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North of Zinkwazi

Thursday 28 May 2015

Fresh /strong N wind bedevils Thursday to hurt a solid 3-4' swell on open coast. Swell drops to 3' by arvi while wind eases in S by DBN but keeps blowing up N. Friday small to flat in landbreezes puffing NE onshore later. Saturday weak windswell about 2-3' but cross-chopped hard by stiff N devils winds tho glassy /variable breezes in S towards Ballito. Sunday an epic long period swell to 5' builds and in the south, it cooks 4-6' in crisp west offshore, but in N, that dratted northerly digs in. Monday cooking in south, and options improve in N with NW due early, but concerning NNE direction could mean cross-onshores.

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KZN North Coast

  • Sea Temp: 22.7 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 5:04 PM
  • Sunrise: 6:41 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Sat 30

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 8  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Sun 31

      • 7  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
  • Mon 01

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Tue 02

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Wed 03

      • 6  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Thu 04

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 6  
  • Fri 05

      • 12  
      • 15  
      • 16  
      • 15  
      • 6  
      08
      • 6  
      11
      • 7  
      14
      • 6  
      17
      • 6  
      20
      • 16  
      08
      • 16  
      11
      • 16  
      14
      • 17  
      17
      • 17  
      20
      • 17  
      08
      • 16  
      11
      • 16  
      14
      • 16  
      17
      • 16  
      20
      • 15  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 15  
      20
      • 14  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 14  
      20
      • 6  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 12  
      20
      • 8  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 12  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Sat 30

      • 24  
      08
      • 24  
      11
      • 24  
      14
      • 23  
      17
      • 22  
      20
  • Sun 31

      • 18  
      08
      • 17  
      11
      • 17  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 16  
      20
  • Mon 01

      • 8  
      08
      • 5  
      11
      • 2  
      14
      • 1  
      17
      • 5  
      20
  • Tue 02

      • 7  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 4  
      14
      • 5  
      17
      • 9  
      20
  • Wed 03

      • 17  
      08
      • 18  
      11
      • 18  
      14
      • 20  
      17
      • 22  
      20
  • Thu 04

      • 22  
      08
      • 21  
      11
      • 16  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 12  
      20
  • Fri 05

      • 28  
      08
      • 26  
      11
      • 23  
      14
      • 19  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Sat 30
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      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
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.02.15.9N3
      7.42.26.3N360
      7.52.36.5N1
      7.32.26.4N5
      7.02.16.3N11
      6.72.06.2NNE17

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2444N2Strong Wind
      2445N1Strong Wind
      2445N7Strong Wind
      2343NNE14Strong Wind
      2241NNE20Strong Wind
      2038NNE15Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:35 AM/1.65m
        • 1:59 PM/1.59m
      • Low
        • 7:54 AM/0.52m
        • 8:01 PM/0.51m
  • Sun 31
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      020-10-10-1
      053-40-11-2
      083-50-12-3
      114-50-12-3
      144-50-12-3
      174-50-12-3
      204-60-13-4
      234-60-13-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.62.06.7NNE18
      6.82.112.4SW215
      7.32.216.3SSW213
      7.82.416.2SSW214
      8.12.516.0SW214
      8.12.516.5SW214
      8.22.516.6SW215
      8.42.617.3SW214

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1936N9Fresh Wind
      1834N6Fresh Wind
      1833N360Fresh Wind
      1733N353Fresh Wind
      1731N358Fresh Wind
      1529NNE12Fresh Wind
      1630NNE19Fresh Wind
      1631NNE17Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:13 AM/1.75m
        • 2:36 PM/1.69m
      • Low
        • 8:29 AM/0.41m
        • 8:38 PM/0.42m
  • Mon 01
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      024-60-13-4
      054-60-13-4
      084-60-13-4
      114-50-12-3
      144-50-12-3
      173-50-12-3
      203-40-12-3
      233-40-12-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.42.617.6SW214
      8.32.517.1SW214
      8.12.516.7SW214
      7.92.416.4SW214
      7.72.316.2SW214
      7.42.315.8SSW214
      7.12.215.7SW214
      6.92.115.6SW215

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1427N10Mod. Wind
      1121N3Mod. Wind
      815N350Mod. Wind
      59NW325Light Wind
      25NW311Calm
      13NE41Calm
      510NE49Light Wind
      713NE35Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:48 AM/1.83m
        • 3:11 PM/1.78m
      • Low
        • 9:03 AM/0.32m
        • 9:14 PM/0.35m
  • Tue 02
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-40-12-3
      053-40-12-3
      083-40-11-2
      113-40-12-3
      143-40-11-2
      173-40-11-2
      203-40-11-2
      232-30-11-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.72.015.5SW215
      6.62.015.4SW215
      6.52.015.4SW215
      6.52.015.3SSW214
      6.41.915.1SSW213
      6.31.914.8SSW213
      6.21.914.6SSW212
      6.11.914.4SSW212

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      611NNE29Light Wind
      611NE51Light Wind
      713NE52Mod. Wind
      713NE34Mod. Wind
      47NNE26Light Wind
      59ENE72Light Wind
      916ENE65Mod. Wind
      1122NE45Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:23 AM/1.89m
        • 3:45 PM/1.85m
      • Low
        • 9:37 AM/0.26m
        • 9:49 PM/0.30m
  • Wed 03
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-30-11-2
      052-30-11-2
      082-30-11-2
      113-40-12-3
      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°
      6.11.914.3SSW212
      6.21.914.2SSW212
      6.31.914.0SSW211
      6.52.013.9SSW210
      6.82.113.8SSW209
      7.02.113.7SSW208
      7.32.213.6SSW207
      7.62.313.4SSW206

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1325NE36Mod. Wind
      1427NNE25Mod. Wind
      1731NNE16Fresh Wind
      1834N4Fresh Wind
      1835N1Fresh Wind
      2037NNE13Fresh Wind
      2241NNE22Strong Wind
      2242NNE14Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:58 AM/1.92m
        • 4:21 PM/1.89m
      • Low
        • 10:11 AM/0.22m
        • 10:26 PM/0.29m
  • Thu 04
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-42-32-3
      050-10-10-1
      080-10-10-1
      110-10-10-1
      140-10-10-1
      172-31-22-3
      202-31-22-3
      232-31-22-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.92.48.4ESE123
      8.12.56.3NNE28
      8.12.56.3NNE16
      7.92.46.8NNE24
      7.32.28.4W279
      6.62.011.9S181
      6.31.911.7S183
      6.41.911.6S182

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2241N7Strong Wind
      2140N351Strong Wind
      2242NNW337Strong Wind
      2139NW324Strong Wind
      1629NW313Fresh Wind
      1121N352Mod. Wind
      1222WNW298Mod. Wind
      1527SSW199Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:33 AM/1.92m
        • 4:57 PM/1.90m
      • Low
        • 10:46 AM/0.21m
        • 11:04 PM/0.31m
  • Fri 05
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-42-32-3
      052-31-22-3
      084-50-13-4
      118-101-25-7
      148-101-26-8
      178-101-26-8
      208-100-15-7
      236-80-14-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.82.111.2SE142
      8.02.47.8SSE165
      11.73.68.1SSW201
      14.94.510.3SSW202
      15.64.811.5SSW205
      14.84.511.9SSW206
      13.34.111.9SSW206
      11.93.611.8SSW205

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1936S174Fresh Wind
      2343SSW194Strong Wind
      2852SSW203Near Gale
      2649SSW202Strong Wind
      2343SSW196Strong Wind
      1936S190Fresh Wind
      1629S178Fresh Wind
      1019S178Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:10 AM/1.88m
        • 5:36 PM/1.87m
      • Low
        • 11:22 AM/0.23m
        • 11:44 PM/0.36m

Comments  

 
Chris Mason
#4 Chris Mason 2011-03-17 14:35
Looking good...Enjoy Steve-o!
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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
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Chris Mason
#2 Chris Mason 2011-01-24 13:09
All good Steve-o! Will keep 'em coming!
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Steve-o
#1 Steve-o 2011-01-19 15:01
Thanks for the detailed forecast Chris!
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MarcTayl0r @WavescapeSA hey bru! Why no south cape forecasts? kZN south coast doesnt quite do it! Neither does cape peninsula. Dude swells coming!!!
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