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North of Zinkwazi

Wednesday 4 May 2016

Lots of swell around Wednesday but a honking strong S wind is smashing it. Thursday should be cranking 4-6' south swell hitting open coast, with nice lines and brisk leftover SSW breezes easing to light SW and getting better and better. Friday still a bit of maybe 2-3' swell - maybe smaller - around from the south, and surf nice and clean at dawn but onshores are due, puffing moderately mushy later. Saturday small to flat surf, with open coast maybe 1-2' and winds light SE to E with textures a bit wonky. Sunday solid bit of S groundswell has arrived with 4' sets growing to potentially 6' and proper grunt later. BUT, of course, Murphy's Law states that the wind will be stiff nasty beasterly onshore. Hope for a dawnie offshore.

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  • Sea Temp: 23.3 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 5:17 PM
  • Sunrise: 6:27 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Thu 05

      • 10  
      • 10  
      • 10  
      • 9  
      • 9  
  • Fri 06

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Sat 07

      • 6  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 6  
  • Sun 08

      • 9  
      • 10  
      • 10  
      • 9  
      • 9  
  • Mon 09

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Tue 10

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Wed 11

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

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Thu 05

      • 12  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 7  
      14
      • 6  
      17
      • 4  
      20
  • Fri 06

      • 3  
      08
      • 6  
      11
      • 6  
      14
      • 6  
      17
      • 7  
      20
  • Sat 07

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

      • 19  
      08
      • 18  
      11
      • 18  
      14
      • 18  
      17
      • 17  
      20
  • Mon 09

      • 12  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 6  
      14
      • 8  
      17
      • 10  
      20
  • Tue 10

      • 10  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 15  
      20
  • Wed 11

      • 15  
      08
      • 16  
      11
      • 16  
      14
      • 13  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Thu 05
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      024-61-24-5
      054-61-24-5
      084-61-24-5
      114-51-24-5
      144-51-23-5
      173-51-23-5
      203-41-23-4
      233-41-23-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      10.53.211.7SSW194
      10.23.111.7SSW192
      10.13.111.8S190
      10.03.011.9S189
      9.73.011.9S188
      9.22.811.8S187
      8.72.611.6S187
      8.22.511.4S186

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1731SSW197Fresh Wind
      1527SSW198Fresh Wind
      1223SSW200Mod. Wind
      1018SSW203Mod. Wind
      714SSW208Mod. Wind
      611SSW197Light Wind
      48S180Light Wind
      25S180Calm

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:32 AM/2.00m
        • 2:54 PM/1.97m
      • Low
        • 8:46 AM/0.19m
        • 9:01 PM/0.15m
  • Fri 06
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-41-23-4
      052-31-22-3
      082-31-22-3
      112-31-22-3
      142-30-12-3
      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°
      7.72.411.3S186
      7.32.211.2S186
      6.92.111.1S187
      6.52.011.0S187
      6.11.910.9S187
      5.91.810.8S186
      5.71.810.8S184
      5.71.710.6S183

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      13SSW213Calm
      00SSE153Calm
      35NE47Calm
      611NNE25Light Wind
      612NNE29Light Wind
      612ENE68Light Wind
      714ESE110Mod. Wind
      815SSE147Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:13 AM/2.10m
        • 3:34 PM/2.05m
      • Low
        • 9:26 AM/0.09m
        • 9:41 PM/0.10m
  • Sat 07
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      021-20-11-2
      051-20-11-2
      081-20-11-2
      111-20-11-2
      141-20-11-2
      171-20-11-2
      201-20-11-2
      232-31-22-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.61.710.5S183
      5.61.710.3S183
      5.51.710.2S183
      5.31.610.1S183
      5.21.69.9S183
      5.21.69.8S184
      5.81.89.8S183
      6.72.010.3S181

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1019S172Mod. Wind
      1222S169Mod. Wind
      918SSE164Mod. Wind
      815S170Mod. Wind
      816S171Mod. Wind
      1120SSE153Mod. Wind
      1019SE135Mod. Wind
      1122ESE115Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:52 AM/2.13m
        • 4:14 PM/2.07m
      • Low
        • 10:05 AM/0.06m
        • 10:21 PM/0.10m
  • Sun 08
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-31-22-3
      053-41-23-4
      083-42-33-4
      113-52-33-5
      143-52-33-5
      174-52-34-5
      204-62-34-6
      234-52-34-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.62.310.6S181
      8.42.610.5S181
      9.22.810.5S179
      9.52.911.0S181
      9.52.911.6S183
      9.42.912.9S184
      9.32.815.2S184
      9.02.815.0S185

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1426ESE106Mod. Wind
      1732ESE106Fresh Wind
      1935ESE101Fresh Wind
      1834E98Fresh Wind
      1833E100Fresh Wind
      1833E101Fresh Wind
      1732E97Fresh Wind
      1528E96Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:31 AM/2.11m
        • 4:54 PM/2.03m
      • Low
        • 10:44 AM/0.09m
        • 11:01 PM/0.17m
  • Mon 09
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      024-51-23-5
      053-51-23-5
      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°
      8.72.614.7S188
      8.32.514.4S189
      8.02.414.2SSW192
      7.62.312.3S185
      7.22.211.8S183
      6.92.111.6S183
      6.62.011.4S176
      6.31.911.2S174

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1223E98Mod. Wind
      1224E99Mod. Wind
      1223E93Mod. Wind
      917E81Mod. Wind
      612ENE78Light Wind
      816E82Mod. Wind
      1019ENE75Mod. Wind
      1019ENE62Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:10 AM/2.02m
        • 5:34 PM/1.94m
      • Low
        • 11:23 AM/0.17m
        • 11:41 PM/0.29m
  • Tue 10
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      021-21-22-3
      051-21-22-3
      081-21-22-3
      111-21-22-3
      142-31-22-3
      172-31-22-3
      202-31-22-3
      232-31-21-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.11.911.0S173
      6.01.810.8S173
      5.91.810.7SSE167
      5.91.810.5SSE160
      6.01.810.3SSE159
      6.11.910.2SSE157
      6.01.810.1SSE155
      5.91.810.0SSE151

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      917NE51Mod. Wind
      815NE38Mod. Wind
      1018NNE32Mod. Wind
      1223NNE28Mod. Wind
      1426NNE25Mod. Wind
      1427NNE25Mod. Wind
      1528NNE27Fresh Wind
      1629NNE25Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:49 AM/1.89m
        • 6:14 PM/1.81m
      • Low
        • 12:02 PM/0.30m
  • Wed 11
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-31-21-2
      052-31-21-2
      082-31-21-2
      112-31-21-2
      142-31-21-2
      172-31-21-2
      201-21-21-2
      231-21-21-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.71.79.8SE139
      5.61.79.7SE138
      5.51.79.7SE138
      5.51.78.5ESE117
      5.61.710.2SE136
      5.51.79.9SE129
      5.41.610.9SSE155
      5.31.610.6SSE155

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1528NNE16Fresh Wind
      1427NNE11Mod. Wind
      1528N8Fresh Wind
      1630N6Fresh Wind
      1629N5Fresh Wind
      1325N11Mod. Wind
      1223NNE19Mod. Wind
      1222NNE20Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:30 AM/1.72m
      • Low
        • 12:22 AM/0.43m
        • 12:44 PM/0.45m

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