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Animated Swell and Wind Charts


Animated charts to help you predict when and where to hit it - all the data you need including swell height, direction, period and wind speed can be found here.

Animated Charts

Tue, 24 March 2015

These three animated charts derive their information from the NOAA servers in the USA and are updated twice a day. Each frame advances three hours and the total forecast time is 177 hours ahead (7 days).

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Swell Height and Direction

This animated GIF indicates the height and direction of the average swell running through oceans surrounding South Africa. The controls enable you to fast forward, rewind, stop and pause so that you can study the information frame by frame.

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Wind Speed and Direction

This animated GIF indicates the strength and direction of the wind blowing on the sea surface in the oceans surrounding South Africa. The controls enable you to fast forward, rewind, stop and pause so that you can study the information frame by frame.

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Primary Swell Period

This animated GIF indicates the height and direction of the average height of the swell running through the oceans around South Africa. The controls enable you to fast forward, rewind, stop and pause so that you can study the information frame by frame.

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KZN Far North Coast -- Clean dawnie up the far north early Mondaywith 3' peaks about open coast before a galefor... https://t.co/YnkGEhYYjA
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Durban and surrounds -- Town sheltered Mondayfrom a stiff southerly buster. There are buckled bumps on horizon a... https://t.co/fif4Abs9G5
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KZN South Coast -- Open coast shredded Mondayby a staunch 25kts southerly buster. Swell a mixed up 2-3' windswel... https://t.co/XeVlSsJt8b
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Eastern Cape East -- Stiff southerlies blow east of Port AlfredMondayeasing around to a mildly messy SE onshore.... https://t.co/GiaXGuDDdH

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