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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

Weekend 18 February 2017

Small swell runs early Friday but watch later as a new groundswell fills in, reaching 4-5' by late arvi at long lulled but punchy 16 second intervals. Winds light SSE and clean but flat early, becoming moderate to fresh SSW. Saturday lekker 4' west swell, maybe bigger, in mild light ish S winds early puffing fresh to strong S by evening, when it's pumping. Sunday rumpy pumpy beasterly southeasterly ripper honks, smashing 2-3' leftover bumps. Kiteboarders soar in perfect shredded sideshores. Monday wind eases, running moderate going fresh S. Weak 3' x 10s windswell means very little. Tuesday new bit of 2-4' SSW swell shows mostly on south coastlines. Light SSE goes moderate bumpy SSW.

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Cape Peninsula

Melkbos to Cape Hangklip

Weekend 18 February 2017

Looks small to flat at dawn Friday in light SE breezes. Watch the arvi as a new groundswell peaks at 4-6' by evening in mostly mild moderate S winds. Muizies clean early but small to flat 1' going a bit onshore later. Saturday lekker 4-5' west swell feasible in mild bumpy SW onshores puffing strong SSE by late arvi. Muizies should have fun 2' clean conditions early before if finally goes pears in arvi. Sunday a rumpy pumpy beasterly southeasterly rips thro, going almost galeforce by arvi. Muizies back in rehab. Monday ripping SE winds continue, flattening 2-3' peaks. False Bay fills up with washy quite big windswell and there could be contour waves. Tuesday same. Honking SE. Big waves False Bay. Other side small to ripped up 2' maybe 3.

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Southern Cape

Agulhas to Plettenberg Bay

Weekend 18 February 2017

Mild onshore breezes build slowly Friday with soft nowhere 2' bumps at best at most spots. Moderate yeasterly onshore puffs. Watch new groundswell show signs of arriving 3-4' in the evening. Saturday now vee talk no? A clean comfortably punchy 4-5' SW swell runs open coast in crisp feathered offshores puffing moderate to fresh. Nice.  Sunday should cook again at sunrise before a mild clean SW to SSW breeze starts to swing S then moderate to freshly miff SE onshore. Swell solid 4-5' easing to 4'. Monday a bit of leftover 3' swell is messed up by onshore winds that come up early. Onshore pumps later, obscuring late arrival of yet another swell, this time 5' from the SSW. Tuesday sorry but a consistent SSW swell hammered by SE onshore.

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Eastern Cape West

Cape St Francis to Port Alfred

Weekend 18 February 2017

Nowhere conditions Friday with soft nowhere 2-3' SSW windswell running open coast in light going moderate to miff yeasterly onshore. Saturday lekker new proper groundswell is thumping open coast with lekker 4-5' sets perhaps some to six. Surf early when the offshore nice and crisp. It soons starts to feather, and then buckle into a white capped buster, and it's a bit too strong for most. Nice punchy period to 16 secods. Sunday early might cook again at sunrise before a okay but not ideal SSW breeze starts to swing S then moderate to freshly miff SE onshore. Swell seems solid 4-6' easing to 3-5'. Monday eish, the onshore winds come up early and set to mess with dribbly 2-4' leftovers. Tuesday sorry a consistent new nice directioned SSW swell to 5' open coast is smeared by SE onshore.

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Eastern Cape East

Port Alfred to Kei Mouth

Weekend 18 February 2017

Coast on Friday recovers from a previous beasterly blow in glassy light N to NW breezes and a sickly mixed up east windswell 2-5ft or more. It's the leftovers from Cyclone Dineo. A strong onshore picks up in arvi and it goes pears. Saturday honking NE beasterly onshore is smashing the coast, but it glasses off about lunchtime, briefly going light NW before a fresh going strong SW buster rips thro. A proper 4-5' groundswell is starting to build in the arvi but a bit too much wind for comfort. Sunday strong S means not epic conditions. Lots of quite solid SSW swell 4-6'. Monday onshores continue despite 4' leftovers. Tuesday lekker new SSW groundswell 4-6' again makes landfall on open coast but again, a nasty NE beasterly ruins it.

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Wild Coast

Wild Coast

Monday 6 February 2017

Could well have been a kiff dawnie on points early Monday with cranking 5' x 15 sec groundswell and clean offshores before a nasty onshore builds and ruins it. Tuesday smacked by onshore. No go. Wednesday pulse of weakish by okay 3-4' SSW swell feasible on points and nice clean early winds are sorting out the residual effects of the NE, and then a west puffs nicely. However, by brekkie to mid morning, a rumpy pumpy SW buster grinds thro, and it goes pears from the other direction. Thursday nice bit of S g-swell, with 4' or bigger lines open coast in crisp SW offshore likely at sunrise before it swings moderate S then SE, which is worse. Friday the onshore turns into a nasty beasterly, tho small window possible at dawn. Expect 4' surf moered by dik NE beasterly.

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KZN South Coast

Port Edward to Amanzimtoti

Weekend 18 February 2017

Not much going on at all Friday with a sickly morning, leftover mixed east windswell and light onshores due to worsen to fresh or strong. Been better days. Windswell leftovers from Cyclone Dineo from very NE direction. Stiff onshore builds in arvi. Saturday oooh, now the NE beasterly is really smashing it proper. Sunday now a honking S buster is caning the coast and everything shredded in reverse. Quite SSW swell 4-6' is largely smeared by stiff sideshore winds blasting up the coast. Monday onshores continue despite 4'+ SE windswell. Lots of east swell ahead. Tuesday lots of SE windswell 4-5'+ in moderate to fresh SE onshore.

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Durban and surrounds

Amanzimtoti to Ballito Bay

Weekend 18 February 2017

The weird NE to E swell direction of a mushy bit of windsea Friday eases slightly but onshores build again, mild at first, fresh and miffish later. Cyclone Dineo's effects are diminishing. Saturday oooh, now the NE beasterly is really smashing it. Comes up early, rips through a neargale. Swell smeared. Sunday now a honking S buster is caning the open coast and everything shredded in reverse. In town a bit of windswell mixed in with a bit of a new SSW groundswell 2-3' could be making its way around the Bluff. Wind swings stiff sideshore S and finally with some SE in it, which of course is not great even between the sticks. Monday in for a spate of east windswell now, lots of 4-5'+ ESE windswell but onshores puff. Tuesday lots of SE windswell 4-5' in moderate to fresh SE onshore.

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KZN Far North Coast

North of Zinkwazi

Weekend 18 February 2017

The weird NE to E swell direction of a mushy bit of windsea Friday eases slightly but onshores build again, mild at first, mild to miffish later. Cyclone Dineo's effects are diminishing. Saturday a NE onshore builds from mild to mostly moderate. Smashes the coast down south tho. Messy leftover windswell from east, 2-3' or more. Lots of east swell ahead. Sunday sickly start eases into glassy day, and lots of 3 going on 4' east swell around. Might be quite nice waves actually. Light N winds and glassy fun looking conditions. Monday glassy start and a mixed bit of fun 4' south swell and lots of 2-4' east swell could mean plenty options. SE onshores puff. Tuesday lots of SE windswell 4-5' pours through from big high pressure system in the east. Winds nice light S at first, going moderate SE onshore.

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