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Hout Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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Hout Bay Surf Forecast / Cape Town / South Africa

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 7 am Friday 26 Feb 2021 SAST
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Hout Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Hout Bay sea temperature is 16.5 °C (Statistics for 26 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 19.7 max: 21.1 min: 18.7 °C)
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Hout Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Hout Bay sea temperature is 16.5 °C (Statistics for 26 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 19.7 max: 21.1 min: 18.7 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Recent clean conditions at Hout Bay have likely become affected by the arrival of onshore winds (light winds from the SSE at Molteno Reservior 13 km from Hout Bay). 2.3m 7 s period wind swell from SSE is too big

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3 h 31 min ago

Light
11 km/h
SSE
Onshore
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How big are the waves at Hout Bay today?

The current surf forecast for Hout Bay at 3PM is: 2.5m 7s primary swell from a South-southeast direction and 1.0m 11s secondary swell from a South-southwest direction, 0.8m 19s secondary swell from a South-southwest direction (forecast issued at 07:00am February 26). The wind direction is predicted to be onshore.

Time (SAST) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (26 Feb)8ft (2.5m)7s
Afternoon (26 Feb)8ft (2.5m)7s
Evening (26 Feb)4.5ft (1.3m)18s

Table - waves today at Hout Bay. (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
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM
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T southafrica.htsgw.metric.6.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.12.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.18.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.24.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.30.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.48.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.54.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
2.5
SSE
2.5
SSE
2.2
SSE
2.4
SSE
1
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.8
SSW
1.6
SSW
3
SSE
3
SE
2.5
SE
2.2
SE
1.9
SE
1.9
SE
1.8
SE
2.1
SE
2.3
SE
2.1
SE
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550580458497644978117512231429132312371355100112411090827579461445388547760602
45
SE
35
SE
30
SE
35
SSE
40
SSE
40
SE
35
SE
35
SE
30
SE
30
SE
25
SE
30
SE
40
SE
35
SE
35
SE
30
SE
25
ESE
20
ESE
15
SE
20
SSE
25
SE
25
SE
20
ESE
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2:52AM
1.50
3:02PM
1.52
3:26AM
1.61
3:39PM
1.58
4:00AM
1.69
4:16PM
1.60
8:58AM
0.14
9:12PM
0.02
9:35AM
0.04
9:47PM
-0.03
10:11AM
-0.02
10:22PM
-0.04

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 Hout Bay blow from the NW

Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
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clear
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clear
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