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Port Edward to Amanzimtoti

Monday 16 January 2017

Open coast shredded Monday by a staunch 25kts southerly buster. Swell a mixed up 2-3' windswell. Tuesday some swell has arrived and the dawnie might be fun 4' if a moderate southerly going moderate onshore SE holds off for long enough. The beast wind is back for Wednesday with a small dawnie window potentially delivering clean 2-4' lines on the open coast pointbreaks before a moderate NE becomes a bit of a blemish-bringing beasterly blow. It's a mess by arvi. Thursday morning sickly mess set to start cleaning up as the NE dies away into a glassy patch in the morning before a moderate becoming fresh to strong W breeze cleans it up. Has potential to blow a buster tho, so watch the forecasts. Expect mixed 2-4' east windswell and groundswell. Friday might be fun 2-4' on points in moderate SW early, going moderate southerly.

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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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Weather Margate
  • Sea Temp: 21.8 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 6:59 PM
  • Sunrise: 5:13 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Thu 19

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      • 6  
  • Fri 20

      • 6  
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  • Sat 21

      • 7  
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  • Sun 22

      • 6  
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      • 8  
  • Mon 23

      • 7  
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      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Tue 24

      • 6  
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  • Wed 25

      • 8  
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        -
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      20
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      08
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      11
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      14
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      17
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      20
      • 13  
      08
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      11
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      14
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      • 13  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 8  
      17
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      20
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      08
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      11
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      17
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      20
      • 14  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 16  
      14
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      17
      • 15  
      20
      • 12  
      08
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      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 12  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Thu 19

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        -
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        -
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      • 12  
      20
  • Fri 20

      • 11  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 13  
      20
  • Sat 21

      • 10  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 12  
      20
  • Sun 22

      • 20  
      08
      • 22  
      11
      • 23  
      14
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      17
      • 23  
      20
  • Mon 23

      • 17  
      08
      • 16  
      11
      • 15  
      14
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      17
      • 17  
      20
  • Tue 24

      • 15  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 16  
      14
      • 7  
      17
      • 4  
      20
  • Wed 25

      • 19  
      08
      • 18  
      11
      • 17  
      14
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      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Thu 19
    • Beach forecast

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

      Time

      hours
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.91.88.5E92
      6.11.98.6E92

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1222SSW210Mod. Wind
      1223SSW203Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 8:01 AM/1.60m
      • Low
        • 1:37 AM/0.61m
        • 2:12 PM/0.78m
  • Fri 20
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      022-32-32-32-32-3
      052-32-32-32-32-3
      082-32-32-32-32-3
      112-32-32-32-32-3
      142-32-32-32-32-3
      172-31-22-32-31-2
      202-31-22-32-32-3
      231-21-22-32-31-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.31.99.5ESE106
      6.31.910.4SE131
      6.21.99.6ESE119
      6.11.911.3SSE167
      6.11.911.3SSE168
      6.01.811.2S169
      6.11.911.1S170
      6.21.912.0SSW194

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1223SSW205Mod. Wind
      1222SSW202Mod. Wind
      1121SSW196Mod. Wind
      1223S188Mod. Wind
      1223S176Mod. Wind
      1222S171Mod. Wind
      1325S174Mod. Wind
      1528S180Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 8:54 AM/1.49m
      • Low
        • 2:21 AM/0.73m
        • 3:15 PM/0.89m
  • Sat 21
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      021-21-22-32-31-2
      051-21-21-23-41-2
      081-21-22-33-41-2
      111-21-22-33-41-2
      141-21-22-33-51-2
      171-21-21-23-41-2
      201-21-21-23-41-2
      231-21-21-23-41-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.31.911.9SSW194
      6.41.912.9SSW211
      6.72.012.8SSW210
      7.12.212.5SSW209
      7.32.213.5SW219
      7.22.213.5SW219
      7.02.113.5SW220
      6.72.013.4SW220

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1324S184Mod. Wind
      1222S189Mod. Wind
      1020S176Mod. Wind
      917SSE158Mod. Wind
      917ESE120Mod. Wind
      1122E90Mod. Wind
      1223ENE72Mod. Wind
      1426NE55Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 10:15 AM/1.42m
      • Low
        • 3:25 AM/0.85m
        • 4:56 PM/0.93m
  • Sun 22
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      021-21-21-23-41-2
      051-21-21-23-41-2
      081-20-11-23-41-2
      111-20-11-22-31-2
      141-21-21-23-41-2
      173-42-32-33-43-4
      202-32-32-32-32-3
      232-32-32-32-32-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.52.013.3SW220
      6.41.913.3SW220
      6.42.013.1SW220
      6.72.010.3SW218
      7.22.29.2SSW206
      7.32.27.5ENE74
      7.62.37.0ENE62
      7.92.46.6NE55

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1731NE51Fresh Wind
      1833NE43Fresh Wind
      2037NE43Fresh Wind
      2241NE42Strong Wind
      2343NE46Strong Wind
      2242NE50Strong Wind
      2342NE42Strong Wind
      2444NE35Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 11:58 AM/1.43m
      • Low
        • 5:10 AM/0.89m
        • 6:39 PM/0.87m
  • Mon 23
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      022-31-22-32-32-3
      052-31-22-32-32-3
      081-21-21-22-31-2
      111-21-21-21-21-2
      141-21-21-21-21-2
      171-21-21-21-21-2
      202-31-22-32-32-3
      232-31-22-32-32-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.82.46.8NE51
      7.52.36.9NE48
      7.02.16.9NE49
      6.62.06.9NE52
      6.21.96.8NE54
      6.11.96.7ENE59
      6.21.97.0ENE68
      6.31.97.0ENE70

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2140NNE34Strong Wind
      2037NE36Fresh Wind
      1732NE38Fresh Wind
      1630NE42Fresh Wind
      1529NE52Fresh Wind
      1631NE55Fresh Wind
      1733NE44Fresh Wind
      1630NE38Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:44 AM/1.33m
        • 1:12 PM/1.51m
      • Low
        • 6:45 AM/0.84m
        • 7:40 PM/0.75m
  • Tue 24
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      022-32-32-32-32-3
      051-21-21-22-31-2
      081-21-21-23-41-2
      111-21-21-23-41-2
      141-21-21-23-41-2
      171-21-21-23-41-2
      201-21-21-23-41-2
      231-21-21-23-41-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.21.98.4E89
      6.21.911.4SSW201
      6.21.914.0SSW213
      6.31.913.8SSW213
      6.52.016.3SW222
      6.52.015.8SW222
      6.52.015.4SW222
      6.62.015.2SW222

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1325NE38Mod. Wind
      1426NE38Mod. Wind
      1528NNE31Fresh Wind
      1529NE37Fresh Wind
      1630NE50Fresh Wind
      714NE52Mod. Wind
      47S174Light Wind
      1222SW218Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:47 AM/1.45m
        • 2:02 PM/1.63m
      • Low
        • 7:46 AM/0.74m
        • 8:22 PM/0.62m
  • Wed 25
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      021-21-21-23-41-2
      051-21-22-33-51-2
      081-21-21-23-41-2
      111-21-21-23-41-2
      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°
      7.32.211.4SW219
      7.82.411.9SW219
      7.62.311.8SW219
      7.32.211.7SW219
      7.22.211.6SW219
      7.02.111.5SW219
      6.82.111.2SW217
      6.72.08.8SSW196

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2343SSW207Strong Wind
      1937SSW204Fresh Wind
      1935SSW198Fresh Wind
      1834S186Fresh Wind
      1733S173Fresh Wind
      1833SSE153Fresh Wind
      1426SE136Mod. Wind
      1324ESE116Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:30 AM/1.59m
        • 2:40 PM/1.74m
      • Low
        • 8:30 AM/0.62m
        • 8:57 PM/0.49m
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