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North of Zinkwazi

Thursday 4 August 2016

A stiff SSW buster is kapping the coast Thursday and there is a lot of 8'+ SSW storm swell building in arvi open coast, with heaving chunks on the horizon. Friday may just be the chalk from yesterday's cheese, with solid but much smaller 4' lines or more open coast in nice clean conditions. Light SW to W offshores die off into glassy variable seas. Nice. Saturday small to flat with moderate to possibly fresh N winds due, particularly in the far north by R Bay. Sunday flat to small morning and a pulsing new swell in the far south by the cape and southern KZN does not look set to arriv. Winds fresh N. Monday rising long period groundswell comes with rising SSW windswell as a stiff SW buster moers the coast.

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KZN North Coast

  • Sea Temp: 20.0 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 5:36 PM
  • Sunrise: 6:20 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Tue 23

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      • 13  
      • 11  
      • 9  
  • Wed 24

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Thu 25

      • 7  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
  • Fri 26

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Sat 27

      • 7  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Sun 28

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Mon 29

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      • 11  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 10  
      20
      • 11  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 16  
      17
      • 16  
      20
      • 16  
      08
      • 16  
      11
      • 16  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 15  
      20
      • 15  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 14  
      20
      • 13  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 12  
      20
      • 12  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 9  
      20
      • 9  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 9  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Tue 23

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        -
      •    
        -
      • 19  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 7  
      20
  • Wed 24

      • 10  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 11  
      20
  • Thu 25

      • 10  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 16  
      17
      • 18  
      20
  • Fri 26

      • 10  
      08
      • 4  
      11
      • 6  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 11  
      20
  • Sat 27

      • 13  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 16  
      14
      • 18  
      17
      • 21  
      20
  • Sun 28

      • 20  
      08
      • 21  
      11
      • 20  
      14
      • 21  
      17
      • 22  
      20
  • Mon 29

      • 19  
      08
      • 19  
      11
      • 18  
      14
      • 18  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Tue 23
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      146-80-14-5
      174-60-13-4
      203-50-13-4
      233-40-12-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      12.63.911.0SSW207
      10.83.310.8SSW207
      9.22.810.4SSW205
      8.12.510.0SSW201

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1935S177Fresh Wind
      1122SSE164Mod. Wind
      713SE141Mod. Wind
      48E91Light Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:38 AM/1.81m
      • Low
        • 12:34 AM/0.33m
        • 12:47 PM/0.34m
  • Wed 24
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-40-12-3
      052-30-12-3
      082-30-11-2
      112-30-11-2
      142-30-11-2
      172-30-11-2
      202-30-11-2
      232-30-11-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.32.211.0SSW202
      6.62.011.5SSW202
      6.11.911.2SSW198
      5.81.811.8SSW202
      5.61.713.4SSW207
      5.51.716.1SSW213
      5.51.715.6SSW213
      5.61.715.1SSW213

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      611NNE28Light Wind
      815N359Mod. Wind
      1019N353Mod. Wind
      1223N350Mod. Wind
      1325NNW349Mod. Wind
      1223N357Mod. Wind
      1120N0Mod. Wind
      1019N356Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:22 AM/1.65m
      • Low
        • 1:17 AM/0.47m
        • 1:32 PM/0.51m
  • Thu 25
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-30-11-2
      053-40-12-3
      083-50-12-3
      114-50-12-3
      144-50-12-3
      173-50-12-3
      203-50-12-3
      233-50-12-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.01.815.0SSW213
      6.72.015.6SSW213
      7.42.316.0SSW211
      7.92.415.8SSW211
      8.02.415.5SSW212
      7.82.415.2SSW212
      7.72.315.1SSW212
      7.62.315.6SSW210

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      917NNW343Mod. Wind
      917NNW339Mod. Wind
      1019NNW346Mod. Wind
      1223N349Mod. Wind
      1528N354Fresh Wind
      1631N6Fresh Wind
      1833N7Fresh Wind
      1833N3Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 8:20 AM/1.48m
      • Low
        • 2:11 AM/0.63m
        • 2:33 PM/0.69m
  • Fri 26
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-50-13-4
      053-50-12-3
      083-40-12-3
      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°
      7.42.316.2SSW205
      7.22.215.8SSW206
      7.02.115.3SSW206
      6.92.114.6SSW208
      6.92.114.0SSW208
      7.02.113.7SSW208
      7.12.113.6SSW207
      7.02.113.3SSW207

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1631NNW346Fresh Wind
      1427NNW339Mod. Wind
      1020NW304Mod. Wind
      49W261Light Wind
      611SSE159Light Wind
      1018ESE118Mod. Wind
      1121E89Mod. Wind
      1120ENE63Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 9:54 AM/1.36m
      • Low
        • 3:32 AM/0.76m
        • 4:15 PM/0.82m
  • Sat 27
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-40-12-3
      053-40-12-3
      082-30-12-3
      112-30-12-3
      142-30-11-2
      172-30-11-2
      202-30-12-3
      232-30-12-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.92.113.1SSW206
      6.72.012.8SSW205
      6.52.012.7SSW204
      6.31.912.5SSW203
      6.11.912.3SSW200
      6.01.812.1SSW196
      6.21.912.0SSW194
      6.62.011.9SSW193

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1121NE46Mod. Wind
      1222NE35Mod. Wind
      1324NNE23Mod. Wind
      1427NNE16Mod. Wind
      1629NNE21Fresh Wind
      1835NNE30Fresh Wind
      2139NNE31Strong Wind
      2241NNE28Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:02 PM/1.38m
      • Low
        • 5:34 AM/0.78m
        • 6:19 PM/0.79m
  • Sun 28
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-31-22-3
      052-31-22-3
      082-31-22-3
      113-41-22-3
      143-41-22-3
      173-42-32-3
      203-42-32-3
      231-20-11-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.82.110.2S188
      7.02.110.2S187
      7.12.112.4S188
      7.12.212.4S190
      7.12.112.4S191
      7.02.18.7ESE111
      7.12.18.6ESE115
      7.12.27.3ENE61

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2139NNE18Strong Wind
      2038N9Fresh Wind
      2038N5Fresh Wind
      2139N4Strong Wind
      2038N9Fresh Wind
      2139NNE20Strong Wind
      2241NNE24Strong Wind
      2140NNE22Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:40 AM/1.47m
        • 1:24 PM/1.52m
      • Low
        • 7:05 AM/0.67m
        • 7:35 PM/0.65m
  • Mon 29
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-31-22-3
      052-31-22-3
      083-42-32-3
      112-31-22-3
      142-31-22-3
      173-42-32-3
      202-32-32-3
      232-31-22-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.12.27.4ENE73
      7.02.19.6SSE168
      7.12.19.3SE136
      7.02.18.6E86
      6.82.18.5E87
      6.62.09.4ESE113
      6.62.010.1SE144
      6.62.010.5SSE155

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2037NNE14Fresh Wind
      1936N9Fresh Wind
      1936N8Fresh Wind
      1936N4Fresh Wind
      1834N10Fresh Wind
      1834NNE23Fresh Wind
      1936NNE29Fresh Wind
      1936NNE27Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:45 AM/1.60m
        • 2:15 PM/1.68m
      • Low
        • 8:00 AM/0.52m
        • 8:23 PM/0.51m

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