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Thermopylae ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.6
Difficulty Level: 3.6
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.4

Overall: 3.4

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Thermopylae Surf Forecast / Cape Town / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Wednesday 24 Feb 2021 SAST
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Thermopylae surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Thermopylae sea temperature is 13.9 °C (Statistics for 24 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 19.7 max: 21.3 min: 18.6 °C)
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Thermopylae surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Thermopylae sea temperature is 13.9 °C (Statistics for 24 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 19.7 max: 21.3 min: 18.6 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Still cross-shore at Thermopylae (strong winds from the SE at Table Bay 3 km from Thermopylae). no significant swell

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3 h 9 min ago

Strong
41 km/h
SE
Cross-Shore
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Thermopylae this week:

The surf forecast for Thermopylae over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (Feb 25) at 2AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.4m and 10s period with a secondary swell of 0.5m and 17s. Another secondary swell of 1.9m and 6s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Thermopylae in the next 7 days are 2.2m 14s 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 4.0m 9s period and expected on Sunday (Feb 28) at 11PM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 2AM (Thu 25th Feb)4.5ft (1.4m) 10s
Best Surf 8AM (Sat 27th Feb)5.5ft (1.7m) 15s
Most Powerful 2AM (Thu 4th Mar)7ft (2.2m) 14s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Thermopylae 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
Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
21003235243432113145355
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
1.4
SW
0.9
SSW
1
SSW
2.5
SSE
2.3
SSE
1
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.7
SSW
3
SSE
2.5
SE
1.9
SE
2.3
SE
1.8
SE
0.7
SSW
0.5
SW
0.8
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
1.4
SW
1.7
SW
2
SW
2.1
SW
2.2
SW
101514671816158888911131212121514141414
40036039549848364412231237998871456711493105871873143619031147157218041875
25
SSE
30
SSE
40
SSE
35
SSE
20
SSE
35
SSE
25
SE
15
SSE
30
SSE
20
SE
10
SSE
20
SSE
10
NNE
0
NNE
10
SW
5
NNW
0
W
15
S
5
SE
5
WSW
20
SSE
15
SE
15
SE
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
crossglasscrossglassoncrosscross-
off
cross-
off
2:20AM
1.64
2:31PM
1.67
2:54AM
1.76
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
8:05PM
0.51
8:26AM
0.53
8:41PM
0.41
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

Note: the tide data above is for Cape Town, South Africa which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Thermopylae.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Thermopylae blow from the E

Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
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-6:30--6:31--6:31--6:33--6:33--6:35--6:35--6:35
--7:27--7:25--7:23--7:22--7:22--7:21--7:19--

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Sat afternoon, min 18°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SSE on Thu night, light winds from the SSE by Sun morning).

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Tue afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 29°C on Sun afternoon, min 19°C on Mon morning). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Thermopylae Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Thermopylae provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Thermopylae can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Thermopylae 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 (Thermopylae) 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 Thermopylae 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 Thermopylae, 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 11 km (7 miles) away, Bellville, Atlantis and Kayamnandi.