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Melkbos to Agulhas

Friday 17 October 2014

The southeast is up Friday blowing stiff but moderating gradually, going calm and clean and warm and muggy by evening. No surf, barring the rortling 2-4' windslop awash in False Bay. Muizies gargles. Couple waves this arvi tho? Saturday flat both sides in calm start going moderate to fresh SSW to S. Sunday loverly long range big gapped long lulled intermittently good 6'+ groundswell builds all day in more summer rumping SE, which smashes Muizies to bits. Monday cooking 4-6'+ swell in epic light to moderate SE winds. Muizies 2' and lumpy in mild onshores. Tuesday lekker 4' in light NE and a warm hot bergie day. Muizies 2' and cleanish.

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Cape Peninsula

  • Sea Temp: 12.0 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 7:03 PM
  • Sunrise: 5:59 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Mon 20

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  • Tue 21

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  • Wed 22

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  • Thu 23

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  • Fri 24

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  • Sat 25

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  • Sun 26

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Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Mon 20

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      • 18  
      14
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      17
      • 21  
      20
  • Tue 21

      • 9  
      08
      • 3  
      11
      • 7  
      14
      • 4  
      17
      • 9  
      20
  • Wed 22

      • 1  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 6  
      14
      • 4  
      17
      • 12  
      20
  • Thu 23

      • 14  
      08
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      11
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      14
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      20
  • Fri 24

      • 22  
      08
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      11
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      14
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      17
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      20
  • Sat 25

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      08
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      11
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      14
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      20
  • Sun 26

      • 21  
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Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Mon 20
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeDerde SteenBloubergLong BeachSlangkopCape PointMuizenberg
      143-42-32-36-88-101-2
      173-42-32-35-76-81-2
      203-42-32-35-76-81-2
      233-42-32-35-76-81-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      10.33.114.0SW228
      10.13.113.6SW227
      10.23.113.4SW227
      10.33.113.3SW227

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1833SE143Fresh Wind
      2037SE138Fresh Wind
      2139SE136Strong Wind
      2140SE132Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:13 AM/1.46m
        • 1:24 PM/1.59m
      • Low
        • 7:11 AM/0.59m
        • 7:38 PM/0.50m
  • Tue 21
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeDerde SteenBloubergLong BeachSlangkopCape PointMuizenberg
      020-10-10-10-10-13-4
      050-10-10-10-10-12-3
      080-10-10-10-10-12-3
      110-10-10-10-10-11-2
      141-20-10-12-33-41-2
      170-10-10-12-32-30-1
      200-10-10-11-22-31-2
      230-10-10-11-22-30-1
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      10.03.08.4ESE120
      9.22.88.4ESE118
      8.12.58.4ESE118
      7.12.18.4ESE120
      6.41.911.8SSW213
      5.91.811.7SSW211
      5.81.811.6SSW209
      5.81.811.6SSW210

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1935SE125Fresh Wind
      1528ESE116Fresh Wind
      918E84Mod. Wind
      35ENE68Calm
      713ESE112Mod. Wind
      49ESE116Light Wind
      917SSE148Mod. Wind
      815SE138Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:46 AM/1.55m
        • 1:54 PM/1.67m
      • Low
        • 7:43 AM/0.52m
        • 8:07 PM/0.41m
  • Wed 22
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeDerde SteenBloubergLong BeachSlangkopCape PointMuizenberg
      020-10-10-11-22-30-1
      051-20-10-11-22-30-1
      080-10-10-11-22-31-2
      110-10-10-11-22-30-1
      140-10-10-11-21-20-1
      170-10-10-11-21-20-1
      200-10-10-11-21-20-1
      230-10-10-11-22-30-1
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
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      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.81.811.5SSW214
      5.71.711.5SW218
      5.51.711.4SSW205
      5.21.611.2SSW208
      5.01.511.0SSW209
      4.81.511.0SSW210
      4.81.510.9SSW210
      5.11.511.1SSW212

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      916SSE150Mod. Wind
      611ESE121Light Wind
      11S183Calm
      713SSW207Mod. Wind
      612SSE153Light Wind
      48SSE166Light Wind
      1222SSW196Mod. Wind
      1223S172Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:16 AM/1.62m
        • 2:24 PM/1.73m
      • Low
        • 8:14 AM/0.46m
        • 8:36 PM/0.35m
  • Thu 23
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeDerde SteenBloubergLong BeachSlangkopCape PointMuizenberg
      020-10-10-11-22-30-1
      051-20-10-11-22-30-1
      081-21-20-12-32-30-1
      111-21-20-12-33-40-1
      141-21-21-23-43-40-1
      172-31-21-23-43-50-1
      202-31-21-23-54-51-2
      232-32-31-24-55-71-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
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      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.31.611.2SW216
      5.61.711.4SW220
      5.91.811.4SW224
      6.11.911.4SW226
      6.52.012.4SW232
      7.12.212.3SW233
      7.82.412.2SW232
      8.52.612.1SW234

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1223S170Mod. Wind
      1528S173Fresh Wind
      1427SSE162Mod. Wind
      1528SSE166Fresh Wind
      1732S173Fresh Wind
      2037SSE167Fresh Wind
      2343SSE162Strong Wind
      2444SSE151Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:46 AM/1.68m
        • 2:53 PM/1.78m
      • Low
        • 8:43 AM/0.41m
        • 9:05 PM/0.30m
  • Fri 24
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeDerde SteenBloubergLong BeachSlangkopCape PointMuizenberg
      022-32-32-34-55-71-2
      053-42-32-34-65-71-2
      083-42-32-34-65-71-2
      112-32-32-34-54-60-1
      142-32-32-34-54-60-1
      172-32-32-34-54-60-1
      202-32-32-34-55-70-1
      233-42-32-34-65-71-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.72.712.1SW235
      8.82.711.9WSW237
      8.72.711.8WSW239
      8.42.611.6WSW242
      8.32.511.4WSW240
      8.42.511.3WSW241
      8.62.611.3WSW241
      9.02.711.4WSW241

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2343SSE150Strong Wind
      2343SSE150Strong Wind
      2241SSE149Strong Wind
      2139SSE150Strong Wind
      2139SSE156Strong Wind
      2342SSE161Strong Wind
      2444SSE158Strong Wind
      2446SSE152Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:16 AM/1.72m
        • 3:23 PM/1.80m
      • Low
        • 9:14 AM/0.39m
        • 9:36 PM/0.28m
  • Sat 25
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeDerde SteenBloubergLong BeachSlangkopCape PointMuizenberg
      023-42-32-34-65-71-2
      053-42-32-34-65-71-2
      083-42-32-34-65-71-2
      113-42-32-34-65-71-2
      140-10-10-10-10-12-3
      170-10-10-10-10-13-4
      200-10-10-10-10-13-4
      230-10-10-10-10-13-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.12.811.5SW236
      9.32.811.4SW235
      9.52.911.3SW233
      9.62.911.2SW231
      10.03.07.4ESE119
      11.03.37.8ESE119
      11.43.58.2ESE119
      11.03.38.4ESE118

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2445SSE149Strong Wind
      2546SSE147Strong Wind
      2445SE142Strong Wind
      2444SE141Strong Wind
      2547SE146Strong Wind
      2853SE145Near Gale
      2751SE143Strong Wind
      2547SE144Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:48 AM/1.73m
        • 3:55 PM/1.80m
      • Low
        • 9:46 AM/0.39m
        • 10:08 PM/0.29m
  • Sun 26
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeDerde SteenBloubergLong BeachSlangkopCape PointMuizenberg
      020-10-10-10-10-13-4
      050-10-10-10-10-12-3
      080-10-10-10-10-12-3
      110-10-10-10-10-12-3
      141-21-20-12-33-51-2
      171-21-20-13-43-51-2
      200-10-10-10-10-12-3
      230-10-10-10-10-12-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      10.23.18.4ESE118
      9.42.98.2ESE120
      8.92.77.9ESE119
      8.42.67.8ESE119
      8.12.510.3SW216
      8.22.510.2SW216
      8.42.67.5ESE118
      8.52.67.5ESE117

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2344SSE147Strong Wind
      2242SSE147Strong Wind
      2140SSE147Strong Wind
      2038SSE149Fresh Wind
      2140SSE155Strong Wind
      2343SSE157Strong Wind
      2444SSE157Strong Wind
      2445SSE157Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:21 AM/1.72m
        • 4:30 PM/1.76m
      • Low
        • 10:20 AM/0.41m
        • 10:43 PM/0.33m

Comments  

 
+10 #353 Missing LinkLinc 2014-10-08 17:26
I love surfing, I love the ocean, I love stoke, I love the sunshine, I love stories of intense breaks and ride and riders, I love community and watching other surfers shred at my local home breaks, I love this page, I love days where I can hang out in boardies at my home breaks and chat to guys who love the ocean as much as I do, much love to the cape's south peninsula locals, only a surfer knows the feeling...
 
 
-22 #352 windtrom 2014-09-14 14:35
Yet again wind strength for today incorrect and not corrected!!!
 
 
+18 #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
 
 
-41 #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...
 
 
-5 #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
 
 
-3 #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.
 
 
+15 #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
 
 
-11 #342 MrMichel 2014-02-28 10:28
This is the most frustrating swell I have ever tracked. It just doesn't arrive.
 
 
-6 #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.
 
 
-15 #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
 
 
+6 #338 Pro kayakerDON 2014-02-21 15:50
Oh and forgot to tell you that I'm coming 2nd on the AKP tour
 
 
+6 #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!
 
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