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Amanzimtoti to Ballito Bay

Thursday 14 June 2018

Considering the carnage in the Cape cuz, Thursday is positively uninteresting surf and weather wise. There is little surf to speak of in mild to moderate N to NNE breezes on a sunny, warm day. Friday would be fun if there was swell, which there isn't. Glassy 1-2' at most early open coast, with  moderate SSE in the arvi. Saturday boom! The buster hits down the coast, slightly delayed for Durbs, arriving late morning. A lot of swell on the way for open coast, with the early start yielding 4-5' lines and kiff W offshore before swell jacks to 6'+ in arvi but winds too strong. A few 2' if not 3' sets should start bending into the northern beaches in the arvi in clean buster conditions. Open coast ripped up and white capped. Lots of swell shunted past out to sea. Partly cloudy and cool to warm. Sunday could just be firing at dawn down the coast in light landbreezes and a cooking 6ft SW swell. Town fun but small early. Early worms before a big beasterly east onshore kills the day. Increasingly south swell and consistent 4-5' sets go to waste. Partly cloudy and cool. Monday could be fun at dawn, with straight S 4' lines on points before the new buster bangs through in morning from S, easing into arvi and evening. Town obviously a lot smaller, but fun 2' sets maybe 3' at northern beaches. Partly cloudy. Tuesday fires out of town.

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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: 20.1 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 5:04 PM
  • Sunrise: 6:50 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Wed 20

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      • 6  
  • Thu 21

      • 5  
      • 5  
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      • 6  
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  • Fri 22

      • 5  
      • 6  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 4  
  • Sat 23

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 4  
  • Sun 24

      • 4  
      • 4  
      • 5  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Mon 25

      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
  • Tue 26

      • 5  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      •    
        -
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        -
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        -
      • 14  
      20
      • 12  
      08
      • 12  
      11
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      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 6  
      20
      • 14  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 13  
      14
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      17
      • 13  
      20
      • 15  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 15  
      14
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      20
      • 12  
      08
      • 9  
      11
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      14
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      20
      • 13  
      08
      • 13  
      11
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      14
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      17
      • 13  
      20
      • 15  
      08
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      11
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      14
      • 16  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Wed 20

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        -
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        -
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        -
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        -
      • 9  
      20
  • Thu 21

      • 14  
      08
      • 17  
      11
      • 19  
      14
      • 20  
      17
      • 18  
      20
  • Fri 22

      • 18  
      08
      • 16  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 6  
      20
  • Sat 23

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

      • 14  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 6  
      14
      • 8  
      17
      • 10  
      20
  • Mon 25

      • 8  
      08
      • 4  
      11
      • 3  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 16  
      20
  • Tue 26

      • 5  
      08
      • 3  
      11
      • 5  
      14
      • 8  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Wed 20
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      202-31-20-10-11-22-3
      232-31-20-10-11-22-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.41.913.6SSW200
      5.91.813.2SSW199

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      918NE46Mod. Wind
      1222NE37Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 8:46 AM/1.46m
      • Low
        • 2:41 AM/0.65m
        • 3:01 PM/0.63m
  • Thu 21
    • 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
      141-21-20-10-11-21-2
      171-22-30-10-11-21-2
      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°
      5.51.712.8SSW199
      5.31.612.6SSW199
      5.21.612.3SSW199
      5.41.612.0SSW197
      5.81.811.8SSW198
      6.41.98.9SE141
      6.72.06.3NE51
      6.52.06.7NE56

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1223NNE26Mod. Wind
      1324NNE13Mod. Wind
      1426N8Mod. Wind
      1731NNE18Fresh Wind
      1935NNE29Fresh Wind
      2038NNE33Fresh Wind
      1834NNE23Fresh Wind
      1426N11Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 10:07 AM/1.38m
      • Low
        • 4:01 AM/0.72m
        • 4:20 PM/0.69m
  • Fri 22
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      021-21-21-21-21-21-2
      052-31-20-10-11-21-2
      082-31-20-10-11-21-2
      112-31-20-10-11-21-2
      141-21-20-10-11-21-2
      171-21-20-10-11-21-2
      201-21-20-10-11-21-2
      231-21-20-10-11-20-1
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.01.86.8NE55
      5.41.614.3S178
      5.41.713.9S180
      5.51.713.6S178
      5.21.613.2S175
      4.81.513.0S175
      4.41.312.7S171
      4.11.212.6SSE167

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      611NNW333Light Wind
      1122SW228Mod. Wind
      1834SSW208Fresh Wind
      1629SSW198Fresh Wind
      1223S182Mod. Wind
      1018SSE161Mod. Wind
      611SE133Light Wind
      36ENE61Calm

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 11:33 AM/1.38m
      • Low
        • 5:25 AM/0.71m
        • 5:40 PM/0.70m
  • Sat 23
    • 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
      081-21-20-10-11-22-3
      111-21-20-10-11-21-2
      141-20-10-10-11-21-2
      171-20-10-10-11-21-2
      201-20-10-10-11-21-2
      231-20-10-10-10-11-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      4.21.313.0S177
      5.01.514.3SSW197
      5.51.715.1SSW204
      5.51.714.9SSW204
      5.11.514.6SSW203
      4.61.413.6SSW198
      4.21.313.3SSW196
      3.91.213.2SSW195

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      611N2Light Wind
      917N7Mod. Wind
      1223NNE13Mod. Wind
      1427NNE18Mod. Wind
      1426NNE29Mod. Wind
      1223NNE33Mod. Wind
      916NNE13Mod. Wind
      611NNW340Light Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:08 AM/1.54m
        • 12:43 PM/1.44m
      • Low
        • 6:36 AM/0.65m
        • 6:46 PM/0.65m
  • Sun 24
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      021-20-10-10-10-10-1
      051-20-10-10-10-10-1
      081-20-10-10-11-21-2
      111-20-10-10-10-10-1
      141-20-10-10-11-21-2
      171-21-20-10-11-22-3
      202-31-20-10-11-22-3
      232-31-20-10-11-22-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      3.71.112.6S187
      3.81.212.3S186
      4.21.312.2S186
      4.31.39.2SSW195
      4.81.416.7SSW210
      5.71.815.6SSW209
      6.21.914.8SSW209
      6.01.814.6SSW210

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      510WSW241Light Wind
      1630SSW211Fresh Wind
      1427SSW195Mod. Wind
      916S178Mod. Wind
      612SE132Light Wind
      815E87Mod. Wind
      1019NE51Mod. Wind
      1020NNE12Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:06 AM/1.60m
        • 1:37 PM/1.52m
      • Low
        • 7:29 AM/0.57m
        • 7:38 PM/0.58m
  • Mon 25
    • 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
      141-21-20-10-11-21-2
      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°
      5.51.714.3SSW210
      5.21.613.9SSW208
      4.91.513.4SSW204
      4.81.513.0SSW198
      4.71.412.6S190
      4.61.413.0S188
      4.91.512.7S180
      5.21.614.2SSW192

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1120N6Mod. Wind
      1222N2Mod. Wind
      816NNW348Mod. Wind
      47N351Light Wind
      35ENE72Calm
      1223SSW199Mod. Wind
      1629SSW204Fresh Wind
      1529SSW205Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:53 AM/1.67m
        • 2:20 PM/1.60m
      • Low
        • 8:12 AM/0.49m
        • 8:21 PM/0.52m
  • Tue 26
    • 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
      112-31-20-10-11-22-3
      142-31-20-10-11-22-3
      172-31-20-10-11-22-3
      201-20-10-10-11-21-2
      231-20-10-10-11-21-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.31.613.8S189
      5.31.613.4S187
      5.41.614.6SSW196
      5.61.716.6SSW208
      5.81.816.2SSW208
      5.71.815.6SSW208
      5.51.715.0SSW208
      5.21.614.5SSW208

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1324SSW200Mod. Wind
      815SSW205Mod. Wind
      59SW230Light Wind
      36SW215Calm
      59ESE113Light Wind
      815E79Mod. Wind
      816NE35Mod. Wind
      1020N1Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:32 AM/1.73m
        • 2:57 PM/1.67m
      • Low
        • 8:49 AM/0.42m
        • 8:58 PM/0.46m
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