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Long Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.9
Difficulty Level: 3.1
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.8
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.5

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Long Beach Surf Forecast / Cape Town / South Africa

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 pm Monday 25 Oct 2021 SAST
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Long Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Long Beach sea temperature is 15.5 °C (Statistics for 25 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 16.6 max: 17.6 min: 15.7 °C)
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Long Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Long Beach sea temperature is 15.5 °C (Statistics for 25 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 16.6 max: 17.6 min: 15.7 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Cape Town

  1. weather stationWind Update Offshore wind reported 3 km from Long Beach (fresh winds from the SE at Slangkop 3 km from Long Beach).

    Long Beach
  2. weather stationWind Update Light wind has turned cross-on at Muizenberg (light winds from the S at Ottery wx 10 km from Muizenberg).

    Muizenberg
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1 h 55 min ago

Moderate
30 km/h
SE
Cross-Off
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Long Beach this week:

The surf forecast for Long Beach over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Monday (Oct 25) at 5PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.1m and 12s period with a secondary swell of 0.1m and 21s. Another secondary swell of 2.4m and 6s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Long Beach in the next 12 days are 3.5m 13s and forecast to arrive on Monday (Nov 01) at 11AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 3.0m 9s period and expected on Wednesday (Oct 27) at 5PM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 5PM (Mon 25th Oct)7ft (2.1m) 12s
Best Surf 2PM (Fri 29th Oct)10ft (3.0m) 10s
Most Powerful11AM (Mon 1st Nov)11ft (3.5m) 13s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Long Beach over the next 12 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
Mon
25
Tuesday
26
Wednesday
27
Thursday
28
Friday
29
Saturday
30
Sunday
31
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Sat
06
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
103013300003443333410033302120352442
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.180.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.204.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.228.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.252.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.276.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.294.cc23
2.1
SW
1.8
SW
1.6
SW
2.5
SE
3
SE
2.2
SE
1.8
SE
1.1
SE
0.8
SW
0.9
SE
0.9
SSW
2.5
SW
3
SW
1.4
SW
1.4
SW
1.4
SW
1.5
WSW
1.1
SW
1.6
SW
1.7
SW
3.5
WSW
4
WSW
3.5
SW
2.4
SW
2.2
SSE
2.5
SE
2.1
SE
2.5
SE
1.6
SW
2
SW
2.2
SW
2.3
SW
2.1
SW
1.9
SW
1.8
SW
1.6
SW
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12438726266271055714465309140157185143214561001857777784574120812204623417130731274781662479648839157221502668176014231144838
45
SE
40
ESE
20
ESE
40
SE
35
ESE
20
ESE
20
ESE
15
NNE
25
NNW
30
NNW
35
N
15
WNW
15
SW
5
SSW
10
SW
20
SSW
15
SSE
20
SSE
25
S
45
SSE
55
SE
55
SE
35
ESE
5
E
5
SE
20
NNE
15
NW
15
W
10
WNW
20
NNW
20
WNW
10
WSW
20
NW
15
SW
20
SSE
25
SSE
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
ononcross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crossglassoncross-
on
crosscrosscross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
offcross-
off
5:24PM
1.25
5:51AM
1.17
5:57PM
1.15
6:36AM
1.07
6:45PM
1.05
7:51AM
1.00
8:15PM
0.97
9:50AM
1.01
10:21PM
0.99
11:15AM
1.11
11:38PM
1.09
12:05PM
1.25
12:28AM
1.22
12:46PM
1.41
1:11AM
1.36
1:24PM
1.55
1:51AM
1.47
2:01PM
1.66
2:30AM
1.56
2:40PM
1.73
3:10AM
1.60
3:20PM
1.74
3:50AM
1.60
11:40PM
0.37
11:52AM
0.50
12:18AM
0.47
12:38PM
0.60
1:16AM
0.56
2:04PM
0.68
2:59AM
0.61
4:16PM
0.65
4:42AM
0.55
5:35PM
0.53
5:45AM
0.45
6:24PM
0.37
6:31AM
0.32
7:04PM
0.21
7:11AM
0.21
7:43PM
0.06
7:50AM
0.11
8:21PM
-0.05
8:30AM
0.04
9:00PM
-0.12
9:10AM
0.01
9:40PM
-0.12
9:52AM
0.03

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

Mon
25
Tuesday
26
Wednesday
27
Thursday
28
Friday
29
Saturday
30
Sunday
31
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Sat
06
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7:07--7:08--7:09--7:10--7:12--7:13--7:13--7:14--7:15--7:15--7:16--7:17--

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 22°C on Wed afternoon, min 15°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SE on Mon afternoon, calm by Wed night).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Thu night. Very mild (max 18°C on Thu afternoon, min 16°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the N on Thu night, light winds from the SSW by Fri night).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 19°C on Tue afternoon, min 14°C on Mon morning). Winds decreasing (near gales from the SE on Mon afternoon, calm by Tue afternoon).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 18°C on Wed afternoon, min 16°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Long Beach Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Long Beach provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Long Beach can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Long Beach 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 (Long Beach) 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 Long Beach 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 Long Beach, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Cape Town, consider staying in Cape Town which is 26 km (16 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 37 km (23 miles) away, Bellville, Stellenbosch and Kayamnandi.