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Far North (Zinkwazi and beyond)

Mon 28 July 2014

A pumping SW buster on way Monday morning, tho early looks crips with a kick in swell to 5ft or more open coast as tide drains. The SW builds into a 25kt pumper. Tuesday crisp early start in south, tho in north, a SE breeze may be blowing, or residual S winds in wake of the wind. Lots of swell energy grows all day, starting 3-5' open coast and hitting sets to possibly 8' in arvi x LOTS of period energy. The SE going on NE onshore may be buckling it from early. Wednesday if the landbreeze pushes expected fresh N from blowing, it cooks. Surf 4-6' open coast easing by 40% during day. Thursday fun 3' SE swell around in okay early winds in south, with N winds due in N. Friday a 20 SECOND swell shows early. Could fire 3-5' open coast in epic light winds. Strong energy lines, lekker winds, tho signs of a SE comes earlier than you hope in south, but up north, morning fires. A proper day for the proper North Coast.

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KZN North Coast

  • Sea Temp: 20.4 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 5:21 PM
  • Sunrise: 6:43 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Mon 28

      •    
      •    
      • 9  
      • 10  
      • 12  
  • Tue 29

      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 10  
      • 12  
      • 13  
  • Wed 30

      • 10  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 8  
      • 8  
  • Thu 31

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Fri 01

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 7  
      • 8  
      • 9  
  • Sat 02

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Sun 03

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      • 12  
      14
      • 8  
      17
      • 9  
      20
      • 11  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 16  
      14
      • 16  
      17
      • 17  
      20
      • 15  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 13  
      20
      • 12  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 17  
      20
      • 15  
      08
      • 19  
      11
      • 18  
      14
      • 18  
      17
      • 17  
      20
      • 15  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 14  
      20
      • 6  
      08
      • 6  
      11
      • 6  
      14
      • 6  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Mon 28

      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      • 19  
      14
      • 26  
      17
      • 24  
      20
  • Tue 29

      • 12  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 6  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 10  
      20
  • Wed 30

      • 18  
      08
      • 18  
      11
      • 18  
      14
      • 18  
      17
      • 19  
      20
  • Thu 31

      • 19  
      08
      • 19  
      11
      • 17  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 13  
      20
  • Fri 01

      • 7  
      08
      • 5  
      11
      • 3  
      14
      • 2  
      17
      • 3  
      20
  • Sat 02

      • 7  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 18  
      20
  • Sun 03

      • 22  
      08
      • 22  
      11
      • 22  
      14
      • 22  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Mon 28
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      143-51-23-4
      173-41-23-4
      204-61-24-5
      234-62-34-6
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.62.612.1SSW196
      10.33.18.0SSW196
      11.53.59.2S190
      11.23.410.9S191

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1935SSW205Fresh Wind
      2649SSW195Strong Wind
      2445S183Strong Wind
      2241S172Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:25 AM/1.85m
        • 4:45 PM/1.91m
      • Low
        • 10:33 AM/0.25m
        • 10:52 PM/0.32m
  • Tue 29
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      024-61-24-5
      053-51-23-5
      083-51-23-5
      113-42-33-5
      145-72-34-6
      176-82-36-8
      208-103-48-10
      238-103-48-10
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      10.53.210.9S189
      9.83.011.0S187
      9.42.910.9S184
      9.32.811.0S182
      10.13.115.6SSW192
      11.63.516.0SSW193
      12.83.916.6SSW193
      13.04.017.5S191

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1936SSE160Fresh Wind
      1528SSE149Fresh Wind
      1224SE138Mod. Wind
      816ESE110Mod. Wind
      612ENE59Light Wind
      916NNE30Mod. Wind
      1019NNE22Mod. Wind
      1324NNE12Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:53 AM/1.85m
        • 5:14 PM/1.92m
      • Low
        • 11:01 AM/0.25m
        • 11:21 PM/0.34m
  • Wed 30
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      028-102-36-8
      056-82-35-7
      085-71-24-6
      114-61-23-5
      144-51-23-4
      173-51-23-4
      203-41-23-4
      233-41-23-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      12.23.716.9SSW194
      11.23.416.1SSW196
      10.23.115.3SSW196
      9.32.814.6SSW197
      8.62.614.0SSW196
      8.02.513.6SSW194
      7.62.313.3SSW193
      7.32.212.9S189

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1631N4Fresh Wind
      1833N357Fresh Wind
      1834N354Fresh Wind
      1833N354Fresh Wind
      1833N359Fresh Wind
      1834N8Fresh Wind
      1936N9Fresh Wind
      2037N3Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:22 AM/1.83m
        • 5:42 PM/1.89m
      • Low
        • 11:29 AM/0.27m
        • 11:49 PM/0.38m
  • Thu 31
    • 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
      171-21-22-3
      203-40-12-3
      233-40-12-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.22.212.6S187
      7.02.112.5S186
      6.82.112.2S177
      6.72.011.9S176
      6.52.011.8S174
      6.21.911.7SSE169
      6.01.817.1SSW205
      6.01.816.5SSW204

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2037N357Fresh Wind
      1936N352Fresh Wind
      1935N352Fresh Wind
      1935N354Fresh Wind
      1732N355Fresh Wind
      1528N1Fresh Wind
      1325N2Mod. Wind
      1223N356Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:49 AM/1.78m
        • 6:11 PM/1.84m
      • Low
        • 11:56 AM/0.32m
  • Fri 01
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-40-12-3
      052-30-12-3
      082-30-11-2
      113-40-12-3
      143-50-13-4
      174-60-13-4
      204-60-13-5
      235-70-13-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.01.815.8SSW206
      5.91.815.4SSW205
      5.81.814.7SSW206
      6.11.919.3SSW206
      7.02.118.4SSW204
      8.02.417.6SSW205
      8.72.616.8SSW205
      8.92.716.2SSW205

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1121NNW346Mod. Wind
      916NNW336Mod. Wind
      713NNW333Mod. Wind
      59NW326Light Wind
      35WNW302Calm
      24SSE168Calm
      37ESE108Calm
      59ENE68Light Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:18 AM/1.71m
      • Low
        • 12:19 AM/0.44m
        • 12:25 PM/0.39m
  • Sat 02
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      024-60-13-4
      054-50-13-4
      084-50-13-4
      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°
      8.82.715.6SSW206
      8.42.615.3SSW207
      8.02.515.1SSW207
      7.62.314.7SSW207
      7.32.214.4SSW207
      7.12.214.2SSW207
      7.02.113.9SSW204
      7.02.113.6SSW204

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      611NNE20Light Wind
      611N2Light Wind
      714N8Mod. Wind
      1121N10Mod. Wind
      1325NNE15Mod. Wind
      1529NNE24Fresh Wind
      1834NNE26Fresh Wind
      1937NNE22Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:50 AM/1.62m
      • Low
        • 12:51 AM/0.52m
        • 12:58 PM/0.48m
  • Sun 03
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-40-12-3
      050-10-10-1
      080-10-10-1
      110-10-10-1
      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°
      7.02.113.4SSW204
      7.02.16.1NNE11
      7.12.26.3N11
      7.12.26.3N10
      7.02.16.4NNE14
      6.92.16.4NNE19
      6.72.06.5NNE20
      6.52.06.5NNE19

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2038N11Fresh Wind
      2139N4Strong Wind
      2241N3Strong Wind
      2242N358Strong Wind
      2241N1Strong Wind
      2241N10Strong Wind
      2241NNE12Strong Wind
      2139N6Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:29 AM/1.52m
      • Low
        • 1:29 AM/0.61m
        • 1:39 PM/0.60m

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Comments  

 
#4 Chris Mason 2011-03-17 14:35
Looking good...Enjoy 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
 
 
#2 Chris Mason 2011-01-24 13:09
All good Steve-o! Will keep 'em coming!
 
 
#1 Steve-o 2011-01-19 15:01
Thanks for the detailed forecast Chris!
 
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