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Herolds Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 3.4

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Herolds Bay Surf Forecast / Garden Route / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Friday 26 Feb 2021 SAST
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Herolds Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Herolds Bay sea temperature is 22.0 °C (Statistics for 26 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 21.1 max: 22.5 min: 19.8 °C)
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Herolds Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Herolds Bay sea temperature is 22.0 °C (Statistics for 26 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 21.1 max: 22.5 min: 19.8 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Herolds Bay (light winds from the W at George Airport 6 km from Herolds Bay). 1.1m 13 s period swell from SSW

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Actual: 53 min ago

Light
6 km/h
W
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Herolds Bay this week:

The surf forecast for Herolds Bay over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (Feb 26) at 5AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.8m and 12s period with a secondary swell of 0.2m and 9s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Herolds Bay in the next 7 days are 3.5m 8s and forecast to arrive on Sunday (Feb 28) at 11PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.9m 14s period and expected on Thursday (Mar 04) at 2PM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 5AM (Fri 26th Feb)6ft (1.8m) 12s
Best Surf 8AM (Sat 27th Feb)5ft (1.6m) 16s
Most Powerful11PM (Sun 28th Feb)11ft (3.5m) 8s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Herolds Bay 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
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Fri
05
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
20330300431423211020111
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.180.cc23
1.8
SSW
1.7
S
1.3
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.9
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.3
SSW
2.5
E
3
E
2.5
E
2.3
ESE
1.9
E
1.4
E
1.2
E
1
E
0.9
E
0.9
E
1.1
SW
0.8
E
0.8
E
0.7
E
0.7
E
0.7
E
1211171514131278899999981399999
843747973136414237445107231310887773601325230154119116010299788080
20
ESE
30
ESE
15
E
15
SE
35
ESE
10
E
20
ESE
40
ESE
10
E
10
SE
25
WSW
10
N
15
SSW
10
SE
5
WSW
10
S
15
SSE
5
NW
10
SSE
15
ESE
5
WNW
5
SW
5
WSW
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
crossoffcross-
on
onglasscross-
on
onglassoncross-
on
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3:29PM
1.86
3:51AM
1.95
4:03PM
1.94
4:24AM
2.05
4:38PM
1.96
4:58AM
2.09
5:13PM
1.92
5:33AM
2.05
5:49PM
1.82
6:10AM
1.95
6:27PM
1.68
6:50AM
1.78
7:10PM
1.51
7:36AM
1.58
9:24AM
0.14
9:39PM
-0.00
9:59AM
0.02
10:11PM
-0.08
10:34AM
-0.04
10:44PM
-0.10
11:10AM
-0.05
11:18PM
-0.06
11:47AM
0.01
11:54PM
0.04
12:25PM
0.14
12:31AM
0.19
1:08PM
0.31
1:14AM
0.38

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Herolds Bay blow from the NNW

Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Fri
05
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
rain showers
clear
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
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6:15--6:16--6:16--6:18--6:18--6:20--6:20--6:20-
-7:09--7:08--7:07--7:06--7:05--7:04--7:01--7:00

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Mon night. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Mon night, min 18°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (light winds from the E on Fri morning, fresh winds from the ESE by Sun afternoon).

Long Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Tue afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Mon night, min 19°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Herolds Bay Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Herolds Bay provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Herolds Bay can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Herolds Bay 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 (Herolds Bay) 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 Herolds Bay 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 Garden Route? If you are looking for accommodation near Herolds Bay, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Garden Route, consider staying in George which is 4 km (2 miles) away. Other places in and around Garden Route where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Mossel Bay which is 25 km (16 miles) away, Oudtshoorn, Knysna and Plettenberg Bay.