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Boneyards Surf Forecast / Cape Town / South Africa

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Monday 23 May 2022 SAST
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Boneyards surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Boneyards sea temperature is 15.4 °C (Statistics for 23 May 1981-2005 - mean: 17.1 max: 18.0 min: 16.0 °C)
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Boneyards surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Boneyards sea temperature is 15.4 °C (Statistics for 23 May 1981-2005 - mean: 17.1 max: 18.0 min: 16.0 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Still cross-shore at Boneyards (light winds from the NNE at Slangkop 2 km from Boneyards).

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Light
13 km/h
NNE
Cross-Shore
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Boneyards this week:

The surf forecast for Boneyards 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 2.5m and 12s period with a secondary swell of 0.2m and 13s. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Boneyards in the next 12 days are 4.0m 13s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (May 24) at 5PM. Winds are predicted to be glassy at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.6m 6s period and expected on Friday (May 27) at 2PM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 5AM (Mon 23rd May)8ft (2.5m) 12s
Best Surf 5PM (Tue 24th May)13ft (4.0m) 13s
Most Powerful 5PM (Tue 24th May)13ft (4.0m) 13s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Boneyards 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
330366555645544300004002245554545555
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.18.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.186.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.210.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.234.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.258.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.282.cc23
2.4
SW
2.4
WSW
2.4
WSW
2.2
WSW
4
SW
3.5
SW
2.5
SSW
2.5
SSW
3
SSW
3
SSW
3
SSW
2.5
SSW
3
S
2.4
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.6
S
1.8
S
1.6
S
3.5
WSW
3.5
SW
3
SW
3
SW
2.5
SW
2
SSW
2.2
SW
2.5
SW
2.5
SW
2.1
SW
2.1
SW
1.9
SW
2.1
SW
2.1
SW
2.3
SW
1.9
SW
1.9
SW
1.9
SW
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17111624133310664814334421711964228133652860245225711670847835137397014331731338325891999994125615561570123411801082126115212090160613431223
20
NNW
20
NW
25
NNW
20
NNW
5
WSW
5
WNW
10
NW
5
WSW
15
SE
20
SE
20
SE
10
ESE
0
WNW
10
SSW
5
SSE
10
NW
20
WNW
25
W
30
WSW
20
WSW
20
NW
40
NW
45
NW
35
S
35
SSE
35
SE
25
ESE
0
E
15
SSE
20
SSE
20
SE
20
SE
5
SE
10
SSE
15
SSE
15
SE
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
glassglasscross-
on
glasscross-
off
offcross-
off
offglasscrosscross-
off
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
oncross-
off
cross-
off
offoffglasscross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
10:04AM
1.09
10:42PM
1.26
11:23AM
1.12
11:44PM
1.31
12:22PM
1.18
12:33AM
1.36
1:08PM
1.24
1:14AM
1.41
1:46PM
1.30
1:50AM
1.43
2:20PM
1.34
2:23AM
1.44
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
1.33
5:04PM
1.30
5:08AM
1.27
5:42PM
1.25
4:11PM
0.46
5:15AM
0.41
5:22PM
0.43
6:14AM
0.34
6:17PM
0.39
6:59AM
0.27
7:02PM
0.35
7:37AM
0.21
7:41PM
0.32
8:10AM
0.17
8:16PM
0.29
8:41AM
0.15
8:50PM
0.28
9:13AM
0.15
9:23PM
0.28
9:44AM
0.17
9:56PM
0.30
10:16AM
0.21
10:30PM
0.34
10:49AM
0.26
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 Boneyards blow from the ESE

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--7:39--7:39--7:39--7:41--7:41--7:41--7:43--7:43--7:43--7:43--
-5:47--5:47--5:46--5:46--5:46--5:45--5:45--5:45--5:45--5:45--5:45--5:44-

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Tue morning. Very mild (max 18°C on Tue afternoon, min 16°C on Mon morning). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 9mm), mostly falling on Sat night. Very mild (max 17°C on Thu afternoon, 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 12°C on Wed morning). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Boneyards Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Boneyards provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Boneyards can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Boneyards 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 (Boneyards) 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 Boneyards 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 Boneyards, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Cape Town, consider staying in Cape Town which is 26 km (16 miles) away. Other places in and around Cape Town where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Robben Island which is 37 km (23 miles) away, Bellville, Kayamnandi and Stellenbosch.