KZN Far North Coast


Ballito Bay to Richards Bay

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Weekend 28 December 2019

A shtonking SSW buster arrives in Richards Bay Friday morning, and the coast is torn into salty sideshore southerly chunks. Windswell builds all day, bumps build on the horizon. Nothing going on along the shore. Partly cloudy and warm with showers. Saturday in the wake of the buster, a fresh southerly is too sideshore for decent waves, and the sheltered breaks north of any land or harbour walls need east in the swell, not south. Moderately miff SE winds will win the day. Partly cloudy and warm with occasional showers in the south. Sunday the onshore builds from light going fresh ENE and miffish. Sloppy 2' east windslop served salty. Partly cloudy and warm with showers. Monday leftover onshore morning sickness, moderate N winds and 2-3' windswell peaks. Winds swing NE and puff moderate, then ease into a light whiff of onshore by evening. Might be a couple of wobbly waves during the evening sesh. Partly cloudy and warm with showers. Tuesday New Year's Eve puffs moderate S in the morning, swinging bumpy onshore SE in arvi. Surf builds a bit in arvi as a new 14 second SSW swell 2-4' fills in on open coast. Cloudy and warm with showers.

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KZN North Coast

  • Sea Temp: 24.9 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 5:54 PM
  • Sunrise: 6:05 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Mon 30

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      • 8  
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  • Tue 31

      • 7  
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  • Wed 01

      • 7  
      • 9  
      • 12  
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  • Thu 02

      • 12  
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      • 11  
  • Fri 03

      • 10  
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      • 9  
      • 9  
  • Sat 04

      • 7  
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      • 7  
      • 6  
  • Sun 05

      • 7  
      • 7  
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      •    
        -
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      • 17  
      14
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      17
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      20
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      08
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      11
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      08
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      11
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      17
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      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Mon 30

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      • 6  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 14  
      20
  • Tue 31

      • 16  
      08
      • 18  
      11
      • 18  
      14
      • 17  
      17
      • 12  
      20
  • Wed 01

      • 13  
      08
      • 16  
      11
      • 27  
      14
      • 26  
      17
      • 22  
      20
  • Thu 02

      • 23  
      08
      • 21  
      11
      • 21  
      14
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      17
      • 19  
      20
  • Fri 03

      • 20  
      08
      • 19  
      11
      • 18  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 11  
      20
  • Sat 04

      • 11  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 7  
      17
      • 4  
      20
  • Sun 05

      • 20  
      08
      • 21  
      11
      • 20  
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      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Mon 30
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      144-50-13-4
      174-50-13-4
      204-50-13-4
      233-50-12-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.62.316.9SSW210
      7.72.416.6SSW210
      7.82.416.3SSW210
      7.62.315.9SSW210

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      612NE35Light Wind
      1018NE46Mod. Wind
      1426NE47Mod. Wind
      1324NE36Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:31 AM/1.72m
      • Low
        • 12:19 AM/0.48m
        • 12:40 PM/0.58m
  • Tue 31
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-50-12-3
      053-40-12-3
      083-40-12-3
      113-40-12-3
      143-40-12-3
      173-40-12-3
      203-40-11-2
      233-40-12-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.42.215.7SSW210
      7.12.215.6SSW210
      6.82.115.5SSW211
      6.62.015.3SSW211
      6.52.015.3SSW211
      6.41.915.1SSW211
      6.21.914.7SSW211
      6.52.014.5SSW211

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1325NNE27Mod. Wind
      1528NNE14Fresh Wind
      1631N9Fresh Wind
      1833N4Fresh Wind
      1834N11Fresh Wind
      1732NNE21Fresh Wind
      1223N10Mod. Wind
      1936NNE23Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:06 AM/1.57m
      • Low
        • 12:52 AM/0.62m
        • 1:18 PM/0.72m
  • Wed 01
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-40-12-3
      053-40-12-3
      083-50-12-3
      115-70-13-4
      146-80-14-6
      178-100-15-7
      208-100-16-8
      238-100-15-7
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.92.114.5SSW211
      7.12.114.6SSW212
      7.42.315.3SSW212
      9.02.815.9SSW212
      11.53.514.4SSW209
      12.73.914.7SSW208
      12.63.817.3SSW210
      12.33.816.7SSW211

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1731N5Fresh Wind
      1324NNW340Mod. Wind
      1324NW320Mod. Wind
      1631SW215Fresh Wind
      2751S188Strong Wind
      2648S187Strong Wind
      2242S183Strong Wind
      2444S181Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:58 AM/1.41m
      • Low
        • 1:38 AM/0.79m
        • 2:24 PM/0.86m
  • Thu 02
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      028-100-15-7
      058-100-15-7
      088-100-14-6
      118-100-14-6
      146-80-14-6
      175-71-24-6
      206-80-14-5
      236-80-14-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      12.43.816.4SSW211
      12.23.715.9SSW212
      12.03.715.5SSW212
      11.83.615.4SSW213
      11.63.513.8SSW209
      11.43.511.8SSW197
      11.13.414.3SSW207
      10.83.314.1SSW205

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2546S182Strong Wind
      2445S180Strong Wind
      2343S181Strong Wind
      2139S179Strong Wind
      2139S177Strong Wind
      2037S176Fresh Wind
      1936S172Fresh Wind
      1733S175Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 10:09 AM/1.30m
      • Low
        • 3:25 AM/0.93m
        • 5:00 PM/0.90m
  • Fri 03
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      025-70-14-5
      055-70-14-5
      085-70-14-5
      115-70-13-5
      144-51-23-5
      174-51-23-5
      203-42-33-4
      232-31-23-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      10.53.213.9SSW204
      10.43.213.7SSW204
      10.33.113.5SSW203
      10.13.113.3SSW203
      9.73.012.0SSW191
      9.32.811.9S191
      8.72.611.0S178
      8.12.510.8S177

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1833S172Fresh Wind
      1935S177Fresh Wind
      2037S182Fresh Wind
      1935S182Fresh Wind
      1834S174Fresh Wind
      1528SSE158Fresh Wind
      1121ESE114Mod. Wind
      1222E87Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:32 PM/1.40m
      • Low
        • 6:16 AM/0.86m
        • 6:50 PM/0.74m
  • Sat 04
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-31-23-4
      052-32-32-3
      082-31-22-3
      112-32-32-3
      141-21-22-3
      172-30-12-3
      202-30-12-3
      232-30-11-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.72.310.7S176
      7.32.29.8SSE162
      7.02.19.7SSE160
      6.82.19.0SE145
      6.62.010.6S172
      6.52.012.7SSW198
      6.21.912.4SSW199
      5.91.812.1SSW198

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1122ENE75Mod. Wind
      1121ENE75Mod. Wind
      1122ENE61Mod. Wind
      815NNE17Mod. Wind
      816WNW293Mod. Wind
      714W268Mod. Wind
      48WNW295Light Wind
      510ENE60Light Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:12 AM/1.55m
        • 1:35 PM/1.60m
      • Low
        • 7:28 AM/0.66m
        • 7:44 PM/0.52m
  • Sun 05
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-30-11-2
      051-21-21-2
      083-42-31-2
      112-31-22-3
      142-31-22-3
      173-41-22-3
      203-41-22-3
      232-31-22-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.71.711.9SSW198
      5.91.89.9SSE160
      6.52.09.3SE129
      7.12.27.8E87
      7.42.37.8E85
      7.52.38.1E93
      7.42.28.0E93
      7.12.17.9E93

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1121NE51Mod. Wind
      1631NNE32Fresh Wind
      2038NNE22Fresh Wind
      2139NNE13Strong Wind
      2038NNE12Fresh Wind
      2037NNE23Fresh Wind
      1936NE34Fresh Wind
      1834NNE32Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:00 AM/1.77m
        • 2:19 PM/1.80m
      • Low
        • 8:13 AM/0.44m
        • 8:27 PM/0.32m

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