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North of Zinkwazi

Monday 16 January 2017

Clean dawnie up the far north early Monday with 3' peaks about open coast before a galeforce southerly buster smashes thro. Mangled coast sees solid rising windswell peak overnight booming thro 8ft. Tuesday still shredded by the southerly blow, which starts to ease and go slight SE. Lots of big S windswell on horizon, and 6ft+ sets are hitting open coast. Too much wind and bad direction for surfing tho. Wednesday stiff mangled SSE winds are messing with the leftover 4-6' SE windswell. Thursday glassy day, clean 4' SE windswell leftovers. Could be lots of fun today. Friday moderate to fresh W offshore and cleanish 2-3' lines around. Wind goes S then SE.

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KZN North Coast

  • Sea Temp: 23.6 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 6:59 PM
  • Sunrise: 5:14 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Fri 20

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      • 6  
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  • Sat 21

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  • Sun 22

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  • Mon 23

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  • Tue 24

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  • Wed 25

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  • Thu 26

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        -
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      14
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Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Fri 20

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      14
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      17
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      20
  • Sat 21

      • 16  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 12  
      20
  • Sun 22

      • 8  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 15  
      20
  • Mon 23

      • 11  
      08
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      20
  • Tue 24

      • 8  
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      11
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      14
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      17
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      20
  • Wed 25

      • 11  
      08
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  • Thu 26

      • 15  
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Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Fri 20
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      142-31-21-2
      172-31-21-2
      202-31-21-2
      232-31-21-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.61.78.6ESE110
      5.71.78.5ESE106
      5.91.88.5ESE105
      6.11.99.2ESE119

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1120S184Mod. Wind
      1324S177Mod. Wind
      1528S183Fresh Wind
      1630S184Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 8:54 AM/1.49m
      • Low
        • 2:21 AM/0.73m
        • 3:15 PM/0.89m
  • Sat 21
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-31-22-3
      052-31-21-2
      081-20-11-2
      111-20-11-2
      141-20-11-2
      171-20-11-2
      202-30-11-2
      232-30-11-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.41.99.2ESE123
      6.62.07.8SSE156
      6.52.07.5S191
      6.21.97.6S185
      6.01.89.2S184
      5.91.810.1SSW195
      6.01.812.4SSW205
      6.21.913.9SW215

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1834S181Fresh Wind
      1835S172Fresh Wind
      1630SSE163Fresh Wind
      1528SSE161Fresh Wind
      1427SSE153Mod. Wind
      1426SE142Mod. Wind
      1223SE127Mod. Wind
      1019ESE120Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 10:15 AM/1.42m
      • Low
        • 3:25 AM/0.85m
        • 4:56 PM/0.93m
  • Sun 22
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-30-11-2
      052-30-11-2
      082-30-11-2
      112-30-11-2
      142-30-11-2
      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°
      6.21.913.6SW215
      6.21.913.5SW215
      5.91.813.5SW215
      5.61.713.4SW215
      5.31.613.3SW215
      5.21.612.0SSW204
      5.11.611.8SSW204
      5.01.511.6SSW204

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      917ESE117Mod. Wind
      917E96Mod. Wind
      816E80Mod. Wind
      815ENE69Mod. Wind
      1019ENE64Mod. Wind
      1325ENE62Mod. Wind
      1528ENE57Fresh Wind
      1528NE49Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 11:58 AM/1.43m
      • Low
        • 5:10 AM/0.89m
        • 6:39 PM/0.87m
  • Mon 23
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      021-20-11-2
      051-20-11-2
      081-20-11-2
      110-10-11-2
      140-10-11-2
      170-10-11-2
      201-20-11-2
      231-20-11-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      4.81.411.5SSW204
      4.41.411.4SSW204
      4.21.310.5S187
      4.01.29.6SSE163
      3.91.29.5SSE163
      3.91.29.5SSE162
      4.21.39.5SSE162
      4.21.39.5SSE162

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1222NNE32Mod. Wind
      1120NNE20Mod. Wind
      1120NNE21Mod. Wind
      1121NNE27Mod. Wind
      1222NE44Mod. Wind
      1426ENE62Mod. Wind
      1629ENE65Fresh Wind
      1324ENE59Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:44 AM/1.33m
        • 1:12 PM/1.51m
      • Low
        • 6:45 AM/0.84m
        • 7:40 PM/0.75m
  • Tue 24
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      021-20-10-1
      051-20-10-1
      081-20-10-1
      111-20-11-2
      141-20-11-2
      171-20-11-2
      202-30-11-2
      232-30-11-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      4.11.28.9SE136
      3.91.28.7ESE117
      3.91.28.7ESE117
      3.91.211.4SSE163
      4.01.214.9SSW207
      4.21.314.5SSW207
      4.61.416.7SW218
      5.11.516.3SW217

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      917NE42Mod. Wind
      816NNE19Mod. Wind
      815NNE21Mod. Wind
      917NNE30Mod. Wind
      1120NE38Mod. Wind
      1324NE47Mod. Wind
      1629NE42Fresh Wind
      1732NNE31Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:47 AM/1.45m
        • 2:02 PM/1.63m
      • Low
        • 7:46 AM/0.74m
        • 8:22 PM/0.62m
  • Wed 25
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-30-11-2
      052-30-11-2
      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°
      5.31.615.8SW217
      5.41.615.4SW217
      5.31.615.1SW217
      5.21.614.9SW217
      5.11.514.4SW217
      6.11.911.0SW215
      7.62.39.4SSW211
      8.32.57.5SSW207

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1630N7Fresh Wind
      1223N6Mod. Wind
      1120N2Mod. Wind
      815NNW332Mod. Wind
      59SW236Light Wind
      1731S185Fresh Wind
      2139S182Strong Wind
      2139S186Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:30 AM/1.59m
        • 2:40 PM/1.74m
      • Low
        • 8:30 AM/0.62m
        • 8:57 PM/0.49m
  • Thu 26
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-30-11-2
      052-30-11-2
      082-30-11-2
      111-20-11-2
      141-20-11-2
      171-20-11-2
      201-20-11-2
      232-30-11-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.02.47.7SSW205
      7.42.27.8SSW199
      6.82.17.8SSW193
      6.21.98.4S190
      5.71.88.4S186
      5.51.710.8S184
      5.51.711.8SSW193
      5.71.711.0SSW196

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1936S183Fresh Wind
      1732S173Fresh Wind
      1528S171Fresh Wind
      1222S169Mod. Wind
      1018SE138Mod. Wind
      918ESE112Mod. Wind
      918E82Mod. Wind
      815ENE58Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:05 AM/1.72m
        • 3:15 PM/1.84m
      • Low
        • 9:07 AM/0.50m
        • 9:29 PM/0.37m
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