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Far North (Zinkwazi and beyond)

Tuesday 2 March 2015

Plenty leftover 4' south swell hitting south coastline Tuesday in dwindling S to SE winds, puffing moderate ESE to E later. Wednesday looks a writeoff (pumping in south) as a stiff beast winds builds. Surf maybe 2-3' from SE, chance of 4' sets. Marginal at best. Thursday steady trickle of 3' SE swell but dodgy fresh N may blow in far north, tho in south to Ballito might be crisp early start, with seas a tad broken. A SW buster smashes Dirtbin and south coast in morning, but does not seem to materialise by Richards Bay side. Winds rather look mild NE onshore. Friday moderate SE winds and small 2-3' surf. Saturday same same. Early bells best 2-3' in south, but mild wobbly conditions due again.

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KZN North Coast
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KZN North Coast

  • Sea Temp: 24.9 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 6:27 PM
  • Sunrise: 5:47 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Tue 03

      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
  • Wed 04

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Thu 05

      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
  • Fri 06

      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Sat 07

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Sun 08

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 9  
  • Mon 09

      • 8  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 10  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 10  
      20
      • 10  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 11  
      20
      • 11  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 9  
      20
      • 8  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 8  
      17
      • 8  
      20
      • 9  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 9  
      20
      • 10  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 19  
      14
      • 18  
      17
      • 17  
      20
      • 15  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 13  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Tue 03

      • 13  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 7  
      14
      • 8  
      17
      • 9  
      20
  • Wed 04

      • 8  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 16  
      20
  • Thu 05

      • 14  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 6  
      14
      • 6  
      17
      • 6  
      20
  • Fri 06

      • 9  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 14  
      20
  • Sat 07

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

      • 9  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 17  
      17
      • 16  
      20
  • Mon 09

      • 13  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 13  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Tue 03
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      083-41-23-4
      113-41-23-4
      142-31-23-4
      172-31-23-4
      202-31-22-3
      232-31-22-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.92.79.9S180
      8.52.610.0S180
      8.22.510.0S180
      7.92.49.9S179
      7.62.39.9S178
      7.32.29.9S176

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1324SSE159Mod. Wind
      917SSE155Mod. Wind
      714SE144Mod. Wind
      815ESE119Mod. Wind
      917E95Mod. Wind
      918ENE77Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:54 AM/1.73m
        • 3:05 PM/1.79m
      • Low
        • 9:00 AM/0.51m
        • 9:13 PM/0.41m
  • Wed 04
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-31-22-3
      051-21-22-3
      081-21-22-3
      111-21-22-3
      141-21-21-2
      171-21-21-2
      202-31-21-2
      232-31-22-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.12.19.8S174
      6.72.09.8S172
      6.42.09.8S170
      6.11.99.7SSE168
      5.91.89.7SSE167
      5.71.810.3SSE161
      5.71.711.0SSE153
      5.81.811.8SE144

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      916ENE59Mod. Wind
      714NE45Mod. Wind
      816NE38Mod. Wind
      918NNE31Mod. Wind
      1121NE34Mod. Wind
      1325NE48Mod. Wind
      1630NE49Fresh Wind
      1732NE37Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:22 AM/1.85m
        • 3:32 PM/1.88m
      • Low
        • 9:28 AM/0.40m
        • 9:40 PM/0.32m
  • Thu 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
      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°
      5.71.811.7SE142
      5.51.711.6SE142
      5.31.611.4SE145
      5.21.611.3SSE147
      5.01.511.1SSE146
      4.91.510.7SE146
      4.81.58.9SE129
      4.81.47.4ESE104

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1630NNE24Fresh Wind
      1427N11Mod. Wind
      1426N5Mod. Wind
      1222N7Mod. Wind
      611NNE18Light Wind
      611ENE75Light Wind
      611E101Light Wind
      611SE124Light Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:49 AM/1.95m
        • 3:59 PM/1.95m
      • Low
        • 9:55 AM/0.32m
        • 10:05 PM/0.25m
  • Fri 06
    • 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
      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°
      4.81.47.5ESE104
      4.91.57.6ESE107
      5.11.67.7ESE116
      5.41.67.8SE127
      5.71.77.8SE133
      5.91.87.8SE128
      6.01.87.9ESE120
      5.91.87.8ESE113

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      714SSE156Mod. Wind
      917SSE168Mod. Wind
      918S169Mod. Wind
      918SSE167Mod. Wind
      1121SSE168Mod. Wind
      1426SSE163Mod. Wind
      1426SSE151Mod. Wind
      1121SSE149Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:15 AM/2.01m
        • 4:24 PM/1.98m
      • Low
        • 10:21 AM/0.27m
        • 10:31 PM/0.22m
  • Sat 07
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-31-21-2
      052-31-21-2
      082-31-21-2
      112-31-22-3
      142-31-22-3
      173-41-22-3
      203-41-22-3
      233-41-22-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.81.87.8ESE107
      5.81.87.9ESE104
      6.01.88.6ESE110
      6.21.99.0ESE108
      6.42.09.1ESE104
      6.62.09.1ESE105
      6.72.09.0ESE104
      6.72.09.0ESE102

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1121SSE154Mod. Wind
      1222SSE153Mod. Wind
      1121SE145Mod. Wind
      1019SSE149Mod. Wind
      1121SE144Mod. Wind
      1324SE128Mod. Wind
      1223ESE118Mod. Wind
      1018ESE108Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:41 AM/2.04m
        • 4:49 PM/1.98m
      • Low
        • 10:47 AM/0.26m
        • 10:56 PM/0.22m
  • Sun 08
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-31-22-3
      053-42-32-3
      083-42-32-3
      113-42-32-3
      144-60-13-4
      174-60-13-4
      204-60-13-4
      234-60-13-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.62.08.9E99
      6.72.09.3ESE106
      6.82.19.9ESE123
      7.12.211.9SSE152
      7.62.318.9SSW212
      8.22.518.0SSW212
      8.52.617.4SSW212
      8.52.616.8SSW212

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      612SE126Light Wind
      815SE141Mod. Wind
      918SE145Mod. Wind
      1222SSE152Mod. Wind
      1528SSE157Fresh Wind
      1732SSE151Fresh Wind
      1631SE144Fresh Wind
      1426SE142Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:06 AM/2.03m
        • 5:15 PM/1.95m
      • Low
        • 11:12 AM/0.29m
        • 11:21 PM/0.25m
  • Mon 09
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      024-60-13-4
      054-50-12-3
      083-50-12-3
      113-50-12-3
      143-40-12-3
      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°
      8.32.516.3SSW213
      8.02.416.0SSW213
      7.72.415.3SSW213
      7.42.315.1SSW214
      7.32.213.3SSW204
      7.22.213.2SSW204
      7.22.212.9SSW203
      7.32.212.9SSW203

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1223SSE148Mod. Wind
      1324SSE151Mod. Wind
      1324SSE147Mod. Wind
      1224SE138Mod. Wind
      1324SE128Mod. Wind
      1325ESE122Mod. Wind
      1426ESE121Mod. Wind
      1325ESE114Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:32 AM/1.99m
        • 5:40 PM/1.89m
      • Low
        • 11:38 AM/0.34m
        • 11:47 PM/0.31m

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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