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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

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Sunday 20 Jun 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 13.0 °C (Statistics for 20 Jun 1981-2005 - mean: 15.5 max: 16.7 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 13.0 °C (Statistics for 20 Jun 1981-2005 - mean: 15.5 max: 16.7 min: 14.2 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Donkin Bay (light winds from the NE at Lamberts Bay 26 km from Donkin Bay).

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26 km away, 1 h 53 min ago

Light
13 km/h
NE
20.0
13.0
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 Sunday (Jun 20) at 8AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.8m and 10s period with a secondary swell of 0.6m and 12s. 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 5.0m 14s and forecast to arrive on Friday (Jun 25) at 2PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.9m 4s period and expected on Monday (Jun 21) at 5AM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 8AM (Sun 20th Jun)2.5ft (0.8m) 10s
Best Surf 2PM (Tue 22nd Jun)10ft (3.0m) 12s
Most Powerful 2PM (Fri 25th Jun)16ft (5.0m) 14s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Donkin Bay 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
Sunday
20
Monday
21
Tuesday
22
Wednesday
23
Thursday
24
Friday
25
Saturday
26
Sunday
27
Monday
28
Tuesday
29
Wednesday
30
Thursday
01
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
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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
0.8
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.9
WSW
1.5
WSW
1.5
WSW
1.9
WSW
2.5
WSW
3.5
WSW
4
WSW
4.5
WSW
4
WSW
3.5
WSW
3
WSW
2.2
SW
5
WSW
5
WSW
5
WSW
4.5
WSW
3.5
WSW
2.5
WSW
2.2
SW
1.9
SW
2.4
SW
2.5
SW
2.5
SW
2.2
SW
1.8
SW
1.4
SW
1.2
SW
0.9
SW
0.6
SW
0.5
SW
0.4
WSW
0.4
WSW
0.4
WSW
0.4
WSW
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30

NE
10

W
35

NE
20

NNE
15

NW
15

NNW
25

NW
15

NW
0

E
5

S
10

S
5

SE
20

NNW
50

NNW
45

W
40

WSW
35

SW
20

SSW
20

S
10

SSW
5

ESE
5

SE
15

SSW
15

SE
10

SE
20

SSW
10

S
10

NE
5

SSW
5

SSE
10

ENE
15

S
10

SSE
10

SE
20

SSW
10

S
cross-
off
oncross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
onglasscross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
crossoffglasscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
crossglasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
11:35AM
1.36
11:49PM
1.57
12:35PM
1.46
12:47AM
1.65
1:29PM
1.56
1:41AM
1.72
2:19PM
1.64
2:32AM
1.75
3:07PM
1.69
3:21AM
1.75
3:54PM
1.71
4:09AM
1.71
4:40PM
1.70
4:56AM
1.63
5:26PM
1.65
5:44AM
1.52
6:14PM
1.58
6:33AM
1.41
7:03PM
1.50
7:25AM
1.29
7:55PM
1.41
8:25AM
1.20
8:53PM
1.35
5:33PM
0.41
6:20AM
0.21
6:34PM
0.33
7:14AM
0.11
7:30PM
0.25
8:04AM
0.04
8:22PM
0.18
8:52AM
0.01
9:12PM
0.14
9:38AM
0.01
10:01PM
0.14
10:24AM
0.05
10:49PM
0.17
11:09AM
0.13
11:39PM
0.24
11:54AM
0.22
12:29AM
0.33
12:40PM
0.33
1:23AM
0.42
1:29PM
0.44
2:22AM
0.49
2:25PM
0.53
3:27AM
0.53

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

Sunday
20
Monday
21
Tuesday
22
Wednesday
23
Thursday
24
Friday
25
Saturday
26
Sunday
27
Monday
28
Tuesday
29
Wednesday
30
Thursday
01
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7:46--7:46--7:46--7:47--7:47--7:47--7:47--7:47--7:47--7:47--7:47--7:47--
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Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Tue morning. Warm (max 29°C on Sun afternoon, min 15°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NE on Sun night, calm by Tue night).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 14mm), heaviest on Thu night. Very mild (max 16°C on Wed morning, min 13°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (calm on Wed morning, near gales from the W by Thu night).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 14°C on Mon afternoon, min 11°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 20°C on Thu afternoon, min 11°C on Tue 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 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.