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Black Rocks Surf Forecast / Cape Town / South Africa

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Monday 23 May 2022 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 16.1 °C (Statistics for 23 May 1981-2005 - mean: 17.1 max: 18.0 min: 16.0 °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 16.1 °C (Statistics for 23 May 1981-2005 - mean: 17.1 max: 18.0 min: 16.0 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Cape Town

  1. weather stationWind Update Offshore wind reported 7 km from Black Rocks (moderate winds from the NW at CapePoint(68916 -0) 7 km from Black Rocks).

    Black Rocks
  2. weather stationWind Update Offshore wind reported 16 km from Muizenberg (light winds from the NNE at Slangkop 16 km from Muizenberg).

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1 h 31 min ago

Moderate
24 km/h
NW
Cross-Off
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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 Monday (May 23) at 5AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.2m and 13s period with a secondary swell of 0.2m and 13s. 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 3.0m 13s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (May 24) at 5PM. Winds are predicted to be offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 2.4m 8s period and expected on Sunday (May 29) at 8AM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 5AM (Mon 23rd May)7ft (2.2m) 13s
Best Surf 5AM (Mon 23rd May)7ft (2.2m) 13s
Most Powerful 5PM (Tue 24th May)10ft (3.0m) 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
Monday
23
Tuesday
24
Wednesday
25
Thursday
26
Friday
27
Saturday
28
Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
Wednesday
01
Thursday
02
Friday
03
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
322555554004543424244200000430005432
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.216.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.240.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.264.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.288.cc23
2
SW
1.5
WSW
1.9
SW
2.5
SW
3
SW
3
SW
2.5
SW
2.4
SW
2.5
SSW
3
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.2
SSW
2
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.5
S
1.6
S
1.5
S
2.5
WSW
3
SW
3
SW
2.5
SW
2.2
SW
2.2
SSW
1.9
SW
2.3
SW
2.2
SW
1.8
SW
1.6
SW
1.6
SW
1.8
SW
1.8
SW
1.8
SW
1.8
SW
1.7
SW
1.6
SW
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113158190823993385250619761711190625882440219015991197718764115488097912362581185914151228911130211708557367009961050136314601067878
20
NNW
25
NW
25
NNW
20
NNW
5
WNW
5
WNW
10
NW
5
WSW
15
SE
20
SE
30
SE
15
ESE
0
NNW
10
SW
5
S
10
NW
25
WNW
30
W
35
WSW
25
WSW
25
NW
40
NW
50
NW
45
S
35
SSE
35
SE
35
ESE
5
ENE
15
SE
25
SSE
20
SE
25
SE
5
ESE
10
SSE
15
SSE
20
SE
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
offcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
onglasscross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
onglasscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscross-
on
10:04AM
1.09
10:42PM
1.25
11:23AM
1.12
11:45PM
1.31
12:22PM
1.18
12:34AM
1.37
1:08PM
1.24
1:14AM
1.41
1:46PM
1.30
1:50AM
1.43
2:20PM
1.34
2:23AM
1.45
2:52PM
1.37
2:56AM
1.44
3:24PM
1.38
3:28AM
1.42
3:56PM
1.37
4:01AM
1.39
4:29PM
1.34
4:34AM
1.34
5:04PM
1.30
5:08AM
1.27
5:41PM
1.25
4:11PM
0.46
5:15AM
0.41
5:22PM
0.43
6:14AM
0.34
6:17PM
0.39
7:00AM
0.27
7:02PM
0.35
7:37AM
0.21
7:41PM
0.31
8:10AM
0.17
8:17PM
0.29
8:42AM
0.15
8:50PM
0.27
9:13AM
0.15
9:23PM
0.28
9:44AM
0.17
9:56PM
0.29
10:16AM
0.21
10:30PM
0.33
10:49AM
0.25
11:06PM
0.39
11:24AM
0.31
11:45PM
0.45

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
23
Tuesday
24
Wednesday
25
Thursday
26
Friday
27
Saturday
28
Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
Wednesday
01
Thursday
02
Friday
03
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7:37--7:37--7:37--7:39--7:39--7:39--7:41--7:41--7:41--7:43--7:43--7:43--
-5:46--5:46--5:45--5:45--5:45--5:45--5:45--5:44--5:44--5:44--5:44--5:43-

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Tue morning. Very mild (max 18°C on Tue afternoon, min 16°C on Mon morning). Mainly fresh winds.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 10mm), heaviest on Sat night. Very mild (max 17°C on Thu night, min 16°C on Thu morning). Winds increasing (calm on Fri morning, fresh winds from the W by Sat night).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Mon night. Very mild (max 17°C on Sun morning, min 12°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the NW on Mon night, light winds from the E by Tue night).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 17°C on Thu night, min 11°C on Wed morning). Wind will be generally light.

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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.