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Nine Mile Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.8

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Nine Mile Reef Surf Forecast / Cape Town / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 am Tuesday 02 Mar 2021 SAST
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Nine Mile Reef surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Nine Mile Reef sea temperature is 18.2 °C (Statistics for 02 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 19.6 max: 21.1 min: 18.3 °C)
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Nine Mile Reef surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Nine Mile Reef sea temperature is 18.2 °C (Statistics for 02 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 19.6 max: 21.1 min: 18.3 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Nine Mile Reef (moderate winds from the NW at Capetown-df Malan 11 km from Nine Mile Reef). 1.0m 13 s period swell from SW with an additional 0.8m 10 s period swell from ESE , plus 1.1m 5 s period wind swell from NW

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Moderate
20 km/h
NW
Cross-Off
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Nine Mile Reef this week:

The surf forecast for Nine Mile Reef over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Mar 02) at 2PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.1m and 13s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 17s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Nine Mile Reef in the next 7 days are 4.0m 16s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Mar 04) at 2AM. Winds are predicted to be onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.1m 4s period and expected on Saturday (Mar 06) at 2PM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 2PM (Tue 2nd Mar)3.5ft (1.1m) 13s
Best Surf 5PM (Wed 3rd Mar)10ft (3.0m) 18s
Most Powerful 2AM (Thu 4th Mar)13ft (4.0m) 16s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Nine Mile Reef 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
2145111100111104335431100000
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
1
SW
1.1
SW
1.4
SW
1.3
WSW
3
WSW
4
WSW
4
SW
3.5
SW
3
SW
2.3
SW
2.1
SW
1.8
SW
1.6
SSW
1.8
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.4
SW
2
SW
2.1
SW
2.5
SSW
2.5
SSW
1.8
SW
2.1
SSW
2.1
SSW
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3423527991159529685865957436926361576121378496111731065777136713791842152077810621126
20
NNW
15
W
5
N
10
WNW
15
SW
15
SSE
25
SSE
30
SSE
15
SE
10
S
25
SSE
5
ENE
25
NNW
15
WSW
5
N
10
WNW
15
WSW
15
SSE
25
SSE
30
SSE
20
SE
20
SSE
35
SSE
cross-
off
crossoffcross-
off
cross-
on
onononcross-
on
ononcross-
off
cross-
off
crossoffcross-
off
crossonononcross-
on
onon
5:33PM
1.52
5:52AM
1.63
6:15PM
1.41
6:35AM
1.51
7:03PM
1.27
7:26AM
1.35
8:06PM
1.14
8:38AM
1.20
9:45PM
1.05
10:28AM
1.12
11:43PM
1.09
12:12PM
1.17
12:59AM
1.21
1:17PM
1.26
11:29AM
0.01
11:36PM
0.07
12:10PM
0.11
12:17AM
0.19
12:57PM
0.23
1:05AM
0.34
1:55PM
0.38
2:10AM
0.49
3:19PM
0.50
3:56AM
0.59
5:13PM
0.51
5:55AM
0.55
6:38PM
0.43
7:08AM
0.43

Note: the tide data above is for Khayelitsha which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Nine Mile Reef.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Nine Mile Reef blow from the N

Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
Monday
08
Tue
09
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
some cloudsclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclear
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6:33--6:33--6:35--6:35--6:37--6:37--6:39--6:39-
-7:20--7:19--7:16--7:15--7:15--7:13--7:12--7:10

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 24°C on Tue afternoon, min 17°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (calm on Tue night, fresh winds from the S by Thu afternoon).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Sat morning, min 16°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (calm on Sat night, fresh winds from the SSE by Tue afternoon).

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Information about the Nine Mile Reef Surf forecast

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

Nine Mile Reef is 19 km (12 miles) from the very large city of Bellville. If you plan a holiday in Cape Town, look for hotels and other accommodation in Bellville. Bellville has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as cheap car hire and transport links.