
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off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
onononcross-
on
cross-
on
ononglasscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
6:04AM
1.19
6:47PM
1.15
6:57AM
1.11
7:53PM
1.12
8:13AM
1.06
9:15PM
1.14
9:46AM
1.07
10:32PM
1.22
11:07AM
1.14
11:34PM
1.34
12:09PM
1.25
12:26AM
1.47
1:01PM
1.36
1:14AM
1.58
12:00AM
0.47
12:25PM
0.40
12:53AM
0.54
1:21PM
0.46
2:08AM
0.57
2:37PM
0.49
3:41AM
0.54
4:00PM
0.47
5:00AM
0.44
5:11PM
0.40
6:01AM
0.29
6:09PM
0.30
6:52AM
0.15
7:00PM
0.21
7:38AM
0.02

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 Black Rocks blow from the W

Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
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clear
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cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
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cloudy
cloudy
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light rain
light rain
rain showers
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rain showers
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clear
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clear
clear
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clear
clear
partially cloudy
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clear
cloudy
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