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Far North (Zinkwazi and beyond)

Thursday 14 August 2014

After a NE onshore yesterday, it looks a bit wobbly Thursday with peaky windswell running 2-4' and light NW to N winds in the morning. This fades in arvi, going light NW. A SW buster on the way in south, but may only puff briefly early Friday otherwise southerly breeze blows. Fresh SE kills off the rest of the day. Small to nowhere surf - a trickle of 3' SE swell. Saturday same trickle in similar mildly miff start going more miff as SE onshore puffs. Same for Sunday except the onshore is NE, and clapped stukkend by the beasterly in the south. Long range swell pulses but hard to pick up. Monday caned by strong N winds, despite nice long period groundswell to 4'.

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KZN North Coast

  • Sea Temp: 19.6 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 5:34 PM
  • Sunrise: 6:23 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Thu 21

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 5  
      • 5  
  • Fri 22

      • 7  
      • 8  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 9  
  • Sat 23

      • 9  
      • 10  
      • 10  
      • 11  
      • 11  
  • Sun 24

      • 13  
      • 13  
      • 13  
      • 13  
      • 13  
  • Mon 25

      • 11  
      • 11  
      • 10  
      • 9  
      • 9  
  • Tue 26

      • 8  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Wed 27

      • 8  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 6  
      08
      • 6  
      11
      • 6  
      14
      • 6  
      17
      • 12  
      20
      • 7  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 9  
      20
      • 12  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 13  
      20
      • 12  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 11  
      20
      • 11  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 11  
      20
      • 11  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 11  
      20
      • 11  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 7  
      14
      • 7  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Thu 21

      • 17  
      08
      • 16  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 12  
      20
  • Fri 22

      • 26  
      08
      • 23  
      11
      • 21  
      14
      • 21  
      17
      • 20  
      20
  • Sat 23

      • 8  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 4  
      17
      • 3  
      20
  • Sun 24

      • 20  
      08
      • 21  
      11
      • 21  
      14
      • 23  
      17
      • 22  
      20
  • Mon 25

      • 18  
      08
      • 16  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 7  
      17
      • 2  
      20
  • Tue 26

      • 16  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 14  
      20
  • Wed 27

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

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Thu 21
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-31-21-2
      051-21-21-2
      081-21-21-2
      112-31-21-2
      141-21-21-2
      171-20-11-2
      201-20-11-2
      231-20-11-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.41.79.2E93
      5.71.85.6SSE149
      6.21.96.0SE133
      6.21.96.2ESE117
      5.81.86.1ESE104
      5.31.66.0E96
      5.01.511.5S182
      4.81.410.8S175

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1223S180Mod. Wind
      1731SE134Fresh Wind
      1732ESE108Fresh Wind
      1630ENE73Fresh Wind
      1019NE36Mod. Wind
      1224NE39Mod. Wind
      1223NNE14Mod. Wind
      1528N6Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:15 AM/1.42m
        • 1:51 PM/1.47m
      • Low
        • 7:35 AM/0.71m
        • 7:57 PM/0.70m
  • Fri 22
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      021-21-21-2
      050-10-10-1
      081-20-11-2
      112-30-12-3
      143-41-23-4
      173-41-23-4
      203-41-23-4
      233-41-22-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      4.81.510.6SSE160
      5.11.64.9SW225
      6.72.06.6SSW203
      8.42.67.9SSW198
      9.22.88.6SSW195
      9.32.88.8S191
      9.02.88.8S189
      8.52.68.7S191

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1833N5Fresh Wind
      1426WSW240Mod. Wind
      2648S191Strong Wind
      2344S187Strong Wind
      2140SSW192Strong Wind
      2138SSW195Strong Wind
      2037S182Fresh Wind
      1732S182Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:03 AM/1.54m
        • 2:28 PM/1.62m
      • Low
        • 8:16 AM/0.58m
        • 8:34 PM/0.57m
  • Sat 23
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-31-22-3
      053-41-23-4
      084-51-23-4
      114-61-23-5
      144-60-13-5
      175-70-14-5
      205-70-14-5
      236-81-24-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.02.49.4S181
      8.12.510.9S190
      9.42.911.7SSW200
      10.13.111.7SSW201
      10.43.211.8SSW202
      10.73.212.5SSW203
      11.03.412.5SSW203
      11.23.412.6SSW203

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1325SSW193Mod. Wind
      1020SSW204Mod. Wind
      815SW232Mod. Wind
      916W267Mod. Wind
      815WNW284Mod. Wind
      49WNW300Light Wind
      36WSW246Calm
      815SSW212Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:38 AM/1.66m
        • 2:59 PM/1.75m
      • Low
        • 8:47 AM/0.45m
        • 9:05 PM/0.45m
  • Sun 24
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      026-81-24-6
      056-81-24-6
      086-81-24-6
      116-81-24-6
      146-81-24-6
      176-81-25-7
      206-81-25-7
      236-82-35-7
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      11.63.512.4SSW203
      12.23.712.0SSW204
      12.53.811.7SSW204
      12.73.911.4SSW203
      12.83.911.1SSW201
      13.04.011.1SSW199
      13.04.011.0SSW196
      12.53.810.8SSW192

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1426SW217Mod. Wind
      1835SW215Fresh Wind
      2037SW221Fresh Wind
      2139SW224Strong Wind
      2140SW223Strong Wind
      2342SSW212Strong Wind
      2241SSW210Strong Wind
      2240SSW213Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:08 AM/1.76m
        • 3:27 PM/1.86m
      • Low
        • 9:16 AM/0.35m
        • 9:34 PM/0.36m
  • Mon 25
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      025-71-24-6
      054-62-34-6
      084-53-45-7
      114-53-44-6
      143-53-44-6
      173-43-43-5
      203-42-33-5
      233-42-33-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      11.83.610.5SSW193
      11.33.410.5S187
      11.03.311.3S170
      10.63.211.5SSE166
      10.13.111.4SSE168
      9.42.911.2SSE168
      8.92.711.1SSE167
      8.42.611.0SSE166

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2139SW215Strong Wind
      2037SW217Fresh Wind
      1835SW217Fresh Wind
      1630SW218Fresh Wind
      1223SW215Mod. Wind
      712SSW196Mod. Wind
      24SE135Calm
      59NNE28Light Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:37 AM/1.84m
        • 3:54 PM/1.94m
      • Low
        • 9:43 AM/0.27m
        • 10:01 PM/0.29m
  • Tue 26
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-42-33-4
      052-32-33-4
      083-42-33-4
      112-32-32-3
      142-32-32-3
      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°
      8.02.511.0SSE165
      7.72.410.9SSE163
      7.62.310.8SSE162
      7.42.310.7SSE160
      7.12.210.6SSE161
      6.82.110.5SSE159
      6.62.010.5SSE157
      6.62.010.6SSE155

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      918N8Mod. Wind
      1324N1Mod. Wind
      1631N356Fresh Wind
      1529N349Fresh Wind
      1223N359Mod. Wind
      1324NNE19Mod. Wind
      1427NNE19Mod. Wind
      1529NNE19Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:04 AM/1.89m
        • 4:20 PM/1.99m
      • Low
        • 10:09 AM/0.22m
        • 10:28 PM/0.26m
  • Wed 27
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-42-32-3
      053-42-32-3
      083-42-33-4
      113-53-43-4
      140-10-11-2
      170-10-10-1
      200-10-11-2
      233-53-43-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.82.110.8SSE151
      7.12.110.9SSE150
      7.72.410.9SSE149
      8.52.610.8SSE149
      9.02.76.7NNE30
      9.12.87.0NNE27
      8.92.77.3NE36
      8.12.511.6SSE151

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1731NNE18Fresh Wind
      1936N11Fresh Wind
      2343N3Strong Wind
      2648N359Strong Wind
      2546N356Strong Wind
      2446N4Strong Wind
      2242N355Strong Wind
      1122W268Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:30 AM/1.91m
        • 4:47 PM/2.00m
      • Low
        • 10:36 AM/0.20m
        • 10:55 PM/0.26m

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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