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Cape St Francis to Port Alfred

Weekend 18 February 2017

Nowhere conditions Friday with soft nowhere 2-3' SSW windswell running open coast in light going moderate to miff yeasterly onshore. Saturday lekker new proper groundswell is thumping open coast with lekker 4-5' sets perhaps some to six. Surf early when the offshore nice and crisp. It soons starts to feather, and then buckle into a white capped buster, and it's a bit too strong for most. Nice punchy period to 16 secods. Sunday early might cook again at sunrise before a okay but not ideal SSW breeze starts to swing S then moderate to freshly miff SE onshore. Swell seems solid 4-6' easing to 3-5'. Monday eish, the onshore winds come up early and set to mess with dribbly 2-4' leftovers. Tuesday sorry a consistent new nice directioned SSW swell to 5' open coast is smeared by SE onshore.

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Eastern Cape West

  • Sea Temp: 21.1 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 7:00 PM
  • Sunrise: 6:00 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Thu 23

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
  • Fri 24

      • 9  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Sat 25

      • 9  
      • 10  
      • 12  
      • 13  
      • 13  
  • Sun 26

      • 12  
      • 11  
      • 11  
      • 11  
      • 11  
  • Mon 27

      • 10  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 8  
      • 8  
  • Tue 28

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 9  
  • Wed 01

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 11  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 9  
      20
      • 8  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 9  
      20
      • 7  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 9  
      20
      • 13  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 12  
      20
      • 12  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 11  
      20
      • 10  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 8  
      20
      • 15  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 13  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Thu 23

      • 18  
      08
      • 20  
      11
      • 20  
      14
      • 22  
      17
      • 24  
      20
  • Fri 24

      • 19  
      08
      • 16  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 9  
      20
  • Sat 25

      • 26  
      08
      • 27  
      11
      • 29  
      14
      • 27  
      17
      • 24  
      20
  • Sun 26

      • 18  
      08
      • 17  
      11
      • 17  
      14
      • 16  
      17
      • 15  
      20
  • Mon 27

      • 3  
      08
      • 1  
      11
      • 5  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 12  
      20
  • Tue 28

      • 20  
      08
      • 22  
      11
      • 22  
      14
      • 23  
      17
      • 23  
      20
  • Wed 01

      • 15  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 12  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Thu 23
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      023-41-21-22-3
      053-41-21-22-3
      083-41-21-22-3
      113-41-21-23-4
      143-41-21-23-4
      173-41-22-33-4
      202-31-22-32-3
      232-32-32-32-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.12.211.1SSW208
      7.12.211.0SSW207
      7.22.210.9SSW206
      7.42.210.8SSW204
      7.62.310.7SSW200
      7.82.410.6SSW197
      8.32.59.3S177
      8.82.77.5E91

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1529ENE64Fresh Wind
      1630ENE64Fresh Wind
      1834ENE66Fresh Wind
      2037ENE67Fresh Wind
      2038ENE73Fresh Wind
      2241ENE77Strong Wind
      2444ENE72Strong Wind
      2546ENE64Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:02 AM/1.55m
        • 2:11 PM/1.64m
      • Low
        • 8:08 AM/0.71m
        • 8:27 PM/0.56m
  • Fri 24
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      021-22-32-31-2
      051-22-31-21-2
      081-22-31-21-2
      111-22-32-31-2
      141-22-32-31-2
      172-32-32-31-2
      202-32-32-32-3
      232-32-32-32-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.12.87.6E79
      8.92.77.6ENE73
      8.52.67.8ENE75
      8.12.58.1ENE78
      7.62.38.4E84
      7.32.28.8E96
      7.02.19.0ESE107
      6.92.19.2ESE112

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2444ENE60Strong Wind
      2140ENE60Strong Wind
      1936ENE59Fresh Wind
      1631ENE57Fresh Wind
      1224ENE59Mod. Wind
      1020ENE63Mod. Wind
      917NNE33Mod. Wind
      1120WNW296Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:38 AM/1.70m
        • 2:48 PM/1.76m
      • Low
        • 8:44 AM/0.57m
        • 8:59 PM/0.43m
  • Sat 25
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      022-32-32-32-3
      053-42-33-42-3
      082-30-10-12-3
      113-40-10-13-4
      145-70-11-24-6
      176-81-22-35-7
      206-81-22-35-7
      236-81-22-35-7
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.12.29.2ESE119
      8.02.48.7SE129
      9.22.86.5WSW256
      10.23.17.4WSW246
      12.03.68.2SW236
      13.04.08.9SW232
      12.83.99.2SW229
      12.33.810.0SW227

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2038W272Fresh Wind
      2547WSW259Strong Wind
      2648WSW257Strong Wind
      2750WSW252Strong Wind
      2955WSW247Near Gale
      2751SW235Strong Wind
      2444SW229Strong Wind
      2140SW230Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:11 AM/1.83m
        • 3:21 PM/1.87m
      • Low
        • 9:17 AM/0.45m
        • 9:30 PM/0.32m
  • Sun 26
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      026-81-22-36-8
      056-81-22-36-8
      086-81-22-36-8
      116-81-22-35-7
      146-81-22-35-7
      176-81-22-35-7
      206-81-23-45-7
      236-82-33-45-7
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      12.03.711.8SW226
      11.83.612.8SW225
      11.53.512.6SW224
      11.23.412.5SW225
      11.03.412.4SW224
      11.03.312.4SW221
      11.03.412.4SW217
      11.03.412.2SSW209

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2037SW230Fresh Wind
      1936SW232Fresh Wind
      1835SW232Fresh Wind
      1733SW233Fresh Wind
      1733SW227Fresh Wind
      1631SW220Fresh Wind
      1529SSW210Fresh Wind
      1224SSW202Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:43 AM/1.94m
        • 3:54 PM/1.95m
      • Low
        • 9:49 AM/0.35m
        • 10:01 PM/0.25m
  • Mon 27
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      025-72-33-45-7
      055-72-33-44-6
      084-62-33-44-5
      114-52-32-33-5
      143-52-32-33-4
      173-41-22-33-4
      202-31-22-32-3
      232-31-21-22-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      10.83.311.9SSW202
      10.43.211.7SSW199
      9.93.011.6SSW197
      9.32.811.3SSW192
      8.72.611.1SSW192
      8.12.510.8SSW192
      7.52.310.6S189
      7.22.210.3S187

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      916SSW200Mod. Wind
      611SSW208Light Wind
      35SSW212Calm
      13S182Calm
      510SE139Light Wind
      917ESE115Mod. Wind
      1223E89Mod. Wind
      1529ENE69Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:15 AM/2.03m
        • 4:28 PM/1.99m
      • Low
        • 10:21 AM/0.28m
        • 10:33 PM/0.21m
  • Tue 28
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      022-31-21-22-3
      052-31-21-22-3
      082-31-21-22-3
      113-41-21-23-4
      143-50-11-23-4
      173-41-21-22-3
      202-32-32-32-3
      233-53-43-43-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.22.210.2S189
      7.32.210.0S188
      7.52.39.9S189
      7.62.310.7SSW206
      7.82.411.6SW223
      8.12.58.6SSW196
      8.62.68.1E95
      8.82.79.3SE124

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1732ENE63Fresh Wind
      1935ENE60Fresh Wind
      2038ENE57Fresh Wind
      2240ENE59Strong Wind
      2241ENE66Strong Wind
      2342ENE68Strong Wind
      2343ENE61Strong Wind
      2038NE50Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:49 AM/2.07m
        • 5:03 PM/1.99m
      • Low
        • 10:55 AM/0.25m
        • 11:06 PM/0.21m
  • Wed 01
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      024-61-22-34-5
      054-61-21-23-5
      084-51-21-23-5
      114-50-11-23-5
      144-50-11-23-5
      173-50-11-23-4
      203-50-11-23-4
      233-40-11-23-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.42.515.4SW221
      7.92.415.1SW221
      7.72.414.6SW225
      7.72.414.3SW225
      7.72.313.9SW226
      7.62.313.4SW227
      7.42.313.3SW226
      7.32.213.1SW225

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1120NE37Mod. Wind
      713W274Mod. Wind
      1529SW231Fresh Wind
      1427SW223Mod. Wind
      1426SSW209Mod. Wind
      1222S190Mod. Wind
      1019SSE155Mod. Wind
      815ESE109Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:23 AM/2.06m
        • 5:39 PM/1.94m
      • Low
        • 11:29 AM/0.27m
        • 11:40 PM/0.26m

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