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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 Forecast / West Coast / South Africa

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Thursday 22 Apr 2021 SAST
Forecast update in  hr  min  s Update imminent
Hell surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Hell sea temperature is 13.6 °C (Statistics for 22 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 17.3 max: 18.9 min: 15.7 °C)
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Hell surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Hell sea temperature is 13.6 °C (Statistics for 22 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 17.3 max: 18.9 min: 15.7 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for West Coast

  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Hell (light winds from the NNE at Cape Columbine Lighthouse 17 km from Hell).

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17 km away, 1 h 51 min ago

Light
7 km/h
NNE
12.9
13.6
Air / Water (°C)
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How big are the waves at Hell today?

The current surf forecast for Hell at 1AM is: 1.1m 15s primary swell from a Southwest direction and 0.5m 7s secondary swell from a South direction (forecast issued at 07:00pm April 22). The wind direction is predicted to be cross-onshore and the swell rating is 3.

Time (SAST) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (23 Apr)4ft (1.2m)14s
Afternoon (23 Apr)3.5ft (1.1m)14s
Evening (23 Apr)3ft (0.9m)13s

Table - waves today at Hell. (Swell directed towards the surf break)

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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)
Temp. °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
Fri
30
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T southafrica.htsgw.metric.12.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.18.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.36.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.42.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.60.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.66.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.84.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.90.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.108.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.114.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.132.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.138.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.156.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.162.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.180.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.186.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
0.8
SW
0.8
SW
0.9
SW
1.1
SW
1.2
SW
1.2
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
1
SW
0.9
SW
0.8
SW
0.9
SW
0.9
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.9
SW
0.9
SW
0.9
SW
0.8
SW
0.9
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.9
WSW
1.1
WSW
1.6
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.6
WSW
1.8
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.6
WSW
1.9
SW
1.9
WSW
1.7
SW
1.4
SW
2.5
W
2.4
W
1.7
SW
2.5
SW
3
SW
1.8
SW
1.6
SW
2.5
SW
2.2
SW
2.3
SW
2.3
SW
2.3
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.1
SW
2.1
SW
2.1
SW
2.2
SW
2.1
SW
2.1
SW
2
SW
1.8
SW
3
S
3
S
1.9
SW
2.1
SW
1.9
SW
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10
WNW
10
W
10
WNW
10
NNW
10
NW
10
NNW
10
NW
10
W
20
SW
15
S
15
SSE
15
SSE
15
SSE
15
S
10
SSE
10
SSW
25
S
15
SSE
15
SSE
5
E
10
N
10
N
15
NNW
10
NNW
10
NNW
5
W
10
NNW
10
NNW
15
N
20
N
25
N
30
N
25
NNW
15
NNW
10
SW
15
SSW
15
S
15
SSE
15
S
20
SSW
20
SSW
20
S
20
SSE
20
SSE
20
SSE
15
SSE
25
S
40
S
45
SSE
45
SSE
45
SSE
45
SSE
35
SSE
25
SSE
20
SSE
30
S
40
SSE
40
SSE
35
SSE
30
SSE
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
ononononcross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
12:23AM
1.36
12:48PM
1.35
1:07AM
1.52
1:33PM
1.49
1:47AM
1.67
2:15PM
1.60
2:27AM
1.78
2:56PM
1.68
3:07AM
1.84
3:37PM
1.71
3:49AM
1.83
4:19PM
1.68
4:31AM
1.76
5:02PM
1.60
6:05PM
0.42
6:41AM
0.34
6:52PM
0.28
7:24AM
0.16
7:35PM
0.16
8:05AM
0.01
8:16PM
0.06
8:46AM
-0.10
8:57PM
0.01
9:26AM
-0.14
9:38PM
-0.00
10:08AM
-0.12
10:21PM
0.04
10:50AM
-0.03
11:06PM
0.13

Note: the tide data above is for Cape St Martin which is 4 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Hell.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Hell blow from the SE

Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
Fri
30
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clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
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cloudy
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cloudy
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clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
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clear
partially cloudy
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clear
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clear
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clear
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