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

Overall: 3.7

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Rocklands Surf Forecast / Cape Town / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Sunday 28 Feb 2021 SAST
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Rocklands surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Rocklands sea temperature is 14.7 °C (Statistics for 28 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 19.6 max: 21.1 min: 18.3 °C)
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Rocklands surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Rocklands sea temperature is 14.7 °C (Statistics for 28 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 19.6 max: 21.1 min: 18.3 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Rocklands (calm at Cape Town 10 km from Rocklands). 2.7m 8 s period wind swell from SE

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1 h 46 min ago

Calm
3 km/h
WSW
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Rocklands this week:

The surf forecast for Rocklands over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Sunday (Feb 28) at 11PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.9m and 8s period with a secondary swell of 0.9m and 11s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Rocklands in the next 7 days are 4.0m 16s 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 1.8m 6s period and expected on Friday (Mar 05) at 2AM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)11PM (Sun 28th Feb)6ft (1.9m) 8s
Best Surf11PM (Wed 3rd Mar)13ft (4.0m) 16s
Most Powerful 2AM (Thu 4th Mar)13ft (4.0m) 16s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Rocklands 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
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
10201244595455553353055
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
1.6
SE
0.6
SSW
0.6
SW
0.8
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
1.5
WSW
1.3
WSW
3
WSW
4
WSW
4
SW
3
SW
2.5
SW
2.3
SW
2.1
SW
2
SW
1.7
SSW
2.3
SSW
2.2
SSW
1.7
SW
0.9
SSW
2.2
SW
2.3
SW
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20
N
15
NNW
0
NNW
15
NNW
15
NNW
15
W
5
W
10
NNW
15
WSW
20
SSE
25
SSE
30
SSE
20
SE
5
S
20
SSE
0
NNE
15
NNW
15
WNW
10
W
20
NW
25
NW
10
WNW
15
S
cross-
on
onglassononcross-
on
glassoncross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
oncross-
on
onononcross-
off
4:40AM
1.97
4:59PM
1.84
5:18AM
1.94
5:39PM
1.78
5:58AM
1.87
6:22PM
1.67
6:43AM
1.75
7:10PM
1.54
7:35AM
1.60
8:12PM
1.40
8:46AM
1.46
9:45PM
1.31
10:30AM
1.38
11:41PM
1.34
10:26PM
0.25
10:53AM
0.25
11:03PM
0.28
11:32AM
0.29
11:41PM
0.35
12:15PM
0.38
12:23AM
0.46
1:02PM
0.51
1:12AM
0.60
2:02PM
0.65
2:19AM
0.74
3:31PM
0.75
4:09AM
0.83
5:23PM
0.76

Note: the tide data above is for Cape Town, South Africa which is 3 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Rocklands.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Rocklands blow from the SE

Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
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-6:33--6:35--6:35--6:35--6:37--6:37--6:39--6:39
--7:22--7:21--7:20--7:17--7:16--7:15--7:14--

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 27°C on Sun night, min 18°C on Tue morning). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Mon morning. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Fri afternoon, min 18°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SSE on Thu night, calm by Fri night).

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Information about the Rocklands Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Rocklands provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Rocklands can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Rocklands 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 (Rocklands) 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 Rocklands 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 Rocklands, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Cape Town, consider staying in Cape Town which is 8 km (5 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 12 km (7 miles) away, Bellville, Atlantis and Kayamnandi.