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Donkin Bay Surf Forecast / West Coast / South Africa

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Monday 04 Jul 2022 SAST
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Donkin Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Donkin Bay sea temperature is 12.4 °C (Statistics for 04 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 15.1 max: 16.4 min: 14.2 °C)
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Donkin Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Donkin Bay sea temperature is 12.4 °C (Statistics for 04 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 15.1 max: 16.4 min: 14.2 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Donkin Bay (light winds from the NE at LambertsBayNortier 26 km from Donkin Bay).

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26 km away, 2 h 4 min ago

Light
7 km/h
NE
9.0
12.4
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Donkin Bay this week:

The surf forecast for Donkin Bay over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Monday (Jul 04) at 5AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.3m and 12s period. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Donkin Bay in the next 12 days are 3.5m 16s and forecast to arrive on Friday (Jul 08) at 2AM. Winds are predicted to be glassy at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.0m 4s period and expected on Sunday (Jul 10) at 11AM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 5AM (Mon 4th Jul)7.5ft (2.3m) 12s
Best Surf11PM (Thu 7th Jul)10ft (3.0m) 14s
Most Powerful 2AM (Fri 8th Jul)11ft (3.5m) 16s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Donkin Bay over the next 12 days.

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Monday
04
Tuesday
05
Wednesday
06
Thursday
07
Friday
08
Saturday
09
Sunday
10
Monday
11
Tuesday
12
Wednesday
13
Thursday
14
Friday
15
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
Rating
(10 max)
4130122444411111111535002220655555111111555
Swell
Height Map
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
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.9
SW
1.5
SW
1.2
SW
0.9
SW
0.9
SW
0.5
WSW
1.1
WSW
1.6
WSW
1.5
WSW
1.6
WSW
2.2
WSW
3.5
WSW
3
WSW
3
WSW
3
WSW
2.5
SW
2.4
SW
2.1
SW
1.6
SW
1.4
SW
1.2
SW
1.1
SW
0.9
WSW
1.5
WSW
2.4
WSW
2.4
WSW
2.2
WSW
2.3
WSW
2.3
WSW
2.1
WSW
3
SW
3
SW
3
SW
2.4
SW
2.2
SW
1.8
SW
Period(s) (?)121211101018161513131316161514141313131312111816171616151413141414141414
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)9616043471801421745681007778824152450874617428835322415206314968216594032785591155343329642510251622301623344836533195225218111215
Wind
(km/h)
10
E
25
SSW
15
S
20
WNW
15
W
10
NE
30
NE
15
WNW
5
E
15
NE
10
SSW
5
NNE
0
NW
20
SSW
10
SSW
20
S
30
S
15
ESE
45
NNW
25
NW
10
NW
10
N
20
WNW
25
W
10
WSW
10
WNW
10
ENE
15
ENE
20
S
10
E
15
E
10
ESE
20
ENE
15
NE
15
SSW
15
S
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
offcrosscross-
off
ononcross-
off
cross-
off
oncross-
off
cross-
off
crossglassglasscrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
on
cross-
on
oncrossononcross-
on
oncross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
6:42PM
1.44
6:55AM
1.29
7:25PM
1.42
7:48AM
1.24
8:18PM
1.40
8:54AM
1.21
9:20PM
1.39
10:10AM
1.23
10:30PM
1.42
11:25AM
1.29
11:39PM
1.48
12:31PM
1.39
12:43AM
1.56
1:29PM
1.50
1:41AM
1.65
2:21PM
1.61
2:35AM
1.72
3:10PM
1.70
3:25AM
1.75
3:57PM
1.76
4:14AM
1.73
4:44PM
1.78
Low Tide
/ height (m)
12:19PM
0.37
12:57AM
0.46
1:01PM
0.43
1:47AM
0.48
1:51PM
0.48
2:48AM
0.48
2:53PM
0.53
3:57AM
0.45
4:07PM
0.54
5:07AM
0.38
5:22PM
0.50
6:13AM
0.29
6:30PM
0.41
7:11AM
0.19
7:30PM
0.31
8:05AM
0.10
8:25PM
0.20
8:54AM
0.03
9:17PM
0.13
9:42AM
-0.00
10:07PM
0.09
10:27AM
0.01
10:56PM
0.10

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 Donkin Bay blow from the ESE

Monday
04
Tuesday
05
Wednesday
06
Thursday
07
Friday
08
Saturday
09
Sunday
10
Monday
11
Tuesday
12
Wednesday
13
Thursday
14
Friday
15
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
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Rain (mm)
-----------------------72-----------
Temp. °C141716141414142016172218181514141921231614141514141413131919172522192015
Low °C131512131411111715152117171412131918191614141413131412121717162218181611
Chill °C (?)131715121314122016172218181413131921231612141413141313121919162522192014
Sunrise7:47--7:47--7:47--7:47--7:47--7:47--7:46--7:46--7:46--7:46--7:45--7:45--
Sunset-5:54--5:54--5:55--5:55--5:57--5:57--5:58--5:58--5:59--5:59--6:00--6:00-

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 20°C on Wed afternoon, min 11°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (calm on Mon night, fresh winds from the NE by Wed morning).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 22°C on Thu afternoon, min 12°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (calm on Thu night, fresh winds from the S by Sat afternoon).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 9mm), mostly falling on Mon night. Warm (max 23°C on Sun morning, min 12°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the NNW on Sun morning, calm by Mon morning).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 25°C on Thu afternoon, min 11°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Donkin Bay Surf forecast

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

Donkin Bay is 136 km (84 miles) from Saldanha. If you plan a holiday in West Coast, look for hotels and other accommodation in Saldanha. Saldanha has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.