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Port Edward to Amanzimtoti

Thursday 16 November 2017

Solid 8ft SSE swell blasts open coast Thursday with bigger sets at 11 secs with heavy rain squalls cold winds and staunch southerly busters white kupping it. Wild and woolly. Friday winds are still pomping but proper SW direction opens a few possibilities for protected spots but the swell is still lank powerful, and getting strong as the windswell transitions to a much more punchy groundswell at 12 seconds. Wind dies off late in day. Saturday is 6-8ft and clean and glassy at dawn but a northerly breeze builds quite fast into moderate NNE to NE onshore. Sunday epic though way smaller 3-5' leftovers from the SE easing off to 2-4' in kiff light winds. Goes moderate NE onshore. Monday screaming heebie beasterly onshore masks arrival of cranking SW groundswell with much more SE swell again. Ruination

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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: 20.8 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 6:35 PM
  • Sunrise: 4:49 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Wed 22

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 9  
      • 11  
  • Thu 23

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 6  
  • Fri 24

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 5  
      • 6  
  • Sat 25

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

      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 6  
      • 7  
  • Mon 27

      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 11  
      • 12  
      • 12  
  • Tue 28

      • 10  
      • 10  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 7  
      17
      • 8  
      20
      • 9  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 11  
      20
      • 11  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 10  
      20
      • 8  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 8  
      17
      • 8  
      20
      • 10  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 9  
      20
      • 8  
      08
      • 16  
      11
      • 18  
      14
      • 18  
      17
      • 17  
      20
      • 15  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 14  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Wed 22

      • 15  
      08
      • 16  
      11
      • 22  
      14
      • 27  
      17
      • 27  
      20
  • Thu 23

      • 10  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 12  
      20
  • Fri 24

      • 15  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 6  
      17
      • 10  
      20
  • Sat 25

      • 15  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 11  
      20
  • Sun 26

      • 14  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 21  
      17
      • 20  
      20
  • Mon 27

      • 16  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 7  
      17
      • 7  
      20
  • Tue 28

      • 16  
      08
      • 17  
      11
      • 21  
      14
      • 24  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Wed 22
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      023-42-33-43-43-4
      052-32-32-32-32-3
      082-32-32-32-32-3
      112-32-32-31-22-3
      141-21-22-32-31-2
      171-21-22-33-41-2
      202-32-33-44-52-3
      232-31-22-33-52-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.42.98.5NE46
      8.12.58.2NE49
      7.22.28.5ENE58
      6.82.19.7SE145
      7.22.28.8SSW192
      8.92.77.2SSW207
      10.53.27.7SSW205
      9.62.98.2SSW205

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1834SSW205Fresh Wind
      1426SSW210Mod. Wind
      1528SW215Fresh Wind
      1630SSW203Fresh Wind
      2240SSW204Strong Wind
      2751SSW195Strong Wind
      2751S186Strong Wind
      1833S182Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:24 AM/1.76m
        • 5:31 PM/1.78m
      • Low
        • 11:24 AM/0.47m
        • 11:44 PM/0.42m
  • Thu 23
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      022-31-22-33-41-2
      051-21-22-32-31-2
      081-21-22-32-31-2
      111-21-22-32-31-2
      141-21-22-33-41-2
      171-21-22-32-31-2
      201-21-22-32-31-2
      231-21-22-32-31-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.52.68.1SSW200
      7.72.48.1SSW193
      7.22.29.0SSW191
      6.92.110.0SSW195
      6.72.010.7SSW201
      6.62.010.7SSW201
      6.42.010.6SSW197
      6.31.910.6SSW196

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1935S184Fresh Wind
      1324S172Mod. Wind
      1020SSE154Mod. Wind
      816SE129Mod. Wind
      816ESE104Mod. Wind
      1223E81Mod. Wind
      1223ENE70Mod. Wind
      1426ENE74Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:56 AM/1.69m
        • 6:01 PM/1.67m
      • Low
        • 11:57 AM/0.57m
  • Fri 24
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      021-21-21-22-31-2
      051-21-21-22-31-2
      081-21-21-22-31-2
      111-21-21-22-31-2
      141-21-21-22-31-2
      171-21-21-22-31-2
      201-21-21-22-31-2
      231-21-21-22-31-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.21.910.6SSW206
      6.11.910.7SSW208
      6.01.810.6SSW208
      5.81.810.5SSW207
      5.71.710.3SSW204
      5.41.710.2SSW199
      5.61.710.1SSW198
      6.31.98.9SSW205

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1426ENE70Mod. Wind
      1427ENE67Mod. Wind
      1528ENE68Fresh Wind
      1528ENE65Fresh Wind
      1325ENE62Mod. Wind
      611ENE78Light Wind
      1020S188Mod. Wind
      1732SSE153Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:32 AM/1.60m
      • Low
        • 12:17 AM/0.52m
        • 12:34 PM/0.68m
  • Sat 25
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      021-21-21-22-31-2
      051-21-22-32-31-2
      081-21-22-32-31-2
      111-21-21-21-21-2
      141-21-21-21-21-2
      171-22-31-21-21-2
      201-22-31-21-21-2
      232-32-31-22-32-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.52.09.0SSW193
      6.62.08.2S180
      6.42.08.3S179
      6.01.88.2S171
      5.61.78.6SSE155
      5.51.78.3ESE115
      5.51.78.1ESE109
      5.51.78.1ESE105

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1528SSE164Fresh Wind
      1733S170Fresh Wind
      1528SSE147Fresh Wind
      1020SE133Mod. Wind
      918ESE115Mod. Wind
      1121E98Mod. Wind
      1122ENE73Mod. Wind
      1222NE53Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:17 AM/1.51m
      • Low
        • 12:55 AM/0.62m
        • 1:23 PM/0.79m
  • Sun 26
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      022-32-31-22-32-3
      052-32-31-22-32-3
      081-21-21-21-21-2
      111-21-21-21-21-2
      141-21-21-21-21-2
      171-21-21-22-31-2
      201-21-21-22-31-2
      231-21-21-22-31-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.51.78.1ESE105
      5.51.78.1ESE104
      5.41.69.6SE132
      5.21.610.6SSE162
      5.01.510.6SSE161
      5.51.711.6SSW194
      6.82.18.6SSW211
      7.92.46.9SSW202

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1427NE39Mod. Wind
      1427NE34Mod. Wind
      1427NNE22Mod. Wind
      1121N358Mod. Wind
      917WSW242Mod. Wind
      2139SSW200Strong Wind
      2038SSW207Fresh Wind
      2242SSW199Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 8:23 AM/1.44m
      • Low
        • 1:46 AM/0.72m
        • 2:40 PM/0.88m
  • Mon 27
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      021-21-22-33-41-2
      052-31-22-33-41-2
      082-31-22-33-42-3
      113-43-44-56-83-4
      144-53-55-78-104-5
      174-64-56-810-124-6
      204-64-56-810-124-6
      234-63-55-710-124-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.72.67.5SSW202
      8.72.68.0SSW202
      8.62.68.2SSW199
      9.32.815.6SSW205
      10.63.218.4SSW208
      11.73.617.5SSW208
      12.33.716.6SSW208
      12.13.716.0SSW209

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2241SSW195Strong Wind
      2037SSW192Fresh Wind
      1630S189Fresh Wind
      1426S179Mod. Wind
      917SSE153Mod. Wind
      714ESE105Mod. Wind
      714E85Mod. Wind
      1019ENE61Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 9:58 AM/1.42m
      • Low
        • 3:07 AM/0.78m
        • 4:30 PM/0.88m
  • Tue 28
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      023-53-45-78-103-5
      053-43-44-68-103-4
      083-43-44-56-83-4
      113-42-33-56-83-4
      142-32-33-45-72-3
      172-32-33-45-72-3
      203-42-33-56-83-4
      233-43-44-56-83-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      11.53.515.4SSW209
      10.83.315.1SSW209
      10.13.114.7SSW210
      9.52.914.4SSW210
      9.32.814.1SSW210
      9.42.913.7SSW210
      10.13.113.5SSW210
      10.83.311.7SSW206

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1223NE46Mod. Wind
      1325NE41Mod. Wind
      1629NE38Fresh Wind
      1733NE40Fresh Wind
      2139NE44Strong Wind
      2444NE40Strong Wind
      2751NE35Strong Wind
      2751NNE32Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 11:30 AM/1.51m
      • Low
        • 4:47 AM/0.76m
        • 5:58 PM/0.77m

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