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Port Edward to Amanzimtoti

Tuesday 17 April 2018

A ruinous NE beasterly wind will smash an epic long period swell Tuesday which is such a shame, because the swell is 4-6' S x 16 second period becoming even better: more direct S x 18 seconds by evening. It's an yeasterly on-sore! A horrid aberration. A salty-teared yech-fest. Partly cloudy and warm. Wednesday and it's just as horrid, with little change. And the S swell is still pumping 4-7ft x 15 seconds SSW. Noooooit! Partly cloudy and warm. Thursday now the stiff winds reverses into a blasted blasting southerly buster, literally both, very south, and very blasty. Backs to the SE by evening. More miffness and very little kiffness. Swell looks 2-5ft S windswell with groundswell element later. Wind moderates in evening. Partly cloudy and warm with showers. Friday might be quite fun 2-4' early on points in okay winds, but onshore is due to freshen. Some swell arrives in arvi, but wind has done the damage already. Partly cloudy with showers. Saturday morning sick yech in wake of the onshore. Moderate miff SE puffs later. Some showers. #notagoodday

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Swell Height and Direction Swell period (interval in seconds) and Direction Ocean Surface Wind around SA CSIR Buoy Durban CSIR Buoy Richards Bay Webcam for Durban beachfront Cam images of South Coast with regular updates
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KZN South Coast

  • Sea Temp: 23.8 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 5:32 PM
  • Sunrise: 6:17 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Thu 19

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      • 9  
  • Fri 20

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 8  
      • 8  
  • Sat 21

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Sun 22

      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
  • Mon 23

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Tue 24

      • 7  
      • 8  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Wed 25

      • 10  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 8  
      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      • 12  
      20
      • 11  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 14  
      20
      • 13  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 12  
      20
      • 12  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 12  
      20
      • 12  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 8  
      20
      • 7  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 7  
      14
      • 8  
      17
      • 11  
      20
      • 14  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 13  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Thu 19

      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      • 13  
      20
  • Fri 20

      • 7  
      08
      • 6  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 12  
      20
  • Sat 21

      • 12  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 14  
      20
  • Sun 22

      • 12  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 12  
      20
  • Mon 23

      • 20  
      08
      • 21  
      11
      • 21  
      14
      • 20  
      17
      • 22  
      20
  • Tue 24

      • 23  
      08
      • 17  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 10  
      20
  • Wed 25

      • 6  
      08
      • 5  
      11
      • 6  
      14
      • 8  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Thu 19
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      202-32-33-44-52-3
      232-32-33-44-52-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.52.611.7SSW202
      8.42.611.5SSW206

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1325S174Mod. Wind
      1222S180Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:34 AM/2.00m
        • 5:53 PM/1.89m
      • Low
        • 11:45 AM/0.25m
  • Fri 20
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      022-31-22-33-52-3
      051-21-22-33-41-2
      081-21-22-33-41-2
      111-21-22-33-41-2
      141-21-22-33-41-2
      172-31-22-34-52-3
      202-31-22-34-52-3
      232-31-22-34-62-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.92.411.3SSW207
      7.42.311.1SSW206
      7.02.111.0SSW206
      6.82.111.0SSW206
      6.92.111.3SSW206
      7.52.314.1SSW210
      8.02.514.2SSW212
      8.22.514.0SSW214

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1020S171Mod. Wind
      815SSE167Mod. Wind
      713SSE150Mod. Wind
      611ESE120Light Wind
      815E87Mod. Wind
      1020E82Mod. Wind
      1223ENE67Mod. Wind
      1224ENE61Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:11 AM/1.86m
      • Low
        • 12:01 AM/0.32m
        • 12:23 PM/0.38m
  • Sat 21
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      022-31-22-34-52-3
      051-21-22-33-51-2
      081-21-22-33-41-2
      111-21-22-33-41-2
      141-21-21-23-41-2
      171-21-21-23-41-2
      201-21-21-23-41-2
      231-21-21-22-31-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.02.413.7SW214
      7.62.313.4SW214
      7.22.213.2SW214
      6.82.112.9SSW212
      6.62.012.7SSW212
      6.41.912.6SSW212
      6.21.912.4SSW213
      5.91.812.2SSW211

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1223NE49Mod. Wind
      1223NE50Mod. Wind
      1223NE49Mod. Wind
      1325NE44Mod. Wind
      1325NE52Mod. Wind
      1528ENE58Fresh Wind
      1427NE51Mod. Wind
      1427NE40Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:54 AM/1.69m
      • Low
        • 12:43 AM/0.48m
        • 1:09 PM/0.54m
  • Sun 22
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      021-21-21-22-31-2
      051-21-21-22-31-2
      081-20-11-22-31-2
      111-20-11-22-30-1
      140-10-11-22-30-1
      170-10-11-22-30-1
      200-10-11-21-20-1
      230-10-11-22-30-1
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.71.812.1SSW208
      5.51.712.0SSW208
      5.31.612.0SSW210
      5.21.611.9SSW212
      5.01.511.9SSW213
      5.01.511.9SW214
      4.91.511.8SW214
      5.01.511.8SW214

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1426NNE32Mod. Wind
      1325NNE30Mod. Wind
      1223NNE25Mod. Wind
      1122NNE19Mod. Wind
      1020NNE21Mod. Wind
      1120NNE25Mod. Wind
      1222NNE16Mod. Wind
      1324N7Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:50 AM/1.51m
      • Low
        • 1:36 AM/0.66m
        • 2:12 PM/0.70m
  • Mon 23
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      020-10-11-22-30-1
      050-10-11-22-30-1
      081-20-11-22-31-2
      110-10-11-22-30-1
      140-10-11-22-30-1
      171-21-21-23-41-2
      202-32-32-31-22-3
      231-21-21-21-21-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.11.611.8SW215
      5.31.611.8SW216
      5.71.712.0SW215
      6.31.910.4SW222
      6.72.08.9SW221
      6.92.110.7SW218
      7.32.28.3SSE159
      7.72.46.6NE36

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1528N11Fresh Wind
      1732NNE14Fresh Wind
      2037NNE15Fresh Wind
      2140NNE15Strong Wind
      2139NNE21Strong Wind
      2038NNE26Fresh Wind
      2241NNE23Strong Wind
      2241NNE17Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 9:26 AM/1.37m
      • Low
        • 3:04 AM/0.81m
        • 4:00 PM/0.80m
  • Tue 24
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      021-21-21-21-21-2
      051-21-21-21-21-2
      082-31-21-22-32-3
      111-21-22-32-31-2
      141-21-21-22-31-2
      171-21-21-22-31-2
      201-21-22-33-41-2
      231-21-22-34-61-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.02.46.9NE38
      7.32.27.3NE42
      7.42.37.4NE43
      7.52.36.6S182
      7.42.37.2SSW201
      7.22.27.6SSW205
      7.42.210.9SW214
      8.62.614.0SW220

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2241NNE13Strong Wind
      916WNW282Mod. Wind
      2344SSW192Strong Wind
      1733S189Fresh Wind
      1529S180Fresh Wind
      1223SSE166Mod. Wind
      1019SSE157Mod. Wind
      918SSE152Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 11:38 AM/1.38m
      • Low
        • 5:18 AM/0.82m
        • 5:58 PM/0.74m
  • Wed 25
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      022-32-33-46-82-3
      052-32-33-46-82-3
      082-31-23-46-82-3
      112-31-23-45-72-3
      141-21-22-34-61-2
      171-21-22-33-51-2
      201-21-21-23-41-2
      231-20-11-23-41-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.83.014.1SW219
      10.13.114.0SW219
      9.83.014.0SW220
      9.32.813.9SW220
      8.52.613.6SW220
      7.82.413.2SW220
      7.12.212.6SW220
      6.52.012.2SW220

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      916SE144Mod. Wind
      815SE142Mod. Wind
      612SE127Light Wind
      510ESE115Light Wind
      612ESE113Light Wind
      815ESE111Mod. Wind
      1018E99Mod. Wind
      1121ENE75Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:27 AM/1.51m
        • 12:59 PM/1.51m
      • Low
        • 6:49 AM/0.68m
        • 7:09 PM/0.60m
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