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Far North (Zinkwazi and beyond)

Thursday 18 September 2014

Thursday no let up, even for the dawnie, as strong pre-buster N to NNE winds kill the coast stoned dead. A weird interseasonally steep summer onshore pressure gradient builds plensch windswell! Friday a rip-snorted S buster smashes the coast in reverse. SOLID south swell slams southern shores. Saturday the swell even bigger, with grunt and juice and power to 8' from south at 15 second intervals. The wind is much less now, with residual southerlies puffing in morning, going moderate onshore soutie yeasterly in arvi. Sunday could fire 4-5' early at dawn before a fresh onshore kaps it. Monday surf wanes, and dissolved by fresh onshore.

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KZN North Coast

  • Sea Temp: 20.9 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 5:51 PM
  • Sunrise: 5:45 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Mon 22

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 5  
      • 5  
  • Tue 23

      • 4  
      • 4  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
  • Wed 24

      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Thu 25

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Fri 26

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Sat 27

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Sun 28

      • 10  
      • 11  
      • 11  
      • 12  
      • 12  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 12  
      20
      • 11  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 5  
      14
      • 6  
      17
      • 6  
      20
      • 6  
      08
      • 6  
      11
      • 6  
      14
      • 6  
      17
      • 6  
      20
      • 7  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 7  
      14
      • 7  
      17
      • 8  
      20
      • 9  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 9  
      20
      • 10  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 9  
      20
      • 8  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 9  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Mon 22

      • 9  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 14  
      20
  • Tue 23

      • 14  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 16  
      14
      • 18  
      17
      • 18  
      20
  • Wed 24

      • 16  
      08
      • 17  
      11
      • 18  
      14
      • 19  
      17
      • 21  
      20
  • Thu 25

      • 21  
      08
      • 22  
      11
      • 20  
      14
      • 20  
      17
      • 19  
      20
  • Fri 26

      • 14  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 15  
      20
  • Sat 27

      • 5  
      08
      • 3  
      11
      • 1  
      14
      • 3  
      17
      • 2  
      20
  • Sun 28

      • 23  
      08
      • 23  
      11
      • 24  
      14
      • 25  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Mon 22
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-31-23-4
      052-31-22-3
      082-31-22-3
      111-21-22-3
      141-21-21-2
      171-21-21-2
      201-20-11-2
      231-20-11-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.22.212.4S179
      6.82.112.2S180
      6.31.912.0S178
      5.91.811.8S177
      5.51.711.7S176
      5.21.611.6S176
      5.11.611.5S178
      4.91.511.5S181

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      917ENE56Mod. Wind
      917ENE61Mod. Wind
      917NE56Mod. Wind
      917NE53Mod. Wind
      1121NE54Mod. Wind
      1325ENE58Mod. Wind
      1426NE53Mod. Wind
      1325NE43Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:44 AM/1.74m
        • 3:00 PM/1.88m
      • Low
        • 8:49 AM/0.37m
        • 9:09 PM/0.34m
  • Tue 23
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      021-20-11-2
      051-20-11-2
      081-20-11-2
      111-20-11-2
      140-10-10-1
      170-10-10-1
      200-10-10-1
      230-10-10-1
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      4.71.411.4S182
      4.51.411.3S183
      4.41.311.1S182
      4.41.311.0S180
      4.51.45.2NE38
      4.81.45.5NE41
      5.01.55.7NE37
      5.21.65.7NE39

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1223NNE27Mod. Wind
      1224NNE23Mod. Wind
      1426NNE19Mod. Wind
      1528NNE26Fresh Wind
      1631NE36Fresh Wind
      1833NE40Fresh Wind
      1834NE45Fresh Wind
      1732NE42Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:12 AM/1.83m
        • 3:26 PM/1.97m
      • Low
        • 9:15 AM/0.28m
        • 9:36 PM/0.26m
  • Wed 24
    • 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
      201-20-11-2
      231-20-11-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.21.65.8NE41
      5.21.65.7NE43
      5.31.65.7NE45
      5.41.75.8NE46
      5.61.75.9ENE57
      5.81.86.1NE55
      6.21.96.3ENE59
      6.52.06.5NE56

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1731NE35Fresh Wind
      1629NE36Fresh Wind
      1631NE41Fresh Wind
      1732NE39Fresh Wind
      1833NE38Fresh Wind
      1936NE43Fresh Wind
      2139NE43Strong Wind
      2038NNE34Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:38 AM/1.90m
        • 3:53 PM/2.03m
      • Low
        • 9:42 AM/0.21m
        • 10:02 PM/0.21m
  • Thu 25
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      020-10-11-2
      051-20-11-2
      081-20-11-2
      111-20-11-2
      141-20-11-2
      171-20-11-2
      202-31-22-3
      232-31-22-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.62.06.6NE52
      6.82.16.8ENE58
      7.02.16.9NE53
      7.22.26.9NE49
      7.32.27.2ENE59
      7.32.27.4ENE65
      7.42.37.8E80
      7.42.38.2E85

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2037NNE31Fresh Wind
      2139NNE30Strong Wind
      2139NNE26Strong Wind
      2242NNE21Strong Wind
      2038NNE26Fresh Wind
      2038NE39Fresh Wind
      1936NE47Fresh Wind
      1834NE47Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:05 AM/1.94m
        • 4:19 PM/2.05m
      • Low
        • 10:08 AM/0.19m
        • 10:29 PM/0.20m
  • Fri 26
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-41-22-3
      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°
      7.32.28.5E85
      7.12.28.7E86
      6.92.18.8E85
      6.72.08.9E86
      6.52.08.9E86
      6.52.08.9E87
      6.52.08.9E88
      6.62.09.0E88

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1731NE44Fresh Wind
      1528NE41Fresh Wind
      1427NE39Mod. Wind
      1427NE34Mod. Wind
      1427NE35Mod. Wind
      1529NE46Fresh Wind
      1529NE51Fresh Wind
      1324NE51Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:32 AM/1.94m
        • 4:46 PM/2.03m
      • Low
        • 10:35 AM/0.20m
        • 10:56 PM/0.22m
  • Sat 27
    • 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°
      6.52.09.1E89
      6.52.09.3E89
      6.41.99.5E87
      6.21.99.5E87
      6.11.99.4E88
      6.21.99.2E92
      6.41.99.1E93
      6.62.09.1E95

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      815ENE62Mod. Wind
      511ENE76Light Wind
      510ENE63Light Wind
      37NE43Calm
      12WSW246Calm
      37S184Calm
      24NE54Calm
      816SW235Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:59 AM/1.91m
        • 5:13 PM/1.97m
      • Low
        • 11:03 AM/0.24m
        • 11:24 PM/0.28m
  • Sun 28
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-30-11-2
      052-31-23-4
      083-42-33-5
      113-43-43-5
      144-63-44-5
      174-63-54-6
      204-63-54-6
      234-63-54-6
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.32.27.3S191
      8.92.78.4S181
      10.33.18.4S177
      10.63.28.4SSE164
      11.03.48.8SSE156
      11.73.69.2SSE160
      11.93.69.5SSE163
      11.43.59.5SSE160

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1427SSW197Mod. Wind
      2241SSW197Strong Wind
      2344S189Strong Wind
      2343S177Strong Wind
      2445SSE167Strong Wind
      2546S169Strong Wind
      2344SSE166Strong Wind
      2139S175Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:28 AM/1.85m
        • 5:43 PM/1.88m
      • Low
        • 11:33 AM/0.32m
        • 11:54 PM/0.37m

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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