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Ballito Bay to north of Zwinkazi

Thursday 14 June 2018

As is so often the case, big N winds blow up north as air sucks down towards big low pressure activity in the south. Thursday blown out. No surf. Sunny and warm to hot. Friday the devils wind continues. In the deep south, it's glassy 1-2' at most along open coast. Could be flat. Up north, it's still stiff N, easing into the evening when it goes crisp landbreeze. Saturday rising swell as the Cape storms send gifts your way. Could be 3ft at dawn, increasing along open coast to 6-8' even, by evening. A big buster blows further down the coast. This side it arrives as fresh SSE winds. Partly cloudy and cool with showers. Sunday could just be firing at dawn in light landbreezes and a cooking 6ft+ SSW longrange south swell. You have to know where to go tho. Early worms tho. Beasterly east onshore due. Partly cloudy and warm. Monday pumping NW to N devils wind dig up a straight south 4' swell, easing into the day when it becomes clean. Could be fun. Sunny and warm. Tuesday fires down the coast.

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KZN North Coast

  • Sea Temp: 21.2 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 5:04 PM
  • Sunrise: 6:50 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Wed 20

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      • 9  
  • Thu 21

      • 7  
      • 6  
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  • Fri 22

      • 6  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
  • Sat 23

      • 5  
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      • 7  
  • Sun 24

      • 5  
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      • 5  
      • 5  
  • Mon 25

      • 7  
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  • Tue 26

      • 5  
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        -
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      20
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      08
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      11
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      17
      • 12  
      20
      • 13  
      08
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      11
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      08
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      11
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      08
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      08
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      11
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      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Wed 20

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        -
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      • 11  
      20
  • Thu 21

      • 10  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 17  
      20
  • Fri 22

      • 16  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 2  
      17
      • 3  
      20
  • Sat 23

      • 9  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 17  
      20
  • Sun 24

      • 14  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 5  
      14
      • 7  
      17
      • 9  
      20
  • Mon 25

      • 18  
      08
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      11
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      14
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      20
  • Tue 26

      • 3  
      08
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      11
      • 1  
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      • 4  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Wed 20
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      204-60-13-4
      234-50-13-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.82.714.4SSW209
      8.52.614.3SSW210

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1120ESE102Mod. Wind
      917E88Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 8:46 AM/1.46m
      • Low
        • 2:41 AM/0.65m
        • 3:01 PM/0.63m
  • Thu 21
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-50-12-3
      053-40-12-3
      083-40-12-3
      112-30-11-2
      142-30-11-2
      172-30-11-2
      202-30-11-2
      232-30-11-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.92.414.1SSW212
      7.32.213.8SSW211
      6.72.013.3SSW211
      6.21.913.1SSW210
      5.91.812.7SSW209
      5.71.712.5SSW209
      5.61.712.3SSW206
      5.61.712.0SSW204

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      815E81Mod. Wind
      816ENE73Mod. Wind
      1019ENE58Mod. Wind
      1222NE43Mod. Wind
      1325NE37Mod. Wind
      1528NE35Fresh Wind
      1732NNE30Fresh Wind
      1732NNE19Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 10:07 AM/1.38m
      • Low
        • 4:01 AM/0.72m
        • 4:20 PM/0.69m
  • Fri 22
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-30-11-2
      052-30-11-2
      082-30-12-3
      112-30-12-3
      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°
      5.61.711.8SSW204
      5.71.712.2SSW199
      5.61.713.4S191
      5.41.614.0S191
      5.11.513.5SSW195
      4.71.413.1SSW199
      4.51.412.7SSW199
      4.41.312.2SSW200

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1833N10Fresh Wind
      1834N1Fresh Wind
      1631N350Fresh Wind
      1325NNW327Mod. Wind
      816WNW302Mod. Wind
      24W280Calm
      35SE130Calm
      510E93Light Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 11:33 AM/1.38m
      • Low
        • 5:25 AM/0.71m
        • 5:40 PM/0.70m
  • Sat 23
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      021-20-11-2
      051-20-11-2
      081-20-11-2
      112-30-11-2
      143-40-11-2
      173-40-12-3
      203-40-11-2
      233-40-11-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      4.31.311.3SSW200
      4.31.310.7SSW193
      4.51.411.1SSW194
      5.21.615.4SSW211
      6.11.916.8SW216
      6.62.016.3SW216
      6.62.015.8SW216
      6.21.915.4SW217

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      612NE52Light Wind
      814NNE14Mod. Wind
      917N355Mod. Wind
      1222NNW339Mod. Wind
      1426NNW341Mod. Wind
      1529N358Fresh Wind
      1732N3Fresh Wind
      1630N354Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:08 AM/1.54m
        • 12:43 PM/1.44m
      • Low
        • 6:36 AM/0.65m
        • 6:46 PM/0.65m
  • Sun 24
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-30-11-2
      051-20-10-1
      081-20-10-1
      112-30-11-2
      141-20-11-2
      171-20-11-2
      202-30-11-2
      232-30-11-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.81.815.4SW218
      5.51.711.3SW228
      5.21.611.3SW227
      4.91.514.7SW218
      4.61.414.4SW218
      4.51.414.2SW217
      4.81.517.3SW215
      5.81.816.3SW215

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1631N352Fresh Wind
      1629N352Fresh Wind
      1426NNW347Mod. Wind
      918NW318Mod. Wind
      510NNW334Light Wind
      714N7Mod. Wind
      918NNE11Mod. Wind
      1121NNE15Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:06 AM/1.60m
        • 1:37 PM/1.52m
      • Low
        • 7:29 AM/0.57m
        • 7:38 PM/0.58m
  • Mon 25
    • 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
      143-40-11-2
      172-30-11-2
      202-30-11-2
      232-30-11-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.82.115.3SW215
      7.22.214.6SW214
      7.12.114.4SW215
      6.92.114.2SW215
      6.72.013.9SSW214
      6.31.913.6SSW213
      5.91.813.3SSW211
      5.51.712.9SSW209

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1325N11Mod. Wind
      1528N360Fresh Wind
      1833N1Fresh Wind
      2037N357Fresh Wind
      1936N358Fresh Wind
      1733N9Fresh Wind
      1629NNE19Fresh Wind
      1324NNE17Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:53 AM/1.67m
        • 2:20 PM/1.60m
      • Low
        • 8:12 AM/0.49m
        • 8:21 PM/0.52m
  • Tue 26
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-30-11-2
      052-30-11-2
      082-30-11-2
      112-30-11-2
      142-30-11-2
      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°
      5.21.614.5SSW208
      5.11.516.0SSW212
      5.21.616.6SW217
      5.41.616.2SW216
      5.71.716.1SW215
      6.21.916.7SW214
      6.72.016.4SSW213
      6.92.115.8SSW213

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      916N358Mod. Wind
      48NW319Light Wind
      37NW325Calm
      37NW309Calm
      12NW307Calm
      48NE55Light Wind
      816NE48Mod. Wind
      917NE43Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:32 AM/1.73m
        • 2:57 PM/1.67m
      • Low
        • 8:49 AM/0.42m
        • 8:58 PM/0.46m
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