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Far North (Zinkwazi and beyond)

Monday 1 September 2014

Thumping swell Monday hammers open coast with huge surf in strong Southerlies. Surf eases a bit and wind drops a lot by day's end. Tuesday swell has calmed to 4-5' still from SE or so, and winds may be light leftover S to SW. In the south, fresh East blows in arvi. In north, it puffs SE. Wednesday the swell gone and the coast goes light going on manky NE onshore. Thursday trickle of 3' east swell and fresh NE onshores. Blasts in the south. Friday fresh to strong E and small east swell.

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KZN North Coast

  • Sea Temp: 19.5 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 5:41 PM
  • Sunrise: 6:10 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Tue 02

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 6  
  • Wed 03

      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
  • Thu 04

      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
  • Fri 05

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Sat 06

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Sun 07

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Mon 08

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

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Tue 02

      • 10  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 11  
      20
  • Wed 03

      • 6  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 13  
      20
  • Thu 04

      • 12  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 15  
      20
  • Fri 05

      • 12  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 15  
      20
  • Sat 06

      • 14  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 10  
      20
  • Sun 07

      • 4  
      08
      • 1  
      11
      • 1  
      14
      • 6  
      17
      • 8  
      20
  • Mon 08

      • 2  
      08
      • 1  
      11
      • 3  
      14
      • 6  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Tue 02
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      024-53-43-5
      053-53-43-4
      083-42-33-4
      113-42-32-3
      142-32-32-3
      172-31-22-3
      202-31-22-3
      232-31-21-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.32.811.0SSE157
      8.72.610.8SSE156
      8.12.510.4SSE155
      7.62.310.2SSE154
      7.12.29.9SSE152
      6.72.09.6SSE150
      6.31.99.5SSE149
      6.01.89.4SSE147

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1222SSE168Mod. Wind
      1019SSE157Mod. Wind
      1018SSE150Mod. Wind
      816SE142Mod. Wind
      918SE130Mod. Wind
      1121ESE114Mod. Wind
      1120ESE105Mod. Wind
      916E97Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:48 AM/1.46m
      • Low
        • 1:39 AM/0.66m
        • 2:00 PM/0.73m
  • Wed 03
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-31-21-2
      052-31-21-2
      082-31-21-2
      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°
      5.71.89.2SE144
      5.51.79.1SE142
      5.41.69.1SE141
      5.31.69.0SE139
      5.21.69.1SE137
      5.11.69.1SE135
      5.11.59.1SE133
      5.01.59.1SE132

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      612E87Light Wind
      511ENE76Light Wind
      612ENE65Light Wind
      714NE48Mod. Wind
      917NE42Mod. Wind
      1120NE47Mod. Wind
      1324NE44Mod. Wind
      1324NE37Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 9:20 AM/1.35m
      • Low
        • 2:54 AM/0.78m
        • 3:44 PM/0.84m
  • Thu 04
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      021-21-21-2
      051-21-21-2
      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°
      4.91.59.1SE130
      4.71.49.0SE129
      4.61.48.9SE127
      4.51.48.8SE125
      4.51.48.6ESE123
      4.71.48.5ESE120
      5.01.58.5ESE116
      5.21.68.4ESE111

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1223NNE32Mod. Wind
      1122NNE30Mod. Wind
      1222NNE30Mod. Wind
      1122NNE26Mod. Wind
      1222NE34Mod. Wind
      1426NE48Mod. Wind
      1528NE50Fresh Wind
      1426NE45Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 11:38 AM/1.39m
      • Low
        • 5:02 AM/0.80m
        • 6:00 PM/0.79m
  • Fri 05
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-31-21-2
      052-31-21-2
      082-31-21-2
      112-31-21-2
      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°
      5.41.78.3ESE106
      5.61.78.3E101
      5.61.78.4E97
      5.71.78.5E95
      5.71.78.6E93
      5.71.78.6E92
      5.91.88.7E90
      6.11.98.8E90

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1223NE43Mod. Wind
      1121NE44Mod. Wind
      1222NE38Mod. Wind
      1222NNE33Mod. Wind
      1223NNE32Mod. Wind
      1325NE40Mod. Wind
      1529NE41Fresh Wind
      1529NNE32Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:18 AM/1.46m
        • 1:04 PM/1.57m
      • Low
        • 6:41 AM/0.65m
        • 7:18 PM/0.61m
  • Sat 06
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-31-22-3
      052-31-22-3
      082-31-22-3
      112-31-21-2
      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°
      6.21.98.9E90
      6.11.99.1E90
      6.11.99.2E89
      5.91.89.1E89
      5.81.89.0E89
      5.71.78.9E89
      5.61.78.9E89
      5.51.78.9E89

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1427NNE22Mod. Wind
      1426NNE13Mod. Wind
      1426N7Mod. Wind
      1325N3Mod. Wind
      1324N11Mod. Wind
      1223NNE22Mod. Wind
      1019NNE28Mod. Wind
      611NNE13Light Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:27 AM/1.63m
        • 1:58 PM/1.78m
      • Low
        • 7:41 AM/0.46m
        • 8:10 PM/0.41m
  • Sun 07
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-31-21-2
      052-31-21-2
      082-31-21-2
      113-40-11-2
      143-40-12-3
      173-40-12-3
      203-40-11-2
      232-30-11-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.51.79.0E89
      5.51.79.1E89
      5.71.79.2E88
      6.01.816.5SSW213
      6.42.015.6SSW212
      6.62.014.6SSW212
      6.62.013.9SSW212
      6.41.913.4SSW212

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      37W268Calm
      59SW225Light Wind
      47SSW200Light Wind
      12SSW194Calm
      12ENE73Calm
      611NNE32Light Wind
      815NNE18Mod. Wind
      1019N7Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:16 AM/1.81m
        • 2:42 PM/1.97m
      • Low
        • 8:27 AM/0.27m
        • 8:53 PM/0.24m
  • Mon 08
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-31-22-3
      052-31-21-2
      082-31-21-2
      112-31-21-2
      142-31-21-2
      171-21-21-2
      201-21-21-2
      231-20-11-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.01.89.2ESE106
      5.71.89.1ESE110
      5.51.79.1ESE111
      5.31.69.2ESE110
      5.21.69.2ESE108
      5.01.59.1ESE106
      5.01.59.0ESE106
      5.01.511.7SSW203

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      816N354Mod. Wind
      59NNW337Light Wind
      24NW325Calm
      12SW231Calm
      36SE136Calm
      612ESE104Light Wind
      815ENE78Mod. Wind
      815NE51Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:58 AM/1.97m
        • 3:21 PM/2.11m
      • Low
        • 9:07 AM/0.12m
        • 9:32 PM/0.12m

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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