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Namaqualand

Namaqualand and N Cape

Sporadically updated

Cranking though inconsistent long range swell to 5' rises gradually Wednesday to six foot in kiff light S winds in morning, going moderate or fresh S in arvi. Thursday 4-6' lines still running a bit more consistent in moderate to fresh S breezes. Friday swell has dropped to 4' open coast with light S winds going moderate. Saturday light NW to N breeze for a mild onshore bump and small 3ft surf likely open coast. Sunday small to flat conditions with light NW to N breezes puffing moderately bumpy onshore.

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West Coast

Melkbos to Doring Bay

Thursday 22 June 2017

A thumping groundswell of 8ft+ becomes a giant 15'+ bombswell open coast Thursday as moderate to fresh southerlies blow. Cold weather. A bit frontal, with early rain showers in south. Points go 6' or bigger. Friday it calms to a 10ft panic, easing all day to end around 8' again. Meanwhile, a cleaner fresh SE offshore blows. Points cook. Strong SSE by evening. Saturday still lank swell. Looks 4-6' solid, easing to 4-5' in fresh SSE winds. The left points have waves. Open coast a mess. Sunday fresh going strong SSE winds and a new long range punchy 6-8' swell fills in during the arvi, but a lot of south in direction not great, and it's windy. Monday beautiful clean day with smaller but fun 3-5' surf?

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Cape Peninsula

Melkbos to Cape Hangklip

Thursday 22 June 2017

It's a heaving hillocked mess out there Thursday as stiff SW onshores blast a heaving 15ft sea that grows into a dik 25ft bombsea. Muizies 3-4'+ in okay to sideshore offshores. Cold. Frontal. Rain showers. Friday ooh deepwater bommies host feathery 15ft sets that ease all day to around 8. The breeze puffs moderate SSE. Muizies mildly miff in onshores despite plenty 3-4' leftovers, easing to 2-3'. Saturday could be 4-6' solid and realtively clean in moderate SSE winds. Muzies 2-3' and wobbly in onshores. Sunday drats, an epic SSW long range power swell fills up False Bay with solid 3-5' lines, but its fresh going strong SSE and onshore. Other side cleanish and 3-5' with a few bigger ones but swell very south. Monday kiff cooking 4-6' lines in fresh SE offshores. Muizies 3' and messy.

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Southern Cape

Agulhas to Plettenberg Bay

Thursday 22 June 2017

A severe dose of winter klaps the suid kussed Thursday with SW gales, and giant, heaving 30ft seas rampaging past the coast, with a 20ft peaking hitting open coast. Friday oh my hat. It's big. It's solid. It's offshore. Grow some gonads and go surf. Open coast looks 12ft+ at first, but settling all day, and by evening kiff 6-8ft lines in clean light SW offshores. Saturday cooking 4-6' in lekker SW offshore. All day. Sunday new south swell fills in fast, with lekker 8ft lines open coast in arvi, maybe a bit smaller, but epic energy and direction and wind, puffing a glorious light W offshore. Monday would still be going off but now a nasty little beasterly NE onshore snuffs it out.

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Eastern Cape West

Cape St Francis to Port Alfred

Thursday 22 June 2017

Seriously severe winter carnage as a SW gale and heaving 20 becoming 30 foot stormsea smashes Thursday into next week. The horizon is giant. The wind is pumping. Mayhem and open coast misery. Points out of control barring a notable few. Friday oh my hat. It's big. It's solid. It's offshore. Grow some gonads and go surf. Open coast looks 10-15ft settling into 8-10ft by evening as offshore eases and surf pumps. Saturday aah. Winter. Surf for days. Firing 4-6' in epic straight W offshore. Cha bra. Sunday kiff 4-6' surf in morning, and new south swell fills in during arvi with epic deep grunted 8ft lines with epic energy and direction and the wind, she is puffing a glorious light W offshore. Monday would be 6' and going off still but nasty beast NE onshore snuffs it out.

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Eastern Cape East

Port Alfred to Kei Mouth

Thursday 22 June 2017

After a crisp dawn with 6-8' lines and fresh W offshores Thursday descends into a proper SW gale into the arvi and a heaving giant sea starts to heave, going giant by nightfall. Friday honking wind. Spots wild. Woolly. Out of control. Swell to 20ft open coast in a searing offshore wind. Both ease all day. By 6pm, its a mere 10ft in lekker mild crisp offshore. Any takers? Saturday moderate NW devils wind puffs W offshore later, and it could be firing. Plenty SSW 6'+ swell around, easing. Sunday glassy and kiff day of winter surf with 4-5' lines early once again filling in as a new winter swell arrives. Swell is 6'+ by evening and with a kiff south direction suggesting good angles, with consistent, powerful sets. Monday could be 6' and going off at dawn before a nasty beasterly NE onshore snuffs it out.

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Wild Coast

Wild Coast

Thursday 22 June 2017

After a clean morning Thursday the arvi goes a bit wild and woolly as a big SW buster arrives and the weather turns nasty. Sea starts to heave by late in day. Friday giant swell. Spots wild. Woolly. Out of control. Swell to 20ft open coast at 18 second perios. Wind too strong. Eases later to light to moderate SW and by evening its a mere 10ft in mild offshore. Any takers? Saturday moderate NW devils wind puffs N at times. Would fire if wind good. Plenty SSW 6'+ swell around, easing. Sunday glassy and kiff day of winter surf with 4' lines early puffing onshore in arvi. Monday could be 6' and kiff south swell with grunt going off at dawn before a nasty beasterly NE onshore snuffs it out.

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KZN South Coast

Port Edward to Amanzimtoti

Thursday 22 June 2017

Lekker surf on Thursday is a far cry from the carnage on the way. Could be small fun 3' lines in crisp offshores. A 6ft swell makes landfall from 5pm as the wind starts to freshen, going strong and honking overnight into Friday which dawns wild and crazy. Carnage. Swell to 15ft smacks open coast. There are howling white caps. The horizon is like battlezone of warring Jaegers. Too much swell and wind, tho both have settled a lot by evening but not enough. Saturday 8' swell eases to 6' by day's end, but onshore NE snuffs it out. Sunday glassy and kiff day of winter surf with 4' lines early puffing onshore in arvi. Monday proper new proper south swell to 6' or so could turn points on big time. Lekker light winds puff light SE going moderate E to NE onshore.

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Durban and surrounds


Amanzimtoti to Ballito Bay

Thursday 22 June 2017

Small clean seas Thursday puffing a light to moderate southerly in arvi. Signs of long range south swell late in day, but check out Friday which dawns wild and crazy down the coast as carnage hits in the form of 10-12ft south swell and howling SW winds. The horizon is like a battlezone of warring Jaegers, and legions of aquatic transformers on too much techie testosterone. There could be 6ft+ sets hitting the northen parts of the beachfront, easing by 20% during the day and the wind puffing SSW to S and slightly sideshore. Still, could be good individual waves. Saturday 8' swell eases to 6' by day's end on open coast, with a moderate to fresh N wind due. Sunday down the coast, glassy and kiff day of winter surf with 4' lines early puffing onshore in arvi. Town 1-2' and fun, if small. Monday lekker long range long lulled south swell to 4' or more could turn points on. Lekker light winds puff light onshore.

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KZN Far North Coast

North of Zinkwazi

Thursday 22 June 2017

Stiff north winds Thursday with a prefrontal southerly suckdown as the air is drawn towards an approaching front. Very little swell. Friday dawns wild and crazy and neargale SW pumps more southerly and a dik 8ft swell builds to 10ft+ open coast and the horizon blows chunks. Winds go s bit SE and still blow quite strong later. Saturday mild onshores ruffle a 6-7' swell that is easing to 4-5' by day's end on open coast. Sunday much smaller 3-4' in moderate N to NNE winds. Monday lekker long range long lulled south swell to 4' or more could turn south facing spots on. Lekker light winds puff light E onshore.

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