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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 Durban

  • Sea Temp: 25.2 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 6:35 PM
  • Sunrise: 5:42 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Thu 23

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Fri 24

      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Sat 25

      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 6  
  • Sun 26

      • 10  
      • 10  
      • 10  
      • 11  
      • 11  
  • Mon 27

      • 14  
      • 13  
      • 12  
      • 11  
      • 10  
  • Tue 28

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Wed 01

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 11  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 11  
      20
      • 10  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 10  
      20
      • 10  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 7  
      20
      • 9  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 9  
      20
      • 14  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 13  
      20
      • 11  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 10  
      20
      • 7  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 7  
      14
      • 10  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Thu 23

      • 10  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 6  
      17
      • 4  
      20
  • Fri 24

      • 7  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 16  
      17
      • 16  
      20
  • Sat 25

      • 12  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 24  
      20
  • Sun 26

      • 25  
      08
      • 23  
      11
      • 24  
      14
      • 24  
      17
      • 24  
      20
  • Mon 27

      • 21  
      08
      • 18  
      11
      • 17  
      14
      • 16  
      17
      • 13  
      20
  • Tue 28

      • 3  
      08
      • 4  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 16  
      17
      • 17  
      20
  • Wed 01

      • 17  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 12  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Thu 23
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      022-32-30-11-22-32-3
      052-32-30-10-12-32-3
      082-32-30-10-12-31-2
      112-32-30-10-12-31-2
      141-22-30-10-12-31-2
      171-22-30-10-11-21-2
      201-21-20-10-11-21-2
      231-21-20-10-11-21-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.52.310.3SSE149
      7.22.210.4SSE151
      6.82.111.1SSE155
      6.62.011.1SSE150
      6.31.910.9SSE149
      6.11.910.8SSE148
      5.91.810.7SSE147
      5.71.810.7SE144

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1222S189Mod. Wind
      1120SSW195Mod. Wind
      1019SSW193Mod. Wind
      918S177Mod. Wind
      816SSE154Mod. Wind
      612SE133Light Wind
      48ESE105Light Wind
      35NE48Calm

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:12 AM/1.55m
        • 2:24 PM/1.67m
      • Low
        • 8:16 AM/0.67m
        • 8:38 PM/0.54m
  • Fri 24
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      021-21-20-10-11-21-2
      051-22-30-11-21-21-2
      081-22-30-11-21-21-2
      111-22-30-11-21-21-2
      141-22-30-11-21-21-2
      172-32-30-11-22-32-3
      202-32-30-11-22-32-3
      232-32-31-21-22-32-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.51.710.6SE140
      5.41.610.4SE131
      5.31.610.3SE130
      5.21.610.3SE128
      5.31.610.2SE126
      5.61.710.1ESE124
      5.71.710.0ESE121
      5.81.89.7ESE116

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      47N11Light Wind
      611NNE13Light Wind
      713NNE18Mod. Wind
      1121NE39Mod. Wind
      1527NE50Fresh Wind
      1629NE45Fresh Wind
      1630NE36Fresh Wind
      1630NNE22Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:48 AM/1.72m
        • 2:58 PM/1.81m
      • Low
        • 8:52 AM/0.51m
        • 9:09 PM/0.38m
  • Sat 25
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      022-32-31-21-22-32-3
      052-32-30-11-22-31-2
      081-22-30-11-21-21-2
      111-21-20-11-21-21-2
      141-21-20-11-21-21-2
      171-21-20-11-21-21-2
      201-21-20-10-11-21-2
      231-21-20-10-11-21-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.61.79.6ESE115
      5.41.69.5ESE115
      5.21.69.5ESE115
      4.91.59.4ESE115
      4.61.49.2ESE112
      4.61.49.0ESE112
      5.91.87.1SE146
      7.62.36.4SSW198

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1427NNE20Mod. Wind
      1325NNE21Mod. Wind
      1222NNE18Mod. Wind
      1121NNE31Mod. Wind
      916NE52Mod. Wind
      1528SSW203Fresh Wind
      2445SSW204Strong Wind
      2546SSW205Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:20 AM/1.88m
        • 3:31 PM/1.94m
      • Low
        • 9:25 AM/0.37m
        • 9:40 PM/0.25m
  • Sun 26
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      022-31-20-10-12-32-3
      053-42-30-10-12-33-4
      083-42-30-10-12-33-4
      113-42-30-10-12-33-4
      143-42-30-10-13-43-4
      173-52-30-10-13-43-4
      203-52-30-10-13-43-5
      234-63-40-10-13-54-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.12.87.4SSW198
      10.13.18.1SSW198
      10.33.18.6SSW199
      10.23.18.8SSW198
      10.23.19.0SSW196
      10.83.39.1SSW196
      11.33.49.4SSW196
      11.83.610.4SSW195

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2750SSW204Strong Wind
      2649SSW210Strong Wind
      2546SW215Strong Wind
      2343SSW212Strong Wind
      2444SSW202Strong Wind
      2446SSW201Strong Wind
      2444SSW207Strong Wind
      2343SW216Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:51 AM/2.01m
        • 4:02 PM/2.03m
      • Low
        • 9:57 AM/0.27m
        • 10:11 PM/0.15m
  • Mon 27
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      026-84-50-10-15-75-7
      056-85-70-10-16-86-8
      088-105-70-10-16-86-8
      116-84-60-10-16-86-8
      146-84-50-10-15-75-7
      175-73-50-10-14-54-6
      204-53-40-10-13-53-5
      233-52-30-10-13-43-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      12.93.912.5SSW194
      13.84.213.8S191
      13.94.214.3S188
      13.24.013.9S189
      12.13.713.5S189
      11.13.413.0S189
      10.13.112.6S190
      9.22.812.2S189

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2445SW218Strong Wind
      2343SW222Strong Wind
      2139SW222Strong Wind
      1834SW214Fresh Wind
      1732SSW199Fresh Wind
      1630S188Fresh Wind
      1324S187Mod. Wind
      815SSW202Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:22 AM/2.10m
        • 4:33 PM/2.08m
      • Low
        • 10:29 AM/0.20m
        • 10:42 PM/0.10m
  • Tue 28
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      023-42-30-10-13-43-4
      053-42-30-10-12-32-3
      082-31-20-10-12-32-3
      112-31-20-10-12-32-3
      142-31-20-10-11-21-2
      171-21-20-10-11-21-2
      201-21-20-10-11-21-2
      231-21-20-10-11-21-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.42.611.8S189
      7.72.411.6S188
      7.22.211.3S187
      6.62.011.0S186
      6.21.910.8S185
      5.91.810.6S183
      5.81.810.3S182
      5.81.810.1S181

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      611SSW209Light Wind
      47SW224Light Wind
      36WNW296Calm
      49NNE30Light Wind
      1223ENE60Mod. Wind
      1630NE55Fresh Wind
      1732NE37Fresh Wind
      1936NNE24Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:54 AM/2.14m
        • 5:06 PM/2.09m
      • Low
        • 11:01 AM/0.18m
        • 11:15 PM/0.10m
  • Wed 01
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      021-21-20-10-11-21-2
      051-21-21-21-21-21-2
      081-21-21-21-21-21-2
      111-21-21-21-21-21-2
      141-21-21-21-21-21-2
      171-21-20-10-11-21-2
      201-20-10-10-11-21-2
      231-21-20-10-11-21-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.01.89.9S177
      6.21.97.0ENE71
      6.01.87.2ENE74
      5.61.77.3ENE78
      5.21.67.2E80
      4.91.510.0S174
      4.61.412.1SSW193
      4.81.511.9SSW192

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2139NNE23Strong Wind
      2038NNE21Fresh Wind
      1732NNE20Fresh Wind
      1529NNE30Fresh Wind
      1427NE39Mod. Wind
      1222NE37Mod. Wind
      47SW234Light Wind
      1935SSW208Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:27 AM/2.13m
        • 5:39 PM/2.04m
      • Low
        • 11:34 AM/0.21m
        • 11:48 PM/0.16m

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