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Far North (Zinkwazi and beyond)

Sea looks pretty broken by big east swell and lots of onshore wind Tuesday although a big S buster is on the way, arriving in Durban in the arvi, hitting the far north by tonight. Wednesday of course is smashed by SW to S gales and ginormous swell, with 10-15' mayhem on open coast not impossible. Thursday the buster stiff S in far north, but in south, it has eased. However, LANK energy makes it a wild and woolly 6-8' at open breaks all over the show. Wind eases to moderate S by Richards Bay. Friday going in the south 4-6' and loverly winds. However, far north indicates moderate to fresh sideshore S. Saturday clean fun 3-5' down coast in lekker winds, surf ebbing. Winds light offshore going moderate SW to S.

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KZN North Coast
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KZN North Coast

  • Sea Temp: 20.2 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 5:56 PM
  • Sunrise: 5:34 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Wed 01

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      • 20  
  • Thu 02

      • 15  
      • 14  
      • 14  
      • 13  
      • 13  
  • Fri 03

      • 11  
      • 11  
      • 10  
      • 10  
      • 9  
  • Sat 04

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 6  
  • Sun 05

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
  • Mon 06

      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 6  
  • Tue 07

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

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Wed 01

      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      • 33  
      20
  • Thu 02

      • 23  
      08
      • 20  
      11
      • 17  
      14
      • 16  
      17
      • 15  
      20
  • Fri 03

      • 14  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 14  
      20
  • Sat 04

      • 12  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 8  
      20
  • Sun 05

      • 3  
      08
      • 2  
      11
      • 5  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 11  
      20
  • Mon 06

      • 15  
      08
      • 18  
      11
      • 20  
      14
      • 21  
      17
      • 22  
      20
  • Tue 07

      • 25  
      08
      • 25  
      11
      • 23  
      14
      • 21  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Wed 01
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      2010-155-710-15
      2310-126-810-15
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      20.26.211.7S185
      19.15.811.7S174

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      3362SSW193Near Gale
      3055S189Near Gale

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:33 AM/1.49m
      • Low
        • 1:17 AM/0.62m
        • 1:44 PM/0.75m
  • Thu 02
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      0210-128-1010-12
      0510-128-1010-12
      0810-128-108-10
      1110-126-88-10
      1410-126-86-8
      1710-126-86-8
      2010-126-85-7
      2310-126-85-7
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      17.85.411.8SSE162
      16.45.011.8SSE156
      15.34.711.8SSE150
      14.44.411.9SE145
      13.74.212.2SE141
      13.24.012.4SE137
      12.83.912.4SE134
      12.43.812.6SE132

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2751S188Strong Wind
      2547S188Strong Wind
      2343S186Strong Wind
      2037S184Fresh Wind
      1733S178Fresh Wind
      1630S170Fresh Wind
      1528SSE153Fresh Wind
      1324SSE164Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 9:08 AM/1.38m
      • Low
        • 2:31 AM/0.75m
        • 3:35 PM/0.86m
  • Fri 03
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      028-106-85-7
      058-105-75-7
      088-105-75-7
      118-104-64-6
      146-84-64-6
      176-84-54-5
      206-83-53-5
      235-73-43-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      12.03.712.6SE130
      11.53.512.5SE129
      11.13.412.5SE127
      10.73.212.4SE126
      10.23.112.3SE125
      9.83.012.2SE125
      9.32.812.0SE125
      8.82.711.8SE124

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1324SSE168Mod. Wind
      1223S179Mod. Wind
      1427S180Mod. Wind
      1325S176Mod. Wind
      1427S177Mod. Wind
      1528S172Fresh Wind
      1426SSE169Mod. Wind
      1324S177Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 11:24 AM/1.43m
      • Low
        • 4:39 AM/0.78m
        • 5:51 PM/0.79m
  • Sat 04
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      024-63-43-4
      054-53-43-4
      083-52-32-3
      113-52-32-3
      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°
      8.22.511.7ESE123
      7.82.411.6ESE123
      7.42.311.3ESE123
      7.12.211.2ESE123
      6.92.111.1ESE122
      6.72.011.1ESE122
      6.42.011.1ESE122
      6.21.911.0ESE122

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1223S188Mod. Wind
      1324S191Mod. Wind
      1222S191Mod. Wind
      1020S190Mod. Wind
      918S181Mod. Wind
      918SSE167Mod. Wind
      815SSE158Mod. Wind
      612SSE159Light Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:02 AM/1.43m
        • 12:46 PM/1.61m
      • Low
        • 6:20 AM/0.65m
        • 7:05 PM/0.60m
  • Sun 05
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-42-32-3
      052-31-21-2
      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°
      6.01.811.0ESE123
      5.81.810.9ESE123
      5.61.710.9SE124
      5.51.710.9SE127
      5.41.611.0SE130
      5.31.611.0SE135
      5.21.610.8SE139
      5.11.610.6SE134

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      59SSE166Light Wind
      48SSE163Light Wind
      35SSE147Calm
      24E89Calm
      511ENE57Light Wind
      916NE55Mod. Wind
      1120NE52Mod. Wind
      1222NE36Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:10 AM/1.61m
        • 1:39 PM/1.81m
      • Low
        • 7:20 AM/0.47m
        • 7:54 PM/0.41m
  • Mon 06
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-31-21-2
      051-21-21-2
      081-21-21-2
      111-21-21-2
      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°
      5.01.510.4SE135
      4.81.510.2SE135
      4.71.410.1SE134
      4.81.510.0SE132
      5.11.55.5NNE29
      5.41.75.9NNE27
      5.81.86.3NNE20
      6.21.96.5NNE16

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1325NNE28Mod. Wind
      1427NNE20Mod. Wind
      1529N9Fresh Wind
      1833NNE16Fresh Wind
      2037NNE13Fresh Wind
      2140NNE19Strong Wind
      2241NNE20Strong Wind
      2242NNE15Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:59 AM/1.78m
        • 2:21 PM/1.98m
      • Low
        • 8:06 AM/0.30m
        • 8:34 PM/0.24m
  • Tue 07
    • 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
      200-10-10-1
      230-10-10-1
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.72.06.7NNE15
      7.22.26.8NNE16
      7.82.46.8NNE17
      8.22.57.0NNE19
      7.92.47.2NNE26
      7.32.27.2NNE29
      6.52.06.9NNE28
      5.91.86.8NNE30

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2343N8Strong Wind
      2344N4Strong Wind
      2547N1Strong Wind
      2547N360Strong Wind
      2343N4Strong Wind
      2139NNE17Strong Wind
      1732NNE17Fresh Wind
      1223N7Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:40 AM/1.93m
        • 3:00 PM/2.10m
      • Low
        • 8:46 AM/0.16m
        • 9:12 PM/0.13m

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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