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Far North (Zinkwazi and beyond)

Friday 31 October 2014

Clean small fun seas up far north Friday with a soft 3' S swell around. Wind goes moderate to fresh S to SSE by arvi. Saturday crumbly onshore conditions after clean to cleanish 2-3' dawnie. A freshening beasterly due to waste a rising groundswell down south, arriving up north in arvi to evening to 4'. The onshore milder but still crumbly the further north you travel. Sunday swell peaks 4-5' SSW at 15 sec juice and would fire open coast but a poxy NE onshore due. Dawnie may yield if you're lucky. Monday howling NE onshore blasts both coasts to bits. Writeoff. Tuesday a crisp NW start in far south, with strong N by R Bay and far north. Batten down for a staunch SW buster on the way in evening.

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KZN North Coast

  • Sea Temp: 20.8 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 6:17 PM
  • Sunrise: 5:01 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Sat 01

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 7  
      • 8  
  • Sun 02

      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 8  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Mon 03

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Tue 04

      • 7  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
  • Wed 05

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 8  
      • 11  
      • 12  
  • Thu 06

      • 10  
      • 9  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 7  
  • Fri 07

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 5  
      • 9  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 17  
      20
      • 15  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 13  
      20
      • 12  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 6  
      20
      • 7  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 7  
      14
      • 7  
      17
      • 7  
      20
      • 8  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 7  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 10  
      20
      • 9  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 9  
      20
      • 8  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 8  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Sat 01

      • 7  
      08
      • 6  
      11
      • 6  
      14
      • 8  
      17
      • 10  
      20
  • Sun 02

      • 8  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 13  
      20
  • Mon 03

      • 14  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 16  
      14
      • 17  
      17
      • 19  
      20
  • Tue 04

      • 21  
      08
      • 25  
      11
      • 26  
      14
      • 25  
      17
      • 25  
      20
  • Wed 05

      • 14  
      08
      • 20  
      11
      • 26  
      14
      • 28  
      17
      • 25  
      20
  • Thu 06

      • 17  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 13  
      20
  • Fri 07

      • 11  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 11  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Sat 01
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      021-20-11-2
      052-31-21-2
      082-31-21-2
      112-31-21-2
      142-30-12-3
      173-40-12-3
      203-51-23-4
      234-61-24-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.01.86.8S186
      6.11.98.6SE124
      6.21.99.0SE128
      6.31.99.2SE131
      6.31.913.7SSW207
      6.62.013.9SSW204
      7.62.317.2SSW191
      8.82.716.5SSW192

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      916SSE149Mod. Wind
      815SSE163Mod. Wind
      713SSE156Mod. Wind
      611SE136Light Wind
      612E84Light Wind
      815ENE74Mod. Wind
      1018ENE75Mod. Wind
      1426ENE58Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 10:54 AM/1.49m
      • Low
        • 4:08 AM/0.73m
        • 5:24 PM/0.77m
  • Sun 02
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      025-71-24-5
      054-61-24-5
      084-61-23-5
      114-51-23-5
      143-51-23-4
      173-41-23-4
      203-41-22-3
      232-30-12-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.42.915.7SSW193
      9.42.915.1SSW193
      9.02.714.5SSW194
      8.52.614.2SSW193
      7.92.413.8SSW194
      7.42.313.5SSW193
      7.02.113.1SSW193
      6.72.012.7SSW192

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1223NE37Mod. Wind
      918NNE31Mod. Wind
      816NNE28Mod. Wind
      1528NNE15Fresh Wind
      918NNE23Mod. Wind
      1223NE49Mod. Wind
      1324NE54Mod. Wind
      1325NE55Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:17 PM/1.62m
      • Low
        • 5:47 AM/0.65m
        • 6:40 PM/0.62m
  • Mon 03
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-30-12-3
      052-30-12-3
      082-30-11-2
      111-20-11-2
      141-20-11-2
      171-20-11-2
      201-20-11-2
      231-20-11-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.31.912.4SSW192
      6.01.812.0S191
      5.71.811.8S190
      5.61.711.6S190
      5.61.711.2S187
      5.71.710.9S187
      6.01.85.8ENE74
      6.52.06.0ENE72

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1222NE48Mod. Wind
      1222ENE58Mod. Wind
      1427NE52Mod. Wind
      1528NE41Fresh Wind
      1629NE45Fresh Wind
      1732NE53Fresh Wind
      1936NE52Fresh Wind
      2139NE42Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:45 AM/1.56m
        • 1:14 PM/1.78m
      • Low
        • 6:53 AM/0.51m
        • 7:32 PM/0.45m
  • Tue 04
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      021-20-11-2
      051-21-21-2
      081-20-11-2
      110-10-11-2
      140-10-11-2
      170-10-11-2
      200-10-11-2
      231-20-11-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.02.16.4ENE69
      7.22.26.7ENE70
      7.22.26.8ENE59
      7.62.36.9NE42
      8.12.57.3NE39
      8.32.57.3NE36
      8.42.67.3NE39
      8.42.67.3NE47

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2241NNE33Strong Wind
      2139NNE24Strong Wind
      2140NNE23Strong Wind
      2546NNE17Strong Wind
      2649NNE12Strong Wind
      2547NNE16Strong Wind
      2546NNE19Strong Wind
      2342NNE13Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:37 AM/1.71m
        • 1:59 PM/1.92m
      • Low
        • 7:42 AM/0.38m
        • 8:15 PM/0.31m
  • Wed 05
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      021-20-11-2
      052-31-22-3
      082-31-21-2
      113-40-12-3
      142-30-11-2
      173-50-13-4
      205-70-13-5
      236-81-24-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.92.47.5ENE57
      7.32.27.6ENE69
      7.02.17.7ENE72
      7.22.214.6SSW211
      8.42.56.9SSW203
      10.53.28.5SSW201
      12.03.79.5SSW204
      12.63.89.9SSW203

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1529NNW336Fresh Wind
      1018WNW284Mod. Wind
      1427SW218Mod. Wind
      2037SSW209Fresh Wind
      2649SSW206Strong Wind
      2852SSW200Near Gale
      2547SSW192Strong Wind
      2343S187Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:20 AM/1.84m
        • 2:38 PM/2.02m
      • Low
        • 8:24 AM/0.27m
        • 8:53 PM/0.20m
  • Thu 06
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      025-71-24-5
      054-61-23-5
      083-51-23-4
      113-41-23-4
      142-31-22-3
      172-31-22-3
      202-31-22-3
      231-21-22-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      12.13.79.9SSW201
      11.23.49.6SSW198
      10.13.19.3S190
      9.12.89.1S186
      8.32.58.9S180
      7.82.48.9S173
      7.32.28.8SSE166
      6.82.18.6S172

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2139S189Strong Wind
      2037S186Fresh Wind
      1732S183Fresh Wind
      1427S181Mod. Wind
      1427S169Mod. Wind
      1528SSE160Fresh Wind
      1325SSE153Mod. Wind
      1121SSE152Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:59 AM/1.93m
        • 3:15 PM/2.08m
      • Low
        • 9:03 AM/0.20m
        • 9:29 PM/0.15m
  • Fri 07
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      021-21-21-2
      051-21-21-2
      081-21-21-2
      111-21-21-2
      141-21-21-2
      171-21-21-2
      201-21-21-2
      231-21-21-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.41.98.5SSE167
      6.01.88.4SSE163
      5.81.88.3SSE160
      5.61.78.3SSE159
      5.51.78.4SSE158
      5.41.68.4SSE158
      5.31.68.4SSE157
      5.21.68.3SSE155

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1018SSE150Mod. Wind
      1120SE134Mod. Wind
      1121SE126Mod. Wind
      918ESE123Mod. Wind
      1121ESE108Mod. Wind
      1121E100Mod. Wind
      1120E92Mod. Wind
      918E86Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:35 AM/1.97m
        • 3:50 PM/2.08m
      • Low
        • 9:39 AM/0.18m
        • 10:03 PM/0.14m

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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