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Amanzimtoti to Ballito Bay

Thursday 14 November 2017

Fat swell hits at 160 degree angle Thursday with honking SW busters and rainy weather and slow 2' sets at New Pier very slowly building to 3-4' by evening. Much bigger north of Sun Coast and of course on the mound, which nowadays seems to absorb a lot of the energy. Open coast and Bluff a solid 8ft. Friday the period increases and the direction shifts 20 degrees to 140, which opens much more swell for the piers. North beaches firing 4-6'+ but New Pier 4-5' with chance of 6 ft sets on the pushing tide around 11am or noon as some groundswell grunt arrives. Clean strong SW winds. Open coast wild and too much swell and wind still. Saturday absolutely goes off for 1-3 hours from dawnie with clean 6ft solid sets, and crisp barrels, and maybe a few bigger. The east up from quite early, a north touch puffing from 9am already. Spike Video Surf Report shows basics of the swell. Sunday kiff surf out of town and fun inside town but much smaller now 2-4' on northern beaches, 3' New Pier, easing all day in kiff light winds, going glassy. Monday savaged by staunch NE beast winds.

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  • Sea Temp: 21.0 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 6:35 PM
  • Sunrise: 4:49 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Wed 22

      • 6  
      • 5  
      • 6  
      • 7  
      • 9  
  • Thu 23

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

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

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

      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 4  
      • 5  
      • 6  
  • Mon 27

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 9  
  • Tue 28

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 7  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 7  
      14
      • 6  
      17
      • 7  
      20
      • 8  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 10  
      20
      • 9  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 9  
      20
      • 6  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 7  
      14
      • 7  
      17
      • 8  
      20
      • 8  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 8  
      17
      • 8  
      20
      • 8  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 18  
      17
      • 17  
      20
      • 15  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 14  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Wed 22

      • 12  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 19  
      14
      • 25  
      17
      • 28  
      20
  • Thu 23

      • 12  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 7  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 12  
      20
  • Fri 24

      • 11  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 8  
      17
      • 14  
      20
  • Sat 25

      • 15  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 9  
      20
  • Sun 26

      • 12  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 2  
      14
      • 18  
      17
      • 21  
      20
  • Mon 27

      • 16  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 6  
      17
      • 7  
      20
  • Tue 28

      • 14  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 19  
      14
      • 23  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Wed 22
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      023-43-42-32-33-43-4
      052-33-41-22-32-32-3
      082-32-31-21-22-32-3
      111-21-21-21-21-21-2
      141-22-31-21-21-21-2
      171-21-20-10-11-21-2
      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°
      8.42.67.7ENE71
      7.02.17.8E89
      6.01.87.7E89
      5.41.77.6E80
      5.81.87.0E95
      7.42.36.2SSW194
      9.42.97.2SSW192
      9.42.97.9S191

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1936SSW211Fresh Wind
      1325SW225Mod. Wind
      1222SW217Mod. Wind
      1324S191Mod. Wind
      1936SSW194Fresh Wind
      2547SSW200Strong Wind
      2853S188Near Gale
      2241S185Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:24 AM/1.76m
        • 5:31 PM/1.78m
      • Low
        • 11:24 AM/0.47m
        • 11:44 PM/0.42m
  • Thu 23
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      022-31-20-10-12-32-3
      052-31-20-10-11-21-2
      081-21-20-10-11-21-2
      111-21-20-10-11-21-2
      141-21-20-10-11-21-2
      171-22-30-11-21-21-2
      202-32-30-11-22-31-2
      232-32-31-21-22-31-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.22.58.1S186
      7.12.27.9S178
      6.52.07.9SSE168
      6.11.98.0SSE152
      5.81.88.8SE144
      5.61.79.4SE133
      5.51.79.6ESE123
      5.31.69.5ESE109

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1732S185Fresh Wind
      1223S176Mod. Wind
      1222SSE152Mod. Wind
      814SE125Mod. Wind
      714ESE105Mod. Wind
      1222E85Mod. Wind
      1223ENE71Mod. Wind
      1222ENE60Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:56 AM/1.69m
        • 6:01 PM/1.67m
      • Low
        • 11:57 AM/0.57m
  • Fri 24
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      021-22-31-21-21-21-2
      051-22-31-21-21-21-2
      081-21-20-11-21-21-2
      111-21-20-11-21-21-2
      141-21-20-11-21-21-2
      171-21-20-11-21-21-2
      201-21-20-11-21-21-2
      231-21-20-10-11-21-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.21.69.4ESE104
      5.01.59.3ESE103
      4.81.59.2ESE103
      4.71.49.0ESE102
      4.71.48.9E101
      4.61.48.9ESE102
      4.81.58.9ESE102
      5.71.77.1SSE153

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1222NE54Mod. Wind
      1121NE50Mod. Wind
      1120NE53Mod. Wind
      1121ENE66Mod. Wind
      1223ENE71Mod. Wind
      814ESE116Mod. Wind
      1426SSW209Mod. Wind
      1834SSW210Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:32 AM/1.60m
      • Low
        • 12:17 AM/0.52m
        • 12:34 PM/0.68m
  • Sat 25
    • 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
      081-21-20-10-11-20-1
      111-21-20-10-11-21-2
      141-21-20-10-11-21-2
      171-21-20-11-21-21-2
      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°
      6.01.86.7SSE166
      6.21.96.8SE145
      6.11.96.3SSE162
      5.71.76.5SSE149
      5.31.66.9SE129
      5.21.67.2ESE116
      5.11.67.5ESE109
      5.11.67.9ESE103

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1629SSW196Fresh Wind
      1935SSW192Fresh Wind
      1527S183Fresh Wind
      1121SSE164Mod. Wind
      816SE131Mod. Wind
      917ESE112Mod. Wind
      916E85Mod. Wind
      815NE52Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:17 AM/1.51m
      • Low
        • 12:55 AM/0.62m
        • 1:23 PM/0.79m
  • Sun 26
    • 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
      141-21-20-11-21-21-2
      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°
      5.11.68.0ESE104
      5.11.58.0ESE104
      4.91.58.0ESE103
      4.71.48.0ESE102
      4.41.38.0E100
      4.61.48.0E98
      5.61.78.0SE135
      6.52.06.1S188

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1120NNE33Mod. Wind
      1223NNE24Mod. Wind
      1223NNE19Mod. Wind
      1018NNE26Mod. Wind
      24E96Calm
      1834SSW196Fresh Wind
      2139SSW200Strong Wind
      2037SSW210Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 8:23 AM/1.44m
      • Low
        • 1:46 AM/0.72m
        • 2:40 PM/0.88m
  • Mon 27
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      021-21-20-10-11-21-2
      052-31-20-10-11-21-2
      082-31-20-10-11-21-2
      112-31-20-10-12-31-2
      143-42-30-10-12-33-4
      174-52-30-10-13-43-5
      204-52-30-10-13-44-5
      234-52-30-10-13-44-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.22.26.9S187
      7.42.27.4S186
      7.32.27.8S184
      7.22.29.1S184
      7.62.314.9SSW200
      8.42.618.3SSW199
      9.02.817.4SSW200
      9.22.816.5SSW200

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2038SSW195Fresh Wind
      1834SSW193Fresh Wind
      1631S184Fresh Wind
      1325S173Mod. Wind
      816SSE151Mod. Wind
      612E98Light Wind
      714ENE59Mod. Wind
      1019NE48Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 9:58 AM/1.42m
      • Low
        • 3:07 AM/0.78m
        • 4:30 PM/0.88m
  • Tue 28
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      023-52-30-10-13-43-5
      053-52-30-10-13-43-4
      083-42-30-10-12-33-4
      113-41-20-10-12-33-4
      143-41-20-10-12-33-4
      173-41-20-10-12-33-4
      203-42-30-10-12-33-4
      233-43-53-43-43-43-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.92.715.9SSW200
      8.52.615.4SSW201
      8.02.415.0SSW201
      7.52.314.6SSW202
      7.42.314.3SSW203
      7.92.414.0SSW202
      8.92.711.2SSW195
      9.42.98.0ENE64

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1223NNE31Mod. Wind
      1425NNE24Mod. Wind
      1427NNE26Mod. Wind
      1528NE36Fresh Wind
      1935NE51Fresh Wind
      2342NE46Strong Wind
      2649NE36Strong Wind
      2648NNE28Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 11:30 AM/1.51m
      • Low
        • 4:47 AM/0.76m
        • 5:58 PM/0.77m

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