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Far North (Zinkwazi and beyond)

Friday 18 July 2014

Sorry for sporadic updates. Missioning in JBay. Stiff S buster blows Friday with a mixed 3-4' general swell around. Wind goes miffish SE later. Saturday nice glassy start with fun 4' options on open coast, then another S buster due to push late morning or later, looking a bit SSE when it arrives. Sunday cranking surf 4-7' or so in light lumpy morning sick bump with whiff of SE easing to light lump later. Monday cooking 4-6' down coast in light offshores or light N crossshores. Tuesday nice clean conditions and it could be 3-4' building to 5' in arvi as wind puffs mildly miff NE.

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KZN North Coast

  • Sea Temp: 20.3 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 5:18 PM
  • Sunrise: 6:46 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Thu 24

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      •    
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Fri 25

      • 7  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 9  
  • Sat 26

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
  • Sun 27

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Mon 28

      • 11  
      • 11  
      • 10  
      • 9  
      • 9  
  • Tue 29

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Wed 30

      • 9  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 7  
      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      • 12  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 12  
      20
      • 6  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 7  
      14
      • 7  
      17
      • 7  
      20
      • 7  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 8  
      17
      • 8  
      20
      • 10  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 14  
      20
      • 13  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 12  
      20
      • 11  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 18  
      20
      • 15  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 13  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Thu 24

      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      • 14  
      14
      • 16  
      17
      • 18  
      20
  • Fri 25

      • 23  
      08
      • 24  
      11
      • 25  
      14
      • 26  
      17
      • 26  
      20
  • Sat 26

      • 18  
      08
      • 19  
      11
      • 19  
      14
      • 19  
      17
      • 15  
      20
  • Sun 27

      • 4  
      08
      • 3  
      11
      • 6  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 14  
      20
  • Mon 28

      • 15  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 15  
      20
  • Tue 29

      • 9  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 5  
      14
      • 6  
      17
      • 7  
      20
  • Wed 30

      • 13  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 16  
      14
      • 17  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Thu 24
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      142-30-12-3
      172-31-22-3
      202-31-22-3
      232-31-22-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.82.112.3SSW196
      6.52.012.0S187
      6.52.011.8S185
      6.72.011.5S182

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1426N0Mod. Wind
      1629NNE14Fresh Wind
      1833NNE19Fresh Wind
      2037NNE18Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:12 AM/1.61m
        • 2:41 PM/1.62m
      • Low
        • 8:29 AM/0.52m
        • 8:44 PM/0.55m
  • Fri 25
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-31-22-3
      050-10-10-1
      080-10-10-1
      110-10-10-1
      140-10-10-1
      170-10-10-1
      200-10-10-1
      230-10-10-1
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.92.111.2SSE168
      7.12.26.2NNE20
      7.32.26.4NNE21
      7.72.46.7NNE26
      8.02.56.9NNE24
      8.32.57.1NNE24
      8.52.67.3NNE27
      8.52.67.3NNE25

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2139NNE14Strong Wind
      2241NNE11Strong Wind
      2343N8Strong Wind
      2445N4Strong Wind
      2546N5Strong Wind
      2648N10Strong Wind
      2648N10Strong Wind
      2548N4Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:51 AM/1.70m
        • 3:15 PM/1.72m
      • Low
        • 9:04 AM/0.42m
        • 9:19 PM/0.46m
  • Sat 26
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      020-10-10-1
      050-10-11-2
      082-30-11-2
      112-30-11-2
      142-30-12-3
      172-30-12-3
      202-31-22-3
      232-31-22-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.72.67.3NNE29
      7.92.47.2NE35
      7.62.36.6SSW212
      7.92.47.2SSW200
      8.12.57.8SSW196
      8.42.58.1SSW195
      8.22.58.4S188
      7.82.48.6S188

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2648N352Strong Wind
      1527WNW283Fresh Wind
      1833SSW207Fresh Wind
      1936S190Fresh Wind
      1935S182Fresh Wind
      1936S172Fresh Wind
      1529SSE158Fresh Wind
      1426SSE160Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:24 AM/1.77m
        • 3:47 PM/1.81m
      • Low
        • 9:36 AM/0.34m
        • 9:52 PM/0.38m
  • Sun 27
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-42-32-3
      052-31-22-3
      082-31-23-4
      113-50-12-3
      143-50-12-3
      173-40-12-3
      203-40-12-3
      233-50-13-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.52.39.5SSE153
      7.52.310.4S169
      7.72.410.4S176
      7.72.415.1SSW209
      7.52.314.8SSW209
      7.32.214.3SSW209
      7.32.214.1SSW207
      8.02.513.9SSW206

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1121SSE151Mod. Wind
      815SE141Mod. Wind
      48SSE158Light Wind
      37SW222Calm
      612SW232Light Wind
      918SW222Mod. Wind
      1427SSW196Mod. Wind
      1528SSW196Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:55 AM/1.83m
        • 4:17 PM/1.88m
      • Low
        • 10:05 AM/0.28m
        • 10:22 PM/0.34m
  • Mon 28
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      025-70-13-5
      056-81-24-5
      086-81-24-5
      115-71-24-5
      144-61-23-5
      174-51-23-4
      203-51-23-4
      233-41-23-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.73.013.6SSW204
      11.03.413.2SSW203
      11.13.412.8SSW203
      10.53.212.6SSW201
      9.93.012.3SSW198
      9.42.911.9SSW198
      8.92.711.6SSW196
      8.52.611.2SSW194

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1733SSW197Fresh Wind
      1732SSW191Fresh Wind
      1529SSW192Fresh Wind
      1427SSW195Mod. Wind
      1529SSW194Fresh Wind
      1528S186Fresh Wind
      1529S176Fresh Wind
      1528S175Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:25 AM/1.85m
        • 4:45 PM/1.91m
      • Low
        • 10:33 AM/0.25m
        • 10:52 PM/0.32m
  • Tue 29
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-41-23-4
      053-41-22-3
      082-31-22-3
      112-30-12-3
      142-30-12-3
      172-31-22-3
      203-51-23-4
      234-62-34-6
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.12.511.0SSW193
      7.62.310.8S191
      7.22.210.5S190
      6.82.110.3S188
      6.52.010.2S187
      6.52.010.2S184
      7.32.218.2S190
      8.82.717.3S189

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1325S179Mod. Wind
      1324S171Mod. Wind
      918SSE163Mod. Wind
      714SSE162Mod. Wind
      511SE144Light Wind
      611E100Light Wind
      714ENE57Mod. Wind
      917NNE29Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:53 AM/1.85m
        • 5:14 PM/1.92m
      • Low
        • 11:01 AM/0.25m
        • 11:21 PM/0.34m
  • Wed 30
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      025-72-34-6
      055-71-24-6
      084-61-24-5
      114-51-23-4
      143-41-23-4
      173-41-22-3
      203-41-22-3
      232-31-22-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.83.016.3S191
      9.83.015.5SSW193
      9.22.814.8SSW196
      8.42.614.2SSW196
      7.72.313.5SSW197
      7.22.213.0SSW193
      7.02.112.7S191
      6.82.112.4S188

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1019NNE15Mod. Wind
      1222N8Mod. Wind
      1324N2Mod. Wind
      1427N2Mod. Wind
      1629N7Fresh Wind
      1732NNE12Fresh Wind
      1935NNE14Fresh Wind
      1936N10Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:22 AM/1.83m
        • 5:42 PM/1.89m
      • Low
        • 11:29 AM/0.27m
        • 11:49 PM/0.38m

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Comments  

 
#4 Chris Mason 2011-03-17 14:35
Looking good...Enjoy Steve-o!
 
 
#3 Steve-o 2011-02-14 11:10
Friday morning looking good. Here's hoping it doesn't push forward to Thursday night
 
 
#2 Chris Mason 2011-01-24 13:09
All good Steve-o! Will keep 'em coming!
 
 
#1 Steve-o 2011-01-19 15:01
Thanks for the detailed forecast Chris!
 
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