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Van Riebeek ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.8

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Van Riebeek Surf Forecast / Cape Town / South Africa

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 1 pm Friday 26 Feb 2021 SAST
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Van Riebeek surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Van Riebeek sea temperature is 12.6 °C (Statistics for 26 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 19.5 max: 20.9 min: 18.5 °C)
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Van Riebeek surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Van Riebeek sea temperature is 12.6 °C (Statistics for 26 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 19.5 max: 20.9 min: 18.5 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Cape Town

  1. weather stationWind Update The cross-on wind has turned onshore at Muizenberg (strong winds from the SSE at Slangkop 16 km from Muizenberg). 1.2m 11 s period swell from SSW with 2.0m 6 s period wind swell from SE

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How big are the waves at Van Riebeek today?

The current surf forecast for Van Riebeek at 3PM is: 1.8m 7s primary swell from a South direction and 0.9m 12s secondary swell from a South-southwest direction, 0.6m 19s secondary swell from a Southwest direction (forecast issued at 01:00pm February 26). The wind direction is predicted to be cross-onshore.

Time (SAST) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (26 Feb)7ft (2.1m)7s
Afternoon (26 Feb)6ft (1.8m)7s
Evening (26 Feb)8ft (2.4m)8s

Table - waves today at Van Riebeek. (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
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Mon
01
11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM
2000112233002112332122222
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.6.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.18.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.24.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.36.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.42.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.48.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.66.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.72.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
1.9
S
1.8
S
2.3
S
1
SW
2.4
S
1.3
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.4
SSW
2.3
SSE
1.3
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.1
SSW
1
SSW
1
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SW
0.9
SW
0.8
SSW
87718817161515141414813131212121212121111
39934952472771691995710141067996955743655569462447377299289235197182154
15
SSE
25
S
35
S
30
SSE
25
SE
20
SE
20
SE
15
SE
15
SSE
20
S
25
SSE
25
SE
25
SE
20
SE
20
ESE
15
ESE
10
SSE
20
SW
15
SSW
10
SSE
15
ESE
10
NNE
15
N
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscrosscrosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
crossononcrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
3:02PM
1.52
3:25AM
1.61
3:39PM
1.58
4:00AM
1.69
4:16PM
1.60
4:36AM
1.72
8:58AM
0.14
9:12PM
0.02
9:34AM
0.04
9:47PM
-0.03
10:11AM
-0.02
10:22PM
-0.04

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

Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Mon
01
11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM
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clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
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