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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

Monday 16 January 2017

Monday sees fresh going strong southerly winds hammer the coast and there is no swell to speak of, barring ambient 2-4' south windswell. Tuesday lekker clean seas in light ESE. Hot hot hot day. Moderate SE puffs later. No surf. Flatter than the shadow of snake crap. Wednesday bumpy SW onshore breezes due and long-range slow-to-show lullified long swell sets are barely perceptable at first, rare 3-4' sets by evening. Thursday the forerunners are growing more consistent, 4' becoming kiffff 4-6' in fresh going strong S. Friday 3-5' open coast surf in moderate going fresh S.

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Cape Peninsula

Melkbos to Cape Hangklip

Monday 16 January 2017

Humping SE pumps Monday going neargale in arvi. Ragged 3-5' windswell builds in False Bay from intense onshores. Other side, flat, freezing and wind-scoured. Tuesday clean but flat in light ESE and a stiflingly hot day. Temps soar to 40 degrees at worst. False Bay onshore and messy still 2-3'. Wednesday bumpy mild SW onshore due and a long-range slow-to-show lullified long swell is barely perceptible at first, rare 3-4' sets by evening. Muizies best its been lately, clean 2' early, slight wobble, mild offshorish breeze going onshorish fresh SSW later. Thursday the forerunners grow more consistent, 4-5' goes solid 4-6' in steady moderate to fresh S. Muizies 2' onshore. Friday 4-6' open coast in moderate SW going fresh S. Muizies 3' onshore.

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Southern Cape

Agulhas to Plettenberg Bay

Monday 16 January 2017

Lekker surf ahead! First, tho, moderate to miff onshore SE Monday to wonk up a slowly increasing 2 becoming 3' south swell, with perhaps 4' sets on open coast by evening. Tuesday a ugly burst of beasterly onshore smashes the coast, reaching neargale strength in arvi. Mangled mixed up surf. Wednesday wild messy sickly seas and residual onshore keeps it miff and nasty. However, the sea breeze eases all day, and a west switch due from 6pm or so. Meanwhile a long range groundswell is slowly starting to register under the windswell mess, and a full night of offshores and building swell sees Thursday dawn transformed. Clean 4-5' south swell runs in crisp west offshores. Wind steady. Good surf all day. Friday more consistent 4-5' surf around open coast with potential 6' sets in more crisp moderate to fresh offshore SW. Yes please.

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Eastern Cape West

Cape St Francis to Port Alfred

Monday 16 January 2017

Nasty spate of onshore before new swell and westerlies. Monday moderately messy SE onshore and 3' surf goes 4' in arvi. Tuesday ripped up by a beastly burst of easterly beasterly that freshens all day, peaking overnight and tearing the hump off Wednesday which looks wild and messy and shredded by an easterly near-gale. Meanwhile, a long range groundswell begins to register beneath the windswelled mess. The westerly comes through in the night, brushing back the chaos, and Thursday dawns very different, with strong W busters and increasing 4-5' south swell shows, especially in arvi. Sheltered points evening sesh looks best. Friday 4-5'+ surf open coast in fresh to strong west winds. Both days look like wind a bit strong, but sheltered points are fun.

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Eastern Cape East

Port Alfred to Kei Mouth

Monday 16 January 2017

Stiff southerlies blow east of Port Alfred Monday easing around to a mildly messy SE onshore. Three foot surf early goes 4' in arvi. Tuesday dawnie could be fun 4' before it goes light then moderate onshore NE. The hump of Wednesday set to get ripped off by an easterly near-gale. It pumps! However, a west buster due overnight, probably in the early hours of Thursday pumping and a bit too windy, altho swell starts to arrive in arvi, going 4' and potentially 5' meaning sheltered breaks may have a few. Friday lekker surf 4-5' x punchy 15 second period and crisp if slightly stiff west offshores could open up lank options.

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Wild Coast

Wild Coast

Monday 16 January 2017

Pumping south winds smack the Wilde Kussed Monday easing to moderate later. Surf looks 2-3' windswell, tho a 4' groundswell shows late in the day. Tuesday dawnie might be fun 4' but moderate onshore NE is due. A stiff beasterly set to blast the hump off Wednesday reaching a near-gale in arvi. It's a mess. Big windswell builds. Thursday dawns crisp W which is brushes away all the beast wind blemishes, but this soon becomes a rumping W buster, and it goes windy and white capped. Some 4' groundswell may show beneath the wild horses. Friday might be fun 2-4' on points in crisp moderate to fresh W winds.

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KZN South Coast

Port Edward to Amanzimtoti

Monday 16 January 2017

Open coast shredded Monday by a staunch 25kts southerly buster. Swell a mixed up 2-3' windswell. Tuesday some swell has arrived and the dawnie might be fun 4' if a moderate southerly going moderate onshore SE holds off for long enough. The beast wind is back for Wednesday with a small dawnie window potentially delivering clean 2-4' lines on the open coast pointbreaks before a moderate NE becomes a bit of a blemish-bringing beasterly blow. It's a mess by arvi. Thursday morning sickly mess set to start cleaning up as the NE dies away into a glassy patch in the morning before a moderate becoming fresh to strong W breeze cleans it up. Has potential to blow a buster tho, so watch the forecasts. Expect mixed 2-4' east windswell and groundswell. Friday might be fun 2-4' on points in moderate SW early, going moderate southerly.

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Durban and surrounds

Amanzimtoti to Ballito Bay

Monday 16 January 2017

Town sheltered Monday from a stiff southerly buster. There are buckled bumps on horizon and perhaps 2-3' peaks coming through twixt the sticks. Open coast mangled. Tuesday as a bit of southerly groundswell (4' down coast, 2' in town) starts to show, so does the moderate S wind swing around to light or moderate SE onshore. A nasty little beast wind is back for Wednesday with a small dawnie window delivering clean 2-4' lines open coast, 2 to maybe 3' in town, before a moderate NE becomes a bit of a blemish-bringing beasterly blow. Thursday morning sickly mess starts cleaning up as the NE dies and a moderate W goes fresh to strong. Expect mixed 2-4' east windswell and groundswell down coast, and 2' windswell in town. Friday should be clean 2-3' peaks in town and out in lekker dawnie before a moderate S to SE puffs.

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KZN Far North Coast

North of Zinkwazi

Monday 16 January 2017

Clean dawnie up the far north early Monday with 3' peaks about open coast before a galeforce southerly buster smashes thro. Mangled coast sees solid rising windswell peak overnight booming thro 8ft. Tuesday still shredded by the southerly blow, which starts to ease and go slight SE. Lots of big S windswell on horizon, and 6ft+ sets are hitting open coast. Too much wind and bad direction for surfing tho. Wednesday stiff mangled SSE winds are messing with the leftover 4-6' SE windswell. Thursday glassy day, clean 4' SE windswell leftovers. Could be lots of fun today. Friday moderate to fresh W offshore and cleanish 2-3' lines around. Wind goes S then SE.

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