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North of Zinc Wazi

Wednesday 29 July 2015

Howling N winds skunk the far north Wednesday while in south, crisp NW landbreeze goes mildly NE onshore before a SW buster hits this evening. A weak 2' dribble runs along coast. Thursday epic 4-5' lines x punchy period x SSW direction on dawnie in clean offshores. Could be cranking. Moderate SW onshore puffs by arvi. Friday staunch W busters smear coast as a solid 6-8' storm swell builds, going 10ft+ later. Horizon heaves. Blasted mess. Saturday wind has gone. Solid 6-8' lines open coast in cooking conditions. W offshore early, glassy morning, hint of NE later. Sunday fresh N kills 3-4' leftovers.

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KZN North Coast

  • Sea Temp: 19.9 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 5:21 PM
  • Sunrise: 6:43 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Wed 29

      • 8  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 8  
      • 8  
  • Thu 30

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 7  
  • Fri 31

      • 9  
      • 12  
      • 16  
      • 18  
      • 18  
  • Sat 01

      • 13  
      • 12  
      • 10  
      • 9  
      • 8  
  • Sun 02

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Mon 03

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Tue 04

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 6  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 7  
      14
      • 7  
      17
      • 7  
      20
      • 17  
      08
      • 16  
      11
      • 16  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 15  
      20
      • 15  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 13  
      20
      • 15  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 13  
      20
      • 13  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 13  
      20
      • 13  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 13  
      20
      • 6  
      08
      • 6  
      11
      • 6  
      14
      • 7  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Wed 29

      • 25  
      08
      • 25  
      11
      • 24  
      14
      • 23  
      17
      • 23  
      20
  • Thu 30

      • 8  
      08
      • 6  
      11
      • 6  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 11  
      20
  • Fri 31

      • 21  
      08
      • 29  
      11
      • 31  
      14
      • 28  
      17
      • 25  
      20
  • Sat 01

      • 11  
      08
      • 5  
      11
      • 1  
      14
      • 2  
      17
      • 6  
      20
  • Sun 02

      • 10  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 16  
      17
      • 18  
      20
  • Mon 03

      • 19  
      08
      • 20  
      11
      • 18  
      14
      • 18  
      17
      • 18  
      20
  • Tue 04

      • 23  
      08
      • 24  
      11
      • 23  
      14
      • 23  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Wed 29
    • 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°
      6.41.96.1N2
      7.12.26.0N2
      8.02.46.4N356
      8.52.66.8N353
      8.52.67.0N354
      8.02.56.8N358
      7.72.46.7N3
      8.02.56.6N6

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2241N6Strong Wind
      2343N358Strong Wind
      2547N353Strong Wind
      2547N351Strong Wind
      2444N355Strong Wind
      2343N4Strong Wind
      2343N7Strong Wind
      2547N4Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:07 AM/1.69m
        • 2:36 PM/1.74m
      • Low
        • 8:23 AM/0.42m
        • 8:43 PM/0.42m
  • Thu 30
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      020-10-10-1
      054-50-12-3
      084-50-12-3
      114-50-12-3
      143-50-12-3
      173-50-12-3
      203-50-12-3
      233-50-12-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.02.58.3NNW347
      7.72.417.4SSW213
      7.72.416.7SSW214
      7.82.416.1SSW214
      7.82.415.5SW214
      7.62.315.3SW214
      7.42.215.4SW215
      7.22.215.8SSW213

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2139NNW345Strong Wind
      1222WNW291Mod. Wind
      815SW236Mod. Wind
      612SSW202Light Wind
      612S171Light Wind
      1121SE131Mod. Wind
      1121ESE123Mod. Wind
      1222SE135Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:50 AM/1.82m
        • 3:18 PM/1.89m
      • Low
        • 9:04 AM/0.28m
        • 9:25 PM/0.30m
  • Fri 31
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-50-12-3
      053-50-12-3
      084-60-13-4
      116-80-14-6
      1410-120-16-8
      1710-151-28-10
      2010-151-28-10
      2310-151-28-10
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.22.215.8SSW213
      7.72.415.6SSW212
      8.82.715.4SSW212
      11.63.515.4SSW212
      16.14.912.8SSW209
      18.35.612.2SSW207
      17.75.412.5SSW206
      16.35.013.9SSW207

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1324SSE148Mod. Wind
      1427SSE160Mod. Wind
      2138S183Strong Wind
      2955S190Near Gale
      3157SSW198Near Gale
      2852SSW193Near Gale
      2546S188Strong Wind
      2038S185Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:31 AM/1.93m
        • 3:57 PM/2.01m
      • Low
        • 9:43 AM/0.16m
        • 10:05 PM/0.20m
  • Sat 01
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      0210-121-28-10
      0510-121-26-8
      088-100-15-7
      116-80-14-6
      145-70-13-5
      174-60-13-4
      203-50-12-3
      233-40-12-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      15.24.615.1SSW207
      14.14.314.8SSW207
      12.93.914.5SSW208
      11.53.514.2SSW209
      10.33.113.8SSW209
      9.32.813.5SSW210
      8.42.613.4SSW210
      7.82.413.3SSW210

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1732S180Fresh Wind
      1427S173Mod. Wind
      1120S169Mod. Wind
      510S169Light Wind
      12S178Calm
      25NE48Calm
      612NE41Light Wind
      815NNE29Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:10 AM/2.01m
        • 4:35 PM/2.08m
      • Low
        • 10:21 AM/0.08m
        • 10:44 PM/0.16m
  • Sun 02
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-40-12-3
      053-40-12-3
      083-40-12-3
      113-40-12-3
      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°
      7.32.213.2SSW208
      6.92.113.0SSW205
      6.92.112.9SSW204
      7.12.213.0SSW204
      7.22.213.1SSW206
      7.22.213.1SSW207
      7.12.213.2SSW209
      6.92.113.2SSW210

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      815NNE13Mod. Wind
      815N5Mod. Wind
      1018N6Mod. Wind
      1223N6Mod. Wind
      1528N9Fresh Wind
      1631NNE17Fresh Wind
      1833NNE20Fresh Wind
      1834NNE17Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:49 AM/2.03m
        • 5:13 PM/2.10m
      • Low
        • 10:59 AM/0.06m
        • 11:23 PM/0.16m
  • Mon 03
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-40-12-3
      053-40-11-2
      083-40-11-2
      112-30-11-2
      142-30-11-2
      172-30-11-2
      202-30-11-2
      231-20-11-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.72.013.3SSW211
      6.62.013.4SSW211
      6.52.013.3SSW212
      6.52.013.1SSW212
      6.41.910.6SW222
      6.01.810.5SW222
      5.81.812.6SW214
      5.81.810.2SW222

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1834N7Fresh Wind
      1935N1Fresh Wind
      1936N359Fresh Wind
      2037N356Fresh Wind
      1834N360Fresh Wind
      1833N9Fresh Wind
      1834NNE15Fresh Wind
      1936NNE11Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:27 AM/2.00m
        • 5:52 PM/2.06m
      • Low
        • 11:37 AM/0.10m
  • Tue 04
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      021-20-10-1
      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°
      6.01.88.8WSW240
      6.31.96.2N357
      6.82.16.0N2
      7.32.26.2N1
      7.52.36.4N1
      7.52.36.5N3
      7.32.26.4N7
      7.32.26.3N11

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2037N7Fresh Wind
      2139N4Strong Wind
      2342N0Strong Wind
      2444N358Strong Wind
      2343N2Strong Wind
      2343N11Strong Wind
      2342NNE16Strong Wind
      2344NNE13Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:06 AM/1.92m
      • Low
        • 12:02 AM/0.22m
        • 12:16 PM/0.19m

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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