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The Wedge ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.2
Consistency of Surf: 2.2
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.5

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The Wedge Surf Forecast / Cape Town / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 am Friday 26 Feb 2021 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 15.0 °C (Statistics for 26 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 19.6 max: 21.1 min: 18.6 °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 15.0 °C (Statistics for 26 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 19.6 max: 21.1 min: 18.6 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at The Wedge (strong winds from the SE at Table Bay 3 km from The Wedge). 1.0m 12 s period swell from SSW with 2.4m 7 s period wind swell from SSE

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39 km/h
SE
Cross-Off
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for The Wedge this week:

The surf forecast for The Wedge over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (Feb 26) at 11AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.1m and 12s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 20s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at The Wedge in the next 7 days are 2.2m 15s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Mar 04) at 5AM. Winds are predicted to be glassy at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 3.0m 7s period and expected on Friday (Feb 26) at 8PM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)11AM (Fri 26th Feb)3.5ft (1.1m) 12s
Best Surf 5AM (Thu 4th Mar)7ft (2.2m) 15s
Most Powerful 5AM (Thu 4th Mar)7ft (2.2m) 15s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for The Wedge 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
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Fri
05
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
10231210000002322311320
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
1.1
SSW
1
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.3
SSW
1
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.8
SW
0.7
SW
1.3
SW
1.5
SW
1.7
WSW
1.6
SW
2
WSW
2.2
SW
2.2
SW
1.9
SW
1.6
SW
1.5
SW
1218161514131212111111121415141414131413131212
306644122312379895873142181571056421718980992810959611422182416481192754667
20
SSE
35
SSE
20
SE
15
SSE
25
SSE
20
SE
10
SSE
15
SSW
5
N
15
NNW
10
SE
10
NW
15
NW
15
WSW
5
NW
15
NW
15
WSW
0
SSE
20
SSE
25
SSE
15
SSE
15
SSE
25
SSE
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
onglasscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross
3:08PM
1.77
3:28AM
1.87
3:44PM
1.83
4:04AM
1.94
4:21PM
1.86
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
9:03AM
0.41
9:16PM
0.32
9:39AM
0.31
9:51PM
0.26
10:16AM
0.26
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

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

Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Fri
05
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrsclearclearclearsome cloudsclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclear
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1823171826192029212125202023192022191920181922
2223212326242630272730252223212122202020192222
6:31--6:31--6:33--6:33--6:33--6:35--6:35--6:37-
-7:24--7:23--7:22--7:22--7:20--7:19--7:17--7:16

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Mon night. Very warm air temperatures (max 30°C on Sun afternoon, min 17°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SSE on Fri afternoon, light winds from the N by Sun night).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Tue afternoon, min 18°C on Thu 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 7 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.