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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 Forecast / West Coast / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Sunday 28 Feb 2021 SAST
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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 14.3 °C (Statistics for 28 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 19.1 max: 20.4 min: 18.0 °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 14.3 °C (Statistics for 28 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 19.1 max: 20.4 min: 18.0 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Wind reports 17 km away suggest it is still onshore at Hell (light winds from the NW at Cape Columbine Lighthouse). no significant swell

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17 km away, 1 h 45 min ago

Light
13 km/h
NW
15.9
14.3
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Hell this week:

The surf forecast for Hell over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Mar 02) at 5AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.5m and 12s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 4s. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Hell in the next 7 days are 2.5m 16s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Mar 04) at 2AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.3m 5s period and expected on Thursday (Mar 04) at 5PM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 5AM (Tue 2nd Mar)1.5ft (0.5m) 12s
Best Surf11PM (Wed 3rd Mar)8ft (2.4m) 16s
Most Powerful 2AM (Thu 4th Mar)8ft (2.5m) 16s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Hell over the next 7 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
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
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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.180.cc23
0.6
SSW
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
0.5
SW
0.5
SW
0.7
SW
0.8
WSW
0.7
WSW
1.6
WSW
2.5
WSW
2.5
WSW
2.2
WSW
2.1
SW
1.7
SW
1.5
SW
1.4
SW
1.3
SW
1.3
SW
1
SW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.9
SW
1.1
SW
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25
N
10
NW
15
WNW
10
NW
10
N
20
WSW
5
SW
10
N
25
WSW
15
SSE
30
S
40
S
20
SSE
5
NW
20
SW
10
WSW
15
N
20
WSW
15
WSW
15
NW
20
WNW
10
SW
10
SSW
cross-
on
onononcross-
on
crosscrosscross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
oncrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crossoncross-
on
crosscross-
off
4:36AM
1.79
4:55PM
1.65
5:13AM
1.77
5:35PM
1.57
5:53AM
1.68
6:18PM
1.46
6:37AM
1.55
7:07PM
1.32
7:29AM
1.39
8:12PM
1.19
8:42AM
1.24
9:50PM
1.11
10:31AM
1.17
11:42PM
1.15
10:23PM
-0.03
10:50AM
-0.03
10:59PM
0.01
11:30AM
0.01
11:38PM
0.09
12:12PM
0.10
12:20AM
0.22
12:59PM
0.24
1:09AM
0.36
1:58PM
0.38
2:16AM
0.51
3:23PM
0.50
4:02AM
0.60
5:13PM
0.52

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

Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
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--7:22--7:22--7:20--7:19--7:17--7:16--7:15--

Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Mon afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 25°C on Sun night, min 17°C on Tue morning). Winds increasing (calm on Tue night, fresh winds from the S by Thu morning).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 21°C on Fri afternoon, min 17°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the S on Thu afternoon, calm by Fri night).

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Information about the Hell Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Hell provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Hell can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Hell 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 (Hell) 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 Hell 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.

Hell is 34 km (21 miles) from the city of 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.