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Melkbos to Agulhas

Mon 28 July 2014

The storm recedes up east coast Monday and skies clearing while mild SE winds burnish 3-4' surf that should push to maybe 5' in arvi. Clean fun. Muizies mildly washy onshore 2' after fun weekend. Tuesday new swell 4-5' open coast (a few 6 footers open breaks?) in clean light SE, wind slowly freshening. Sign of summer. Muizies clean wobble going stiffish sif onshore. Wednesday lekker 3-4' lines open breaks in glassy start, puffing light SE. Muizies 2' and clean, mildly onshore later. Thursday slight ragged day with 3-4' surf open coast in mild SSE winds with crosshore S bent. Check the 17 sec pulse from lunch with 8' bombs from quite S direction. Muizies 2' and bumpy going solid 4' but miffled bump greets new swell. Would cook in evening. Drat! Friday firing 4-6' leftovers in light N. Yeah man. False fires 2-4'.

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Cape Peninsula
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Cape Peninsula

  • Sea Temp: 10.9 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 6:03 PM
  • Sunrise: 7:41 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Mon 28

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  • Tue 29

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  • Thu 31

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  • Sat 02

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  • Sun 03

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Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Mon 28

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      08
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      11
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      14
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      17
      • 6  
      20
  • Tue 29

      • 9  
      08
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      11
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      14
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      20
  • Wed 30

      • 10  
      08
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      11
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      14
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      • 12  
      20
  • Thu 31

      • 14  
      08
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      11
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      20
  • Fri 01

      • 8  
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      20
  • Sat 02

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      14
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      20
  • Sun 03

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Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Mon 28
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeDerde SteenBloubergLong BeachSlangkopCape PointMuizenberg
      081-21-21-23-44-61-2
      111-21-21-23-44-61-2
      142-31-21-23-44-61-2
      172-31-21-23-54-61-2
      202-31-21-24-55-71-2
      233-42-32-34-66-81-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.02.811.4SW215
      9.02.711.4SW215
      9.02.711.4SW216
      9.12.811.6SW218
      9.32.812.1SW222
      9.42.913.2SW229

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1120SE131Mod. Wind
      1426SE133Mod. Wind
      1324SE131Mod. Wind
      1019SE133Mod. Wind
      612SE126Light Wind
      12SE139Calm

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:58 AM/1.63m
        • 4:21 PM/1.69m
      • Low
        • 10:04 AM/0.37m
        • 10:25 PM/0.45m
  • Tue 29
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeDerde SteenBloubergLong BeachSlangkopCape PointMuizenberg
      023-42-32-35-76-81-2
      053-42-32-35-76-81-2
      083-42-32-35-76-81-2
      113-42-32-35-76-81-2
      143-42-32-34-66-81-2
      173-42-32-34-65-71-2
      203-42-32-34-65-71-2
      232-32-32-34-55-70-1
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.42.913.3SW230
      9.42.913.4SW232
      9.32.813.5SW233
      9.12.813.4SW234
      8.82.713.3SW236
      8.62.613.3WSW237
      8.42.613.2WSW239
      8.12.513.3WSW240

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      47SSW192Light Wind
      713SSE167Mod. Wind
      916SSE153Mod. Wind
      1120SE144Mod. Wind
      1325SE142Mod. Wind
      1630SE140Fresh Wind
      1630SE132Fresh Wind
      1529SE129Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:29 AM/1.62m
        • 4:50 PM/1.68m
      • Low
        • 10:32 AM/0.38m
        • 10:55 PM/0.46m
  • Wed 30
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeDerde SteenBloubergLong BeachSlangkopCape PointMuizenberg
      022-32-32-34-54-60-1
      052-32-31-23-54-60-1
      082-31-21-23-54-50-1
      112-31-21-23-44-50-1
      142-31-21-23-43-50-1
      172-31-21-23-43-50-1
      202-31-21-23-43-50-1
      232-31-21-23-43-50-1
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.82.413.3WSW240
      7.52.313.1WSW240
      7.32.212.8WSW237
      7.32.212.6WSW238
      7.12.212.4WSW239
      7.12.112.4WSW239
      7.12.112.3WSW240
      7.12.212.2WSW239

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1324SE132Mod. Wind
      1222SE139Mod. Wind
      1019SE137Mod. Wind
      1018SE140Mod. Wind
      917SSE146Mod. Wind
      1121SSE151Mod. Wind
      1223SE142Mod. Wind
      1426SSE149Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:59 AM/1.59m
        • 5:19 PM/1.66m
      • Low
        • 11:01 AM/0.41m
        • 11:25 PM/0.48m
  • Thu 31
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeDerde SteenBloubergLong BeachSlangkopCape PointMuizenberg
      022-31-21-23-44-50-1
      052-31-21-23-44-51-2
      082-31-21-23-44-50-1
      111-21-20-13-54-62-3
      141-21-20-14-56-82-3
      172-31-20-15-76-83-4
      202-32-31-25-78-103-4
      232-32-31-25-78-103-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.22.213.4SW229
      7.22.213.3SW227
      7.22.213.1SW231
      7.52.317.7SSW207
      8.62.617.0SSW208
      9.83.016.4SSW208
      10.63.215.7SSW210
      10.73.315.1SSW211

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1528SSE153Fresh Wind
      1324SE137Mod. Wind
      1427SSE150Mod. Wind
      1528SE145Fresh Wind
      1629SE144Fresh Wind
      1733SE143Fresh Wind
      1936SE133Fresh Wind
      1733SE125Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:29 AM/1.55m
        • 5:50 PM/1.63m
      • Low
        • 11:31 AM/0.46m
        • 11:59 PM/0.52m
  • Fri 01
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeDerde SteenBloubergLong BeachSlangkopCape PointMuizenberg
      022-32-31-24-66-82-3
      052-31-21-24-56-82-3
      082-31-21-23-55-71-2
      112-31-21-23-44-61-2
      141-21-20-13-44-51-2
      171-21-20-13-43-51-2
      201-21-20-12-33-51-2
      231-21-20-12-33-41-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      10.33.114.5SSW213
      9.73.014.1SW214
      9.12.813.6SW216
      8.52.613.3SW216
      7.92.413.0SW216
      7.52.312.8SW216
      7.22.212.6SW216
      6.82.112.4SW217

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1528ESE116Fresh Wind
      1222ESE102Mod. Wind
      815ENE75Mod. Wind
      612NNE26Light Wind
      713NNW341Mod. Wind
      713NNW326Mod. Wind
      611NNW332Light Wind
      714NW308Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:03 AM/1.50m
        • 6:24 PM/1.58m
      • Low
        • 12:03 PM/0.51m
  • Sat 02
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeDerde SteenBloubergLong BeachSlangkopCape PointMuizenberg
      021-21-20-12-33-41-2
      051-20-10-12-33-40-1
      081-20-10-12-32-30-1
      111-20-10-12-33-40-1
      141-21-20-12-33-41-2
      172-31-21-23-42-30-1
      202-32-32-33-53-50-1
      233-42-32-34-64-60-1
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.52.012.2SW215
      6.21.912.0SW216
      6.11.911.9SW215
      6.31.911.8SW215
      6.92.111.6SW214
      7.62.37.4W274
      8.62.68.4W266
      9.42.99.2W265

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      917WNW303Mod. Wind
      1222NW310Mod. Wind
      1529NW319Fresh Wind
      2037NW320Fresh Wind
      2241NW323Strong Wind
      2242NW324Strong Wind
      2343NW319Strong Wind
      2342NW321Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:42 AM/1.43m
      • Low
        • 12:37 AM/0.57m
        • 12:41 PM/0.58m
  • Sun 03
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeDerde SteenBloubergLong BeachSlangkopCape PointMuizenberg
      023-43-43-45-76-80-1
      054-53-43-56-86-80-1
      084-63-54-68-108-100-1
      114-63-54-68-108-100-1
      144-63-44-56-86-80-1
      173-53-43-46-86-80-1
      203-42-33-45-75-70-1
      233-42-32-34-54-50-1
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      10.33.110.2WSW254
      11.23.410.8WSW258
      11.53.512.3W267
      11.43.512.6W268
      10.73.312.4W269
      9.83.012.2W267
      8.92.711.8W266
      8.12.511.6W263

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2241NW320Strong Wind
      2037NW314Fresh Wind
      1631NW309Fresh Wind
      1222WNW298Mod. Wind
      714W264Mod. Wind
      511S187Light Wind
      816SSE148Mod. Wind
      1019SE131Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:30 AM/1.36m
      • Low
        • 1:24 AM/0.62m
        • 1:30 PM/0.66m

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Comments  

 
-2 #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.
 
 
-5 #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.
 
 
-4 #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.
 
 
+8 #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
 
 
-8 #342 MrMichel 2014-02-28 10:28
This is the most frustrating swell I have ever tracked. It just doesn't arrive.
 
 
-5 #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.
 
 
-10 #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!!!
 
 
+2 #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
 
 
+3 #338 Pro kayakerDON 2014-02-21 15:50
Oh and forgot to tell you that I'm coming 2nd on the AKP tour
 
 
+7 #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
 
 
-12 #336 rainbow loveboyzone 2014-02-07 22:58
Feels sO great to finally be out of the closet! Yay!
 
 
-7 #335 Act like you knowMywave 2014-02-01 12:45
Jordy who? John John is the boykie to watch in 2014.
 
 
-16 #334 Purple proseMichel 2014-01-26 21:35
Thanks for the link to the buoys as they give near-realtime values. btw the day after Monday is usually Tuesday. The actual report for that day starts at the word "Pulsing..." The purple prose that preceeds is not necessary. :-)
 
 
+4 #333 A_K_PAKP 2014-01-20 20:25
Absolutely Kak Paddler
 
 
-5 #332 Old BallieChalky 2014-01-20 20:19
Don...you can't be C-REE-US!! Were you brought up to be a self centred kayaker or did you just become that way after realising you don't have the ability to stand up (or kneel) on any flotation device other than sitting in a canoe? Have you heard of Theewaterskloof? - lots like you out that way - pay it a visit - you'll be right at home.
 
 
+25 #331 Incredible BicepsPaul Weber 2014-01-10 21:58
Good evening Don, Troll - or whatever you may be;

I have been Kayaking in Cape Town for several years and have (Thankfully) never heard of you or your supposed organisation. However if it does exist then I suspect that any of biceps owned by its members have developed more between between their ears than anywhere else. If your group of muscle bound piddlers does exist then perhaps you would be so bold as to tell me who its Chairperson is so that I can congratulate him on the intellectual superiority so clearly reflected on your assinine post.

May I, with the greatest of respect and deference, suggest that you take your incredible skill and power out to Cape Point - preferably just beyond Bellows in the middle of a winter Storm. I am sure that the whole of the Cape Town paddling community (the real one) will deeply mourn your timely passing.

:D
 
 
-36 #330 Pro KyakerDon 2014-01-10 19:46
Howzit Paul. Im part of the AKP (Assosiation of kayaking professionals) and I have never herd of this rule about not being able to paddle in front of the pavilion (LOL). Kayaking is an art that i have perfected over the years and demands an unimaginable amount of power,skill, determination, bravery and massive biceps. Muizenberg is my spot which i am the local kayaker and which means young girls should not being getting in my way. If anyone tries to bounce me (Don) out of my local spot or gets in my way there will be kak. Just look out for the guy with the massive biceps who drives a mooi mercedes and Shreeeds waves on the black mustang (my kayak). Thanks a lot for understanding and be privileged that a professional kayaker calls muizies his home break. Peace out
 
 
+25 #329 Surfskis and SurfingPaul Weber 2014-01-03 12:28
Their used to be a rule at Muizies that the Skis and Kayaks that want to play in the surf had to move down to Sunset or further - the other day I was sitting paddling out in front of the pavilion on a busy day when a Ski almost decapitated a young girl. The paddler just smiled and paddles off. What can the surfer do? I paddle a ski and kayak myself and a few years ago was actually chased off by a lifesaver on a jetski. What has happened to this rule? Skis and Kayaks at speed are a danger to surfers. I think we should get a bit more assertive especially you guys who spend a lot of time on the backline. What do you guys think? In fairness the old hand surf skiers know the rule and stay away from The Corner. What do you guys think?
 
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