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Namaqualand

Namaqualand and N Cape

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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

easteregg2

Easter Weekend 2019

Small surf Thursday before Easter, with a smidge of 2 maybe 3' on exposed coast. Winds clean, light SE, moderate S in arvi. Sunny and hot. Friday flat. Winds light W to NW, with a whiff of moderate. Partly cloudy and warm with showers. Saturday a new swell arrives. Builds from 2-4' open coast, reaching a solid 4-6' by evening. Winds glassy to light S to start, puffing moderate S as the swell builds to 4' and goes strong into the evening. Partly cloudy and cool. Sunday swell holds at 4-6' altho winds a bit stiff and blustery, blowing fresh S, strong in arvi. Sunny and warm to hot. Monday the holiday looks middling to miffish, with 3ft surf and clean light SE winds in morning. Stiff S in arvi. Soft weak 10sec swell could be neither here nor there. Sunny and hot.

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Cape Peninsula


Melkbos to Cape Agulhas

easteregg2

Easter Weekend 2019

Lekker clean Thursday in light SE breezes and a small smidge of 2 maybe 3' at most on exposed coast. Muizies clean 1' and mild onshore bump. Sunny and warm. Friday flat. A light NW goes moderate and mumpish as a weak cold front scrapes by. Muizies lekker clean. But small. If not tiny to flat. Partly cloudy and warm with showers. Saturday ah ha! Now vee talk Boris! New swell builds. It's already 4-6ft in morning, reaching 6-8' by evening. Not that punchy 12 second period, and quite mixed up on account of the storm's proximity. Winds moderate SSW going fresh S. Very west swell, which is good for weskus, bad for Fals Baai, which is mild onshore and small intermittent 1-2'. Partly cloudy with showers. Sunday pumping pure SE winds. Solid surf 5-7' but a taste of summer in the wind strength. Muizies run ragged in blown out onshore. Sunny and warm. Easter Monday blasted by SE neargale. A residual 2-3' x soft 10sec swell smashed flat. Muizies onshore and miff and dirty. Sunny and warm to hot.

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Southern Cape


Cape Agulhas to Plett

easteregg2

Easter Weekend 2019

Easter looks okay surf wise altho Friday dawns tiny or flat in crisp light NW offshores puffing crisp moderate west. Partly cloudy and warm. A cold front is on the way overnight, and by Saturday a stiff SW buster in place, white kapping the hood. A new, mixed, short period stormsea is increasing all day, with wildside coast messy and wild. Points are showing promise in arvi 3-4'+. Winds moderate SW by evening. Partly cloudy with showers. Sunday lekker glassy early. Leftover 4-5'+ surf. Could be firing. A light SE builds into a miff yeasterly onshore towards evening. Partly cloudy and cool and showery. Easter Monday kapped by a NASTY beasterly onshore, with a strong High pressure system sitting south of the country, blasting the east wind across the southern bow. Partly cloudy and cool to warm. Thursday smashed by honking beasterly. Big 3-7ft windsea now runs. Sunny and warm.

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Eastern Cape West


Plett to Port Alfred

easteregg2

Easter Weekend 2019

Easter ok surf wise but Friday sees pestilent morning sickness after a day and even night of onshore. A peaky mixed 4' SSW swell and 2-3' east windswell looks broken up. The onshore might just be blowing early, and not the routine NW. However, the beast wind is due to die off as a W buster approaches in the west, with a crisp moderate west thro late morning Plett side, and early arvi Kowie side. Arvi looks much better. Partly cloudy and hot. A cold front arrives early Saturday and you are white kapped sut brah. A mixed, short period stormsea builds all day - big messy surf on wild side coast. More meat pushes in evening, when sheltered points show promise 4-5'+. Partly cloudy and cool. Sunday could fire at dawn 4-6' before a light S freshens into moderate SE going messy and miff. Partly cloudy and cool and showery. Easter Monday slapped by a big gooey chokkie beasterly bunny onshore from a strong High pressure system south of the country. Partly cloudy and warm with showers. Tuesday a honking neargale beast wind bash. Big 3-7ft windsea builds. Ugly. Partly cloudy and warm.

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Eastern Cape East


Port Alfred to Kei Mouth

easteregg2

Easter Weekend 2019

Easter Friday kicks off the weekend with a pestilent NE beasterly that hammers you all day, mashing up a solid six foot SSW swell. Partly cloudy and warm to hot. The buster smacks through early on Saturday and you are white kapped sut brah. The wind hammers the mixed up easterly windsea, and is brushing back a leftover 4' SW swell. A bit messy and short period and peaky on wild side coast, with the meat arriving overnight. Partly cloudy and warm. Sunday the surf looks 4-6' and it fires if the dawnie holds an offshore window open for you before a moderate southerly sideshore becomes a moderate SE onshore. Partly cloudy and cool and showery. Easter Monday sees you slapped by a big gooey chokkie beasterly bunny onshore from a High pressure system moving up the coast from south of the country. Partly cloudy and cool with showers. Tuesday slapped by nasty beast wind. Dik east windsea builds. Ugly day. Partly cloudy and warm.

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Wild Coast


Kei Mouth to Port Edward

easteregg2

Easter Weekend 2019

Easter kicks off with Friday smeared by a rampant NE beasterly that blasts all day, mashing up what would be a kiff 5 or 6ft SSW swell. Partly cloudy and warm to hot. The buster pumps Saturday to squash a mixed up east windsea, and brush back a solid SE swell that could even be 8ft and bombing through. Wind has a SSW look to it, which is not ideal. Partly cloudy and warm with showers. Sunday could be firing 4-5' early in SSW winds. Hope for a two hour window of SW and you're in business. Otherwise a moderate S sideshore becomes a moderate SE onshore. Partly cloudy and cool with strong showers. Easter Monday sees a High pressure system sidling up the coast, with a mild SE becoming fresh East. Small swell anyway. Cloudy with showers. Tuesday ripped by nasty beast wind. Dik east windsea builds by end of day. Ugly pugly. Partly cloudy and warm with residual showers.

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KZN South Coast


Port Edward to Amanzimtoti

easteregg2

Easter Weekend 2019

Easter Friday sees epic 6' S swell smashed by rampant NE beasterly. Sob ! Sunny and warm. A buster smacks Saturday after early morning NE sickness. The buster snaps thro like an elastic, and quickly klaps the mixed east windsea, and scours a solid S or even SE swell to 6, even 8, foot. However, too much wind, and too much south in the wind for points. Sob II. Partly cloudy and warm with showers. Sunday plenty swell still 4-5' and hope for a two hour window of SW and you're in business. Otherwise a light to moderate S sideshore becomes fresh to miff SE onshore. Partly cloudy and cool with showers. Easter Monday sees a High pressure system sidling up the coast, with a moderate SE a bit to strong for comfort. Swell 2-4 at most. Cloudy and cool with showers. Tuesday ripped by nasty beast wind. Some 4' east windsea builds by end of day. Ugg boot. Partly cloudy and cool with residual showers.

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Durban and surrounds


Amanzimtoti to Ballito

easteregg2

Easter Weekend 2019

Easter starts with a schtonking NE beast wind Friday which ruins an epic 15 second six foot south swell running out of town (3ft in town). Partly cloudy with showers. Then, on Saturday after a bit of morning sickness from leftover NE effects, the buster snaps thro like an elastic from mid to late morning. Open coast hammered by SSW winds, while town sheltered, and with a 4-6' south swell running on the open coast, expect fun 2' even 3' sets bending into the basin. Otherwise, the solid S to SE swell is smashed out of town. Partly cloudy and warm with showers. Sunday plenty open ocean swell 4-5' with 1-2' peaks in town in light south sideshores. Not too bad early with a hint of SW offshore at first. Then a light to moderate S blows, becoming SE in arvi. Cloudy with showers. Easter Monday small all round 2-3' SE swell (maybe even a bit bigger in arvi) but winds are a bit miff SE onshore. Cloudy and cool with showers. Tuesday some weak SE swell 3' and a frisky beast wind bunny chow. Partly cloudy with residual showers.

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KZN Far North Coast


Ballito Bay to north of Zwinkazi

Tuesday 5 March 2019

Oh my hat, you ous are going to get so shacked. North Coast is where the cyclone swell is at baby! Wednesday sadly blown out by a fresh NE onshore which destroys a solid 4' SSW groundswell. Partly cloudy and hot. Thursday more onshores after clean dawnie and 3-4' waves. Signs of east cyclone grunt late in day or overnight. Partly cloudy and hot. Friday watch the cyclone swell grow today. Maybe 3' early, gradually reaching 3-5' or more in light SE going light to moderate. Partly cloudy with rain showers. Saturday oh my word. You're getting so barrelled for hours on end. The morning landbreeze dies into glassy variable conditions and it's only after lunch that a light onshore puffs crumbled. This gives a six foot x 15 second east cyclone swell time to shine. Cloudy and cool with some showers. Sunday off its tits again. Due for light onshore worsening, but watch the winds. They may stabilise into light variable cookery. Partly cloudy and hot.

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