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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

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 pm Friday 07 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 14.9 °C (Statistics for 07 May 1981-2005 - mean: 17.6 max: 18.9 min: 16.4 °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 14.9 °C (Statistics for 07 May 1981-2005 - mean: 17.6 max: 18.9 min: 16.4 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Black Rocks (calm at Ottery wx 31 km from Black Rocks).

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31 km away, 1 h 24 min ago

Calm
5 km/h
SSW
18.0
14.9
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Black Rocks this week:

The surf forecast for Black Rocks over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (May 07) at 8PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.1m and 12s period with a secondary swell of 1.4m and 9s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Black Rocks in the next 12 days are 2.5m 13s and forecast to arrive on Sunday (May 09) at 8PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.5m 3s period and expected on Sunday (May 09) at 2PM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 8PM (Fri 7th May)3.5ft (1.1m) 12s
Best Surf 2PM (Sun 9th May)7ft (2.2m) 13s
Most Powerful 8PM (Sun 9th May)8ft (2.5m) 13s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Black Rocks over the next 12 days.

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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)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Fri
07
Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wed
19
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
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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
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
1
SW
1.6
SW
1.5
SW
1.8
SW
2.4
SW
2.5
SW
2.1
SW
1.4
SSW
2
SSW
2.2
SW
1.9
SW
2.2
SSW
2.2
SSW
2.2
SSW
2
SSW
1.4
SW
1.2
SW
1.5
SSW
2.1
SSW
2.1
SSW
2
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.2
SSW
1
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.7
SSW
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20
SSW
20
SSW
15
S
5
SSW
15
WNW
15
NW
15
NW
10
NW
5
WSW
10
SSW
10
SSE
5
SSW
15
S
15
SSE
5
ENE
20
S
15
SSE
20
SSE
20
SSE
20
SSE
5
SE
20
SSE
20
SE
25
SE
25
SSE
15
SSE
10
SE
15
SSE
10
SSE
15
NW
30
NW
35
N
25
N
25
N
25
N
35
NNW
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
crosscross-
off
crosscrossglasscrosscrosscross-
on
crosscrosscross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
1:25AM
1.38
1:49PM
1.29
1:55AM
1.43
2:19PM
1.35
2:24AM
1.47
2:48PM
1.39
2:53AM
1.49
3:17PM
1.41
3:22AM
1.48
3:46PM
1.40
3:51AM
1.46
4:15PM
1.38
4:20AM
1.41
4:46PM
1.33
4:51AM
1.34
5:20PM
1.27
5:24AM
1.27
5:58PM
1.21
6:04AM
1.19
6:47PM
1.15
6:57AM
1.11
7:53PM
1.12
8:13AM
1.06
7:13PM
0.35
7:43AM
0.25
7:46PM
0.30
8:13AM
0.18
8:17PM
0.26
8:41AM
0.14
8:46PM
0.23
9:09AM
0.12
9:15PM
0.23
9:37AM
0.12
9:45PM
0.24
10:06AM
0.15
10:15PM
0.28
10:35AM
0.20
10:46PM
0.33
11:07AM
0.26
11:20PM
0.40
11:42AM
0.33
12:00AM
0.47
12:25PM
0.40
12:53AM
0.54
1:21PM
0.46
2:08AM
0.57

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

Fri
07
Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wed
19
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rain showers
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
moderate rain
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
clear
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5:59--5:58--5:57--5:55--5:54--5:54--5:53--5:52--5:52--5:52--5:51--5:50--

Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Fri afternoon. Very mild (max 19°C on Sun night, min 15°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 18°C on Mon afternoon, min 15°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 17°C on Sat night, min 14°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 8mm), mostly falling on Mon night. Very mild (max 19°C on Mon afternoon, min 15°C on Mon night). Winds increasing (light winds from the S on Sun night, strong winds from the NNW by Wed afternoon).

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Information about the Black Rocks Surf forecast

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

Are you planning a holiday in Cape Town? If you are looking for accommodation near Black Rocks, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Cape Town, consider staying in Cape Town which is 40 km (25 miles) away. Other places in and around Cape Town where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Bellville which is 46 km (29 miles) away, Stellenbosch, Grabouw and Kayamnandi.