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Far North (Zinkwazi and beyond)

Friday 17 October 2014

The buster blows a gale Friday and you're awash in white hoofed mayhem. Solid 10ft S windswell on open coast, and dangerous seas offshore. Saturday heaving 8ft+ SSE swell smacks in strong S winds. Yech! Sunday going off in the south (if not too big) while up coast, S still strong, and still too much swell, starting 8ft, but easing all day. Monday swell dwindles slowly from 6' SSE to 3-5' in fresh to strong S ... again. Tuesday glassy early 3-4' before mild NE.

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KZN North Coast

  • Sea Temp: 21.4 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 6:12 PM
  • Sunrise: 5:07 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Sat 25

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 6  
  • Sun 26

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 8  
      • 9  
      • 9  
  • Mon 27

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Tue 28

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Wed 29

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Thu 30

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Fri 31

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 10  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 10  
      20
      • 15  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 8  
      17
      • 8  
      20
      • 9  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 9  
      20
      • 9  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 9  
      20
      • 9  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 9  
      20
      • 9  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 9  
      20
      • 6  
      08
      • 6  
      11
      • 6  
      14
      • 7  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Sat 25

      • 10  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 14  
      20
  • Sun 26

      • 17  
      08
      • 18  
      11
      • 20  
      14
      • 19  
      17
      • 18  
      20
  • Mon 27

      • 13  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 15  
      20
  • Tue 28

      • 16  
      08
      • 17  
      11
      • 17  
      14
      • 18  
      17
      • 18  
      20
  • Wed 29

      • 16  
      08
      • 17  
      11
      • 17  
      14
      • 17  
      17
      • 19  
      20
  • Thu 30

      • 18  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 17  
      14
      • 17  
      17
      • 18  
      20
  • Fri 31

      • 19  
      08
      • 21  
      11
      • 21  
      14
      • 22  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Sat 25
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-31-22-3
      052-31-22-3
      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°
      5.91.810.3ESE112
      5.81.810.2ESE112
      5.61.710.1ESE112
      5.51.79.9ESE112
      5.41.79.9ESE111
      5.41.69.9ESE109
      5.51.79.8ESE107
      5.81.89.7ESE105

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      815S175Mod. Wind
      917S183Mod. Wind
      1019S179Mod. Wind
      1120S174Mod. Wind
      1018SSE168Mod. Wind
      1121SSE166Mod. Wind
      1426SSE166Mod. Wind
      1630SSE159Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:11 AM/1.94m
        • 4:23 PM/2.04m
      • Low
        • 10:14 AM/0.22m
        • 10:36 PM/0.19m
  • Sun 26
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-40-12-3
      053-40-12-3
      083-40-12-3
      113-40-12-3
      144-50-13-4
      173-52-32-3
      203-53-42-3
      234-53-43-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.01.816.1SSW205
      6.21.915.6SSW204
      6.62.015.2SSW203
      7.32.214.7SSW205
      8.32.514.2SSW204
      8.92.77.8SE140
      9.12.88.1SE137
      9.02.88.4SE128

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1325SSE159Mod. Wind
      1222SSE154Mod. Wind
      1731SE143Fresh Wind
      1834SE126Fresh Wind
      2037ESE122Fresh Wind
      1936ESE120Fresh Wind
      1833ESE119Fresh Wind
      1731ESE116Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:41 AM/1.92m
        • 4:54 PM/1.98m
      • Low
        • 10:45 AM/0.25m
        • 11:07 PM/0.24m
  • Mon 27
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      024-53-43-4
      053-52-32-3
      083-52-32-3
      113-42-32-3
      143-42-32-3
      173-42-32-3
      203-42-32-3
      233-42-32-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.92.78.6SE126
      8.52.68.6SE125
      8.12.58.6SE124
      7.82.48.6ESE123
      7.52.38.6ESE122
      7.42.28.7ESE121
      7.32.28.7ESE119
      7.22.28.8ESE114

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1731ESE103Fresh Wind
      1427E97Mod. Wind
      1324E85Mod. Wind
      1222ENE69Mod. Wind
      1223ENE64Mod. Wind
      1527ENE61Fresh Wind
      1529ENE57Fresh Wind
      1629NE44Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:15 AM/1.87m
        • 5:27 PM/1.89m
      • Low
        • 11:19 AM/0.33m
        • 11:41 PM/0.32m
  • Tue 28
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-42-32-3
      053-42-32-3
      083-42-32-3
      113-42-32-3
      143-42-32-3
      173-42-32-3
      203-42-32-3
      233-42-32-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.12.18.9ESE112
      7.02.18.9ESE111
      6.92.18.9ESE109
      6.92.18.9ESE107
      6.92.18.9ESE106
      6.92.19.0ESE104
      7.02.19.0ESE103
      7.02.19.1ESE102

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1528NNE33Fresh Wind
      1630NNE30Fresh Wind
      1630NNE25Fresh Wind
      1731NNE20Fresh Wind
      1733NNE31Fresh Wind
      1834NE38Fresh Wind
      1834NE39Fresh Wind
      1732NNE31Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:52 AM/1.79m
        • 6:05 PM/1.77m
      • Low
        • 11:56 AM/0.45m
  • Wed 29
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-42-32-3
      053-41-22-3
      083-41-22-3
      113-41-22-3
      142-31-22-3
      172-31-22-3
      202-31-22-3
      232-31-22-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.92.19.2ESE101
      6.72.09.2E100
      6.62.09.3E100
      6.52.09.3E99
      6.52.09.3E98
      6.41.99.1E98
      6.41.99.0E97
      6.52.09.0E97

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1732NNE28Fresh Wind
      1630NNE23Fresh Wind
      1630NNE24Fresh Wind
      1732NNE25Fresh Wind
      1733NNE31Fresh Wind
      1732NE38Fresh Wind
      1935NE42Fresh Wind
      1834NE34Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:35 AM/1.68m
      • Low
        • 12:21 AM/0.43m
        • 12:42 PM/0.59m
  • Thu 30
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-31-22-3
      052-31-22-3
      082-31-22-3
      112-31-22-3
      142-31-22-3
      172-31-22-3
      202-31-22-3
      232-31-22-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.62.08.9E96
      6.52.08.9E95
      6.62.09.0E94
      6.52.08.9E93
      6.52.08.9E93
      6.52.08.8E92
      6.72.08.8E92
      6.82.18.7E92

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1833NNE27Fresh Wind
      1629NNE22Fresh Wind
      1833NNE24Fresh Wind
      1529NNE21Fresh Wind
      1731NNE28Fresh Wind
      1732NE37Fresh Wind
      1835NE38Fresh Wind
      1935NNE31Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:33 AM/1.55m
      • Low
        • 1:10 AM/0.56m
        • 1:45 PM/0.73m
  • Fri 31
    • 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
      170-10-10-1
      200-10-11-2
      230-10-11-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.92.16.0NE43
      6.92.16.0NE35
      6.92.16.0NNE27
      7.02.16.2NNE24
      7.02.16.4NE36
      7.12.26.6NNE33
      7.42.36.9NE42
      7.52.37.0NE37

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1834NNE21Fresh Wind
      1936NNE14Fresh Wind
      1936N10Fresh Wind
      2138N11Strong Wind
      2139NNE18Strong Wind
      2241NNE27Strong Wind
      2445NNE29Strong Wind
      2140NNE19Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 9:01 AM/1.46m
      • Low
        • 2:21 AM/0.69m
        • 3:27 PM/0.83m

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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