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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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  • Sea Temp: 22.9 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 6:59 PM
  • Sunrise: 5:13 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

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  • Fri 20

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  • Sat 21

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  • Mon 23

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  • Tue 24

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  • Wed 25

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Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Thu 19

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  • Fri 20

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      08
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      11
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      17
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      20
  • Sat 21

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  • Sun 22

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  • Mon 23

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  • Tue 24

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  • Wed 25

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Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Thu 19
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      201-22-31-21-21-21-2
      232-32-31-21-22-32-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.41.68.5E96
      5.71.78.6E97

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1426SSW210Mod. Wind
      1426SSW211Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 8:01 AM/1.60m
      • Low
        • 1:37 AM/0.61m
        • 2:12 PM/0.78m
  • Fri 20
    • Beach forecast

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

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.71.88.7E98
      5.61.78.7E100
      5.41.78.8ESE104
      5.31.68.8ESE107
      5.31.68.8ESE108
      5.21.68.8ESE110
      5.11.68.8ESE111
      5.11.58.7ESE109

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1324SSW213Mod. Wind
      1222SW214Mod. Wind
      1120SSW207Mod. Wind
      1324S188Mod. Wind
      1426S183Mod. Wind
      1324S179Mod. Wind
      1223S170Mod. Wind
      1223S170Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 8:54 AM/1.49m
      • Low
        • 2:21 AM/0.73m
        • 3:15 PM/0.89m
  • Sat 21
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      021-21-20-11-21-21-2
      051-21-20-11-21-21-2
      081-21-20-11-21-21-2
      111-21-20-11-21-21-2
      141-21-20-10-11-21-2
      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°
      5.11.68.7ESE107
      5.11.69.3ESE121
      5.11.69.2ESE121
      5.21.69.2SE124
      5.31.610.9S178
      5.31.610.8S179
      5.21.610.8S180
      5.01.510.7S180

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1223S175Mod. Wind
      1121SSW192Mod. Wind
      917S182Mod. Wind
      816SSE163Mod. Wind
      814SE126Mod. Wind
      816E92Mod. Wind
      1020ENE68Mod. Wind
      1120NE43Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 10:15 AM/1.42m
      • Low
        • 3:25 AM/0.85m
        • 4:56 PM/0.93m
  • Sun 22
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      021-21-20-10-11-21-2
      051-21-20-10-11-21-2
      081-21-20-10-11-21-2
      111-21-20-10-11-21-2
      141-21-21-21-21-21-2
      171-22-31-21-21-21-2
      201-22-31-21-21-21-2
      232-32-31-21-22-32-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      4.91.510.7S179
      4.81.510.6S179
      5.01.510.6S178
      5.41.68.4SE137
      6.11.96.2E81
      6.82.16.1ENE70
      7.02.16.5ENE69
      7.22.26.7ENE66

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1426NE38Mod. Wind
      1528NNE32Fresh Wind
      1733NE34Fresh Wind
      2038NE43Fresh Wind
      2343NE53Strong Wind
      2343NE51Strong Wind
      2139NE43Strong Wind
      2241NNE32Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 11:58 AM/1.43m
      • Low
        • 5:10 AM/0.89m
        • 6:39 PM/0.87m
  • Mon 23
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      021-22-31-21-21-21-2
      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
      171-21-21-21-21-21-2
      201-21-21-21-21-21-2
      231-21-21-21-21-21-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.02.16.8ENE62
      6.52.06.9ENE63
      5.91.86.9ENE67
      5.51.76.9ENE68
      5.31.66.9ENE72
      5.31.66.7ENE72
      5.51.76.8ENE76
      5.61.76.8ENE76

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1935NNE28Fresh Wind
      1630NNE32Fresh Wind
      1325NNE33Mod. Wind
      1425NE47Mod. Wind
      1427NE56Mod. Wind
      1426ENE57Mod. Wind
      1528NE45Fresh Wind
      1527NE39Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:44 AM/1.33m
        • 1:12 PM/1.51m
      • Low
        • 6:45 AM/0.84m
        • 7:40 PM/0.75m
  • Tue 24
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      021-21-21-21-21-21-2
      051-21-21-21-21-21-2
      081-21-20-11-21-21-2
      111-21-20-10-11-21-2
      141-21-20-10-11-21-2
      171-22-30-11-21-21-2
      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°
      5.51.76.8ENE77
      5.21.66.9E80
      5.01.58.3ESE104
      4.91.59.7SE136
      5.21.611.3S178
      5.61.78.2ESE115
      5.41.610.0S178
      5.21.610.0S178

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1223NE36Mod. Wind
      1019NE34Mod. Wind
      1019NNE29Mod. Wind
      1325NE45Mod. Wind
      1731NE54Fresh Wind
      1528ENE56Fresh Wind
      816S174Mod. Wind
      1324SSW204Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:47 AM/1.45m
        • 2:02 PM/1.63m
      • Low
        • 7:46 AM/0.74m
        • 8:22 PM/0.62m
  • Wed 25
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      021-21-20-10-11-21-2
      051-20-10-10-11-21-2
      081-20-10-10-11-21-2
      111-20-10-10-11-21-2
      141-20-10-10-11-21-2
      171-20-10-10-11-21-2
      201-20-10-10-11-21-2
      231-20-10-10-11-20-1
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.81.88.0S170
      6.52.06.5SSW196
      6.52.06.9SSW197
      6.31.97.0SSW198
      6.21.97.0SSW199
      5.91.87.0SSW197
      5.51.76.9S191
      5.41.66.3S172

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2342SSW210Strong Wind
      2038SSW197Fresh Wind
      1935SSW205Fresh Wind
      1834SSW195Fresh Wind
      1936SSW191Fresh Wind
      1528S175Fresh Wind
      1222SSE158Mod. Wind
      1222SE139Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:30 AM/1.59m
        • 2:40 PM/1.74m
      • Low
        • 8:30 AM/0.62m
        • 8:57 PM/0.49m
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