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Witsands ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.5

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Witsands Surf Forecast / Cape Town / South Africa

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Monday 10 May 2021 SAST
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Witsands surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Witsands sea temperature is 14.3 °C (Statistics for 10 May 1981-2005 - mean: 17.5 max: 18.7 min: 15.9 °C)
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Witsands surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Witsands sea temperature is 14.3 °C (Statistics for 10 May 1981-2005 - mean: 17.5 max: 18.7 min: 15.9 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Witsands (light winds from the SE at Slangkop 5 km from Witsands).

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1 h 36 min ago

Light
6 km/h
SE
Clean
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How big are the waves at Witsands today?

The current surf forecast for Witsands at 1AM is: 2.3m 14s primary swell from a South-southwest direction and 1.5m 11s secondary swell from a West-southwest direction (forecast issued at 07:00pm May 10). The wind direction is predicted to be cross-onshore and the swell rating is 4.

Time (SAST) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (11 May)7.5ft (2.3m)12s
Afternoon (11 May)7ft (2.1m)12s
Evening (11 May)6ft (1.9m)11s

Table - waves today at Witsands. (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
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tue
18
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T southafrica.htsgw.metric.12.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.18.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.36.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.42.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.60.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.66.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.84.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.90.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.108.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.114.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.132.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.138.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.156.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.162.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.180.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.186.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
1.9
SSW
2.4
SSW
2.3
SSW
2.2
SSW
2.3
SSW
2.3
SSW
2.3
SSW
2.2
SSW
2
SSW
1.9
SSW
1.9
SSW
1.8
SSW
1.7
SSW
2
SSW
2
SSW
2.1
SSW
2.2
SSW
2.2
SSW
2.1
SSW
2.1
SSW
1.9
SSW
1.9
SSW
1.8
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.1
SSW
0.9
S
1
SSW
1
S
0.9
S
1
S
1.2
SSW
1
SSW
0.9
SSW
1.5
W
2.5
WNW
3
W
3
W
4
W
4
W
4
W
2.4
W
2.5
W
2.2
W
1.9
W
1.7
W
1.5
W
1.4
W
1.5
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.3
SSW
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10
SSW
10
S
10
SSE
15
SSE
15
SSE
10
SSE
10
SSE
15
SSE
15
SSE
10
SSE
10
SSE
5
SSW
10
SSW
10
S
5
SSE
10
SSW
15
SSE
15
SSE
15
SE
15
SSE
10
SSE
10
SSE
10
SE
10
SE
10
SE
10
SE
10
ESE
5
ENE
10
N
15
NNW
20
NNW
20
NNW
25
NNW
25
NNW
30
N
35
N
40
NNW
35
NNW
35
NW
30
NW
25
NW
20
NW
20
NNW
15
NNW
20
N
25
N
30
NNW
30
NNW
35
NNW
35
NNW
40
NNW
45
NW
35
W
30
W
20
W
25
WSW
20
W
20
W
15
W
20
W
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscrosscross-
on
crosscrosscrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
2:48PM
1.39
2:53AM
1.49
3:17PM
1.41
3:21AM
1.48
3:46PM
1.40
3:50AM
1.45
4:15PM
1.38
4:20AM
1.40
4:46PM
1.33
4:51AM
1.34
5:20PM
1.27
5:24AM
1.27
5:58PM
1.21
6:04AM
1.19
6:47PM
1.15
8:46PM
0.23
9:08AM
0.12
9:15PM
0.23
9:37AM
0.13
9:45PM
0.24
10:06AM
0.16
10:15PM
0.28
10:35AM
0.21
10:46PM
0.33
11:07AM
0.27
11:20PM
0.40
11:42AM
0.33
12:00AM
0.47
12:25PM
0.40
12:53AM
0.54

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

Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tue
18
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clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
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partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
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rain showers
partially cloudy
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rain showers
partially cloudy
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