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Melkbos to Agulhas

Thursday 18 September 2014

Thursday sturm-drung neargale W and broken but building 8'+ stormseas hits 10' by arvi. Fleabitten 2-4' windblown bumps in Floss Bay. Scattered squalls and chilly hair. Friday easing 6'+ mess in moderating SW going light SSE in arvi. False Bay fills with solid but inconsistent 4-6' SSW swell going more S in early offshorish SW going light to lumpy S. Saturday west side runs 3-4' but straight south swell misses spots in freshening SSE wind, strong by arvi. Muizies looks lumpy 4-5' straight south swelll with chance of bigger sets. Sadly, onshores blow at K-Bay Shootout, and swell has downgraded. However, should hold 2-4' with small chance of 5 footers in hopefully contour wind offshores. Sunday crisp clean day: small 3' lines both sides. Monday nice calm day: soft 3' swell, flat and glassy in False Bay.

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Cape Peninsula
Swell height and direction Swell period (interval) in seconds Surface Wind around South Africa CSIR Waverider Slangkop table-bay-buoy webcam Long Beach Kommetjie Webcam Muizenberg
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Cape Peninsula

  • Sea Temp: 10.9 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 6:42 PM
  • Sunrise: 6:36 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Mon 22

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 6  
  • Tue 23

      • 6  
      • 6  
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      • 5  
      • 5  
  • Wed 24

      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 4  
      • 4  
      • 4  
  • Thu 25

      • 4  
      • 4  
      • 5  
      • 7  
      • 8  
  • Fri 26

      • 10  
      • 10  
      • 11  
      • 11  
      • 11  
  • Sat 27

      • 12  
      • 11  
      • 11  
      • 11  
      • 11  
  • Sun 28

      • 8  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 8  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 12  
      20
      • 10  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 10  
      20
      • 9  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 11  
      20
      • 6  
      08
      • 17  
      11
      • 17  
      14
      • 16  
      17
      • 15  
      20
      • 14  
      08
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      11
      • 13  
      14
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      17
      • 13  
      20
      • 13  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 12  
      20
      • 11  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 10  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Mon 22

      • 12  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 16  
      14
      • 17  
      17
      • 17  
      20
  • Tue 23

      • 17  
      08
      • 16  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 12  
      20
  • Wed 24

      • 16  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 10  
      20
  • Thu 25

      • 12  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 9  
      20
  • Fri 26

      • 16  
      08
      • 17  
      11
      • 18  
      14
      • 18  
      17
      • 19  
      20
  • Sat 27

      • 22  
      08
      • 21  
      11
      • 22  
      14
      • 23  
      17
      • 24  
      20
  • Sun 28

      • 18  
      08
      • 17  
      11
      • 18  
      14
      • 19  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Mon 22
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeDerde SteenBloubergLong BeachSlangkopCape PointMuizenberg
      080-10-10-10-10-11-2
      110-10-10-10-10-11-2
      140-10-10-10-10-11-2
      171-21-21-23-43-40-1
      201-21-21-23-43-40-1
      231-21-21-22-33-40-1
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.42.37.5ESE123
      6.92.17.8SE128
      6.62.07.9SE128
      6.52.011.5WSW243
      6.41.911.5WSW245
      6.31.911.3WSW237

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1223E82Mod. Wind
      1223NNE22Mod. Wind
      1630N358Fresh Wind
      1732N353Fresh Wind
      1731N356Fresh Wind
      1731N356Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:15 AM/1.58m
        • 2:28 PM/1.68m
      • Low
        • 8:17 AM/0.46m
        • 8:38 PM/0.41m
  • Tue 23
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeDerde SteenBloubergLong BeachSlangkopCape PointMuizenberg
      021-21-21-22-33-40-1
      050-10-10-11-22-30-1
      080-10-10-11-22-31-2
      110-10-10-11-22-31-2
      140-10-10-11-22-31-2
      170-10-10-11-21-21-2
      200-10-10-11-21-20-1
      230-10-10-11-21-20-1
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.21.910.9SW236
      6.11.910.3SSW212
      6.01.810.0S183
      5.81.89.9S185
      5.61.79.8S191
      5.21.69.7SSW197
      4.81.59.6SSW203
      4.61.49.5SSW209

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1631N352Fresh Wind
      1631NNW340Fresh Wind
      1731NNW341Fresh Wind
      1630NNW338Fresh Wind
      1529NNW335Fresh Wind
      1325NNW333Mod. Wind
      1222NNW338Mod. Wind
      1325N355Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:44 AM/1.64m
        • 2:56 PM/1.73m
      • Low
        • 8:45 AM/0.40m
        • 9:04 PM/0.36m
  • Wed 24
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeDerde SteenBloubergLong BeachSlangkopCape PointMuizenberg
      020-10-10-11-21-20-1
      050-10-10-11-21-20-1
      080-10-10-11-21-20-1
      110-10-10-11-21-20-1
      140-10-10-11-21-20-1
      170-10-10-11-21-20-1
      200-10-10-11-21-20-1
      230-10-10-11-21-20-1
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      4.61.49.3S188
      4.71.49.2SSW194
      4.71.49.0SSW201
      4.51.48.9SSW208
      4.31.311.8SW223
      4.01.211.7SW224
      3.81.211.4SW221
      3.81.111.2SW222

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1630NNW344Fresh Wind
      1631NNW341Fresh Wind
      1630NNW338Fresh Wind
      1427NNW328Mod. Wind
      1324NW323Mod. Wind
      1121NW314Mod. Wind
      1018NW314Mod. Wind
      1121NW307Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:12 AM/1.68m
        • 3:23 PM/1.76m
      • Low
        • 9:12 AM/0.37m
        • 9:32 PM/0.32m
  • Thu 25
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeDerde SteenBloubergLong BeachSlangkopCape PointMuizenberg
      020-10-10-11-21-20-1
      050-10-10-11-21-20-1
      080-10-10-10-10-10-1
      111-20-10-12-32-30-1
      141-21-21-22-33-40-1
      172-31-21-23-44-50-1
      202-32-32-34-65-71-2
      233-42-32-35-76-81-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      3.81.111.1SW222
      3.91.212.3SW220
      4.01.25.8W266
      4.31.317.4SW229
      5.21.616.6SW230
      6.72.015.9SW232
      8.12.515.4SW231
      9.02.714.9SW234

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1121NW325Mod. Wind
      1324NW314Mod. Wind
      1223NW317Mod. Wind
      1223NW316Mod. Wind
      917WNW287Mod. Wind
      917SW230Mod. Wind
      918SSW212Mod. Wind
      1120SSW212Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:40 AM/1.70m
        • 3:50 PM/1.78m
      • Low
        • 9:39 AM/0.36m
        • 9:59 PM/0.31m
  • Fri 26
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeDerde SteenBloubergLong BeachSlangkopCape PointMuizenberg
      023-42-32-35-76-81-2
      053-42-32-35-76-81-2
      083-42-32-36-88-101-2
      113-42-32-36-88-101-2
      143-53-43-46-88-101-2
      173-53-43-46-88-101-2
      203-53-43-46-88-101-2
      233-53-42-36-88-101-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.52.914.5SW232
      9.83.014.1SW231
      10.13.113.6SW234
      10.33.113.4SW232
      10.53.213.0SW236
      10.73.312.8SW235
      11.03.313.0SW234
      11.43.513.6SW225

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1223SSW210Mod. Wind
      1325SSW208Mod. Wind
      1629SSW193Fresh Wind
      1732S185Fresh Wind
      1833S182Fresh Wind
      1834S179Fresh Wind
      1936S169Fresh Wind
      2140SSE163Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:08 AM/1.70m
        • 4:19 PM/1.77m
      • Low
        • 10:07 AM/0.37m
        • 10:29 PM/0.33m
  • Sat 27
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeDerde SteenBloubergLong BeachSlangkopCape PointMuizenberg
      023-53-42-36-88-102-3
      053-53-42-36-88-102-3
      083-53-42-36-88-101-2
      113-42-32-36-88-101-2
      143-42-32-35-76-81-2
      173-42-32-35-76-81-2
      203-42-31-24-66-81-2
      232-32-31-24-66-81-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      11.93.613.4SW223
      12.23.713.1SW226
      11.93.612.8SW224
      11.43.512.6SW222
      11.13.412.4SW221
      10.83.312.2SW223
      10.63.211.9SW222
      10.23.111.7SW220

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2343SSE160Strong Wind
      2343SSE154Strong Wind
      2242SE142Strong Wind
      2139SE140Strong Wind
      2241SE143Strong Wind
      2343SE145Strong Wind
      2445SSE147Strong Wind
      2242SE140Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:39 AM/1.68m
        • 4:49 PM/1.73m
      • Low
        • 10:37 AM/0.41m
        • 11:00 PM/0.37m
  • Sun 28
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeDerde SteenBloubergLong BeachSlangkopCape PointMuizenberg
      022-31-21-23-55-71-2
      052-31-21-23-44-51-2
      081-21-21-23-43-51-2
      111-21-20-12-33-40-1
      141-21-20-12-33-40-1
      171-21-20-12-33-40-1
      201-21-20-12-33-40-1
      231-21-20-12-33-40-1
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.32.811.5SW220
      8.52.611.2SW221
      7.82.411.0SW221
      7.32.210.8SW221
      6.92.110.5SW223
      6.62.010.3SW223
      6.52.010.2SW223
      6.52.010.1SW223

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1936SE146Fresh Wind
      1833SSE150Fresh Wind
      1833SSE159Fresh Wind
      1732SSE159Fresh Wind
      1833S170Fresh Wind
      1936S172Fresh Wind
      1936SSE168Fresh Wind
      1834SSE165Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:12 AM/1.63m
        • 5:25 PM/1.67m
      • Low
        • 11:10 AM/0.47m
        • 11:36 PM/0.44m

Comments  

 
-7 #352 windtrom 2014-09-14 14:35
Yet again wind strength for today incorrect and not corrected!!!
 
 
+8 #351 Surf CasterSpike-Wavescape 2014-08-25 10:12
Click the link below Tom2. This was the swell on Saturday afternoon and Sunday. Maybe you didn't heed the prediction about VERY LONG LULLS between sets? There were 17 minute lulls between TEN FOOT sets, and some bigger ones at the deepwater reefs, particularly late afternoon Saturday. Oh and Sunday was EPIC all day. Sublime surf! Sorry you missed out.

http://www.wavescape.co.za/photos/featured-slideshows/anatomy-of-a-swell.html
 
 
-3 #350 slowPoison 2014-08-24 09:25
Ahoy. I'm making a surfari from cape town up the east coast to durban over two weeks. leaving this week sometime. got space for 4 folk. give me a shout if anyone is interested. Ryan 0768702334
 
 
-32 #349 surf reporttom2 2014-08-23 15:46
This most be the worst surf forecasting site I've seen, how often can you get it wrong. Even when there is clearly no swell on the day, the report is not updated. Today for instance, 21 seconds, 10-12ft, I don't think so...
 
 
-4 #348 zollzoll 2014-08-18 16:55
ahweh spike ma broo howz about updating d forecast china?
 
 
-3 #347 Surf forecastFrank Meaker 2014-08-13 11:58
when is the next surf forecast coming out and on what days do you update it
 
 
-5 #346 Mr.Gerhard B. 2014-03-07 08:17
Are there any CSIR Buoy's between Kommetjie and Mosselbay?If so,where can we see that data?I need data for the Gansbaai area.
 
 
-8 #345 MrMichel 2014-03-03 10:07
I was waiting for the swell to arrive at Big Bay, which is an indicator for other spots on the West Coast. False Bay has a wide swell window, so South swells reach Muizenberg, but not the West coast spots.
 
 
-8 #344 LekkerMmmmmm 2014-03-02 08:14
Mr Michel - you didn't look hard enough. From experience I know that around false bay, new swells take awhile to arrive. First thing on Friday morning there wee 1ft little windy buggers. Around 3 in the arvo, we got some fairly nice ,shark filled, high tide 2-3ft. However at around 5 was when it really turned on. The wind turned glassy, the tide was going out, and the swell had totally filled in and was pulsing 3-5ft. Even the sunset was perfect. And the best part was a usually uber crowded muizies was almost completely empty - I'm not sure whether it was the shark alarms that went off earlier, or if people gave up on the waves when they saw them in high tide. All I know is I scored PERFECT Muizenberg 4ft glassy with only a couple guys out, at around 5:30 to sundown ( both on Friday and Saturday) . So you just gotta know where to look.
 
 
+11 #343 Don, the kayakerJaques le Coque 2014-03-01 20:49
Howzit Don, i am writing to you to let you know that what you're doing has inspired me! you are my idol and i long to be like you. i recently started kayaking and bought a rad beast of a kayak I call the white mamba (cos I'm white). I'm pumping iron 5 days of the week and then slaying on Zandvlei and the berg on the weekend. Did i mention my for-arms are huge, i recently choked a girl grom who tuned my white mamba so i can act as back up for you. I'm keen to hook up with you (not literally) and slay some johnnies that have ruined many of my kayak sessions. contact me on FaceBook at Jacques big bruv le coque or on twitter, @jaqueslebigcoque. I'm really looking forward to slaying some johnnies on the water and then slaying the betties at tinners.

keep clean Don, or how i will call you, DonJon
 
 
-12 #342 MrMichel 2014-02-28 10:28
This is the most frustrating swell I have ever tracked. It just doesn't arrive.
 
 
-8 #341 Don the Trollrather surf 2014-02-25 11:28
Guys clearly Don "the Pro Kayaker" is a troll and you are constantly feeding him by taking his bait. Surely he has nothing better to do than troll this forum instead of going out and actually catching some waves.
 
 
-14 #340 Egg beater to shark beaterJJay 2014-02-25 11:06
Dear Don, you have clearly crossed the line when you decided to shoot that beautiful creature that God made. I had better not see you in the water anytime soon because I am fuming and wont hesitate to pop your oversized nut sack with your own paddle. Keep your eyes peeled, Im the one on the longboard!!!
 
 
0 #339 DonCape Point Local 2014-02-22 17:41
Howzit Don, I was at Cape Point the other day and was fortunate enough to see you (well not so fortunate...) standing on the beach with your 'mustang' which just by the way looks like a homemade piece of kak, which my little daughter could make-O and I don't know wether or not you are colour blind but it is definitely pink! For anyone who is interested, I saw Don not fishing deep out at sea for sharks, but rather in a small rockpool with a little net. He then caught a tiny fish and threw his hands up in joy and then threw the fish on the rock? And then pulled his shirt off to reveal his less than impress body, which looks like a 10 year old boys!

Peace out Cape Point local
 
 
+5 #338 Pro kayakerDON 2014-02-21 15:50
Oh and forgot to tell you that I'm coming 2nd on the AKP tour
 
 
+9 #337 Pro kayakerDON 2014-02-21 15:47
Howzit china's! Just dropping in to say that the response from my other comment is getting better just like the definition of my biceps ;) No one has been getting in my way for a few days. But now i have one other problem which is these herds of great whites that are getting in my way of shredding waves on the black mustang (my kayak) and is scaring the crowds away that come to watch me shred at my home break muizies. So I've decided to take the matter into my own massive hands and start to butcher these siff creatures. Shot one the other day of Cape point while I was surfing these 10ft waves. So just wanting to let Cape town know what I've been doing for the city and would like some appreciation. Not one to boast but it takes some big balls (which I have literally ) to slaughter these great whites to an absolute minim (almost to extinction).

Peace out
 
 
-16 #336 rainbow loveboyzone 2014-02-07 22:58
Feels sO great to finally be out of the closet! Yay!
 
 
-10 #335 Act like you knowMywave 2014-02-01 12:45
Jordy who? John John is the boykie to watch in 2014.
 
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