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Ballito Bay to north of Zwinkazi

Tuesday 5 March 2019

Oh my hat, you ous are going to get so shacked. North Coast is where the cyclone swell is at baby! Wednesday sadly blown out by a fresh NE onshore which destroys a solid 4' SSW groundswell. Partly cloudy and hot. Thursday more onshores after clean dawnie and 3-4' waves. Signs of east cyclone grunt late in day or overnight. Partly cloudy and hot. Friday watch the cyclone swell grow today. Maybe 3' early, gradually reaching 3-5' or more in light SE going light to moderate. Partly cloudy with rain showers. Saturday oh my word. You're getting so barrelled for hours on end. The morning landbreeze dies into glassy variable conditions and it's only after lunch that a light onshore puffs crumbled. This gives a six foot x 15 second east cyclone swell time to shine. Cloudy and cool with some showers. Sunday off its tits again. Due for light onshore worsening, but watch the winds. They may stabilise into light variable cookery. Partly cloudy and hot.

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KZN North Coast

  • Sea Temp: 23.3 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 5:32 PM
  • Sunrise: 6:16 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Fri 19

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      • 8  
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  • Sat 20

      • 9  
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  • Sun 21

      • 8  
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  • Mon 22

      • 7  
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  • Tue 23

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  • Wed 24

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  • Thu 25

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        -
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      11
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      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Fri 19

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        -
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        -
      • 17  
      14
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      17
      • 19  
      20
  • Sat 20

      • 22  
      08
      • 22  
      11
      • 23  
      14
      • 19  
      17
      • 14  
      20
  • Sun 21

      • 2  
      08
      • 6  
      11
      • 4  
      14
      • 5  
      17
      • 10  
      20
  • Mon 22

      • 9  
      08
      • 6  
      11
      • 5  
      14
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      17
      • 9  
      20
  • Tue 23

      • 9  
      08
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      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 13  
      20
  • Wed 24

      • 12  
      08
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      11
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      14
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      20
  • Thu 25

      • 18  
      08
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      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Fri 19
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      143-52-33-5
      173-51-23-5
      203-51-23-4
      233-41-23-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.52.615.0S184
      8.42.514.5S187
      8.22.514.0S187
      8.12.513.4S189

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1731NNE24Fresh Wind
      1834NNE30Fresh Wind
      1935NNE33Fresh Wind
      2038NNE34Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:38 AM/2.13m
        • 3:55 PM/2.06m
      • Low
        • 9:49 AM/0.10m
        • 10:01 PM/0.09m
  • Sat 20
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-51-23-4
      053-51-23-5
      084-53-44-6
      114-53-44-6
      144-53-44-6
      173-52-34-5
      203-42-33-5
      233-42-33-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.32.513.1S190
      8.62.613.8S186
      8.92.716.7S176
      9.12.816.6S176
      9.02.816.2S176
      8.62.615.7S177
      8.02.415.3S177
      7.52.315.0S178

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2139NNE30Strong Wind
      2140NNE23Strong Wind
      2240NNE17Strong Wind
      2241NNE12Strong Wind
      2342NNE12Strong Wind
      1937NNE16Fresh Wind
      1426NNE28Mod. Wind
      1120NNE24Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:12 AM/2.15m
        • 4:28 PM/2.06m
      • Low
        • 10:22 AM/0.10m
        • 10:35 PM/0.12m
  • Sun 21
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-42-33-4
      053-42-33-4
      083-42-33-4
      113-42-33-4
      143-42-33-4
      173-41-23-4
      202-31-23-4
      232-31-23-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.42.214.6S178
      7.52.314.4S178
      7.82.414.2S177
      7.92.413.9S178
      7.62.313.7S178
      7.32.213.5S177
      7.22.213.3S178
      7.22.213.1S180

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      917N9Mod. Wind
      23NNW337Calm
      24NE46Calm
      612NNE24Light Wind
      47NNE30Light Wind
      59ENE75Light Wind
      1020E98Mod. Wind
      1222ESE104Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:44 AM/2.10m
        • 5:01 PM/2.00m
      • Low
        • 10:55 AM/0.15m
        • 11:07 PM/0.19m
  • Mon 22
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-42-32-3
      053-42-32-3
      083-42-32-3
      113-42-32-3
      143-42-32-3
      173-41-22-3
      202-31-22-3
      232-31-22-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.42.28.8ESE109
      7.42.39.4ESE120
      7.32.29.5ESE113
      7.12.29.4ESE113
      6.92.19.3ESE110
      6.62.09.2ESE105
      6.42.09.1ESE104
      6.31.99.0ESE104

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1122ESE104Mod. Wind
      1019E98Mod. Wind
      917SE126Mod. Wind
      612ESE120Light Wind
      59SE135Light Wind
      713ESE114Mod. Wind
      917E98Mod. Wind
      1018E81Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:16 AM/2.01m
        • 5:33 PM/1.89m
      • Low
        • 11:26 AM/0.24m
        • 11:38 PM/0.32m
  • Tue 23
    • 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
      143-41-22-3
      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°
      6.21.98.9ESE106
      6.31.98.8ESE109
      6.42.08.6ESE116
      6.62.08.4ESE118
      6.72.08.3ESE117
      6.92.18.4ESE115
      7.12.28.5ESE112
      7.42.28.6ESE110

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      918ENE71Mod. Wind
      917ENE74Mod. Wind
      916ENE65Mod. Wind
      814ENE69Mod. Wind
      815E79Mod. Wind
      1018E84Mod. Wind
      1325ENE78Mod. Wind
      1527ENE62Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:47 AM/1.87m
        • 6:04 PM/1.76m
      • Low
        • 11:57 AM/0.37m
  • Wed 24
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-42-32-3
      053-42-32-3
      083-52-33-4
      113-52-33-4
      143-52-33-4
      173-52-33-4
      203-42-33-4
      233-42-32-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.62.38.7ESE109
      7.82.48.7ESE108
      8.02.58.8ESE106
      8.22.59.0ESE103
      8.22.59.1E99
      8.02.49.1E96
      7.82.49.1E95
      7.72.39.1E94

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1427NE54Mod. Wind
      1223NE41Mod. Wind
      1223NE39Mod. Wind
      1325NE41Mod. Wind
      1325NE47Mod. Wind
      1528NE51Fresh Wind
      1732NE47Fresh Wind
      1630NNE32Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:18 AM/1.72m
      • Low
        • 12:09 AM/0.46m
        • 12:29 PM/0.52m
  • Thu 25
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-42-32-3
      053-42-32-3
      083-42-32-3
      113-42-32-3
      143-42-32-3
      173-41-22-3
      203-52-33-4
      233-52-33-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.52.39.1E94
      7.42.39.1E93
      7.52.39.1E93
      7.42.39.2E93
      7.32.29.2E92
      7.22.29.3E92
      7.52.310.0ESE103
      7.82.410.0ESE102

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1529NNE23Fresh Wind
      1732NNE15Fresh Wind
      1834N8Fresh Wind
      1631N351Fresh Wind
      1121NW325Mod. Wind
      917SSW202Mod. Wind
      1935S178Fresh Wind
      1833S185Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:51 AM/1.55m
      • Low
        • 12:42 AM/0.63m
        • 1:04 PM/0.68m
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