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The Heads ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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The Heads Surf Forecast / Garden Route / South Africa

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Monday 01 Mar 2021 SAST
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The Heads surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's The Heads sea temperature is 22.1 °C (Statistics for 01 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 21.4 max: 22.9 min: 19.6 °C)
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The Heads surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's The Heads sea temperature is 22.1 °C (Statistics for 01 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 21.4 max: 22.9 min: 19.6 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Garden Route

  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at The Heads (calm at Knysna 3 km from The Heads). 3.2m 8 s period wind swell from E is too big

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3 h 38 min ago

Calm
0 km/h
N
Clean
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How big are the waves at The Heads today?

The current surf forecast for The Heads at 6AM is: 3.0m 8s primary swell from a East direction and 0.8m 11s secondary swell from a South-southwest direction, 0.2m 15s secondary swell from a South-southwest direction (forecast issued at 01:00am March 01). The wind direction is predicted to be cross-offshore and the swell rating is 4.

Time (SAST) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (01 Mar)8ft (2.5m)8s
Afternoon (01 Mar)8ft (2.4m)9s
Evening (01 Mar)7.5ft (2.3m)9s

Table - waves today at The Heads. (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
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM
115434334444311322223323
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.6.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.12.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.30.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.36.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.54.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.60.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
3.5
E
3
E
3
E
2.5
E
2.5
E
2.4
E
2.4
E
2.3
E
2.3
E
2.1
E
2
E
1.8
E
1.6
E
1.5
E
1.4
E
1.1
SW
1.3
E
1.3
E
1.2
E
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
8888899991010109991299914141313
1448139511691014898848916874904782723575427367313330264258220440464398369
20
E
15
E
10
ENE
10
E
10
ESE
15
SE
20
NW
20
N
10
WSW
15
NNE
15
NE
10
WNW
20
WSW
15
SW
10
SW
10
SW
0
W
5
WSW
5
SW
5
WSW
10
SW
10
SSW
10
SSW
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
offcross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
glassglassglasscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
on
4:59AM
1.98
5:14PM
1.82
5:34AM
1.95
5:50PM
1.73
6:11AM
1.85
10:45PM
-0.10
11:11AM
-0.05
11:19PM
-0.07
11:48AM
0.01
11:54PM
0.03
12:26PM
0.13

Note: the tide data above is for Knysna which is 4 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for The Heads.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at The Heads blow from the N

Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
thunderstorm
rain showers
light rain
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
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