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Plett to Port Alfred

Thursday 14 June 2018

One of those warm to hot prefrontal N to NW devil wind days Thursday - fresh to strong and brushing a small 2' swell vigorously back. Then the buster klaps the coast mid into the arvi. A big storm swell and proper winds begin to blast into the night, and Friday dawns with proper winter carnage. A 15ft going on 20ft stormsea blasted mostly past the coast by westerly gales, shunted across the bow. Partly cloudy and cooler. It's a mess. Saturday swell still very west and a lot missing, with ambient 15ft W swell easing to 8ft SW swell as it begins backing around to the south. Starts off missing coast, but should be picking up more and more now as swell shifts more SW later in day. Wind moderates from the west all day, ending crisp offshore with evening session feasible. Partly cloudy and cool with showers. Sunday 4-5' south swell consistent and clean, with chance of dawnie, but perhaps skunked by weird burst of NNE beast wind morning sickness, but improving into the arvi as westerlies puff again (tho possibly fresh devils NW). Warmer today. Monday cooking 6-8' groundswell in crisp straight fresh W offshore. Naas! Cloudy and cool.

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Eastern Cape West

  • Sea Temp: 16.6 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 5:15 PM
  • Sunrise: 7:21 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Mon 18

      • 15  
      • 14  
      • 13  
      • 13  
      • 14  
  • Tue 19

      • 18  
      • 19  
      • 19  
      • 19  
      • 19  
  • Wed 20

      • 14  
      • 13  
      • 12  
      • 11  
      • 11  
  • Thu 21

      • 10  
      • 10  
      • 10  
      • 10  
      • 10  
  • Fri 22

      • 14  
      • 17  
      • 18  
      • 17  
      • 16  
  • Sat 23

      • 12  
      • 11  
      • 11  
      • 11  
      • 15  
  • Sun 24

      • 21  
      • 20  
      • 19  
      • 18  
      • 13  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 13  
      20
      • 15  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 15  
      20
      • 13  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 13  
      20
      • 12  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 13  
      20
      • 13  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 17  
      14
      • 16  
      17
      • 16  
      20
      • 15  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 13  
      20
      • 14  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 16  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Mon 18

      • 21  
      08
      • 19  
      11
      • 18  
      14
      • 21  
      17
      • 24  
      20
  • Tue 19

      • 23  
      08
      • 24  
      11
      • 26  
      14
      • 26  
      17
      • 23  
      20
  • Wed 20

      • 12  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 7  
      14
      • 3  
      17
      • 2  
      20
  • Thu 21

      • 15  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 19  
      17
      • 18  
      20
  • Fri 22

      • 14  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 3  
      14
      • 6  
      17
      • 15  
      20
  • Sat 23

      • 11  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 16  
      14
      • 20  
      17
      • 33  
      20
  • Sun 24

      • 26  
      08
      • 21  
      11
      • 18  
      14
      • 14  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Mon 18
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      026-82-33-45-7
      0510-122-33-48-10
      0810-121-23-48-10
      118-101-22-38-10
      148-100-12-36-8
      178-100-12-36-8
      208-101-23-48-10
      2310-121-23-48-10
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      11.13.412.2SSW203
      14.64.512.4SW225
      15.04.612.6SW232
      13.94.212.6SW235
      13.14.012.5WSW237
      13.04.012.5WSW236
      13.74.213.3SW230
      14.54.413.4SW229

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2547WSW252Strong Wind
      2445W261Strong Wind
      2138W268Strong Wind
      1935W277Fresh Wind
      1834W275Fresh Wind
      2139W264Strong Wind
      2444W264Strong Wind
      2241W272Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:50 AM/1.67m
      • Low
        • 12:36 AM/0.47m
        • 12:57 PM/0.41m
  • Tue 19
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      0210-152-33-510-12
      0515-183-45-710-15
      0815-183-45-710-15
      1115-183-45-715-18
      1418-203-46-815-18
      1718-203-46-815-18
      2015-183-45-715-18
      2315-183-45-710-15
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      15.44.713.7SW227
      16.75.114.9SW222
      18.05.514.9SW224
      18.75.714.8SW224
      19.15.814.8SW224
      19.15.814.7SW224
      18.75.714.5SW224
      18.05.514.4SW224

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2139W281Strong Wind
      2242W278Strong Wind
      2343W276Strong Wind
      2445W276Strong Wind
      2648W273Strong Wind
      2648W267Strong Wind
      2344W261Strong Wind
      2139W265Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:47 AM/1.53m
      • Low
        • 1:34 AM/0.58m
        • 1:52 PM/0.52m
  • Wed 20
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      0210-153-44-610-15
      0510-152-33-510-12
      0810-121-23-48-10
      118-101-22-36-8
      146-81-22-36-8
      176-81-22-35-7
      206-81-22-35-7
      235-70-11-24-6
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      16.85.114.1SW225
      15.44.713.7SW227
      14.04.313.4SW229
      12.93.913.0SW230
      12.03.712.7SW231
      11.33.512.6SW232
      10.83.312.5SW232
      10.33.112.4SW232

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1936W268Fresh Wind
      1630W271Fresh Wind
      1223W280Mod. Wind
      918WNW299Mod. Wind
      713NW304Mod. Wind
      37NW315Calm
      23N1Calm
      59NE38Light Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 8:56 AM/1.42m
      • Low
        • 2:45 AM/0.67m
        • 2:59 PM/0.63m
  • Thu 21
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      025-70-11-24-6
      055-70-11-24-6
      085-70-11-24-6
      115-70-11-24-6
      145-70-11-24-6
      175-70-11-24-6
      205-70-11-24-6
      235-70-11-24-6
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      10.03.112.4SW232
      9.93.012.4SW232
      9.83.012.4SW232
      9.83.012.5SW233
      9.62.912.6SW233
      9.62.912.6SW234
      9.73.012.5SW235
      10.23.112.6WSW236

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      917NE44Mod. Wind
      1324NE39Mod. Wind
      1528NE35Fresh Wind
      1223NNE12Mod. Wind
      1223WNW291Mod. Wind
      1935WSW254Fresh Wind
      1834W260Fresh Wind
      2140W261Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 10:14 AM/1.36m
      • Low
        • 4:13 AM/0.71m
        • 4:20 PM/0.68m
  • Fri 22
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      026-80-11-25-7
      056-81-22-36-8
      0810-121-23-48-10
      1115-182-34-610-15
      1418-203-45-715-18
      1715-182-34-610-15
      2010-151-23-510-15
      2310-151-23-410-12
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      11.23.411.5SW236
      12.33.811.6SW234
      14.04.313.0SW230
      16.95.215.2SW229
      18.25.616.5SW230
      17.35.316.3SW232
      15.84.816.1SW234
      14.64.515.8SW236

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2140WSW258Strong Wind
      1936WSW251Fresh Wind
      1427WSW255Mod. Wind
      815W266Mod. Wind
      36NW307Calm
      611NE54Light Wind
      1528NE51Fresh Wind
      2139NE39Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 11:33 AM/1.36m
      • Low
        • 5:39 AM/0.69m
        • 5:40 PM/0.68m
  • Sat 23
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      0210-121-23-48-10
      058-101-22-38-10
      088-100-12-36-8
      116-80-12-36-8
      146-80-11-25-7
      176-80-12-35-7
      2010-121-23-48-10
      2315-181-24-510-15
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      13.64.215.5SW235
      12.63.915.2SW235
      11.83.614.6SW236
      11.13.414.3SW235
      10.73.313.7SW236
      11.03.413.4SW236
      15.14.613.0SW236
      20.16.112.6SW236

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1835NNE31Fresh Wind
      1324N3Mod. Wind
      1121NW320Mod. Wind
      1325W278Mod. Wind
      1630W272Fresh Wind
      2038W270Fresh Wind
      3362W261Near Gale
      3463W263Near Gale

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:04 AM/1.57m
        • 12:39 PM/1.40m
      • Low
        • 6:44 AM/0.63m
        • 6:43 PM/0.64m
  • Sun 24
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      0218-202-34-615-18
      0518-202-35-715-18
      0818-202-35-715-18
      1115-182-34-615-18
      1415-182-34-615-18
      1715-182-34-615-18
      2015-182-34-615-18
      2315-182-34-510-15
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      21.56.512.9SW236
      21.36.513.5SW233
      20.76.313.8SW233
      19.86.013.9SW233
      19.15.814.2SW234
      18.35.615.7SW233
      17.45.316.8SW232
      16.35.016.8SW233

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      3260W262Near Gale
      2955W260Near Gale
      2648W261Strong Wind
      2140W266Strong Wind
      1835W263Fresh Wind
      1426W261Mod. Wind
      1120WSW258Mod. Wind
      917W268Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:00 AM/1.62m
        • 1:31 PM/1.47m
      • Low
        • 7:33 AM/0.56m
        • 7:32 PM/0.59m
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