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Far North (Zinkwazi and beyond)

Friday 17 October 2014

The buster blows a gale Friday and you're awash in white hoofed mayhem. Solid 10ft S windswell on open coast, and dangerous seas offshore. Saturday heaving 8ft+ SSE swell smacks in strong S winds. Yech! Sunday going off in the south (if not too big) while up coast, S still strong, and still too much swell, starting 8ft, but easing all day. Monday swell dwindles slowly from 6' SSE to 3-5' in fresh to strong S ... again. Tuesday glassy early 3-4' before mild NE.

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KZN North Coast

  • Sea Temp: 21.4 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 6:10 PM
  • Sunrise: 5:10 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Wed 22

      •    
      •    
      •    
      •    
      • 8  
  • Thu 23

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
  • Fri 24

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Sat 25

      • 6  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
  • Sun 26

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 7  
      • 8  
      • 8  
  • Mon 27

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 7  
  • Tue 28

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      • 10  
      20
      • 10  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 11  
      20
      • 11  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 10  
      20
      • 10  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 10  
      20
      • 15  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 8  
      20
      • 8  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 9  
      20
      • 9  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 9  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Wed 22

      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      • 13  
      20
  • Thu 23

      • 10  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 11  
      20
  • Fri 24

      • 5  
      08
      • 6  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 6  
      20
  • Sat 25

      • 10  
      08
      • 6  
      11
      • 6  
      14
      • 7  
      17
      • 10  
      20
  • Sun 26

      • 15  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 17  
      14
      • 19  
      17
      • 18  
      20
  • Mon 27

      • 15  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 15  
      20
  • Tue 28

      • 16  
      08
      • 17  
      11
      • 16  
      14
      • 18  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Wed 22
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      203-52-32-3
      233-42-32-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.52.39.7ESE122
      7.32.29.7ESE121

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1325ESE115Mod. Wind
      1019ESE119Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:43 AM/1.78m
        • 2:56 PM/1.95m
      • Low
        • 8:44 AM/0.33m
        • 9:09 PM/0.27m
  • Thu 23
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-42-32-3
      053-42-32-3
      083-52-32-3
      114-52-33-4
      144-63-43-4
      174-63-43-4
      204-63-43-4
      234-53-43-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.22.29.7ESE120
      7.32.29.7ESE119
      7.62.39.8ESE118
      8.02.410.0ESE116
      8.32.510.3ESE114
      8.32.510.5ESE113
      8.32.510.6ESE111
      8.02.510.8ESE109

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      918SE124Mod. Wind
      816ESE118Mod. Wind
      1018ESE101Mod. Wind
      918E86Mod. Wind
      816ENE78Mod. Wind
      1120ENE76Mod. Wind
      1121ENE64Mod. Wind
      815NE47Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:12 AM/1.86m
        • 3:25 PM/2.02m
      • Low
        • 9:14 AM/0.26m
        • 9:37 PM/0.21m
  • Fri 24
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      024-52-33-4
      053-52-33-4
      083-42-32-3
      113-42-32-3
      143-42-32-3
      173-42-32-3
      203-41-22-3
      232-31-22-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.72.310.7ESE108
      7.32.210.6ESE109
      7.12.210.5ESE109
      6.92.110.4ESE109
      6.62.010.4ESE109
      6.42.010.3ESE109
      6.21.910.3ESE110
      5.91.810.4ESE111

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      510NNE25Light Wind
      510E97Light Wind
      59ESE121Light Wind
      612SE145Light Wind
      916SSE158Mod. Wind
      918SSE147Mod. Wind
      612SE138Light Wind
      59SSE159Light Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:41 AM/1.92m
        • 3:54 PM/2.05m
      • Low
        • 9:43 AM/0.22m
        • 10:06 PM/0.18m
  • Sat 25
    • 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
      202-31-21-2
      232-31-21-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.71.710.3ESE111
      5.51.710.3ESE112
      5.51.710.2ESE112
      5.41.610.0ESE112
      5.31.69.9ESE111
      5.21.69.9ESE109
      5.21.69.9ESE107
      5.21.69.8ESE105

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      59SSE166Light Wind
      510SSE168Light Wind
      1019SE137Mod. Wind
      611SE139Light Wind
      611SSE146Light Wind
      714SSE154Mod. Wind
      1019SSE149Mod. Wind
      815SSE164Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:11 AM/1.94m
        • 4:23 PM/2.04m
      • Low
        • 10:14 AM/0.22m
        • 10:36 PM/0.19m
  • Sun 26
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-31-21-2
      052-30-11-2
      082-30-12-3
      113-40-12-3
      143-40-12-3
      173-40-12-3
      202-32-32-3
      233-42-32-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.31.69.7ESE105
      5.61.715.6SSW203
      6.11.915.2SSW202
      6.41.914.7SSW204
      6.82.114.3SSW203
      7.62.313.7SSW205
      8.22.57.9SSE160
      8.42.58.1SSE156

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1020SSE160Mod. Wind
      1325SE145Mod. Wind
      1529SSE150Fresh Wind
      1427SSE149Mod. Wind
      1732SE142Fresh Wind
      1936SE136Fresh Wind
      1834SE134Fresh Wind
      1732SE128Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:41 AM/1.92m
        • 4:54 PM/1.98m
      • Low
        • 10:45 AM/0.25m
        • 11:07 PM/0.24m
  • Mon 27
    • 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
      173-42-32-3
      203-42-32-3
      233-42-32-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.32.58.1SSE148
      8.22.58.2SE136
      8.02.58.3SE130
      7.92.48.3SE127
      7.82.48.4SE125
      7.52.38.5SE124
      7.22.28.5ESE123
      7.02.18.5ESE123

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1630SE126Fresh Wind
      1629ESE114Fresh Wind
      1528E99Fresh Wind
      1427E88Mod. Wind
      1425E83Mod. Wind
      1527E80Fresh Wind
      1528ENE70Fresh Wind
      1427ENE59Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:15 AM/1.87m
        • 5:27 PM/1.89m
      • Low
        • 11:19 AM/0.33m
        • 11:41 PM/0.32m
  • Tue 28
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-42-32-3
      052-31-21-2
      083-42-32-3
      113-42-32-3
      143-42-32-3
      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°
      6.72.08.5ESE123
      6.62.08.5ESE123
      6.72.08.5ESE122
      6.82.18.6ESE120
      6.82.18.6ESE117
      6.92.18.8ESE115
      7.02.18.9ESE113
      6.92.19.0ESE112

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1325NE51Mod. Wind
      1528NE49Fresh Wind
      1631NE40Fresh Wind
      1731NNE30Fresh Wind
      1630NNE29Fresh Wind
      1834NE41Fresh Wind
      1935NE43Fresh Wind
      1629NE35Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:52 AM/1.79m
        • 6:05 PM/1.77m
      • Low
        • 11:56 AM/0.45m

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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