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Holbaai ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Holbaai Surf Forecast / Cape Town / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 am Tuesday 02 Mar 2021 SAST
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Holbaai surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Holbaai sea temperature is 13.0 °C (Statistics for 02 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 19.5 max: 21.0 min: 18.2 °C)
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Holbaai surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Holbaai sea temperature is 13.0 °C (Statistics for 02 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 19.5 max: 21.0 min: 18.2 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Holbaai (calm at Duynefontein 5 km from Holbaai). 0.9m 12 s period swell from SW with 0.8m 5 s period wind swell from NW

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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Holbaai this week:

The surf forecast for Holbaai over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Mar 02) at 5PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.2m and 13s period with a secondary swell of 0.2m and 17s. Another secondary swell of 0.5m and 5s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Holbaai in the next 7 days are 4.0m 16s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Mar 04) at 2AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.1m 5s period and expected on Friday (Mar 05) at 8PM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 5PM (Tue 2nd Mar)4ft (1.2m) 13s
Best Surf 5PM (Wed 3rd Mar)8ft (2.5m) 18s
Most Powerful 2AM (Thu 4th Mar)13ft (4.0m) 16s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Holbaai 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
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
Monday
08
Tue
09
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
014411111111111111110253211111131111
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.36.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
0.8
SW
1.2
SW
1.4
SW
1.2
WSW
2.5
WSW
4
WSW
4
SW
3
SW
3
SW
2.5
SW
2.3
SW
2.1
SW
1.7
SW
1.6
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.2
SW
1.6
SW
2.1
SW
2.3
SW
2.5
SSW
1.9
SW
2.3
SSW
2.4
SSW
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167471752103244237584604039893113181814031045647947104753486513441447180382813721440
20
NW
20
W
5
NW
15
W
20
WSW
15
SSE
25
S
25
SSE
15
SSE
10
SSW
20
S
5
NNE
20
NW
20
WSW
5
WNW
15
W
20
WSW
10
SSE
20
S
30
S
20
SSE
20
SSE
25
S
cross-
on
oncross-
on
oncross-
on
crosscrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
on
crossglasscross-
on
onglassononcrosscrosscrosscross-
off
crosscross
5:34PM
1.50
5:52AM
1.62
6:16PM
1.39
6:35AM
1.49
7:05PM
1.26
7:27AM
1.34
8:09PM
1.13
8:39AM
1.19
9:47PM
1.05
10:29AM
1.11
11:42PM
1.08
12:11PM
1.16
12:57AM
1.20
1:16PM
1.25
11:29AM
0.01
11:36PM
0.07
12:11PM
0.10
12:18AM
0.19
12:58PM
0.22
1:07AM
0.34
1:56PM
0.37
2:12AM
0.49
3:20PM
0.48
3:58AM
0.57
5:12PM
0.49
5:54AM
0.53
6:37PM
0.41
7:07AM
0.42

Note: the tide data above is for Beach Road which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Holbaai.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Holbaai blow from the E

Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
Monday
08
Tue
09
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
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1820181820181820171723191820171719171818161721
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6:35--6:35--6:35--6:37--6:37--6:39--6:39--6:39-
-7:20--7:19--7:17--7:16--7:15--7:14--7:13--7:10

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 24°C on Fri afternoon, min 17°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 21°C on Sat morning, min 16°C on Mon night). Winds increasing (calm on Fri night, fresh winds from the S by Mon afternoon).

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Information about the Holbaai Surf forecast

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

Holbaai is 9 km (6 miles) from the city of Robben Island. If you plan a holiday in Cape Town, look for hotels and other accommodation in Robben Island. Robben Island has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.