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Donkin Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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Donkin Bay Surf Forecast / West Coast / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Friday 26 Feb 2021 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 15.8 °C (Statistics for 26 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 18.6 max: 20.1 min: 17.3 °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 15.8 °C (Statistics for 26 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 18.6 max: 20.1 min: 17.3 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Donkin Bay (light winds from the SE at Lamberts Bay 26 km from Donkin Bay). 1.2m 13 s period swell from SSW with 2.5m 9 s period wind swell from SSW

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26 km away, 1 h 50 min ago

Light
7 km/h
SE
14.9
15.8
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 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (Feb 26) at 5AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.9m and 9s period with a secondary swell of 0.5m and 13s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Donkin Bay in the next 7 days are 2.5m 15s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Mar 04) at 5AM. Winds are predicted to be glassy at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 2.0m 6s period and expected on Friday (Feb 26) at 8PM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 5AM (Fri 26th Feb)6ft (1.9m) 9s
Best Surf 5AM (Thu 4th Mar)8ft (2.5m) 15s
Most Powerful 5AM (Thu 4th Mar)8ft (2.5m) 15s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Donkin Bay over the next 7 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
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Fri
05
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
30430331110111332453445
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.180.cc23
1.4
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
1.5
SSW
1
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.4
SW
0.7
SW
0.6
SW
0.9
SW
0.8
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.4
SW
2.3
WSW
2.5
WSW
2.4
WSW
2.3
SW
2.2
SW
2.1
SW
8891514131212121114131213151414161414131313
2673705023723307683202511718465158110241291691754266324462094177716071365
10
SSE
35
SSW
0
ENE
5
SE
40
S
15
NNW
5
WSW
20
WSW
10
NNW
15
ESE
20
WSW
5
NNE
15
WSW
15
SW
10
NW
10
W
20
SSW
5
SSW
5
WNW
25
SSW
10
SSW
10
SSW
5
NNW
cross-
off
crossglasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
offcross-
on
crosscross-
on
crosscross-
on
oncrosscrossglasscrosscrosscrossglass
3:02PM
1.69
3:24AM
1.79
3:39PM
1.75
3:59AM
1.87
4:16PM
1.77
4:34AM
1.90
4:54PM
1.74
5:12AM
1.86
5:34PM
1.67
5:52AM
1.77
6:17PM
1.55
6:35AM
1.64
7:07PM
1.40
7:28AM
1.47
8:57AM
0.15
9:11PM
0.04
9:34AM
0.04
9:46PM
-0.02
10:11AM
-0.02
10:21PM
-0.03
10:49AM
-0.03
10:58PM
0.01
11:28AM
0.01
11:37PM
0.10
12:10PM
0.11
12:19AM
0.23
12:58PM
0.25
1:09AM
0.39

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

Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Fri
05
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
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6:33--6:35--6:35--6:35--6:37--6:37--6:37--6:39-
-7:23--7:22--7:22--7:21--7:20--7:19--7:16--7:15

Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Mon afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 27°C on Sat morning, min 18°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (calm on Fri night, fresh winds from the S by Sat afternoon).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 20°C on Tue morning, min 17°C on Wed morning). 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 7 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.