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Hell ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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Hell Surf Guide

Hell in Western Cape is an exposed reef break that has inconsistent surf. Summer in particular tends to be flat. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Able to handle light onshore wind Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west southwest.. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Watch out for rocks.

Hell Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
13.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Hell:

The best conditions reported for surf at Hell occur when a West-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Hell (for consistent clean waves)?

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Hell with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 66% of the time in April while 33% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 1% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
66%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
33%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
1%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Hell Location Map

Interactive Hell surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The nearest passenger airport to Hell is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 152 km (94 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Hell is Springbok Airport (SBU), also in South Africa, 336 km (209 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Hell Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 22 April 2021, 13:43 Local Time
Thursday 22
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 0.9
SW
0.6
SW
0.6
SW
0.8
SW
Period (s) 13 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 10
N 10
NW 10
W 10
WSW
Wind State cross-
on
on cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Hell

Surf stats for Hell, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Hell

Wind stats for Hell, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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    • Icon  s33.4
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    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: inconsistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef and point
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    4km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: inconsistent
    14km away

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