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Melkbos to Doring Bay

Monday 16 January 2017

Monday sees fresh going strong southerly winds hammer the coast and there is no swell to speak of, barring ambient 2-4' south windswell. Tuesday lekker clean seas in light ESE. Hot hot hot day. Moderate SE puffs later. No surf. Flatter than the shadow of snake crap. Wednesday bumpy SW onshore breezes due and long-range slow-to-show lullified long swell sets are barely perceptable at first, rare 3-4' sets by evening. Thursday the forerunners are growing more consistent, 4' becoming kiffff 4-6' in fresh going strong S. Friday 3-5' open coast surf in moderate going fresh S.

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Swell height and direction Swell period (interval) in seconds Surface Wind around South Africa CSIR buoy Saldanha Bay table-bay-buoy Webcam for Table View Webcam for Blouberg
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Swell
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CSIR buoy
Saldanha Bay
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Table Bay
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  • Sea Temp: 12.4 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 7:58 PM
  • Sunrise: 5:55 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Thu 19

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      •    
      • 8  
  • Fri 20

      • 7  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 9  
      • 10  
  • Sat 21

      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
  • Sun 22

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 7  
  • Mon 23

      • 7  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 9  
      • 9  
  • Tue 24

      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 10  
  • Wed 25

      • 8  
      • 7  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      • 15  
      20
      • 14  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 13  
      20
      • 13  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 12  
      20
      • 11  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 11  
      20
      • 18  
      08
      • 17  
      11
      • 17  
      14
      • 16  
      17
      • 16  
      20
      • 14  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 13  
      20
      • 13  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 12  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Thu 19

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

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

      • 12  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 18  
      17
      • 19  
      20
  • Sun 22

      • 7  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 15  
      20
  • Mon 23

      • 6  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 16  
      17
      • 18  
      20
  • Tue 24

      • 14  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 19  
      14
      • 22  
      17
      • 23  
      20
  • Wed 25

      • 10  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 15  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Thu 19
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeLamberts BayElands BayCape Columbine
      204-52-34-6
      234-52-34-6
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.12.514.8SW231
      8.22.514.6SW231

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2037S186Fresh Wind
      1834S182Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 8:07 AM/1.48m
      • Low
        • 1:37 AM/0.71m
        • 2:34 PM/0.77m
  • Fri 20
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeLamberts BayElands BayCape Columbine
      023-52-34-6
      053-52-34-5
      083-42-33-5
      113-42-34-5
      143-52-34-6
      174-52-35-7
      204-62-35-7
      234-62-35-7
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.02.414.4SW231
      7.62.314.3SW230
      7.42.314.0SW229
      7.62.313.8SW227
      8.32.513.6SW224
      9.12.813.4SW221
      9.52.913.3SW221
      9.73.013.1SW221

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1529S179Fresh Wind
      1223S176Mod. Wind
      1120S175Mod. Wind
      1120SSW192Mod. Wind
      1324SSW203Mod. Wind
      1427SSW202Mod. Wind
      1732S188Fresh Wind
      1732S178Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 9:08 AM/1.41m
      • Low
        • 2:35 AM/0.80m
        • 3:48 PM/0.81m
  • Sat 21
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeLamberts BayElands BayCape Columbine
      024-52-35-7
      054-52-35-7
      083-52-34-6
      113-52-34-6
      143-41-24-5
      173-41-23-5
      203-41-23-5
      233-41-23-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.62.912.9SW221
      9.42.912.7SW222
      9.02.712.6SW222
      8.52.612.5SW223
      8.02.412.4SW223
      7.82.412.1SW223
      8.02.411.9SW224
      7.92.411.7SW224

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1732S173Fresh Wind
      1528SSE161Fresh Wind
      1222SSE150Mod. Wind
      918SSE166Mod. Wind
      1426S190Mod. Wind
      1834S190Fresh Wind
      1935S179Fresh Wind
      1427S179Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 10:24 AM/1.37m
      • Low
        • 3:53 AM/0.86m
        • 5:08 PM/0.80m
  • Sun 22
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeLamberts BayElands BayCape Columbine
      023-41-23-4
      053-41-23-4
      082-31-23-4
      112-31-22-3
      142-31-22-3
      172-31-22-3
      202-31-23-4
      232-31-23-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.62.311.6SW224
      7.22.211.5SW223
      6.82.111.2SW223
      6.52.011.1SW223
      6.31.911.0SW222
      6.31.910.9SW221
      6.62.010.9SW221
      6.92.110.8SW221

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1120SSW194Mod. Wind
      918SSW203Mod. Wind
      714SSW198Mod. Wind
      713SSW206Mod. Wind
      918SSW210Mod. Wind
      1427SSW200Mod. Wind
      1529S184Fresh Wind
      1426S181Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 11:40 AM/1.39m
      • Low
        • 5:18 AM/0.86m
        • 6:15 PM/0.74m
  • Mon 23
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeLamberts BayElands BayCape Columbine
      022-31-23-4
      053-41-23-5
      083-52-34-6
      114-52-34-6
      144-52-35-7
      174-62-35-7
      205-72-36-8
      235-73-46-8
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.92.110.7SW222
      7.12.213.9SW223
      7.32.217.9SW226
      7.72.317.3SW226
      8.12.516.7SW226
      8.72.716.2SW225
      9.42.915.7SW225
      9.83.015.3SW226

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      816SSW197Mod. Wind
      1019S187Mod. Wind
      612S181Light Wind
      917SSW206Mod. Wind
      1121SSW203Mod. Wind
      1630SSW197Fresh Wind
      1833S186Fresh Wind
      1529S185Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:32 AM/1.33m
        • 12:39 PM/1.44m
      • Low
        • 6:26 AM/0.81m
        • 7:04 PM/0.66m
  • Tue 24
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeLamberts BayElands BayCape Columbine
      025-73-46-8
      055-73-46-8
      084-62-35-7
      114-62-35-7
      144-62-35-7
      174-62-35-7
      204-63-46-8
      234-62-35-7
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.83.015.1SW227
      9.62.914.8SW227
      9.32.814.4SW228
      8.92.714.3SW229
      8.92.714.2SW229
      9.42.913.9SW230
      9.83.013.4SW230
      10.13.112.3SW225

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1527S186Fresh Wind
      1528S184Fresh Wind
      1426S179Mod. Wind
      1528S186Fresh Wind
      1936S188Fresh Wind
      2242S184Strong Wind
      2344S179Strong Wind
      2241S174Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:22 AM/1.43m
        • 1:26 PM/1.52m
      • Low
        • 7:17 AM/0.74m
        • 7:44 PM/0.58m
  • Wed 25
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeLamberts BayElands BayCape Columbine
      023-52-34-6
      053-41-23-5
      083-41-23-5
      113-41-23-4
      142-31-23-4
      172-31-22-3
      202-31-22-3
      232-31-22-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.52.911.6SW220
      8.52.610.9SW215
      7.52.312.5SW230
      6.82.112.4SW230
      6.41.912.3SW230
      6.21.911.9SW230
      6.21.911.7SW230
      6.52.011.0SW224

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1529SSE168Fresh Wind
      1121SSE160Mod. Wind
      1019SSE159Mod. Wind
      917S179Mod. Wind
      1528SSW210Fresh Wind
      1529SSW209Fresh Wind
      1325SSW206Mod. Wind
      1325SSW207Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:01 AM/1.52m
        • 2:04 PM/1.59m
      • Low
        • 7:58 AM/0.66m
        • 8:19 PM/0.49m
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