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North of Zinkwazi

Please note: Taking a break May 1-12

Wednesday 29 April 2015

Wednesday bit of a mild S groundswell pulse to 3' maybe 4 open coast with ok wind early but dawnie option looks tight. A N to NE puffs moderately manky. Thursday up north, crisp W or NW/N pre-buster devils wind but this soon dissolves into a honking southerly. South already mangled by white caps and strong winds. Horizon starts to buckle, and windswell builds late arvi. Too windy. Friday still quite strong winds, but easing. If the wind backs down enough, could be epic post-buster surf running a solid 6' or more. Arvi could fire. Saturday a NE back again after smallish dawnie window for 2-3' peaks. Sunday in south (Ballito side) it cranks epic long swell to 6' pulses, but the north might be plagued by strong N winds.

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KZN North Coast

  • Sea Temp: 23.7 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 5:17 PM
  • Sunrise: 6:26 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Tue 05

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  • Wed 06

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  • Thu 07

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  • Fri 08

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  • Sat 09

      • 7  
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  • Sun 10

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  • Mon 11

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Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Tue 05

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        -
      • 20  
      14
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      17
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      20
  • Wed 06

      • 18  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 17  
      14
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      17
      • 20  
      20
  • Thu 07

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

      • 7  
      08
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      11
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      14
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      17
      • 12  
      20
  • Sat 09

      • 10  
      08
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      14
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      17
      • 12  
      20
  • Sun 10

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      08
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      • 9  
      20
  • Mon 11

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Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Tue 05
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      143-50-13-4
      173-50-13-4
      203-40-12-3
      233-40-12-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.52.612.7SSW200
      8.22.512.6SSW200
      7.62.312.4SSW200
      7.12.112.2SSW201

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2038NNW347Fresh Wind
      1936N355Fresh Wind
      1630N359Fresh Wind
      1325N352Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:16 AM/1.97m
        • 4:34 PM/1.91m
      • Low
        • 10:27 AM/0.22m
        • 10:38 PM/0.27m
  • Wed 06
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-30-12-3
      053-40-12-3
      083-40-12-3
      113-40-12-3
      143-40-12-3
      174-50-13-4
      205-71-24-5
      236-81-24-6
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.72.012.1SSW201
      7.12.212.0SSW201
      7.62.311.8SSW201
      7.52.311.6SSW201
      7.82.411.5SSW201
      9.22.812.0SSW202
      10.83.312.5SSW201
      11.93.612.8SSW201

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      713WSW243Mod. Wind
      2038S176Fresh Wind
      1835S170Fresh Wind
      1528S176Fresh Wind
      1731S188Fresh Wind
      2037S179Fresh Wind
      2038S176Fresh Wind
      2037S186Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:46 AM/1.94m
        • 5:06 PM/1.88m
      • Low
        • 10:57 AM/0.24m
        • 11:11 PM/0.31m
  • Thu 07
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      028-101-25-7
      058-102-36-8
      088-102-36-8
      118-102-36-8
      148-101-26-8
      178-101-26-8
      208-102-36-8
      238-102-36-8
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      12.63.913.7SSW199
      13.34.014.0SSW199
      13.54.113.9SSW199
      13.54.113.8SSW199
      13.34.113.8SSW199
      13.14.013.8SSW199
      13.14.014.1SSW198
      13.44.115.5SSW197

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1935SSW195Fresh Wind
      1935SSW195Fresh Wind
      1731SSW192Fresh Wind
      1631SSW195Fresh Wind
      1631S189Fresh Wind
      1426S177Mod. Wind
      1222SSE168Mod. Wind
      1018SSE158Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:19 AM/1.88m
        • 5:41 PM/1.83m
      • Low
        • 11:30 AM/0.30m
        • 11:47 PM/0.39m
  • Fri 08
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      028-102-36-8
      058-102-36-8
      088-102-36-8
      116-81-25-7
      146-81-24-6
      175-71-24-5
      204-60-13-5
      234-50-13-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      13.54.115.6SSW198
      13.44.115.3SSW198
      12.83.915.1SSW199
      12.03.614.7SSW200
      11.13.414.5SSW201
      10.23.114.4SSW202
      9.42.914.3SSW203
      8.72.714.2SSW204

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      816SSE149Mod. Wind
      815SE138Mod. Wind
      712ESE115Mod. Wind
      612E84Light Wind
      814ENE63Mod. Wind
      1019NE56Mod. Wind
      1222NE50Mod. Wind
      1121NE41Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:54 AM/1.79m
        • 6:20 PM/1.75m
      • Low
        • 12:07 PM/0.38m
  • Sat 09
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-50-13-4
      053-40-12-3
      083-40-12-3
      113-40-12-3
      142-30-12-3
      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°
      8.12.514.1SSW204
      7.52.313.9SSW203
      7.12.113.7SSW204
      6.72.013.5SSW204
      6.31.913.4SSW205
      6.01.813.3SSW205
      5.81.813.2SSW206
      5.71.712.9SSW204

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1120NNE27Mod. Wind
      1019NNE24Mod. Wind
      1018NNE26Mod. Wind
      1018NNE22Mod. Wind
      1019NNE23Mod. Wind
      1222NE37Mod. Wind
      1223NE42Mod. Wind
      1324NE34Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:35 AM/1.68m
      • Low
        • 12:28 AM/0.49m
        • 12:49 PM/0.48m
  • Sun 10
    • 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
      141-20-11-2
      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°
      5.51.712.8SSW204
      5.31.612.8SSW204
      5.21.612.7SSW204
      5.21.612.8SSW204
      5.11.612.9SSW206
      5.21.613.0SSW205
      5.21.613.1SSW206
      5.21.613.2SSW207

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1222NNE20Mod. Wind
      1120N8Mod. Wind
      1019N10Mod. Wind
      1019NNE13Mod. Wind
      815NNE27Mod. Wind
      815ENE65Mod. Wind
      916E80Mod. Wind
      713E89Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:27 AM/1.55m
      • Low
        • 1:19 AM/0.61m
        • 1:44 PM/0.60m
  • Mon 11
    • 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
      142-30-12-3
      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°
      5.31.613.2SSW207
      5.51.713.1SSW202
      5.71.715.1SSW207
      5.91.814.9SSW206
      6.11.914.5SSW205
      6.31.914.2SSW204
      6.62.013.8SSW203
      6.52.013.5SSW202

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      612ESE102Light Wind
      612ESE107Light Wind
      714ESE115Mod. Wind
      916E96Mod. Wind
      1120ESE102Mod. Wind
      1527ESE115Fresh Wind
      1834ESE105Fresh Wind
      1325E96Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 8:41 AM/1.43m
      • Low
        • 2:31 AM/0.72m
        • 3:03 PM/0.69m

Comments  

 
Chris Mason
#4 Chris Mason 2011-03-17 14:35
Looking good...Enjoy Steve-o!
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Steve-o
#3 Steve-o 2011-02-14 11:10
Friday morning looking good. Here's hoping it doesn't push forward to Thursday night
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Chris Mason
#2 Chris Mason 2011-01-24 13:09
All good Steve-o! Will keep 'em coming!
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Steve-o
#1 Steve-o 2011-01-19 15:01
Thanks for the detailed forecast Chris!
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