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Amanzimtoti to Ballito Bay

Wednesday 19 September 2017

Inter seasonal volatility brings alternating bouts of stiff W and E winds, with Wednesday mild SSW to cleanish early and 2' SE swell, puffing miff SE with 2-4' bumps on open coast. Could have been a few at dawn. Thursday swell arrives open coast, with 3-4' sets perhaps. Town tiny. However a stiff onshore wind is due. Hope for an early shift down the coast, with possible light NW landbreeze and even 5' sets open coast. Window looks to shut quickly. Nasty NE beasterly takes over. Friday still onshore or leftover NE and sickly looking on both coasts. Mixed 3-5' east and west swell open coast, with more east and less west in town, obviously, doh. Dawnie may have some, otherwise nowhere mild onshores are fairly miff. A stiff buster is thro late arvi, and blows Saturday strong S which ruins a building solid 6' swell open coast with town sideshore and fleabitten 2-3' possibly, but cleaner. Sunday lots of mixed swell smacked by a staunch beasterly blowout - an angry salty-whacked sea dogfight or white manure-splattered conflagration or oceanic orc-fest? Either or.

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Swell Height and Direction Swell period (interval in seconds) and Direction Ocean Surface Wind around SA CSIR Buoy Durban CSIR Buoy Richards Bay Webcam for Durban beachfront Cam images of South Coast with regular updates
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Weather Durban

KZN Durban

  • Sea Temp: 18.7 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 5:51 PM
  • Sunrise: 5:46 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Thu 21

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      • 7  
      • 8  
      • 9  
  • Fri 22

      • 9  
      • 8  
      • 7  
      • 8  
      • 9  
  • Sat 23

      • 10  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 9  
  • Sun 24

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 10  
  • Mon 25

      • 10  
      • 9  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Tue 26

      • 8  
      • 9  
      • 10  
      • 11  
      • 10  
  • Wed 27

      • 8  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 8  
      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      • 12  
      14
      • 7  
      17
      • 7  
      20
      • 8  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 7  
      20
      • 8  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 11  
      20
      • 11  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 7  
      14
      • 7  
      17
      • 8  
      20
      • 9  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 8  
      20
      • 8  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 11  
      20
      • 12  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 12  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Thu 21

      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      • 22  
      14
      • 24  
      17
      • 23  
      20
  • Fri 22

      • 14  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 16  
      14
      • 19  
      17
      • 29  
      20
  • Sat 23

      • 22  
      08
      • 17  
      11
      • 16  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 13  
      20
  • Sun 24

      • 21  
      08
      • 24  
      11
      • 27  
      14
      • 29  
      17
      • 30  
      20
  • Mon 25

      • 20  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 6  
      14
      • 7  
      17
      • 20  
      20
  • Tue 26

      • 21  
      08
      • 22  
      11
      • 25  
      14
      • 23  
      17
      • 18  
      20
  • Wed 27

      • 11  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 7  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Thu 21
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      142-31-20-10-12-32-3
      173-43-41-22-33-43-4
      203-43-42-32-33-43-4
      233-43-42-32-33-43-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.92.111.9SSW193
      8.02.57.3E96
      8.92.77.1ENE70
      9.12.87.5ENE63

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2242NE49Strong Wind
      2446NE44Strong Wind
      2343NE38Strong Wind
      2241NNE31Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:10 AM/2.00m
        • 4:26 PM/2.09m
      • Low
        • 10:15 AM/0.13m
        • 10:36 PM/0.16m
  • Fri 22
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      023-43-43-43-43-43-4
      053-43-43-43-43-43-4
      082-33-42-32-32-32-3
      112-32-32-32-32-32-3
      142-32-32-32-32-32-3
      173-43-42-32-33-42-3
      202-31-20-10-11-22-3
      233-42-30-10-12-33-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.52.97.8ENE59
      9.32.88.0ENE59
      8.72.68.1ENE57
      7.82.48.3ENE60
      7.32.28.3ENE60
      7.52.39.1ENE72
      9.02.86.9SSW203
      10.73.37.4SSW194

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2445NNE30Strong Wind
      2139NNE24Strong Wind
      1426NNE22Mod. Wind
      714S190Mod. Wind
      1629S191Fresh Wind
      1936SSW208Fresh Wind
      2954SSW205Near Gale
      3056SSW197Near Gale

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:40 AM/1.98m
        • 4:55 PM/2.05m
      • Low
        • 10:44 AM/0.16m
        • 11:04 PM/0.21m
  • Sat 23
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      023-52-30-10-13-43-4
      053-42-30-10-13-43-4
      083-42-30-10-12-33-4
      113-42-30-10-12-32-3
      142-32-30-10-12-32-3
      173-42-30-10-12-32-3
      203-42-30-10-12-33-4
      233-42-30-10-12-33-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      11.43.58.0SSW193
      11.13.48.3SSW194
      10.13.18.3SSW193
      9.12.88.3S189
      8.72.68.3S184
      8.82.710.0S189
      8.82.711.0SSW192
      8.72.610.8S189

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2953SSW201Near Gale
      2648SSW197Strong Wind
      2241S177Strong Wind
      1732S171Fresh Wind
      1631SSE158Fresh Wind
      1426SE141Mod. Wind
      1325ESE120Mod. Wind
      1325E94Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:08 AM/1.92m
        • 5:23 PM/1.98m
      • Low
        • 11:12 AM/0.23m
        • 11:32 PM/0.29m
  • Sun 24
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      023-41-20-10-12-33-4
      053-41-20-10-12-33-4
      082-31-20-10-12-32-3
      112-32-30-10-12-32-3
      143-43-42-32-33-43-4
      173-43-52-33-43-43-4
      203-54-53-43-43-53-5
      233-54-53-53-43-53-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.22.513.1SSW202
      7.82.412.8SSW202
      7.62.311.2SSW193
      7.92.48.7SSE153
      8.62.66.5E79
      9.42.97.0ENE76
      10.33.17.5ENE71
      10.93.37.8ENE63

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1528ENE73Fresh Wind
      1834NE55Fresh Wind
      2139NE39Strong Wind
      2445NE41Strong Wind
      2750NE45Strong Wind
      2953NE46Near Gale
      3057NE34Near Gale
      3158NNE26Near Gale

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:35 AM/1.83m
        • 5:49 PM/1.87m
      • Low
        • 11:39 AM/0.33m
  • Mon 25
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      023-54-53-53-43-53-5
      053-43-53-43-43-43-4
      083-43-53-43-43-43-4
      113-43-42-32-33-43-4
      142-32-32-32-32-32-3
      172-32-32-32-32-32-3
      202-32-32-32-32-32-3
      232-32-32-32-32-32-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      11.03.38.1ENE57
      10.53.28.3ENE57
      9.83.08.5ENE58
      8.52.68.6ENE64
      7.42.28.6ENE66
      6.82.18.5ENE68
      7.02.18.4ENE71
      7.12.18.3ENE74

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2954NNE25Near Gale
      2548NNE27Strong Wind
      2038NNE27Fresh Wind
      1019NE42Mod. Wind
      611ENE59Light Wind
      714SSW202Mod. Wind
      2038SSW199Fresh Wind
      1936SSW196Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:03 AM/1.72m
      • Low
        • 12:00 AM/0.40m
        • 12:06 PM/0.46m
  • Tue 26
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      022-33-42-32-32-32-3
      052-33-42-32-32-32-3
      083-43-41-22-33-43-4
      112-31-20-10-12-32-3
      143-42-30-10-12-33-4
      173-52-30-10-13-43-4
      203-53-40-10-13-43-4
      234-53-40-10-13-43-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.22.28.3ENE74
      7.12.28.2ENE78
      7.72.37.7ESE103
      8.82.77.2S188
      10.13.17.8SSW192
      10.83.39.0SSW196
      10.43.210.5S190
      9.83.012.1S186

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1936SSW192Fresh Wind
      1732S187Fresh Wind
      2139SSW195Strong Wind
      2242SSW197Strong Wind
      2547SSW208Strong Wind
      2343SSW207Strong Wind
      1834SSW201Fresh Wind
      1631SSW207Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:31 AM/1.58m
      • Low
        • 12:28 AM/0.53m
        • 12:34 PM/0.61m
  • Wed 27
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      023-53-40-10-13-43-4
      053-42-30-10-13-43-4
      083-42-30-10-12-32-3
      113-42-30-10-12-32-3
      142-32-30-10-12-32-3
      173-42-30-10-12-32-3
      203-41-20-10-12-33-4
      233-41-20-10-12-33-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.12.812.2S183
      8.42.612.2S181
      7.82.412.2S180
      7.42.312.2S179
      7.32.212.1S178
      7.62.312.1S177
      7.92.415.2SSW207
      8.02.515.1SSW206

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1325SSW213Mod. Wind
      1324SW216Mod. Wind
      1121SW217Mod. Wind
      1019SSW200Mod. Wind
      918S180Mod. Wind
      714S171Mod. Wind
      47S176Light Wind
      24WSW249Calm

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:05 AM/1.44m
      • Low
        • 1:00 AM/0.67m
        • 1:08 PM/0.76m

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