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North of Zinkwazi

 On leave until 14 Sept

Friday 28 August 2015

A fresh east builds Friday to shred the surf. Quite miff. Worse in south. Saturday steady stream of quite solid 3-6' east swell could be running in fresh N winds. In south, looks SSW to start before going S. Sunday mixed 1-3' swell looks a bit awry in fresh N to NE winds again today. Monday strong N to NNE winds now blow, while in south, glass start with small east swell before a fresh SSW buster blows. In the north, the buster only arrives Tuesday late morning, going strong S and a 4' S to SE windswell starts to build.

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KZN North Coast

  • Sea Temp: 20.6 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 5:40 PM
  • Sunrise: 6:11 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Tue 01

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      •    
      •    
      • 7  
  • Wed 02

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 9  
      • 10  
  • Thu 03

      • 14  
      • 14  
      • 14  
      • 14  
      • 13  
  • Fri 04

      • 10  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 8  
      • 8  
  • Sat 05

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 5  
      • 5  
  • Sun 06

      • 5  
      • 4  
      • 4  
      • 4  
      • 4  
  • Mon 07

      • 4  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      • 7  
      20
      • 7  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 7  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 11  
      20
      • 12  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 13  
      20
      • 12  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 11  
      20
      • 10  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 9  
      20
      • 9  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 8  
      17
      • 8  
      20
      • 7  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 6  
      14
      • 6  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Tue 01

      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      • 14  
      20
  • Wed 02

      • 22  
      08
      • 21  
      11
      • 19  
      14
      • 19  
      17
      • 18  
      20
  • Thu 03

      • 24  
      08
      • 25  
      11
      • 24  
      14
      • 23  
      17
      • 21  
      20
  • Fri 04

      • 16  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 13  
      20
  • Sat 05

      • 11  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 9  
      20
  • Sun 06

      • 5  
      08
      • 5  
      11
      • 6  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 13  
      20
  • Mon 07

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

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Tue 01
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      200-10-10-1
      230-10-10-1
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.52.06.8NNE28
      5.81.86.7NNE32

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1426NNE12Mod. Wind
      59SW236Light Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:08 AM/2.08m
        • 5:29 PM/2.14m
      • Low
        • 11:16 AM/0.05m
        • 11:40 PM/0.14m
  • Wed 02
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      020-10-11-2
      052-31-22-3
      082-30-12-3
      112-30-12-3
      142-30-12-3
      173-40-12-3
      204-60-13-4
      235-70-13-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.41.96.8NE52
      7.92.46.9SSE160
      8.32.57.2SSW195
      8.02.57.2SSW193
      8.02.57.3SSW192
      8.82.78.7SSW201
      9.93.011.2SSW210
      10.83.311.6SSW210

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1834S189Fresh Wind
      2445S176Strong Wind
      2240S175Strong Wind
      2139S176Strong Wind
      1937S182Fresh Wind
      1936S181Fresh Wind
      1835S182Fresh Wind
      2037S190Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:45 AM/1.99m
        • 6:07 PM/2.02m
      • Low
        • 11:53 AM/0.16m
  • Thu 03
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      026-80-13-5
      056-80-14-6
      088-100-15-7
      118-101-25-7
      148-101-25-7
      178-101-26-8
      206-82-36-8
      236-82-35-7
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      11.73.611.7SSW210
      12.73.911.8SSW209
      13.54.111.8SSW207
      13.94.211.8SSW205
      13.94.212.0SSW203
      13.64.112.4SSW199
      13.04.012.5SSW197
      12.23.712.4SSW195

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2240SSW192Strong Wind
      2445SSW192Strong Wind
      2445SSW195Strong Wind
      2546SSW198Strong Wind
      2446SSW192Strong Wind
      2343S183Strong Wind
      2140S179Strong Wind
      1936S176Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:24 AM/1.85m
      • Low
        • 12:18 AM/0.27m
        • 12:31 PM/0.32m
  • Fri 04
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      025-71-24-6
      054-61-24-5
      084-51-23-5
      113-51-23-4
      143-41-23-4
      173-41-23-4
      202-31-22-3
      232-31-22-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      11.33.512.2SSW194
      10.63.212.0SSW193
      9.93.011.8SSW192
      9.22.811.5S190
      8.62.611.2S189
      8.02.510.9S187
      7.62.310.6S185
      7.32.210.3S183

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1833S173Fresh Wind
      1833SSE169Fresh Wind
      1630SSE164Fresh Wind
      1427SSE164Mod. Wind
      1325SSE162Mod. Wind
      1426SSE153Mod. Wind
      1325SSE150Mod. Wind
      1324SSE148Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:05 AM/1.68m
      • Low
        • 12:59 AM/0.44m
        • 1:13 PM/0.51m
  • Sat 05
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-31-22-3
      052-31-22-3
      081-21-22-3
      111-21-21-2
      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°
      6.92.110.1S181
      6.62.09.9S179
      6.31.99.6S176
      6.01.89.5S175
      5.71.79.3S172
      5.41.69.2S170
      5.11.69.0S169
      4.91.58.9SSE168

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1223SSE151Mod. Wind
      1121SSE150Mod. Wind
      1121SSE149Mod. Wind
      1019SE133Mod. Wind
      917ESE120Mod. Wind
      917ESE104Mod. Wind
      918E91Mod. Wind
      714E81Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:55 AM/1.49m
      • Low
        • 1:46 AM/0.62m
        • 2:05 PM/0.71m
  • Sun 06
    • 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
      141-20-11-2
      171-20-10-1
      201-20-10-1
      231-20-10-1
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      4.81.48.8SSE166
      4.61.48.7SSE163
      4.51.48.5SSE161
      4.31.38.4SSE159
      4.21.38.3SSE157
      4.11.38.2SSE153
      4.21.38.0SE145
      4.31.37.8SE137

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      713ENE76Mod. Wind
      612ENE61Light Wind
      510NE41Light Wind
      510NNE21Light Wind
      611NNE21Light Wind
      1019NE41Mod. Wind
      1325NE35Mod. Wind
      1427NNE33Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 9:17 AM/1.33m
      • Low
        • 2:55 AM/0.79m
        • 3:36 PM/0.87m
  • Mon 07
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      021-20-10-1
      051-20-10-1
      081-20-10-1
      111-20-11-2
      141-20-10-1
      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°
      4.31.37.5SE126
      4.31.37.3ESE117
      4.31.37.4ESE112
      4.51.47.6ESE106
      4.81.56.4ENE74
      5.31.66.1ENE57
      5.81.85.6NNE30
      6.41.95.5NNE16

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1426NNE13Mod. Wind
      1324N4Mod. Wind
      1426N2Mod. Wind
      1630N4Fresh Wind
      1833NNE12Fresh Wind
      2037NNE21Fresh Wind
      2140NNE23Strong Wind
      2242N11Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 11:42 AM/1.31m
      • Low
        • 5:02 AM/0.86m
        • 6:03 PM/0.88m

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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