It’s still early days, but the forecast models on swell.co.za are showing a storm of mega proportions due to hit South Africa this coming weekend.
The peak of the swell right now is predicted at an incredible 8.7 metres @ 19 seconds off Cape Town on Saturday afternoon. To put that into perspective, the recent Dungeons / Sunset swell was more or less half that size and measured 5.4 metres @ 19 seconds at its peak.
Don’t expect the same pristine conditions though: the swell is predicted to come with howling westerly winds and rain, which will abate as the swell eases into Sunday and Monday. This comes directly after another solid swell that sweeps up the country on Wednesday into Thursday.
Forecast models this far out are tricky business though and can change on a whim, so stay tuned to swell.co.za to see how the mega storm develops. And dust off that big wave gun, just in case.