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The Hoek ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.8
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 3.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.2

Overall: 3.4

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The Hoek Surf Forecast / Cape Town / South Africa

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Sunday 28 Feb 2021 SAST
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The Hoek surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's The Hoek sea temperature is 17.7 °C (Statistics for 28 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 19.7 max: 21.1 min: 18.3 °C)
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The Hoek surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's The Hoek sea temperature is 17.7 °C (Statistics for 28 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 19.7 max: 21.1 min: 18.3 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Offshore wind reported 8 km from The Hoek (light winds from the ENE at Slangkop 8 km from The Hoek). 1.4m 8 s period swell from SE with an additional 0.5m 11 s period swell from SSW

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1 h 18 min ago

Moderate
19 km/h
ENE
Cross-Off
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How big are the waves at The Hoek today?

The current surf forecast for The Hoek at 12AM is: 1.8m 8s primary swell from a Southeast direction and 0.9m 11s secondary swell from a Southwest direction (forecast issued at 07:00pm February 28). An open ocean swell of 3.5m 8s is not directed at the surf break. The wind direction is predicted to be cross-offshore and the swell rating is 3.

Time (SAST) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (01 Mar)2ft (0.6m)11s
Afternoon (01 Mar)1.5ft (0.5m)11s
Evening (01 Mar)2.5ft (0.8m)13s

Table - waves today at The Hoek. (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
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM
34410101221000111334434
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.6.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.12.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.18.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.36.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.42.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.60.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.66.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
1.9
SE
2.1
SE
1.9
SE
1.6
SE
1.2
SE
0.7
SW
0.6
SSW
0.5
SW
0.6
SW
0.8
SW
0.8
SW
0.8
SW
0.9
SW
0.8
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
0.9
SW
0.9
SW
1.5
WSW
1.4
SW
1.4
SW
1.3
WSW
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25
SE
25
SE
15
ESE
20
N
15
N
15
N
15
NNW
10
NW
0
WNW
10
WNW
20
N
20
NNW
20
N
20
N
20
NNW
20
NW
15
WNW
5
WNW
5
W
5
W
5
NW
10
N
15
NNW
offoffcross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
ononglassoncross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
on
4:16PM
1.60
4:36AM
1.72
4:54PM
1.57
5:13AM
1.69
5:33PM
1.50
5:52AM
1.61
10:22PM
-0.04
10:49AM
-0.03
10:58PM
-0.01
11:29AM
0.01
11:36PM
0.07

Note: the tide data above is for Hout Bay which is 5 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for The Hoek.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at The Hoek blow from the SE

Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
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