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The Wedge Surf Forecast / Cape Town / South Africa

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 pm Tuesday 06 Dec 2022 SAST
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The Wedge surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's The Wedge sea temperature is 15.3 °C (Statistics for 06 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 18.7 max: 19.9 min: 17.7 °C)
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The Wedge surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's The Wedge sea temperature is 15.3 °C (Statistics for 06 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 18.7 max: 19.9 min: 17.7 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at The Wedge (light winds from the N at Cape Town - Portnet 2 km from The Wedge).

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6 km/h
N
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for The Wedge this week:

The surf forecast for The Wedge over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Dec 06) at 5PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.6m and 13s period with a secondary swell of 0.5m and 11s. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at The Wedge in the next 12 days are 1.9m 15s and forecast to arrive on Sunday (Dec 11) at 8AM. Winds are predicted to be glassy at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 2.4m 7s period and expected on Saturday (Dec 10) at 2PM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 5PM (Tue 6th Dec)5ft (1.6m) 13s
Best Surf 2AM (Wed 7th Dec)6.5ft (2.0m) 12s
Most Powerful 8AM (Sun 11th Dec)6ft (1.9m) 15s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for The Wedge over the next 12 days.

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Tue
06
Wednesday
07
Thursday
08
Friday
09
Saturday
10
Sunday
11
Monday
12
Tuesday
13
Wednesday
14
Thursday
15
Friday
16
Saturday
17
Sun
18
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
Rating
(10 max)
133021021230033332212221121000132232
Swell
Height Map
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.9.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.222.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.246.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.270.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.291.cc23
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.6
SW
2
SW
1.8
SW
1.8
SW
1.7
SW
1.5
SW
1.6
SW
1.5
SW
1.8
SW
1.9
SW
1.9
SSW
1.6
SW
1.4
SW
1.4
SW
1.8
SW
1.8
SW
1.6
SW
1.4
SW
1.3
SW
1.1
SW
1.5
SW
1.1
SW
1.6
SW
2
SW
1.8
SW
1.5
SW
1.3
SW
0.9
SW
0.7
SW
1.1
SW
1.2
SW
1.8
SW
1.1
SW
1.4
WSW
1.8
SW
1.3
WSW
Period(s) (?)131211111112121212131312121614141312121213191614141312121311211616141313
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)841111182178766360366164691812301162736590102713931186814584465324769897120016021186732471236166282130217285467741021597
Wind
(km/h)
15
SW
5
SSE
10
WSW
20
SSW
10
SE
10
SSW
15
S
10
NNE
20
NW
15
WNW
10
SSE
20
S
30
SSE
10
S
10
W
10
WSW
0
WSW
5
WSW
10
SW
0
NNW
10
WNW
10
SSW
25
SSE
30
SSE
30
S
15
SSE
15
S
25
S
15
SSE
10
S
15
S
10
SE
10
W
5
W
5
WNW
10
WSW
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
cross-
on
glassoncross-
on
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
oncross-
on
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
ononglasscross-
on
High Tide
/ height (m)
2:16PM
1.72
2:45AM
1.63
2:49PM
1.72
3:18AM
1.64
3:22PM
1.70
3:50AM
1.64
3:53PM
1.66
4:23AM
1.63
4:25PM
1.61
4:57AM
1.60
4:57PM
1.54
5:32AM
1.56
5:33PM
1.47
6:10AM
1.51
6:13PM
1.40
6:54AM
1.47
7:02PM
1.33
7:46AM
1.44
8:06PM
1.28
8:49AM
1.43
9:24PM
1.27
9:57AM
1.45
10:42PM
1.31
11:02AM
1.52
Low Tide
/ height (m)
8:36PM
0.40
8:42AM
0.53
9:06PM
0.40
9:14AM
0.54
9:35PM
0.41
9:46AM
0.56
10:04PM
0.43
10:19AM
0.59
10:35PM
0.47
10:54AM
0.64
11:07PM
0.52
11:31AM
0.69
11:42PM
0.58
12:15PM
0.74
12:22AM
0.65
1:07PM
0.78
1:11AM
0.72
2:14PM
0.80
2:14AM
0.77
3:30PM
0.78
3:28AM
0.78
4:40PM
0.72
4:40AM
0.76

Note: the tide data above is for Cape Town, South Africa which is 4 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for The Wedge.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at The Wedge blow from the E

Tue
06
Wednesday
07
Thursday
08
Friday
09
Saturday
10
Sunday
11
Monday
12
Tuesday
13
Wednesday
14
Thursday
15
Friday
16
Saturday
17
Sun
18
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
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Rain (mm)
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Temp. °C201820211924262523222124262525232022232122242121232025252130312527252123
Low °C191617211719251920211921262123221920222020221919221820231922292324231820
Feels °C (?)161619191723242521202223242426242224242424262017201724231928282426242323
Sunrise--5:26--5:26--5:28--5:28--5:28--5:28--5:28--5:28--5:28--5:28--5:28--5:30
Sunset7:45--7:46--7:46--7:47--7:49--7:50--7:50--7:51--7:52--7:52--7:52--7:53--

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 26°C on Thu afternoon, min 16°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 15mm), heaviest on Sun afternoon. Warm (max 26°C on Sat afternoon, min 19°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SSE on Sat afternoon, calm by Sun morning).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 12mm), heaviest on Mon night. Warm (max 25°C on Thu morning, min 18°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (calm on Mon night, fresh winds from the S by Wed afternoon).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 31°C on Fri afternoon, min 18°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the The Wedge Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for The Wedge provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at The Wedge can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our The Wedge 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 (The Wedge) 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 The Wedge 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 The Wedge, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Cape Town, consider staying in Cape Town which is 2 km (1 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 15 km (9 miles) away, Bellville, Kayamnandi and Stellenbosch.