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Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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West Cape Surf Forecast / SA – Yorke Peninsula / Australia

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 8 am Saturday 08 May 2021 ACST
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West Cape surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's West Cape sea temperature is 17.9 °C (Statistics for 08 May 1981-2005 - mean: 17.4 max: 18.6 min: 16.5 °C)
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West Cape surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's West Cape sea temperature is 17.9 °C (Statistics for 08 May 1981-2005 - mean: 17.4 max: 18.6 min: 16.5 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-on at West Cape (light winds from the SW at StenhouseBay 10 km from West Cape).

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Light
13 km/h
SW
Cross-On
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for West Cape this week:

The surf forecast for West Cape over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Saturday (May 08) at 12PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.6m and 15s period with a secondary swell of 0.6m and 8s. Another secondary swell of 0.6m and 8s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at West Cape in the next 12 days are 3.0m 17s and forecast to arrive on Friday (May 14) at 6AM. Winds are predicted to be onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.0m 5s period and expected on Sunday (May 09) at 9PM.

Wave TypeTime (ACST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)12PM (Sat 8th May)5ft (1.6m) 15s
Best Surf12AM (Sun 9th May)8ft (2.4m) 17s
Most Powerful 6AM (Fri 14th May)10ft (3.0m) 17s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for West Cape over the next 12 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
Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
336532044332333200000000000343554333
T south australia.htsgw.metric.18.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.186.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.210.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.234.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.258.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.282.cc23
1.6
SW
1.8
SW
2.4
SW
2.5
SW
2.3
SW
1.7
SW
3.5
SW
3
SW
2.3
SW
1.8
SW
1.6
SW
1.3
SW
1.2
SW
1.1
SW
1
SW
1.1
SW
1.4
SW
2.4
SW
3
SW
2.5
SW
2.3
SW
2.2
SW
2.1
SW
1.9
SW
1.6
SW
1.4
SW
0.8
SW
1.1
SW
1.4
SW
1.1
SW
1.7
SW
1.6
SW
1.3
SW
1
SW
0.9
SW
0.9
SW
151617161615131413141313131313131518171616151514131318181619171616141414
1154153232873304266813494084273417831119919637488424315398844364446903499245020891810138788062341870397683417571286783412350322
20
SW
20
SW
10
SW
20
W
25
W
40
WNW
25
SSE
15
SSE
15
SSE
15
SE
10
ESE
20
ENE
20
NNE
20
N
15
N
20
WNW
35
SSE
25
SSE
25
SSE
30
SSE
20
SSE
25
SE
30
ESE
25
SE
25
E
25
ESE
20
E
15
E
10
ESE
15
ENE
15
NNE
10
NW
10
N
20
NNW
15
NW
15
N
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
onononcross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
ononononononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
crosscross-
off
offcross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
12:47PM
0.82
12:14AM
0.81
1:00PM
0.93
12:42AM
0.80
1:21PM
1.03
1:07AM
0.78
1:45PM
1.10
1:29AM
0.75
2:09PM
1.15
1:48AM
0.71
2:34PM
1.18
2:03AM
0.68
2:58PM
1.20
2:13AM
0.64
3:24PM
1.19
2:18AM
0.62
3:53PM
1.17
2:15AM
0.60
4:27PM
1.13
1:48AM
0.59
5:10PM
1.07
6:12PM
0.99
6:34PM
0.52
6:27AM
0.40
7:10PM
0.47
6:41AM
0.36
7:45PM
0.43
6:58AM
0.33
8:17PM
0.42
7:15AM
0.30
8:48PM
0.42
7:31AM
0.29
9:19PM
0.44
7:45AM
0.29
9:51PM
0.47
8:00AM
0.29
10:25PM
0.51
8:15AM
0.29
11:07PM
0.55
8:31AM
0.31
12:09AM
0.59
8:49AM
0.35
9:01AM
0.41

Note: the tide data above is for Pondalowie Bay, Australia which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for West Cape.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at West Cape blow from the NNW

Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
rain showers
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
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7:03--7:05--7:05--7:05--7:07--7:07--7:09--7:09--7:09--7:11--7:11--7:13--
-5:32--5:31--5:30--5:30--5:30--5:29--5:28--5:27--5:25--5:25--5:24--5:23-

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Sun night. Very mild (max 17°C on Sat morning, min 14°C on Mon morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the SW on Sat night, strong winds from the W by Sun night).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Some drizzle, heaviest during Thu afternoon. Very mild (max 17°C on Wed night, min 12°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (light winds from the ESE on Tue afternoon, fresh winds from the SSE by Thu afternoon).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 15°C on Fri night, min 12°C on Sat night). Mainly fresh winds.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 17°C on Wed night, min 13°C on Mon morning). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the West Cape Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for West Cape provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at West Cape can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our West Cape 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 (West Cape) 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 West Cape 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 Yorke Peninsula? If you are looking for accommodation near West Cape, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Yorke Peninsula, consider staying in Kingscote which is 85 km (53 miles) away.