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Melkbos to Doring Bay

Monday 18 February 2019

Glassy start to Tuesday with 4' peaks. Fun waves! Then the wind puffs moderate bumpy SW onshore in arvi. Partly cloudy and hot. Wednesday hey hey hey. This is the start of an extended run of cranking surf. It's 3-4' and slow early, but builds all day, with 4-5' sets into the arvi at punchy 15 secs, then 6' sets into the night time. Winds moderate S going fresh. Partly cloudy and hot. Thursday swell holds steady at 4-6' in light SSE to start, puffing south, again. Wow so much south. Partly cloudy and hot. Friday swell holds at 4-5' in light SW bump in morning, puffing moderate SSW. Partly cloudy and hot. Saturday the swell holds same size, but in arvi, some grunt arrives with 17 second energy, and some bombs. Moderate S goes fresh to strong. Partly cloudy and hot.

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Swell height and direction Swell period (interval) in seconds Surface Wind around South Africa CSIR buoy Saldanha Bay table-bay-buoy Webcam for Table View Webcam for Blouberg
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Swell
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wind
CSIR buoy
Saldanha Bay
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Table Bay
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Weather Langebaanweg

West Coast

  • Sea Temp: 12.5 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 7:34 PM
  • Sunrise: 6:24 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Tue 19

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Wed 20

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 7  
      • 8  
      • 9  
  • Thu 21

      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 9  
  • Fri 22

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Sat 23

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Sun 24

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
  • Mon 25

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 14  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 13  
      20
      • 13  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 16  
      17
      • 15  
      20
      • 15  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 14  
      20
      • 14  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 13  
      20
      • 13  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 13  
      20
      • 16  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 14  
      20
      • 13  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 13  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Tue 19

      • 1  
      08
      • 4  
      11
      • 6  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 12  
      20
  • Wed 20

      • 10  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 17  
      17
      • 19  
      20
  • Thu 21

      • 14  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 13  
      20
  • Fri 22

      • 3  
      08
      • 6  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 9  
      20
  • Sat 23

      • 9  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 16  
      17
      • 17  
      20
  • Sun 24

      • 11  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 19  
      17
      • 19  
      20
  • Mon 25

      • 11  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 19  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Tue 19
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeLamberts BayElands BayCape Columbine
      083-41-23-4
      112-31-23-4
      142-31-22-3
      172-31-22-3
      202-31-22-3
      232-31-22-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.41.914.0SW232
      6.01.813.6SW233
      5.71.813.3SW232
      5.51.712.9SW233
      5.61.712.6SW232
      5.71.712.6SW231

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      12WSW252Calm
      49WNW295Light Wind
      612WSW244Light Wind
      918SSW212Mod. Wind
      1223SSW196Mod. Wind
      1020SSW195Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:10 AM/1.92m
        • 3:29 PM/1.91m
      • Low
        • 9:23 AM/0.27m
        • 9:40 PM/0.20m
  • Wed 20
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeLamberts BayElands BayCape Columbine
      022-31-22-3
      052-31-22-3
      082-31-22-3
      112-31-23-4
      143-42-33-5
      174-52-34-6
      204-63-45-7
      234-63-45-7
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.71.712.8SW230
      5.81.812.8SW230
      5.91.812.7SW231
      6.21.913.2SW233
      6.92.115.3SW233
      7.82.415.5SW233
      8.72.615.2SW233
      9.22.814.9SW233

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1019SSW205Mod. Wind
      1120SSW197Mod. Wind
      1019S184Mod. Wind
      1019S182Mod. Wind
      1426SSW193Mod. Wind
      1732S190Fresh Wind
      1935S180Fresh Wind
      1935S175Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:52 AM/1.99m
        • 4:11 PM/1.92m
      • Low
        • 10:06 AM/0.22m
        • 10:21 PM/0.19m
  • Thu 21
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeLamberts BayElands BayCape Columbine
      025-73-46-8
      055-73-46-8
      085-73-45-7
      114-63-45-7
      144-63-45-7
      174-63-45-7
      204-63-45-7
      234-52-34-6
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.42.914.8SW233
      9.42.914.7SW233
      9.32.814.6SW234
      9.12.814.5SW234
      8.92.714.5SW235
      8.82.714.4SW235
      8.72.614.4SW235
      8.52.614.3SW235

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1833S173Fresh Wind
      1731S174Fresh Wind
      1426SSE168Mod. Wind
      1121S171Mod. Wind
      1324S187Mod. Wind
      1528S190Fresh Wind
      1325S188Mod. Wind
      918SSW196Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:34 AM/2.01m
        • 4:53 PM/1.89m
      • Low
        • 10:49 AM/0.22m
        • 11:01 PM/0.23m
  • Fri 22
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeLamberts BayElands BayCape Columbine
      024-52-34-6
      053-52-34-5
      083-52-34-5
      113-42-33-5
      143-42-33-5
      173-42-33-5
      203-41-23-5
      233-41-23-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.22.514.1SW234
      8.02.413.9SW233
      7.72.413.7SW233
      7.52.313.5SW233
      7.42.313.5SW232
      7.42.213.4SW231
      7.42.313.3SW229
      7.42.313.2SW228

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      815SW220Mod. Wind
      713SW229Mod. Wind
      37WSW258Calm
      612WNW296Light Wind
      815W270Mod. Wind
      916SW235Mod. Wind
      917SW216Mod. Wind
      917SSW199Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:15 AM/1.97m
        • 5:35 PM/1.81m
      • Low
        • 11:31 AM/0.28m
        • 11:41 PM/0.32m
  • Sat 23
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeLamberts BayElands BayCape Columbine
      023-41-23-5
      053-41-23-5
      083-41-23-4
      113-41-23-4
      143-41-23-4
      173-41-23-4
      203-41-23-4
      233-41-23-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.32.213.0SW227
      7.32.212.9SW227
      7.22.212.8SW227
      7.02.112.8SW227
      6.92.112.7SW227
      7.02.112.7SW227
      7.32.212.6SW227
      7.52.312.6SW226

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      917SSW194Mod. Wind
      1018SSW195Mod. Wind
      917S191Mod. Wind
      1018S189Mod. Wind
      1223SSW202Mod. Wind
      1630SSW199Fresh Wind
      1733SSW191Fresh Wind
      1629S189Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:57 AM/1.89m
        • 6:17 PM/1.69m
      • Low
        • 12:13 PM/0.38m
  • Sun 24
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeLamberts BayElands BayCape Columbine
      023-41-24-5
      053-52-34-6
      083-52-34-6
      113-51-24-6
      143-51-24-6
      173-51-24-6
      203-52-34-6
      233-51-24-6
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.82.413.7SW223
      8.02.415.8SW220
      8.12.515.8SW220
      8.02.415.2SW220
      7.92.414.8SW220
      8.12.514.3SW220
      8.32.514.2SW221
      8.12.513.9SW221

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1528S190Fresh Wind
      1426S181Mod. Wind
      1122S175Mod. Wind
      1222S177Mod. Wind
      1426SSW192Mod. Wind
      1936S189Fresh Wind
      1936S181Fresh Wind
      1731S177Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:39 AM/1.76m
      • Low
        • 12:22 AM/0.44m
        • 12:58 PM/0.51m
  • Mon 25
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeLamberts BayElands BayCape Columbine
      023-41-24-5
      053-41-23-5
      083-41-23-4
      112-31-23-4
      142-31-23-4
      172-31-23-4
      202-31-23-4
      232-31-23-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.72.413.5SW222
      7.32.213.4SW222
      6.92.113.3SW223
      6.52.013.0SW224
      6.21.912.7SW224
      6.42.012.6SW224
      6.72.012.4SW224
      6.72.012.2SW226

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1427S176Mod. Wind
      1324S171Mod. Wind
      1121SSE165Mod. Wind
      1121S171Mod. Wind
      1528S188Fresh Wind
      1936S189Fresh Wind
      1834S178Fresh Wind
      1631S189Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:26 AM/1.61m
      • Low
        • 1:05 AM/0.58m
        • 1:49 PM/0.65m
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