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Melkbos to Agulhas

Friday 31 October 2014

The high pressure ridges Friday behind yesterday's mild cold front: the SE pumps, neargale-force by arvi. The surf also pumps 6-8' solid, but surf early before the wind really screams. Muizies burps, and rolls over as fluffy legs flop upwards in stiffening mortis. Saturday False Bay fills with fat 4-5' vrotswell in humping SE encores. Other side smaller after the SE kapped the top off the swell. Might be 4'+, but you need a brass ball-sock it's so cold. Muizies? Nah. Contour maybe? Sunday and still the wind blows, a little less, and cleanish dawnie, with fresh SE. Pity most of the swell has gone! False Bay mangled mutants. Monday a new small long lulled 4' groundswell with good juice slowly fills in all day in light W and fun though heavy showers due. Muizies super fun 2' maybe 3' sets later. Wind could blow strong S to SW in arvi. Tuessday 2-4' surf in bumpy SW. Muizies ok sidish shore cleanish 1-2'.

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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: 11.1 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 7:13 PM
  • Sunrise: 5:47 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Fri 31

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  • Sat 01

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  • Sun 02

      • 10  
      • 9  
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  • Mon 03

      • 6  
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  • Tue 04

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  • Wed 05

      • 9  
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  • Thu 06

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Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Fri 31

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      • 29  
      20
  • Sat 01

      • 23  
      08
      • 22  
      11
      • 24  
      14
      • 26  
      17
      • 26  
      20
  • Sun 02

      • 19  
      08
      • 18  
      11
      • 20  
      14
      • 23  
      17
      • 21  
      20
  • Mon 03

      • 5  
      08
      • 10  
      11
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      • 6  
      20
  • Tue 04

      • 9  
      08
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      11
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      14
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      17
      • 10  
      20
  • Wed 05

      • 18  
      08
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      11
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      14
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      20
  • Thu 06

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Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Fri 31
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeDerde SteenBloubergLong BeachSlangkopCape PointMuizenberg
      205-73-53-58-1010-121-2
      230-10-10-10-11-24-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      12.83.913.6SW235
      12.93.98.3ESE122

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2954SE131Near Gale
      2852SE131Near Gale

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 8:56 AM/1.46m
      • Low
        • 2:28 AM/0.68m
        • 3:37 PM/0.70m
  • Sat 01
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeDerde SteenBloubergLong BeachSlangkopCape PointMuizenberg
      020-10-10-10-11-24-5
      050-10-10-10-11-23-5
      080-10-10-10-11-23-5
      110-10-10-10-11-23-4
      140-10-10-11-21-23-5
      170-10-10-11-21-23-5
      200-10-10-11-21-23-5
      230-10-10-10-11-23-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      12.63.88.5ESE121
      12.13.78.7ESE121
      11.53.58.7ESE122
      11.13.48.7SE124
      11.23.48.8SE127
      11.73.68.8SE126
      12.03.78.9SE124
      11.93.68.9ESE122

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2750SE129Strong Wind
      2446SE127Strong Wind
      2344SE126Strong Wind
      2241SE132Strong Wind
      2445SE139Strong Wind
      2649SE138Strong Wind
      2649SE136Strong Wind
      2648SE132Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 10:25 AM/1.50m
      • Low
        • 4:04 AM/0.68m
        • 5:05 PM/0.62m
  • Sun 02
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeDerde SteenBloubergLong BeachSlangkopCape PointMuizenberg
      020-10-10-10-11-23-5
      050-10-10-10-11-23-4
      080-10-10-10-10-13-4
      110-10-10-10-10-12-3
      140-10-10-10-11-22-3
      170-10-10-10-11-22-3
      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°
      11.33.48.9ESE123
      10.63.28.8SE125
      9.73.08.5ESE124
      9.02.88.3SE125
      8.82.78.2SE127
      9.22.87.9SE127
      9.42.98.0SE125
      8.72.78.2SE125

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2444SE134Strong Wind
      2342SE129Strong Wind
      1935SE127Fresh Wind
      1834SE138Fresh Wind
      2038SE139Fresh Wind
      2342SE139Strong Wind
      2139SE136Strong Wind
      1222SE134Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 11:39 AM/1.60m
      • Low
        • 5:24 AM/0.62m
        • 6:11 PM/0.50m
  • Mon 03
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeDerde SteenBloubergLong BeachSlangkopCape PointMuizenberg
      020-10-10-10-10-12-3
      050-10-10-10-10-11-2
      080-10-10-10-10-11-2
      111-21-20-12-33-41-2
      141-21-20-13-43-51-2
      171-21-21-23-44-51-2
      202-31-21-23-44-61-2
      232-31-21-23-55-71-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.72.38.2ESE122
      6.82.17.9ESE123
      6.21.97.8SE125
      6.11.916.9SW217
      6.42.016.4SW218
      6.92.115.8SW218
      7.52.315.3SW219
      8.32.515.1SW220

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      918SE140Mod. Wind
      611E95Light Wind
      510NNW337Light Wind
      1020NW324Mod. Wind
      1325NNW327Mod. Wind
      1121NNW338Mod. Wind
      612WNW303Light Wind
      1630SSW213Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:18 AM/1.53m
        • 12:37 PM/1.71m
      • Low
        • 6:25 AM/0.52m
        • 7:03 PM/0.38m
  • Tue 04
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeDerde SteenBloubergLong BeachSlangkopCape PointMuizenberg
      022-31-21-24-55-71-2
      052-31-21-24-55-71-2
      082-31-21-23-55-71-2
      112-31-21-23-44-61-2
      142-31-21-23-44-61-2
      172-31-21-23-44-51-2
      202-31-21-23-44-61-2
      232-31-21-23-54-61-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.82.714.6SW219
      8.72.614.4SW219
      8.42.614.2SW219
      8.12.513.7SW219
      7.92.413.5SW220
      7.72.413.4SW221
      7.82.413.3SW222
      8.12.513.2SW223

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1733SSW211Fresh Wind
      1426SW218Mod. Wind
      917SW234Mod. Wind
      815WSW254Mod. Wind
      917W261Mod. Wind
      917WSW240Mod. Wind
      1019SSW203Mod. Wind
      1223S173Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:10 AM/1.64m
        • 1:25 PM/1.81m
      • Low
        • 7:15 AM/0.43m
        • 7:48 PM/0.29m
  • Wed 05
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeDerde SteenBloubergLong BeachSlangkopCape PointMuizenberg
      022-31-21-23-54-61-2
      052-31-21-23-55-71-2
      082-31-21-23-55-71-2
      112-31-21-24-55-71-2
      142-32-31-24-55-71-2
      172-32-31-24-66-81-2
      203-42-32-35-76-81-2
      230-10-10-10-10-12-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.32.513.2SW223
      8.42.613.6SW223
      8.52.613.6SW222
      8.72.613.4SW223
      8.92.713.2SW225
      9.32.813.2SW226
      9.73.013.2SW227
      10.03.17.0SE124

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1427SSE160Mod. Wind
      1630SSE152Fresh Wind
      1833SE145Fresh Wind
      2037SE143Fresh Wind
      2140SE143Strong Wind
      2444SE144Strong Wind
      2547SE138Strong Wind
      2547SE134Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:55 AM/1.73m
        • 2:08 PM/1.87m
      • Low
        • 7:59 AM/0.36m
        • 8:28 PM/0.24m
  • Thu 06
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeDerde SteenBloubergLong BeachSlangkopCape PointMuizenberg
      020-10-10-10-10-12-3
      050-10-10-10-10-12-3
      080-10-10-10-10-12-3
      110-10-10-10-10-12-3
      142-31-21-23-44-51-2
      172-31-21-23-44-51-2
      201-21-21-23-43-50-1
      232-31-21-23-43-50-1
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      10.03.07.5ESE120
      9.52.97.8ESE119
      8.92.77.8ESE120
      8.32.57.8ESE121
      7.72.312.9SW225
      7.42.212.7SW226
      7.32.212.6SW227
      7.32.212.5SW228

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2444SE128Strong Wind
      2038ESE123Fresh Wind
      1732ESE124Fresh Wind
      1426SE129Mod. Wind
      1325SSE147Mod. Wind
      1630SSE156Fresh Wind
      1732SSE154Fresh Wind
      1833SSE158Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:36 AM/1.78m
        • 2:49 PM/1.89m
      • Low
        • 8:40 AM/0.33m
        • 9:06 PM/0.23m

Comments  

 
+8 #354 Sir Sloth of the Seven SeasSeaSloth 2014-10-22 20:40
Hi guys, Just want to remind all of you how lucky you are to be able to own a surf board and live on the coast. *sloth out*
 
 
+17 #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...
 
 
-28 #352 windtrom 2014-09-14 14:35
Yet again wind strength for today incorrect and not corrected!!!
 
 
+19 #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
 
 
-2 #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
 
 
-45 #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?
 
 
-2 #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.
 
 
-16 #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
 
 
+5 #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
 
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