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Far North (Zinkwazi and beyond)

Weekend 24 January 2015

Been a bit of east swell. By Friday it has largely gone, barring a few 3-4' leftovers on open coast. Light wind, clean dawnie, dissovles into mild east default summer onshore mode. Saturday sees southern parts caned by a riproaring beasterly but in north, calm start lasts longer, with milder onshores due. Surf looks a mixed up 2-3' windswell but a long period groundswell due in arvi, reaching 3-5' by nightfall on south coast. Coincides with fresh NE tho, and you may not really notice the swell until Sunday when it has filled in more. However, the onshore kaps it hard and from early. Not a weekend to write home about. Monday dawnie could yield a few 1-3' peaks but the onshores due again, moderate to fresh. Tuesday 2-3' surf wobbled by continued moderate to fresh NE.

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KZN North Coast

  • Sea Temp: 24.6 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 6:58 PM
  • Sunrise: 5:17 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Sat 24

      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Sun 25

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 6  
      • 7  
  • Mon 26

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Tue 27

      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
  • Wed 28

      • 5  
      • 6  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 8  
  • Thu 29

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Fri 30

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 5  
      • 10  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 17  
      17
      • 20  
      20
      • 16  
      08
      • 16  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 13  
      20
      • 11  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 9  
      20
      • 8  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 10  
      20
      • 9  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 16  
      20
      • 16  
      08
      • 16  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 13  
      20
      • 9  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 9  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Sat 24

      • 9  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 17  
      20
  • Sun 25

      • 15  
      08
      • 16  
      11
      • 16  
      14
      • 16  
      17
      • 18  
      20
  • Mon 26

      • 13  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 17  
      17
      • 18  
      20
  • Tue 27

      • 12  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 6  
      17
      • 3  
      20
  • Wed 28

      • 4  
      08
      • 3  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 16  
      20
  • Thu 29

      • 14  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 13  
      20
  • Fri 30

      • 7  
      08
      • 5  
      11
      • 3  
      14
      • 6  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Sat 24
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      082-31-21-2
      112-31-21-2
      142-31-21-2
      172-30-12-3
      203-40-12-3
      233-50-12-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      4.91.510.2ESE120
      4.91.510.1ESE118
      5.01.511.0SE135
      5.51.716.9SSW200
      6.11.919.6SSW211
      6.72.018.6SSW210

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      918NNE32Mod. Wind
      816NNE24Mod. Wind
      1121NE37Mod. Wind
      1529NE44Fresh Wind
      1733NE47Fresh Wind
      1833NE45Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:16 AM/2.05m
      • Low
        • 12:00 AM/0.14m
        • 12:23 PM/0.32m
  • Sun 25
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-50-12-3
      053-40-12-3
      083-40-12-3
      113-40-12-3
      143-40-12-3
      172-30-12-3
      202-30-12-3
      232-30-12-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.92.117.8SSW210
      6.92.116.9SSW211
      6.82.116.3SSW211
      6.72.015.7SSW211
      6.62.015.3SSW212
      6.42.013.4SSW202
      6.52.013.1SSW203
      6.62.012.9SSW203

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1630NE37Fresh Wind
      1527NNE27Fresh Wind
      1528NNE21Fresh Wind
      1629NNE22Fresh Wind
      1630NNE24Fresh Wind
      1630NE35Fresh Wind
      1833NE51Fresh Wind
      1732NE51Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:57 AM/1.93m
      • Low
        • 12:39 AM/0.26m
        • 1:06 PM/0.45m
  • Mon 26
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-30-12-3
      052-31-22-3
      082-31-22-3
      112-31-22-3
      142-31-21-2
      172-31-21-2
      202-31-21-2
      232-31-21-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.62.012.8SSW204
      6.52.010.5SSE155
      6.31.910.5SSE154
      6.11.910.6SSE155
      5.91.89.8ESE122
      5.91.89.1ESE103
      5.91.88.5E93
      6.21.98.4E94

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1630NE39Fresh Wind
      1325NNE25Mod. Wind
      1324NNE20Mod. Wind
      1223NNE18Mod. Wind
      1528NNE31Fresh Wind
      1732NE35Fresh Wind
      1833NE43Fresh Wind
      2038NE42Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:42 AM/1.78m
      • Low
        • 1:21 AM/0.42m
        • 1:53 PM/0.61m
  • Tue 27
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-31-21-2
      052-31-21-2
      081-21-21-2
      111-21-21-2
      141-21-21-2
      172-31-21-2
      201-21-21-2
      231-21-21-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.11.98.3E95
      5.71.78.2E94
      5.41.68.1E94
      5.21.68.2E94
      5.11.68.7ESE105
      5.01.59.6ESE123
      4.81.510.1SSE152
      4.61.410.0SSE153

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1630NNE26Fresh Wind
      1324NNE19Mod. Wind
      1222NNE14Mod. Wind
      1223NNE23Mod. Wind
      1018NNE33Mod. Wind
      611NE51Light Wind
      36E88Calm
      25ENE77Calm

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 8:35 AM/1.62m
      • Low
        • 2:09 AM/0.59m
        • 2:53 PM/0.76m
  • Wed 28
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      021-21-21-2
      051-21-21-2
      081-21-21-2
      112-31-21-2
      142-31-22-3
      173-40-12-3
      203-50-12-3
      233-50-12-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      4.51.49.4SE125
      4.61.48.9ESE108
      5.01.58.6E99
      5.71.79.4ESE114
      6.52.012.8S186
      7.22.214.1SSW204
      7.62.315.6SW215
      7.52.315.2SW216

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      01ENE71Calm
      35E89Calm
      48ESE106Light Wind
      36SE137Calm
      815S174Mod. Wind
      1324S174Mod. Wind
      1630SSE168Fresh Wind
      1427SSE162Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 9:52 AM/1.49m
      • Low
        • 3:13 AM/0.76m
        • 4:26 PM/0.87m
  • Thu 29
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-50-12-3
      053-40-12-3
      083-40-12-3
      113-40-11-2
      143-40-12-3
      173-40-12-3
      203-40-12-3
      232-30-12-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.32.215.7SW217
      7.02.116.3SW216
      6.82.115.9SW217
      6.72.015.5SW217
      6.72.015.3SW216
      6.72.013.2SSW206
      6.62.012.9SSW206
      6.52.011.4SSW194

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1425S174Mod. Wind
      1325S177Mod. Wind
      1426S177Mod. Wind
      1426S178Mod. Wind
      1426S177Mod. Wind
      1427S169Mod. Wind
      1325S171Mod. Wind
      1121S183Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 11:42 AM/1.45m
      • Low
        • 4:56 AM/0.86m
        • 6:23 PM/0.84m
  • Fri 30
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      021-21-22-3
      051-21-22-3
      081-21-21-2
      111-21-21-2
      141-21-21-2
      171-21-21-2
      201-21-21-2
      231-21-21-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.41.99.4S169
      6.21.99.3SSE169
      6.01.89.3SSE168
      5.71.79.2SSE167
      5.51.78.6SSE153
      5.21.68.5SSE151
      5.11.68.5SSE146
      5.01.58.5SE142

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1019S190Mod. Wind
      917S190Mod. Wind
      714SSW197Mod. Wind
      510S191Light Wind
      35SE132Calm
      611ENE75Light Wind
      918ENE58Mod. Wind
      1222NE40Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:37 AM/1.37m
        • 1:11 PM/1.52m
      • Low
        • 6:45 AM/0.82m
        • 7:39 PM/0.73m

Comments  

 
0 #4 Chris Mason 2011-03-17 14:35
Looking good...Enjoy Steve-o!
 
 
0 #3 Steve-o 2011-02-14 11:10
Friday morning looking good. Here's hoping it doesn't push forward to Thursday night
 
 
0 #2 Chris Mason 2011-01-24 13:09
All good Steve-o! Will keep 'em coming!
 
 
0 #1 Steve-o 2011-01-19 15:01
Thanks for the detailed forecast Chris!
 
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