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Horse Trails ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.2

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Horse Trails Surf Forecast / Cape Town / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Wednesday 24 Feb 2021 SAST
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Horse Trails surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Horse Trails sea temperature is 12.4 °C (Statistics for 24 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 19.7 max: 21.2 min: 18.5 °C)
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Horse Trails surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Horse Trails sea temperature is 12.4 °C (Statistics for 24 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 19.7 max: 21.2 min: 18.5 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Horse Trails (light winds from the SSE at Robben Island 7 km from Horse Trails). 1.1m 10 s period swell from SW with 1.8m 6 s period wind swell from S

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Light
13 km/h
SSE
Cross-Off
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Horse Trails this week:

The surf forecast for Horse Trails over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (Feb 25) at 2AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.4m and 10s period with a secondary swell of 0.5m and 17s. Another secondary swell of 1.9m and 6s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-shore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Horse Trails in the next 7 days are 2.2m 14s 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 4.0m 9s period and expected on Sunday (Feb 28) at 11PM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 2AM (Thu 25th Feb)4.5ft (1.4m) 10s
Best Surf 8PM (Fri 26th Feb)4ft (1.2m) 18s
Most Powerful 2AM (Thu 4th Mar)7ft (2.2m) 14s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Horse Trails 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
Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
100010321142231023144355
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.6.cc23
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
1.4
SW
0.9
SSW
1
SSW
2.5
SSE
2.3
SSE
1
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.7
SSW
3
SSE
2.5
SE
1.9
SE
2.3
SE
1.8
SE
0.7
SSW
0.5
SW
0.8
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
1.4
SW
1.7
SW
2
SW
2.1
SW
2.2
SW
101514671816158888911131212121514141414
40036039549848364412231237998871456711493105871873143619031147157218041875
20
SSE
25
SSE
40
SSE
30
SSE
15
SSE
30
SSE
20
SE
15
SSE
30
SSE
20
SE
10
SSE
20
S
10
NNE
0
S
10
WSW
5
N
5
W
15
SSW
5
ENE
10
WSW
15
SSW
10
SE
10
SE
crosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
off
glassonglassglasscross-
on
glassoncross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
2:18AM
1.37
2:26PM
1.43
2:52AM
1.50
3:02PM
1.52
3:25AM
1.61
3:39PM
1.58
4:00AM
1.69
4:16PM
1.60
4:36AM
1.72
4:54PM
1.57
5:13AM
1.70
5:34PM
1.50
5:52AM
1.62
6:16PM
1.39
8:04PM
0.23
8:22AM
0.27
8:38PM
0.11
8:58AM
0.14
9:12PM
0.02
9:34AM
0.04
9:47PM
-0.03
10:11AM
-0.02
10:22PM
-0.04
10:49AM
-0.03
10:58PM
-0.01
11:29AM
0.01
11:36PM
0.07
12:11PM
0.10
12:18AM
0.19

Note: the tide data above is for Beach Road which is 5 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Horse Trails.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Horse Trails blow from the ENE

Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
clearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsclearclearclearclear
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1718211718221718261920271919222019232020232323
1820211821232224272426302724232221252323242323
-6:30--6:31--6:31--6:33--6:33--6:35--6:35--6:35
--7:27--7:24--7:23--7:22--7:22--7:20--7:19--

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 27°C on Sat afternoon, min 17°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SSE on Thu afternoon, light winds from the SSE by Sun morning).

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 10mm), heaviest on Tue afternoon. Very warm air temperatures (max 30°C on Sun afternoon, min 19°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Horse Trails Surf forecast

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

Horse Trails is 8 km (5 miles) from the very large 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 cheap car hire and transport links.