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Amanzimtoti to Ballito Bay

Monday 27 March 2017

The surf is small Tuesday in fresh SSW winds which kills the Bluff coast and out of town spots. In town, clean, but small. Nothing special. Might be 1-2' with a small dribbly little SE windswell. Wednesday same swell, but nicer conditions with less wind and glassy seas at first, or a nice crisp W offshore. A light going on moderate easterly onshore puffs. Thursday a stiff NE beasterly onshore puts paid to a new swell, which shows sets to 4 or even 5' along open coast, smaller 2-3' in town. But that is all moot. The onshore klaps it. Friday fresh miff yeast winds continue. The wind abates overnight and Saturday dawns crisp offshore before a honking SW buster smacks thro in the morning, arriving between 8am and noon. Town sheltered of course, but a windblown 2' swell is all you can expect.

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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: 23.6 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 5:57 PM
  • Sunrise: 6:04 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Tue 28

      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 6  
      • 5  
  • Wed 29

      • 4  
      • 4  
      • 4  
      • 4  
      • 4  
  • Thu 30

      • 5  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 7  
  • Fri 31

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 7  
  • Sat 01

      • 6  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Sun 02

      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 6  
  • Mon 03

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 9  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 7  
      14
      • 8  
      17
      • 9  
      20
      • 10  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 10  
      20
      • 13  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 7  
      17
      • 7  
      20
      • 7  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 7  
      17
      • 7  
      20
      • 8  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 8  
      17
      • 7  
      20
      • 10  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 11  
      20
      • 8  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 6  
      14
      • 7  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Tue 28

      • 16  
      08
      • 17  
      11
      • 18  
      14
      • 17  
      17
      • 15  
      20
  • Wed 29

      • 11  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 6  
      14
      • 8  
      17
      • 10  
      20
  • Thu 30

      • 17  
      08
      • 18  
      11
      • 20  
      14
      • 20  
      17
      • 19  
      20
  • Fri 31

      • 16  
      08
      • 17  
      11
      • 16  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 14  
      20
  • Sat 01

      • 7  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 17  
      14
      • 19  
      17
      • 17  
      20
  • Sun 02

      • 5  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 17  
      17
      • 19  
      20
  • Mon 03

      • 4  
      08
      • 25  
      11
      • 24  
      14
      • 20  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Tue 28
    • 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
      111-21-20-11-21-21-2
      141-21-20-10-11-20-1
      171-21-20-10-11-20-1
      201-21-20-10-11-21-2
      231-21-20-11-21-21-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      4.61.47.9ESE110
      4.61.48.4ESE120
      4.91.59.3SE130
      5.11.69.6SE129
      5.41.67.2SSE154
      5.51.77.5SSE157
      5.31.68.6SE144
      5.01.59.7SE125

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1020SSW213Mod. Wind
      1425SSW212Mod. Wind
      1631SW220Fresh Wind
      1731SW216Fresh Wind
      1834SSW202Fresh Wind
      1731SSW192Fresh Wind
      1528SSW198Fresh Wind
      1325SSW202Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:58 AM/2.15m
        • 4:12 PM/2.11m
      • Low
        • 10:07 AM/0.12m
        • 10:20 PM/0.06m
  • Wed 29
    • 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
      081-21-20-10-11-21-2
      111-21-20-10-11-21-2
      141-21-20-10-11-21-2
      171-21-20-10-11-21-2
      201-21-20-10-11-21-2
      231-21-20-10-11-21-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      4.71.49.6ESE121
      4.51.49.6ESE116
      4.31.39.5ESE114
      4.11.39.5ESE113
      4.01.29.5ESE113
      3.91.29.6ESE113
      3.91.29.6ESE114
      4.11.29.6ESE114

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1222SSW205Mod. Wind
      1222SSW210Mod. Wind
      1121SSW210Mod. Wind
      815S185Mod. Wind
      612SE130Light Wind
      815ENE76Mod. Wind
      1019NE48Mod. Wind
      1324NE36Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:31 AM/2.19m
        • 4:46 PM/2.12m
      • Low
        • 10:41 AM/0.09m
        • 10:54 PM/0.06m
  • Thu 30
    • 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
      142-31-20-10-12-31-2
      172-32-31-21-22-32-3
      201-22-31-21-21-21-2
      231-21-21-21-21-21-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      4.41.310.5SE127
      4.71.412.8S177
      5.11.612.6S177
      5.51.712.8S179
      5.91.812.8S180
      6.31.97.3E87
      6.62.06.9ENE68
      6.82.16.5NE55

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1427NNE28Mod. Wind
      1630NNE23Fresh Wind
      1732NNE22Fresh Wind
      1834NNE30Fresh Wind
      2037NE40Fresh Wind
      2037NE41Fresh Wind
      1936NNE32Fresh Wind
      1936NNE25Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:06 AM/2.16m
        • 5:21 PM/2.07m
      • Low
        • 11:15 AM/0.12m
        • 11:29 PM/0.13m
  • Fri 31
    • 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
      081-21-21-21-21-21-2
      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°
      6.82.16.8NE54
      6.72.07.1NE55
      6.62.07.3ENE57
      6.62.07.4NE56
      6.42.07.5ENE59
      6.41.97.4ENE58
      6.62.07.4ENE59
      6.42.07.4ENE60

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1733NNE22Fresh Wind
      1630NNE19Fresh Wind
      1630NNE19Fresh Wind
      1731NNE30Fresh Wind
      1630NE41Fresh Wind
      1426NE40Mod. Wind
      1427NNE29Mod. Wind
      611NNE22Light Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:41 AM/2.08m
        • 5:58 PM/1.97m
      • Low
        • 11:51 AM/0.22m
  • Sat 01
    • 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
      081-21-21-21-21-21-2
      111-21-21-21-21-21-2
      141-21-21-21-21-21-2
      171-22-30-11-21-21-2
      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°
      6.21.97.5ENE62
      5.91.87.5ENE62
      5.51.77.5ENE63
      5.21.67.5ENE65
      5.31.67.5ENE66
      5.81.87.5ESE116
      6.01.86.9SSW199
      5.61.78.1SSW196

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      612NNE18Light Wind
      13NNW346Calm
      714SSW209Mod. Wind
      1222SSW198Mod. Wind
      1731S191Fresh Wind
      1936SSW196Fresh Wind
      1732SSW196Fresh Wind
      1325SSW191Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:18 AM/1.94m
      • Low
        • 12:06 AM/0.26m
        • 12:29 PM/0.36m
  • Sun 02
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      021-21-20-10-11-21-2
      051-21-20-10-11-20-1
      081-21-20-10-11-21-2
      111-21-20-10-11-20-1
      141-21-20-10-11-21-2
      171-21-20-10-11-21-2
      201-21-20-10-11-21-2
      232-32-31-21-22-31-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.21.68.8S181
      5.11.68.8SSE167
      5.01.59.8SSE154
      5.01.510.4SSE160
      5.11.611.3S173
      5.41.611.2S173
      5.71.711.0S172
      6.11.97.5E85

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1121S181Mod. Wind
      917SSE162Mod. Wind
      510ESE104Light Wind
      713NE47Mod. Wind
      1325NE51Mod. Wind
      1732NE51Fresh Wind
      1935NE35Fresh Wind
      2038NNE22Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:00 AM/1.76m
      • Low
        • 12:47 AM/0.43m
        • 1:13 PM/0.53m
  • Mon 03
    • 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
      081-22-31-21-21-21-2
      112-31-20-10-12-31-2
      141-21-20-10-11-21-2
      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°
      6.52.06.3ENE60
      6.72.06.5NE54
      6.11.97.9ENE74
      6.21.911.0S170
      7.72.46.2SSW194
      8.02.47.1SSW192
      7.22.27.4S191
      6.31.98.1S191

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2139NNE18Strong Wind
      1733NNE13Fresh Wind
      48NW314Light Wind
      2546SSW205Strong Wind
      2446SSW200Strong Wind
      2038SSW199Fresh Wind
      1630SSW204Fresh Wind
      1324SSW210Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:51 AM/1.56m
      • Low
        • 1:35 AM/0.63m
        • 2:10 PM/0.72m

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