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Far North (Zinkwazi and beyond)

Thursday 17 April 2014

Light winds this Easter, with Thursday kiff 3-5' in epic light NW landbreeze early with tinge of S to SE mushing it up a bit quite soon. Solid grunt in swell. Good Friday shows super fun conditions, light winds and smaller but fun 2-4' straight S swell. Clean dawnie seas, mild onshore later. Saturday similar with a bit more grunt in the swell, solid 4' sets or a tad more in light W to NW early going light NE onshore. Winds mushy moderate NE in the south later. Sunday long distance SSW swell keeps trickling thro with open coast lekker clean early. Bumpy onshore comes up in morning. Monday a few sets 2-3' but NE due.

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KZN North Coast
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KZN North Coast

  • Sea Temp: 24.4 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 5:32 PM
  • Sunrise: 6:17 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Sat 19

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      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Sun 20

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Mon 21

      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
  • Tue 22

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 8  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Wed 23

      • 7  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Thu 24

      • 9  
      • 10  
      • 11  
      • 11  
      • 10  
  • Fri 25

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      • 14  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 14  
      20
      • 16  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 14  
      20
      • 14  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 13  
      20
      • 6  
      08
      • 6  
      11
      • 6  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 14  
      20
      • 13  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 12  
      20
      • 9  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 9  
      20
      • 12  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 12  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Sat 19

      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      • 7  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 11  
      20
  • Sun 20

      • 8  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 12  
      20
  • Mon 21

      • 13  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 17  
      20
  • Tue 22

      • 22  
      08
      • 23  
      11
      • 22  
      14
      • 21  
      17
      • 21  
      20
  • Wed 23

      • 12  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 7  
      14
      • 4  
      17
      • 3  
      20
  • Thu 24

      • 23  
      08
      • 24  
      11
      • 24  
      14
      • 21  
      17
      • 19  
      20
  • Fri 25

      • 8  
      08
      • 5  
      11
      • 3  
      14
      • 7  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Sat 19
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      142-30-11-2
      172-30-11-2
      202-30-11-2
      232-30-11-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.11.913.8SSW206
      5.91.813.7SSW207
      5.81.813.5SSW209
      5.81.813.3SSW210

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      714NE34Mod. Wind
      1019NE53Mod. Wind
      1122NE52Mod. Wind
      1223NE44Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:54 AM/1.88m
        • 6:16 PM/1.80m
      • Low
        • 12:05 PM/0.35m
  • Sun 20
    • 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°
      5.71.816.7SSW208
      5.71.716.4SSW208
      5.71.815.8SSW209
      5.71.715.4SSW209
      5.61.714.8SSW210
      5.61.714.4SSW210
      5.51.714.0SSW210
      5.31.613.8SSW210

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1019NNE25Mod. Wind
      815NNE18Mod. Wind
      815NNE14Mod. Wind
      816N9Mod. Wind
      917NNE17Mod. Wind
      1121NNE27Mod. Wind
      1222NNE25Mod. Wind
      1222N10Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:34 AM/1.74m
      • Low
        • 12:25 AM/0.45m
        • 12:48 PM/0.47m
  • Mon 21
    • 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°
      5.21.613.7SSW211
      5.11.613.9SSW211
      5.11.614.1SSW212
      5.21.613.6SSW212
      5.21.613.3SSW212
      5.21.613.2SSW212
      5.41.613.0SSW209
      5.61.712.5SSW209

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1122N1Mod. Wind
      1223N359Mod. Wind
      1325N358Mod. Wind
      1427N356Mod. Wind
      1528N360Fresh Wind
      1529N10Fresh Wind
      1731NNE14Fresh Wind
      1834NNE13Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:25 AM/1.58m
      • Low
        • 1:14 AM/0.60m
        • 1:43 PM/0.62m
  • Tue 22
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      020-10-10-1
      050-10-10-1
      080-10-10-1
      110-10-10-1
      140-10-10-1
      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°
      5.91.85.6NNE17
      6.31.95.8NNE18
      6.82.16.0NNE14
      7.42.26.3NNE17
      7.52.36.4NNE18
      7.32.215.0SSW206
      7.32.214.4SSW205
      7.32.213.7SSW206

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1936N5Fresh Wind
      2038N2Fresh Wind
      2242N357Strong Wind
      2344N352Strong Wind
      2241N353Strong Wind
      2139N359Strong Wind
      2139N3Strong Wind
      2037N358Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 8:40 AM/1.43m
      • Low
        • 2:25 AM/0.74m
        • 3:06 PM/0.74m
  • Wed 23
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-40-12-3
      053-40-12-3
      082-30-12-3
      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°
      7.12.213.2SSW206
      6.82.112.8SSW205
      6.52.012.6SSW205
      6.31.912.4SSW205
      6.01.812.2SSW201
      5.81.812.0SSW201
      5.61.711.9SSW200
      5.61.711.8SSW198

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1630NNW340Fresh Wind
      1324NNW330Mod. Wind
      1222NNW329Mod. Wind
      1120NW323Mod. Wind
      714NW319Mod. Wind
      48NNW327Light Wind
      36W279Calm
      48SW228Light Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 10:35 AM/1.38m
      • Low
        • 4:17 AM/0.80m
        • 5:00 PM/0.75m
  • Thu 24
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-30-11-2
      052-30-11-2
      083-40-12-3
      113-50-12-3
      144-60-13-4
      174-50-13-4
      203-50-13-4
      233-40-12-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.01.811.7SSW198
      7.42.37.3SSW208
      9.02.88.6SSW211
      10.23.19.1SSW210
      10.93.39.3SSW208
      10.53.29.3SSW206
      9.73.09.2SSW204
      8.72.69.1SSW200

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1732SW219Fresh Wind
      2140SSW207Strong Wind
      2343SSW202Strong Wind
      2444SSW202Strong Wind
      2444SSW201Strong Wind
      2139S190Strong Wind
      1935S179Fresh Wind
      1528S176Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:15 PM/1.47m
      • Low
        • 6:03 AM/0.72m
        • 6:28 PM/0.64m
  • Fri 25
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-30-12-3
      052-31-22-3
      082-30-12-3
      112-30-12-3
      142-30-12-3
      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°
      7.92.49.1SSW194
      7.32.29.5S183
      7.02.111.6SSW198
      6.82.111.8SSW197
      6.62.011.8SSW196
      6.52.011.8SSW195
      6.41.911.7SSW192
      6.31.911.5S189

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1224S178Mod. Wind
      1020S173Mod. Wind
      815SSE164Mod. Wind
      510SSE155Light Wind
      36ESE113Calm
      714ENE76Mod. Wind
      918ENE61Mod. Wind
      1120NE38Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:50 AM/1.64m
        • 1:19 PM/1.62m
      • Low
        • 7:10 AM/0.56m
        • 7:26 PM/0.49m
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