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North of Zinkwazi

Tuesday 20 September 2016

Clean glassy start Tuesday with 2-3' E windswell peaks about. Then the onshore blows. Wednesday onshore pumps, with a lot of N in the wind up north, less wind further south. Mixed bit of 3' swell. Thursday 3-4' mixed up swell improves all day as the west switch comes in. But not for that long. It goes moderate S later. Friday buster blows with fresh to strong S to SSE winds suggesting conditions not so lekker. Saturday kiff waves early, certainly conditions look lank nice, with glassy seas creased by long lulled intermittent 16 second groundswell with 4' sets perhaps? Lekker new south swell with nice period and direction improves all day, but sadly a light to moderate beast wind forecast. 

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KZN North Coast

  • Sea Temp: 21.2 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 5:54 PM
  • Sunrise: 5:40 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Mon 26

      • 7  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 9  
      • 9  
  • Tue 27

      • 10  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 8  
      • 8  
  • Wed 28

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 6  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Thu 29

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 9  
      • 9  
  • Fri 30

      • 10  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 10  
  • Sat 01

      • 11  
      • 11  
      • 11  
      • 11  
      • 11  
  • Sun 02

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

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Mon 26

      • 13  
      08
      • 16  
      11
      • 20  
      14
      • 23  
      17
      • 25  
      20
  • Tue 27

      • 26  
      08
      • 26  
      11
      • 26  
      14
      • 24  
      17
      • 26  
      20
  • Wed 28

      • 7  
      08
      • 6  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 19  
      17
      • 19  
      20
  • Thu 29

      • 14  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 12  
      20
  • Fri 30

      • 9  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 16  
      20
  • Sat 01

      • 22  
      08
      • 20  
      11
      • 16  
      14
      • 20  
      17
      • 26  
      20
  • Sun 02

      • 17  
      08
      • 16  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 16  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Mon 26
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      083-40-12-3
      113-40-12-3
      143-51-23-4
      173-51-23-5
      204-51-23-5
      234-51-23-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.22.211.7SSW200
      7.52.312.6SSW196
      8.02.414.1SSW191
      8.52.614.1SSW192
      8.92.713.9SSW193
      9.22.813.5SSW194

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1325NE43Mod. Wind
      1631NNE26Fresh Wind
      2037NNE22Fresh Wind
      2343NNE24Strong Wind
      2547NNE23Strong Wind
      2648NNE18Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:36 AM/1.41m
        • 1:16 PM/1.53m
      • Low
        • 6:54 AM/0.70m
        • 7:30 PM/0.67m
  • Tue 27
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      024-63-43-4
      050-10-10-1
      080-10-10-1
      110-10-10-1
      140-10-10-1
      170-10-10-1
      200-10-10-1
      230-10-11-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.42.98.8ESE111
      9.62.97.5NNE18
      9.52.97.1NNE14
      9.32.87.1NNE13
      8.92.77.0NNE15
      8.32.56.8NNE21
      8.42.66.8NNE29
      8.72.77.0NE36

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2649NNE13Strong Wind
      2750N5Strong Wind
      2649N359Strong Wind
      2649N2Strong Wind
      2648N10Strong Wind
      2445NNE22Strong Wind
      2648NNE24Strong Wind
      2547NNE19Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:36 AM/1.55m
        • 2:00 PM/1.68m
      • Low
        • 7:45 AM/0.56m
        • 8:12 PM/0.52m
  • Wed 28
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      020-10-11-2
      050-10-11-2
      080-10-11-2
      110-10-11-2
      140-10-11-2
      172-31-22-3
      202-31-22-3
      233-40-12-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.02.47.3NE37
      7.42.27.4NE38
      6.92.17.3NE40
      6.52.07.3NE44
      6.31.97.1NE49
      6.62.010.3S178
      7.32.211.6S188
      8.02.59.8SSW205

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1427NNW347Mod. Wind
      1121NNW348Mod. Wind
      713WSW252Mod. Wind
      611SSW192Light Wind
      1426S181Mod. Wind
      1935SSE164Fresh Wind
      1936SSE167Fresh Wind
      2038SSE155Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:16 AM/1.68m
        • 2:34 PM/1.82m
      • Low
        • 8:22 AM/0.43m
        • 8:45 PM/0.39m
  • Thu 29
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-50-12-3
      053-50-12-3
      083-40-12-3
      113-41-23-4
      143-50-13-4
      174-60-13-4
      205-70-13-4
      235-70-13-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.62.611.8SSW209
      8.52.611.8SSW208
      8.12.511.4SSW203
      7.82.411.3S190
      8.12.514.3SSW204
      8.82.715.3SSW212
      9.42.915.1SSW212
      9.62.914.9SSW212

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1936SSE153Fresh Wind
      1529SSE148Fresh Wind
      1426SE128Mod. Wind
      1121SE125Mod. Wind
      1019ESE113Mod. Wind
      1121E87Mod. Wind
      1223ENE77Mod. Wind
      1324ENE59Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:48 AM/1.79m
        • 3:04 PM/1.92m
      • Low
        • 8:53 AM/0.33m
        • 9:14 PM/0.30m
  • Fri 30
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      025-70-13-4
      055-70-13-4
      085-70-13-4
      115-70-13-4
      145-70-13-4
      175-70-13-4
      205-70-13-4
      235-70-13-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.62.914.8SSW212
      9.62.914.7SSW212
      9.52.914.6SSW212
      9.42.914.5SSW212
      9.42.914.4SSW211
      9.42.914.4SSW210
      9.62.914.5SSW210
      9.93.014.5SSW208

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1018NE46Mod. Wind
      918NE44Mod. Wind
      918NE35Mod. Wind
      916NNE33Mod. Wind
      1018NE51Mod. Wind
      1426ENE57Mod. Wind
      1630ENE57Fresh Wind
      1528ENE60Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:17 AM/1.87m
        • 3:31 PM/2.00m
      • Low
        • 9:21 AM/0.25m
        • 9:41 PM/0.23m
  • Sat 01
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      025-70-13-5
      056-80-14-5
      086-80-14-6
      116-81-24-6
      146-80-14-5
      175-70-14-5
      206-80-14-5
      235-71-24-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      10.23.114.7SSW207
      10.63.214.7SSW205
      11.03.414.5SSW205
      11.03.314.2SSW204
      10.73.213.9SSW204
      10.53.213.6SSW204
      10.93.313.4SSW204
      10.93.313.1SSW203

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1732ENE68Fresh Wind
      2139ENE67Strong Wind
      2241ENE63Strong Wind
      2038ENE60Fresh Wind
      1631ENE75Fresh Wind
      2037E101Fresh Wind
      2648SE138Strong Wind
      2343SE127Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:45 AM/1.92m
        • 3:58 PM/2.03m
      • Low
        • 9:48 AM/0.21m
        • 10:08 PM/0.20m
  • Sun 02
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      025-70-13-5
      054-60-13-4
      084-50-13-4
      113-50-13-4
      143-40-12-3
      173-40-12-3
      203-40-12-3
      233-40-12-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      10.23.112.8SSW203
      9.42.912.6SSW203
      8.92.712.4SSW203
      8.42.612.2SSW201
      8.12.511.9SSW200
      7.92.411.7SSW200
      7.82.411.6SSW200
      7.72.311.4SSW196

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1834SE137Fresh Wind
      1731SE141Fresh Wind
      1732SE137Fresh Wind
      1630SE132Fresh Wind
      1528SE133Fresh Wind
      1630SE128Fresh Wind
      1629SE126Fresh Wind
      1528ESE122Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:11 AM/1.94m
        • 4:24 PM/2.03m
      • Low
        • 10:14 AM/0.20m
        • 10:34 PM/0.21m

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