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Cape St Francis to Port Alfred

Monday 16 January 2017

Nasty spate of onshore before new swell and westerlies. Monday moderately messy SE onshore and 3' surf goes 4' in arvi. Tuesday ripped up by a beastly burst of easterly beasterly that freshens all day, peaking overnight and tearing the hump off Wednesday which looks wild and messy and shredded by an easterly near-gale. Meanwhile, a long range groundswell begins to register beneath the windswelled mess. The westerly comes through in the night, brushing back the chaos, and Thursday dawns very different, with strong W busters and increasing 4-5' south swell shows, especially in arvi. Sheltered points evening sesh looks best. Friday 4-5'+ surf open coast in fresh to strong west winds. Both days look like wind a bit strong, but sheltered points are fun.

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Eastern Cape South

  • Sea Temp: 17.9 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 7:30 PM
  • Sunrise: 5:25 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Thu 19

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      • 8  
  • Fri 20

      • 9  
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      • 12  
  • Sat 21

      • 10  
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      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 8  
  • Sun 22

      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
  • Mon 23

      • 8  
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      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 9  
  • Tue 24

      • 10  
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      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 9  
  • Wed 25

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 9  
      • 9  
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        -
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      • 16  
      20
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      08
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      11
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      17
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      20
      • 13  
      08
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      11
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      14
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      17
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      20
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      08
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      11
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      14
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      08
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      11
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      20
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      08
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      11
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      14
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      17
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      08
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      11
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      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Thu 19

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        -
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      • 13  
      20
  • Fri 20

      • 20  
      08
      • 21  
      11
      • 20  
      14
      • 18  
      17
      • 14  
      20
  • Sat 21

      • 4  
      08
      • 1  
      11
      • 5  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 18  
      20
  • Sun 22

      • 21  
      08
      • 18  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 8  
      20
  • Mon 23

      • 1  
      08
      • 2  
      11
      • 5  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 9  
      20
  • Tue 24

      • 8  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 16  
      20
  • Wed 25

      • 12  
      08
      • 19  
      11
      • 21  
      14
      • 24  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Thu 19
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      204-61-21-24-5
      234-61-21-24-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.42.615.5SW227
      8.42.615.4SW227

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1325SW234Mod. Wind
      1324WSW256Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 8:16 AM/1.58m
      • Low
        • 1:33 AM/0.66m
        • 2:18 PM/0.82m
  • Fri 20
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      024-61-21-24-5
      055-71-21-24-6
      085-71-22-34-6
      116-81-22-35-7
      146-81-23-46-8
      178-101-23-46-8
      208-101-23-46-8
      236-81-22-36-8
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.52.615.0SW227
      8.82.714.6SW228
      9.12.814.5SW227
      10.03.114.2SW226
      11.43.513.7SW224
      12.33.713.3SW224
      12.23.713.3SW225
      11.63.513.3SW226

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1732W265Fresh Wind
      1936W263Fresh Wind
      2038W265Fresh Wind
      2139W261Strong Wind
      2038WSW250Fresh Wind
      1834WSW238Fresh Wind
      1426SW234Mod. Wind
      1019SW236Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 9:17 AM/1.49m
      • Low
        • 2:21 AM/0.78m
        • 3:28 PM/0.90m
  • Sat 21
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      026-81-22-36-8
      056-81-22-35-7
      085-71-22-35-7
      115-71-21-24-6
      144-60-11-24-5
      174-50-11-23-5
      204-50-11-23-5
      233-50-11-23-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      11.03.413.3SW226
      10.53.213.2SW226
      10.03.013.2SW227
      9.52.912.9SW228
      9.02.712.7SW228
      8.52.612.6SW228
      8.22.512.4SW228
      8.22.512.3SW228

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      714WSW247Mod. Wind
      510W264Light Wind
      47WNW285Light Wind
      12NW311Calm
      510E97Light Wind
      1324E84Mod. Wind
      1834ENE70Fresh Wind
      2139ENE62Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 10:36 AM/1.44m
      • Low
        • 3:32 AM/0.87m
        • 5:13 PM/0.91m
  • Sun 22
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      023-50-11-23-4
      054-50-11-23-5
      084-50-11-23-5
      114-50-11-23-5
      143-50-11-23-4
      173-50-11-23-4
      203-40-11-23-4
      233-40-11-23-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.32.512.0SW229
      8.62.611.8SW229
      8.82.711.7SW229
      8.72.611.6SW228
      8.42.511.4SW228
      8.12.511.2SW228
      8.02.410.6SW225
      7.92.410.5SW224

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2140ENE61Strong Wind
      2241ENE59Strong Wind
      2140ENE58Strong Wind
      1834ENE61Fresh Wind
      1426ENE71Mod. Wind
      1223ENE79Mod. Wind
      816ENE74Mod. Wind
      510ENE78Light Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 11:59 AM/1.46m
      • Low
        • 5:17 AM/0.91m
        • 6:41 PM/0.84m
  • Mon 23
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      023-41-21-23-4
      053-41-21-23-4
      083-40-11-23-4
      113-40-11-23-4
      144-50-11-23-5
      175-71-22-34-6
      205-71-22-34-6
      235-71-22-35-7
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.82.410.2SW217
      7.72.410.1SW214
      7.72.410.5SW223
      7.82.411.0SW223
      8.02.514.4SW226
      8.32.516.9SW223
      8.72.616.4SW223
      9.02.815.9SW224

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      01NE37Calm
      13SE129Calm
      11ENE61Calm
      23E80Calm
      59ESE108Light Wind
      917E101Mod. Wind
      916ENE72Mod. Wind
      47NE48Light Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:44 AM/1.36m
        • 1:03 PM/1.53m
      • Low
        • 6:44 AM/0.86m
        • 7:34 PM/0.74m
  • Tue 24
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      026-81-22-35-7
      056-81-22-35-7
      086-81-22-35-7
      115-71-22-35-7
      145-71-22-34-6
      175-71-21-24-6
      205-71-21-24-6
      234-60-11-24-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.42.915.5SW224
      9.62.915.3SW225
      9.62.915.2SW226
      9.52.914.9SW227
      9.32.814.5SW228
      9.12.814.3SW229
      9.02.714.2SW229
      8.72.613.9SW230

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      36S185Calm
      36SW225Calm
      815W265Mod. Wind
      917WSW239Mod. Wind
      1222SW226Mod. Wind
      1528SW215Fresh Wind
      1630SSW209Fresh Wind
      1325SSW191Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:41 AM/1.47m
        • 1:51 PM/1.62m
      • Low
        • 7:40 AM/0.77m
        • 8:13 PM/0.62m
  • Wed 25
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      024-50-11-23-5
      053-50-11-23-4
      083-50-11-23-4
      113-50-11-23-4
      144-50-11-23-5
      174-60-11-24-5
      203-43-43-42-3
      233-43-43-42-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.22.513.5SW231
      7.82.413.3SW231
      7.72.413.2SW231
      8.02.412.9SW232
      8.52.612.6SW232
      8.92.712.5SW231
      9.52.97.2ESE109
      10.03.07.2E95

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      815S173Mod. Wind
      714SE127Mod. Wind
      1223E99Mod. Wind
      1935E91Fresh Wind
      2140E86Strong Wind
      2445E81Strong Wind
      2649ENE73Strong Wind
      2649ENE69Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:23 AM/1.59m
        • 2:30 PM/1.71m
      • Low
        • 8:22 AM/0.67m
        • 8:47 PM/0.52m
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