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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

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm 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 Continuing clean conditions at Hout Bay (calm at Cape Town 10 km from Hout Bay). 2.7m 7 s period wind swell from SE is too big

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Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Hout Bay this week:

The surf forecast for Hout Bay over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Sunday (Feb 28) at 8AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.9m and 8s period with a secondary swell of 1.1m and 12s. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Hout Bay in the next 7 days are 2.5m 14s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Mar 04) at 8AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.9m 5s period and expected on Tuesday (Mar 02) at 8AM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 8AM (Sun 28th Feb)6ft (1.9m) 8s
Best Surf 5AM (Thu 4th Mar)8ft (2.4m) 15s
Most Powerful 8AM (Thu 4th Mar)8ft (2.5m) 14s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Hout 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
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
00003030112233245000000
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
1.5
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.6
SSW
2.5
SE
1.8
SE
2
SE
1.7
SE
0.6
SSW
0.6
SW
0.8
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
1.5
SW
1.6
SW
1.7
SW
2.2
WSW
2.5
SW
2.3
SSW
1.7
WSW
1.5
WSW
1.6
SW
1.5
SW
1.4
SW
161514888811131213131414131613131312121211
12231237989849408494411781111843923578909881042237923451651953702723593488
35
SE
25
SE
40
SE
30
SE
10
SE
25
SE
5
ENE
15
NNE
5
WNW
20
N
15
NNW
10
W
5
WSW
10
NNW
15
SW
10
SSE
5
SSW
25
SSE
30
SSE
30
SSE
35
SSE
30
SE
20
SE
ononononononglasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
offcrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
ononononon
3:26AM
1.61
3:39PM
1.58
4:00AM
1.69
4:16PM
1.60
4:36AM
1.72
4:54PM
1.57
5:13AM
1.69
5:33PM
1.50
5:52AM
1.61
6:16PM
1.39
6:35AM
1.49
7:04PM
1.26
7:27AM
1.34
8:08PM
1.13
9:12PM
0.02
9:35AM
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
12:58PM
0.23
1:06AM
0.34
1:56PM
0.37

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

Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
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-6:31--6:33--6:33--6:35--6:35--6:35--6:37--6:37
--7:24--7:23--7:22--7:21--7:20--7:17--7:16--

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 28°C on Sun afternoon, min 18°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SE on Fri night, calm by Sun night).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Wed afternoon, min 19°C on Wed morning). Winds increasing (calm on Tue night, fresh winds from the SSE by Fri afternoon).

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Information about the Hout Bay Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Hout Bay provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Hout Bay can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Hout 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 (Hout 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 Hout 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 Cape Town? If you are looking for accommodation near Hout Bay, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Cape Town, consider staying in Cape Town which is 16 km (10 miles) away. Other places in and around Cape Town where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Robben Island which is 27 km (17 miles) away, Bellville, Kayamnandi and Stellenbosch.