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Quality on a good day: 4.6
Consistency of Surf: 3.4
Difficulty Level: 4.1
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.7

Overall: 4.0

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Gansbaai Surf Forecast / Overberg / South Africa

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Tuesday 20 Apr 2021 SAST
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Gansbaai surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Gansbaai sea temperature is 14.8 °C (Statistics for 20 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 18.0 max: 19.4 min: 16.3 °C)
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Gansbaai surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Gansbaai sea temperature is 14.8 °C (Statistics for 20 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 18.0 max: 19.4 min: 16.3 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still offshore at Gansbaai (moderate winds from the ESE at Stanford wx 21 km from Gansbaai).

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21 km away, 50 min ago

Moderate
24 km/h
ESE
16.0
14.8
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Gansbaai this week:

The surf forecast for Gansbaai over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Apr 20) at 5AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.7m and 10s period with a secondary swell of 0.5m and 18s. The wind is predicted to be offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Gansbaai in the next 12 days are 2.1m 14s and forecast to arrive on Monday (Apr 26) at 5PM. Winds are predicted to be onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 2.5m 8s period and expected on Tuesday (Apr 20) at 5AM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 5AM (Tue 20th Apr)5.5ft (1.7m) 10s
Best Surf 8AM (Tue 20th Apr)5.5ft (1.7m) 12s
Most Powerful 5PM (Mon 26th Apr)7ft (2.1m) 14s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Gansbaai 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
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
Friday
30
Saturday
01
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
423323212112212113202343545535555434
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.216.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.240.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.264.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.288.cc23
1.7
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.2
SW
1.5
S
2.3
SE
2.1
SE
0.8
SW
0.7
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
0.9
SW
0.8
SW
0.9
SW
0.8
SW
0.9
WSW
0.8
W
0.9
SW
1.7
WSW
1.7
WSW
2.1
SW
2.1
SW
1.7
SW
1.6
SW
1.2
SW
2.2
SW
3
SW
3
SW
2.5
SW
2.3
SW
2.1
SW
2.3
SW
2.4
SW
2.3
SW
2
SW
1.9
SW
1.8
SW
121211118813161514131312121091114131412121214141614141413131212121212
8508353445266456111992544724222902052121691601101941227918150412698277615811811439633832436188615021834177114931188997897
25
E
25
ESE
20
E
25
ESE
35
ESE
25
E
25
E
25
ESE
10
W
20
W
15
WSW
5
NE
10
ESE
20
SE
15
E
0
WSW
10
W
10
WNW
20
WNW
30
W
20
WSW
10
SW
10
SSW
5
ENE
10
ESE
25
SE
15
E
20
E
30
SE
10
SSE
5
SSE
10
SSE
15
ENE
10
E
5
SSW
10
NNE
offcross-
off
offoffoffoffoffcross-
off
onononglassoffcross-
off
offglassoncross-
on
ononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcrosscross-
off
8:32AM
1.04
10:04PM
1.05
10:35AM
1.06
11:31PM
1.17
11:55AM
1.18
12:25AM
1.33
12:48PM
1.32
1:09AM
1.50
1:33PM
1.46
1:49AM
1.66
2:15PM
1.57
2:29AM
1.77
2:56PM
1.64
3:09AM
1.83
3:37PM
1.67
3:49AM
1.82
4:18PM
1.64
4:31AM
1.74
5:01PM
1.57
5:15AM
1.61
5:47PM
1.46
6:03AM
1.44
6:40PM
1.33
3:17PM
0.60
4:25AM
0.66
5:01PM
0.54
5:49AM
0.53
6:05PM
0.42
6:43AM
0.35
6:53PM
0.28
7:26AM
0.17
7:36PM
0.16
8:07AM
0.02
8:16PM
0.06
8:48AM
-0.09
8:57PM
0.00
9:28AM
-0.13
9:38PM
-0.01
10:09AM
-0.11
10:20PM
0.04
10:50AM
-0.03
11:04PM
0.13
11:34AM
0.11
11:52PM
0.26
12:23PM
0.26
12:49AM
0.41

Note: the tide data above is for De Kelders which is 7 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Gansbaai.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Gansbaai blow from the E

Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
Friday
30
Saturday
01
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clearclearsome cloudssome cloudscloudycloudysome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudscloudycloudyclearclearclearrain shwrssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclear
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152318192220202617161817162117171816161817181816151814141815151814141816
182319222421232722171917192119191917172017181817181915182015171816181917
7:09--7:09--7:11--7:11--7:11--7:13--7:13--7:15--7:15--7:16--7:16--7:18--
-6:13--6:12--6:09--6:08--6:07--6:07--6:06--6:05--6:04--6:02--6:01--6:00-

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 27°C on Thu afternoon, min 15°C on Tue morning). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the ESE on Wed afternoon, calm by Thu night).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 21°C on Sat afternoon, min 16°C on Fri morning). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Mon night. Warm (max 20°C on Mon afternoon, min 14°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the W on Mon afternoon, calm by Tue night).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 20°C on Thu afternoon, min 14°C on Thu morning). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Gansbaai Surf forecast

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

Gansbaai is 21 km (13 miles) from Hermanus. If you plan a holiday in Overberg, look for hotels and other accommodation in Hermanus. Hermanus has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.