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Far North (Zinkwazi and beyond)

Weekend 20 December 2014

Flat Friday with glassy start going light onshore. Soft sign of 2-3' long lulled sets in arvi from between 3 and 5pm. Saturday some swell arrived. Clean 3-4' lines open coast (south facing best) in mild early winds puffing miffly moderate NE to E later. Sunday clean 3-4' surf possible early before a messy NE onshore puffs. Monday clean 3-4' surf likely in loverly dawnie seas, calm to clean, with a mild onshore only picking up a little in arvi. Tuesday strong NE to NNE onshore builds early, killing underlying 2-3' swell quickly.

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KZN North Coast

  • Sea Temp: 23.7 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 6:55 PM
  • Sunrise: 4:51 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Sun 21

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      •    
      •    
      •    
      • 7  
  • Mon 22

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
  • Tue 23

      • 7  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Wed 24

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Thu 25

      • 4  
      • 4  
      • 4  
      • 5  
      • 6  
  • Fri 26

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
  • Sat 27

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

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Sun 21

      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      • 17  
      20
  • Mon 22

      • 11  
      08
      • 19  
      11
      • 19  
      14
      • 16  
      17
      • 12  
      20
  • Tue 23

      • 8  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 18  
      14
      • 19  
      17
      • 19  
      20
  • Wed 24

      • 8  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 16  
      14
      • 16  
      17
      • 13  
      20
  • Thu 25

      • 2  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 18  
      17
      • 19  
      20
  • Fri 26

      • 8  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 14  
      20
  • Sat 27

      • 11  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 7  
      14
      • 5  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Sun 21
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      203-40-12-3
      233-40-12-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.52.014.1SSW205
      7.02.114.1SSW203

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1733NNE21Fresh Wind
      1426N10Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:07 AM/1.84m
        • 3:21 PM/1.98m
      • Low
        • 9:11 AM/0.35m
        • 9:36 PM/0.22m
  • Mon 22
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-40-12-3
      053-40-12-3
      083-40-12-3
      113-50-12-3
      143-50-13-4
      173-50-12-3
      203-40-12-3
      233-40-12-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.22.213.9SSW205
      7.42.313.6SSW204
      7.72.313.3SSW204
      8.12.513.0SSW205
      8.42.612.8SSW205
      8.12.512.6SSW205
      7.82.412.5SSW205
      7.82.412.4SSW204

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      47NNW328Light Wind
      611SSW198Light Wind
      1120SSE166Mod. Wind
      1935S172Fresh Wind
      1935SSE168Fresh Wind
      1630SSE159Fresh Wind
      1223SE146Mod. Wind
      917SE130Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:47 AM/1.94m
        • 3:59 PM/2.03m
      • Low
        • 9:51 AM/0.28m
        • 10:14 PM/0.16m
  • Tue 23
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-40-12-3
      053-40-12-3
      082-30-12-3
      112-30-11-2
      142-30-11-2
      172-30-11-2
      200-10-10-1
      230-10-10-1
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.82.412.1SSW204
      7.52.311.8SSW205
      6.92.111.6SSW205
      6.21.911.4SSW203
      5.91.811.1SSW203
      5.81.810.9SSW203
      5.81.85.8NNE30
      6.01.86.0NNE30

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      713E96Mod. Wind
      611NE47Light Wind
      815NE36Mod. Wind
      1325NNE16Mod. Wind
      1834NNE21Fresh Wind
      1935NNE22Fresh Wind
      1936NNE23Fresh Wind
      2139NNE22Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:26 AM/2.00m
        • 4:38 PM/2.04m
      • Low
        • 10:31 AM/0.25m
        • 10:52 PM/0.14m
  • Wed 24
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      020-10-10-1
      050-10-10-1
      080-10-10-1
      111-20-10-1
      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°
      6.21.96.0NNE31
      5.91.86.0NE36
      5.51.75.9NE43
      5.61.76.1SSW210
      6.01.86.5SSW207
      6.21.96.8SSW203
      6.01.86.9SSW200
      5.51.76.9SSW195

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1834NNE14Fresh Wind
      1324N356Mod. Wind
      815WNW286Mod. Wind
      1325SW223Mod. Wind
      1631SSW213Fresh Wind
      1631SSW197Fresh Wind
      1325S188Mod. Wind
      1019SSW194Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:06 AM/2.02m
        • 5:17 PM/2.01m
      • Low
        • 11:12 AM/0.27m
        • 11:31 PM/0.16m
  • Thu 25
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      021-20-11-2
      050-10-11-2
      080-10-11-2
      111-20-11-2
      141-20-11-2
      172-30-11-2
      202-30-12-3
      233-40-12-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.11.56.9S191
      4.61.48.3S172
      4.31.38.3S171
      4.11.211.7SSW203
      4.31.312.1SSW202
      5.11.613.7SSW198
      6.11.913.7SSW199
      7.12.213.7SSW200

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      816SSW198Mod. Wind
      49SSW205Light Wind
      23WNW304Calm
      816N353Mod. Wind
      1528N6Fresh Wind
      1833NNE17Fresh Wind
      1935NNE16Fresh Wind
      2037NNE11Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:47 AM/1.99m
        • 5:58 PM/1.93m
      • Low
        • 11:53 AM/0.33m
  • Fri 26
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-50-13-4
      053-50-13-4
      083-50-12-3
      113-40-12-3
      143-40-12-3
      173-50-12-3
      203-50-12-3
      234-50-13-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.82.413.9SSW202
      8.02.414.1SSW204
      7.72.414.1SSW206
      7.52.313.9SSW206
      7.62.313.7SSW207
      7.82.413.8SSW208
      8.02.414.0SSW209
      8.42.514.2SSW209

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2038N6Fresh Wind
      1733N2Fresh Wind
      816NW325Mod. Wind
      815WSW240Mod. Wind
      1122SW215Mod. Wind
      1324SSW200Mod. Wind
      1427SSW194Mod. Wind
      1629SSW204Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:30 AM/1.92m
      • Low
        • 12:12 AM/0.24m
        • 12:38 PM/0.43m
  • Sat 27
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      024-60-13-4
      055-70-13-4
      084-60-13-4
      114-60-13-4
      144-50-13-4
      174-50-13-4
      203-50-12-3
      233-40-12-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.92.714.6SSW209
      9.32.814.9SSW208
      9.22.814.7SSW208
      9.02.714.5SSW208
      8.72.614.4SSW209
      8.32.514.4SSW209
      7.92.414.5SSW209
      7.32.214.4SSW210

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1834SSW207Fresh Wind
      1630SSW198Fresh Wind
      1121SSW192Mod. Wind
      815SSW201Mod. Wind
      713SSW208Mod. Wind
      510S182Light Wind
      36SE141Calm
      37ENE62Calm

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:17 AM/1.82m
      • Low
        • 12:56 AM/0.35m
        • 1:27 PM/0.55m

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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