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Amanzimtoti to Ballito Bay

Weekend 27 May 2017

Friday could be clean 4' down coast in clean early seas, tho town shows a moderate devilish NW wind that glasses then goes strong SSW. Town 1-2'. Saturday open coast shredded by a building buster. Town clean but a lack of swell. Might be 2' bumps. Sunday the busters are blasting. Town is 2' or so with a bit of errant swell scraping in from a windy sea, with sheltered options at the usual suspects. Monday lots of 4-5' lines down the coast, maybe more, but the winds look a bit iffy SSW or so to start going moderate S then SE onshore. Town okay early with a few 2' bumps. Tuesday nasty beasterly onshore ruins a nice new 3-4' SSW groundswell out of town, 1' within.

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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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CSIR buoy
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Weather Durban

KZN Durban

  • Sea Temp: 22.8 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 5:05 PM
  • Sunrise: 6:39 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Fri 26

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      • 8  
  • Sat 27

      • 7  
      • 6  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 9  
  • Sun 28

      • 11  
      • 10  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 10  
  • Mon 29

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Tue 30

      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
  • Wed 31

      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 4  
      • 4  
  • Thu 01

      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      •    
        -
      •    
        -
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        -
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        -
      • 13  
      20
      • 12  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 9  
      20
      • 10  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 10  
      20
      • 13  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 12  
      20
      • 12  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 15  
      20
      • 16  
      08
      • 16  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 13  
      20
      • 18  
      08
      • 17  
      11
      • 16  
      14
      • 16  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Fri 26

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        -
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        -
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        -
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        -
      • 18  
      20
  • Sat 27

      • 9  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 17  
      14
      • 20  
      17
      • 23  
      20
  • Sun 28

      • 23  
      08
      • 20  
      11
      • 16  
      14
      • 20  
      17
      • 24  
      20
  • Mon 29

      • 12  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 8  
      17
      • 4  
      20
  • Tue 30

      • 2  
      08
      • 5  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 13  
      20
  • Wed 31

      • 6  
      08
      • 6  
      11
      • 7  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 9  
      20
  • Thu 01

      • 6  
      08
      • 3  
      11
      • 2  
      14
      • 5  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Fri 26
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      203-42-30-10-12-33-4
      233-42-30-10-12-33-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.02.412.6SSW196
      8.02.412.5SSW196

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1835SSW201Fresh Wind
      1631SSW198Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:50 AM/2.08m
        • 4:14 PM/2.02m
      • Low
        • 10:04 AM/0.08m
        • 10:21 PM/0.14m
  • Sat 27
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      023-41-20-10-12-32-3
      052-31-20-10-12-32-3
      082-31-20-10-12-32-3
      112-31-20-10-11-22-3
      142-31-20-10-11-22-3
      172-31-20-10-12-32-3
      202-31-20-10-12-32-3
      233-42-30-10-12-32-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.62.312.4SSW196
      7.22.212.3SSW196
      6.72.012.3SSW196
      6.42.012.2SSW195
      6.62.011.9SSW195
      7.32.211.7SSW195
      8.62.68.8SSW196
      9.62.98.1SSW195

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1324SSW202Mod. Wind
      1020SSW201Mod. Wind
      917SSW203Mod. Wind
      1222SSW199Mod. Wind
      1732SSW197Fresh Wind
      2037SSW203Fresh Wind
      2343SSW208Strong Wind
      2444SSW213Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:31 AM/2.06m
        • 4:56 PM/2.00m
      • Low
        • 10:45 AM/0.10m
        • 11:04 PM/0.20m
  • Sun 28
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      023-42-30-10-13-43-4
      054-52-30-10-13-43-5
      084-52-30-10-13-43-5
      113-42-30-10-13-43-4
      143-42-30-10-12-33-4
      173-42-30-10-12-33-4
      203-42-30-10-12-33-4
      233-42-30-10-13-43-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      10.63.28.9SSW195
      11.33.59.8SSW196
      11.13.410.1SSW196
      9.93.010.2SSW195
      8.72.710.4SSW194
      8.72.710.7SSW193
      9.73.09.5SSW196
      9.73.09.6SSW194

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2547SW216Strong Wind
      2546SW216Strong Wind
      2344SW214Strong Wind
      2037SW216Fresh Wind
      1631SSW209Fresh Wind
      2038SSW208Fresh Wind
      2444SSW209Strong Wind
      2138SSW210Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:13 AM/1.98m
        • 5:39 PM/1.92m
      • Low
        • 11:26 AM/0.17m
        • 11:48 PM/0.30m
  • Mon 29
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      023-42-30-10-12-33-4
      053-42-30-10-12-33-4
      082-31-20-10-12-32-3
      112-31-20-10-12-32-3
      142-31-20-10-11-22-3
      172-31-20-10-11-21-2
      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°
      8.82.711.8SSW198
      8.02.413.6SSW198
      7.42.313.2SSW198
      6.92.113.0SSW198
      6.52.012.8SSW198
      6.01.812.6SSW198
      5.61.712.4SSW198
      5.31.612.3SSW198

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1733SSW211Fresh Wind
      1528SSW207Fresh Wind
      1223SSW200Mod. Wind
      1019SSW192Mod. Wind
      1019S174Mod. Wind
      816SSE156Mod. Wind
      48SE134Light Wind
      01NNE14Calm

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:55 AM/1.86m
        • 6:25 PM/1.81m
      • Low
        • 12:09 PM/0.28m
  • Tue 30
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      021-20-10-10-11-21-2
      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
      171-21-20-10-11-21-2
      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°
      5.11.612.3SSW199
      4.91.512.2SSW200
      4.81.412.1SSW198
      4.71.413.6SSW199
      4.81.515.1SSW201
      5.01.514.7SSW201
      5.21.614.5SSW203
      5.41.714.5SSW204

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      13NW323Calm
      13N350Calm
      25N351Calm
      59N7Light Wind
      815NE37Mod. Wind
      1121NNE31Mod. Wind
      1324NNE15Mod. Wind
      1325N6Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:41 AM/1.71m
      • Low
        • 12:34 AM/0.44m
        • 12:56 PM/0.42m
  • Wed 31
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      021-21-20-10-11-21-2
      051-21-20-10-11-22-3
      081-20-10-10-11-21-2
      111-20-10-10-11-21-2
      141-20-10-10-10-11-2
      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°
      5.51.715.0SSW206
      5.31.616.4SSW207
      5.01.516.2SSW209
      4.71.415.7SSW210
      4.51.415.2SSW211
      4.31.313.0SSW197
      4.21.312.9SSW197
      4.21.311.2S176

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1019N0Mod. Wind
      713N350Mod. Wind
      612NNW344Light Wind
      612N1Light Wind
      714NNE30Mod. Wind
      918NNE25Mod. Wind
      918N4Mod. Wind
      916NNW343Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:33 AM/1.55m
      • Low
        • 1:27 AM/0.58m
        • 1:49 PM/0.57m
  • Thu 01
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      021-20-10-10-11-21-2
      051-20-10-10-11-21-2
      081-21-20-10-11-22-3
      111-21-20-10-11-22-3
      141-21-20-10-11-21-2
      171-20-10-10-11-21-2
      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°
      4.31.315.8SSW198
      4.71.419.2SSW206
      5.01.518.3SSW206
      5.21.617.1SSW205
      5.21.616.3SSW206
      5.11.615.7SSW208
      5.01.513.4SSW194
      4.81.513.1SSW195

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      816NNW326Mod. Wind
      714NW312Mod. Wind
      611WNW297Light Wind
      35W270Calm
      24ESE103Calm
      510ENE62Light Wind
      714NNE21Mod. Wind
      815N357Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 8:39 AM/1.41m
      • Low
        • 2:33 AM/0.71m
        • 2:58 PM/0.69m

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