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Melkbos to Agulhas

Wed 27 August 2014

Chunky stormsea runs 10-12ft Wednesday in strong onshore W winds. Muizies clean 3' sets. Thursday the biggest swell for several months hits, with 20foot bombs. However, it has come with pelting SW gales. The winds does moderate all day, going strong SSW by evening. Not nearly enough. Wild and woolly. False Bay fills up with 5-6' lines. Side to offshore at some. Muizies best early before a bit of S seeps into the SW. Friday cooking 8-12ft bombs in light SE tho with a bit of S in the wind direction. Yeah man! Swell drops by 35% during day. Muizies 3-4' maybe ok early before light onshore wobbles thro. Spring is springing. Saturday nice clean SE offshores with 4-5' sets dropping. Muizies ok 3' early, wobbly onshore later. Sunday clean 2-4' in light SE. Nice day. Muizies cooks 2' and mild onshore.

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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: 10.7 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 6:26 PM
  • Sunrise: 7:08 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Fri 29

      • 16  
      • 15  
      • 14  
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  • Sat 30

      • 10  
      • 9  
      • 8  
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  • Sun 31

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      • 6  
      • 6  
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      • 6  
  • Mon 01

      • 6  
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      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Tue 02

      • 6  
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      • 6  
      • 6  
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  • Wed 03

      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
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  • Thu 04

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      • 14  
      08
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      11
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      14
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      17
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      20
      • 13  
      08
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      11
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      20
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      11
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      20
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      08
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      11
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      • 13  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Fri 29

      • 14  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 16  
      17
      • 19  
      20
  • Sat 30

      • 12  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 6  
      14
      • 7  
      17
      • 11  
      20
  • Sun 31

      • 8  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 6  
      14
      • 6  
      17
      • 8  
      20
  • Mon 01

      • 7  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 4  
      14
      • 6  
      17
      • 11  
      20
  • Tue 02

      • 6  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 7  
      20
  • Wed 03

      • 4  
      08
      • 5  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 13  
      20
  • Thu 04

      • 12  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 3  
      14
      • 4  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Fri 29
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeDerde SteenBloubergLong BeachSlangkopCape PointMuizenberg
      028-106-86-815-1818-202-3
      058-105-75-710-1515-182-3
      086-85-74-610-1515-182-3
      116-84-64-510-1515-182-3
      145-74-53-510-1210-152-3
      175-73-53-48-1010-152-3
      204-63-43-48-1010-122-3
      234-53-43-48-1010-121-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      17.75.413.5WSW238
      16.85.113.5SW235
      16.14.913.6SW233
      15.34.713.7SW231
      14.44.413.7SW230
      13.64.213.5SW230
      12.93.913.4SW229
      12.23.713.2SW229

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1528S180Fresh Wind
      1630S170Fresh Wind
      1427SSE155Mod. Wind
      1324SE141Mod. Wind
      1324SE136Mod. Wind
      1630SE139Fresh Wind
      1936SE136Fresh Wind
      2037SE124Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:02 AM/1.62m
        • 5:17 PM/1.69m
      • Low
        • 11:02 AM/0.42m
        • 11:26 PM/0.43m
  • Sat 30
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeDerde SteenBloubergLong BeachSlangkopCape PointMuizenberg
      023-53-42-36-88-101-2
      053-42-32-35-76-81-2
      083-42-32-34-66-81-2
      112-32-31-24-55-71-2
      142-31-21-23-44-51-2
      171-21-21-23-43-50-1
      201-21-21-22-33-40-1
      230-10-10-10-11-22-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      11.43.512.9SW227
      10.53.212.7SW228
      9.52.912.5SW228
      8.72.612.3SW228
      7.92.412.0SW224
      7.32.211.8SW225
      7.02.111.7SW224
      7.22.27.8SE141

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1834ESE112Fresh Wind
      1528ESE103Fresh Wind
      1223ESE105Mod. Wind
      1120E94Mod. Wind
      612E100Light Wind
      713SE133Mod. Wind
      1121SE133Mod. Wind
      1325ESE114Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:34 AM/1.57m
        • 5:50 PM/1.63m
      • Low
        • 11:33 AM/0.48m
  • Sun 31
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeDerde SteenBloubergLong BeachSlangkopCape PointMuizenberg
      020-10-10-10-10-12-3
      050-10-10-10-11-22-3
      080-10-10-10-10-11-2
      110-10-10-10-10-11-2
      140-10-10-10-10-11-2
      171-21-21-22-33-40-1
      201-21-21-22-33-40-1
      231-21-21-23-43-40-1
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.32.28.1SE132
      7.12.28.3SE134
      6.82.18.4SE131
      6.41.98.5SE130
      6.21.98.6SE130
      6.01.813.7SW231
      6.01.813.6SW233
      6.01.813.4SW236

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1120E101Mod. Wind
      918E92Mod. Wind
      816E91Mod. Wind
      713E95Mod. Wind
      611ESE113Light Wind
      612SE135Light Wind
      815SSE151Mod. Wind
      916SE134Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:11 AM/1.50m
      • Low
        • 12:02 AM/0.49m
        • 12:09 PM/0.55m
  • Mon 01
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeDerde SteenBloubergLong BeachSlangkopCape PointMuizenberg
      021-21-21-23-43-40-1
      051-21-21-23-43-40-1
      081-21-21-22-33-40-1
      111-21-21-22-33-40-1
      141-21-20-12-33-40-1
      171-20-10-11-22-30-1
      200-10-10-11-22-30-1
      231-20-10-12-32-30-1
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.01.813.2WSW237
      6.01.812.9WSW239
      5.91.812.9WSW239
      5.81.812.7SW233
      5.81.812.3SW226
      5.81.811.9SW216
      5.81.811.6SW214
      5.91.811.5SW218

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      714ESE110Mod. Wind
      714E97Mod. Wind
      714E89Mod. Wind
      814ENE76Mod. Wind
      48E84Light Wind
      612ESE124Light Wind
      1121ESE123Mod. Wind
      1324ESE114Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:57 AM/1.42m
      • Low
        • 12:45 AM/0.57m
        • 12:57 PM/0.64m
  • Tue 02
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeDerde SteenBloubergLong BeachSlangkopCape PointMuizenberg
      020-10-10-12-32-31-2
      050-10-10-11-22-30-1
      081-20-10-11-22-30-1
      112-31-21-23-43-40-1
      142-31-21-23-43-40-1
      171-21-21-23-43-40-1
      201-21-21-22-33-40-1
      231-21-21-22-33-40-1
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.91.811.3SSW207
      5.81.811.2SSW213
      5.71.811.0SW221
      5.71.714.2WSW253
      5.71.714.1WSW253
      5.71.713.4WSW252
      5.61.713.3WSW252
      5.41.713.2WSW252

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1120ESE107Mod. Wind
      816E90Mod. Wind
      612NE50Light Wind
      815N6Mod. Wind
      1019NNW338Mod. Wind
      917NW315Mod. Wind
      713W276Mod. Wind
      612SW230Light Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 8:00 AM/1.35m
      • Low
        • 1:44 AM/0.65m
        • 2:08 PM/0.72m
  • Wed 03
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeDerde SteenBloubergLong BeachSlangkopCape PointMuizenberg
      021-21-21-22-32-30-1
      051-21-21-22-32-30-1
      081-21-21-22-32-30-1
      111-21-20-11-22-30-1
      141-20-10-11-22-30-1
      171-21-21-22-33-40-1
      201-21-21-22-33-40-1
      231-21-21-22-33-40-1
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.31.612.5WSW251
      5.11.612.4WSW251
      5.01.511.1WSW244
      4.91.510.8WSW245
      4.91.510.5WSW240
      5.11.615.6WSW237
      5.31.615.0WSW237
      5.51.714.5WSW237

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      48SSW213Light Wind
      36SSW207Calm
      47S190Light Wind
      510SSW196Light Wind
      917S188Mod. Wind
      1324SSE167Mod. Wind
      1325SSE148Mod. Wind
      1324SSE149Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 9:30 AM/1.32m
      • Low
        • 3:11 AM/0.70m
        • 3:52 PM/0.75m
  • Thu 04
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeDerde SteenBloubergLong BeachSlangkopCape PointMuizenberg
      021-21-21-23-43-40-1
      051-21-21-23-43-40-1
      081-21-21-23-43-40-1
      111-21-21-22-33-40-1
      141-21-21-22-33-40-1
      171-21-21-22-32-30-1
      201-21-21-22-32-30-1
      231-21-21-22-33-40-1
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.81.814.1WSW238
      6.01.813.8WSW238
      6.01.813.4WSW239
      5.81.813.3WSW238
      5.61.713.2WSW238
      5.41.712.7WSW238
      5.51.712.6SW236
      5.71.712.4SW234

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1427SSE146Mod. Wind
      1426SE139Mod. Wind
      1222SE134Mod. Wind
      815SE130Mod. Wind
      35SSE156Calm
      49SW214Light Wind
      48SSW203Light Wind
      47SW218Light Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 11:09 AM/1.38m
      • Low
        • 4:50 AM/0.67m
        • 5:30 PM/0.66m

Comments  

 
+5 #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
 
 
0 #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
 
 
-12 #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...
 
 
0 #348 zollzoll 2014-08-18 16:55
ahweh spike ma broo howz about updating d forecast china?
 
 
0 #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
 
 
-4 #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.
 
 
-7 #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.
 
 
-7 #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
 
 
-11 #342 MrMichel 2014-02-28 10:28
This is the most frustrating swell I have ever tracked. It just doesn't arrive.
 
 
-7 #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.
 
 
-13 #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!!!
 
 
+1 #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
 
 
-15 #336 rainbow loveboyzone 2014-02-07 22:58
Feels sO great to finally be out of the closet! Yay!
 
 
-9 #335 Act like you knowMywave 2014-02-01 12:45
Jordy who? John John is the boykie to watch in 2014.
 
 
-18 #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. :-)
 
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