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Fish Hoek ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 2.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 4.1

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Fish Hoek Surf Forecast / Cape Town / South Africa

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Monday 10 May 2021 SAST
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Today's Fish Hoek sea temperature is 14.5 °C (Statistics for 10 May 1981-2005 - mean: 17.4 max: 18.6 min: 15.8 °C)
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Today's Fish Hoek sea temperature is 14.5 °C (Statistics for 10 May 1981-2005 - mean: 17.4 max: 18.6 min: 15.8 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Fish Hoek (light winds from the NNE at Slangkop 12 km from Fish Hoek).

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Light
6 km/h
NNE
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Fish Hoek this week:

The surf forecast for Fish Hoek over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Monday (May 10) at 5AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.0m and 12s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 12s. The wind is predicted to be cross-shore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Fish Hoek in the next 12 days are 2.5m 11s and forecast to arrive on Sunday (May 16) at 8PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 2.5m 9s period and expected on Sunday (May 16) at 5AM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 5AM (Mon 10th May)6.5ft (2.0m) 12s
Best Surf 5PM (Sun 16th May)8ft (2.5m) 11s
Most Powerful 8PM (Sun 16th May)8ft (2.5m) 11s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Fish Hoek 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
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
333423322212211000054000104323433435
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
1.9
SW
1.3
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.6
SW
1.4
SW
1.6
SSW
1.8
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.1
SSW
1
SSW
0.8
S
0.8
SSW
1
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.7
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.4
SSW
1.8
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.4
SW
1.6
SW
1.8
SW
1.6
WSW
1.6
SSW
2
S
2.1
SSW
121614121211131211121111131013121111111111101010111112121212121210121313
10258279478646604478759056634462802492121133071991401301261578134066751239154160471866658562773685548275512731344
5
SSW
10
S
10
SSE
10
SSE
10
S
5
SSE
10
S
15
SSE
10
SSE
15
SSE
20
SSE
5
E
15
NW
20
NW
20
N
25
N
25
N
30
NNW
35
NNW
20
WNW
15
S
25
SSE
30
SSE
20
SE
20
SE
25
SSE
5
E
5
WSW
10
SSE
10
SSE
5
SSE
5
SSW
5
SSE
5
SE
5
SSW
0
WSW
crosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
crossglasscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
glassglasscross-
on
cross-
on
glasscrosscross-
on
oncrossglass
2:48PM
1.39
2:53AM
1.49
3:17PM
1.41
3:21AM
1.48
3:46PM
1.40
3:51AM
1.46
4:15PM
1.38
4:20AM
1.41
4:46PM
1.33
4:51AM
1.34
5:20PM
1.27
5:24AM
1.27
5:58PM
1.21
6:04AM
1.19
6:47PM
1.15
6:57AM
1.11
7:54PM
1.12
8:13AM
1.06
9:15PM
1.14
9:46AM
1.07
10:32PM
1.22
11:07AM
1.14
11:34PM
1.34
8:41AM
0.14
8:46PM
0.23
9:09AM
0.12
9:15PM
0.23
9:37AM
0.13
9:45PM
0.24
10:06AM
0.15
10:15PM
0.28
10:35AM
0.20
10:46PM
0.33
11:07AM
0.26
11:20PM
0.40
11:42AM
0.33
12:00AM
0.47
12:25PM
0.40
12:53AM
0.54
1:21PM
0.46
2:08AM
0.57
2:37PM
0.49
3:41AM
0.54
4:00PM
0.47
5:00AM
0.44
5:11PM
0.40

Note: the tide data above is for Baileys Cottage Reef which is 3 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Fish Hoek.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Fish Hoek blow from the WNW

Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudsclearrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudsclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclear
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191918161716171715151515171916171817171716151515141515161714151616171817
181816161715161614141514141715161816171715151514131414151514141616161817
191918161716171714141415171915161716151615141313131415161714151616171817
7:26--7:28--7:28--7:30--7:30--7:31--7:31--7:33--7:33--7:33--7:35--7:35--
-5:57--5:55--5:54--5:53--5:53--5:52--5:52--5:51--5:51--5:50--5:50--5:49-

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 19°C on Mon morning, min 14°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 13mm), heaviest on Sat night. Very mild (max 19°C on Fri afternoon, min 14°C on Thu morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the NW on Thu night, fresh winds from the NNW by Sat night).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 15mm), heaviest on Sun morning. Very mild (max 17°C on Sun morning, min 13°C on Tue morning). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the NNW on Sun morning, calm by Tue night).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 18°C on Fri afternoon, min 14°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Fish Hoek Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Fish Hoek provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Fish Hoek can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Fish Hoek 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 (Fish Hoek) 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 Fish Hoek 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 Fish Hoek, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Cape Town, consider staying in Cape Town which is 22 km (14 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 31 km (19 miles) away, Robben Island, Stellenbosch and Kayamnandi.