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Namaqualand

Namaqualand and N Cape

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Cranking though inconsistent long range swell to 5' rises gradually Wednesday to six foot in kiff light S winds in morning, going moderate or fresh S in arvi. Thursday 4-6' lines still running a bit more consistent in moderate to fresh S breezes. Friday swell has dropped to 4' open coast with light S winds going moderate. Saturday light NW to N breeze for a mild onshore bump and small 3ft surf likely open coast. Sunday small to flat conditions with light NW to N breezes puffing moderately bumpy onshore.

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West Coast


Melkbos to Doring Bay

Thursday 15 February 2018

Mild weather, light S winds, teeny surf Thursday as weak S windswell brings 1-2ft bumps to open beaches (points flat). Winds go fresh S. Sunny and hot. Friday undersized groundswell makes a small mark, with 2-3' sets x 15 seconds slowly building consistency and a few 2-4' sets by arvi. Winds moderate S going fresh to strong. Weather sunny and warm to hot. Saturday lekker conditions. No wind early. The swell has gone SSW and bigger, with occasional 4-5' sets. Points small because swell has to wrap far and wide to get in. Lefts might be 2-3' (long lulls). Winds go bumpy SW onshore. Sunny and very hot. Sunday muggy and warm with possible showers. Light bumpy W to NW breeze and mildly frontal looking. Surf 2-4' open coast. Monday surf steadily builds, 3-4' to 4-5' in arvi but wind does too. A glassy light S at dawn is blowing strong S in arvi.

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Cape Peninsula


Melkbos to Cape Agulhas

Thursday 15 February 2018

Small to flat seas Thursday with fresh SSE winds that tend southerly. Not a lot we got. Muizies might be 2-3ft but ragged in onshores. Hot and sunny. Friday the swell jacks all day. So does the wind, puffing 5-10kts S early, fresh S by lunch, and pomping into the arvi. Surf starts 3' and slow, and by lunch, it's 3-4' and building nicely, reaching solid 4-5' sets by evening. Warm and partly cloudy. Muizies light onshore and 2' early, worsening as onshore freshens. Saturday fresh SE blows from early, tho moderating all day to mild southerly. Swell has gone SSW and 4-5' ambient ocean translates to sporadic 4' sets on west facing breaks, more on south facing breaks. Muizies has loads of swell, possibly 2-3' if not 4' but wobbly in onshores, though becoming milder as day wears on. Sunny and hot. Sunday 3-4' in light going moderate NW, fresh at times, as weak front scrapes. Cloudy and cooler, maybe the odd rain spit? Muizies offshore and fun! But small. Maybe 2'. Monday new groundswell 3-4' going on 4-6' on open beaches. Winds moderate SSE going fresh to strong, bordering on interseasonal southerly. Muizies dissolves in the onshore.

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Southern Cape


Agulhas to Plettenberg Bay

Thursday 15 February 2018

Kiff SW offshores crisp up fun 3-4' SE swell Thursday all day, with an evening glassoff to cap the kiffness. Cool to warm, with showers. Friday west blows harder moderate to freshly crisp. Surf small early, but from around noon a kiff but slow-to-start SSW groundswell builds. By lunch, a few 4' sets. By 4pm, a few 5' sets? By evening, 4-6' consistent tho breeze has swung southerly. Rain showers. Cool and cloudy. Saturday cooking 6' SSW swell runs. Get up early for small chance of kiff dawnie. However, beasterly east onshore wakes up too. Quickly goes ragged and blown out and miff. Cloudy and cool, with rain showers. Sunday kiff early waves 3-4' in light W to NW, going fresh to strong and blustery WSW. Sunny and warm. Monday hey hey. More offshore and fun if not giant 3-5' waves open coast in lekker moderate SW at first, but going moderate S then SSE. Rain showers. Cloudy and cool.

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Eastern Cape West


Plett to Port Alfred

Thursday 15 February 2018

Residual cyclone SE swell runs Thursday 2-4' easing, with crisp SW offshores tending to sideshore south. Cloudy and cool with showers. Friday the west blows harder fresh to stiff with small 2-3' surf in morning, with SSW groundswell due around 4-5pm, building to 4-5' into the evening, with bigger sets in the west. Cool and cloudy. Winds sadly go sideshore southerly moderate to fresh just as the swell arrives. Saturday drats donner and blitz himmel. A 6' SSW swell smacked by beasterly east onshore that looks set to wake up early. Chance of a NW dawnie tho. Keep an eye on it. Otherwise ragged and blown out and miff. Cloudy and cool, with rain showers. Sunday could still be sickly from the east, tho it's due to die off into a glassy patch before the elastic snaps back and the SW buster blasts thro. Partly cloudy and warm to hot. Monday this is a good surf day. W offshore and 3-5' waves open coast in lekker moderate SW at first, moderate S to SSE later. Rain showers. Cloudy and cool.

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Eastern Cape East


Port Alfred to Kei Mouth

Thursday 15 February 2018

Some east windswell about Thursday 2-4' with crisp moderate to fresh W offshores. Cloudy and warm. Friday the west blows lekker mild and smooth, lined up, but very small 2-3' surf. Cool and cloudy, with rain showers. Winds stay nice and west, barring soft shift to S into the evening. Saturday blerry bat hell and baloney but the beast wind wakes up early and moers you with miff onshores. So irritating, because a kiff cracking 6-8' SSW groundswell at punchy 14 seconds is grinding on open coast. Small chance of a clean dawnie tho, but unlikely. Keep an eye on it. Goes blown out and miff. Cloudy and cool. Sunday still solid 6 foot sets, but the dratted beasterly continues to cane you. Hot, muggy weather. Monday mmm. The winds not W offshore enough, but blowing fresh SSW so a sideshore bent to it, though 3-5' waves open coast. Hope for better winds. Rain showers. Cloudy and cool.

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Wild Coast

Kei Mouth to Port Edward

Thursday 15 February 2018

Clean 2-4' surf Thursday in light NW landbreezes puffing crisp SW offshore and then fresh to strong SW. Cloudy and cool. Friday lekker conditions, with light west early going variable but there is a distinct lack of energy in the ocean. In other words. Flat. Maybe some 2-3' bumps. The Wild Coast is seldom mill-pond flat. Cloudy, cool, rain showers. Saturday glassy start, with a whiff of new swell (2-4') potential before with mild SE going fresh and smacked beasterly east onshore. A pity, cos a cooking 6-8' SSW groundswell is pulsing in the arvi. Cloudy and cool, with rain showers. Sunday caned by honking onshore beasterly. Partly cloudy and warm with showers. Monday a strong SW buster arrived in the night, and its pumping. Rain showers. Cloudy and cool. Mixed up east and SSW swell.

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KZN South Coast

Port Edward to Amanzimtoti

Thursday 15 February 2018

Not much swell action Thursday with leftover NE to E windswell 2-3' and peaky with light NW landbreezes early puffing crisp SSW and a bit sidshore. Might have been a chance at dawn. Partly cloudy and warm Friday lekker conditions, with light west early going variable but there is a distinct lack of energy in the ocean. In other words. Flat. Maybe 2-3' bumps. Maybe. Cloudy, warm and rain showers. Saturday hope for a glassy landbreeze dawnie before a mild to miff E onshore puffs. Watch a new 2-3' swell show mid to late morning, followed by slowly building 6' SSW groundswell that should be pulsing in the arvi, but crumbled by onsores. Cloudy and cool, with rain showers. Sunday caned by honking onshore beasterly. Partly cloudy and warm to hot. There is lots of 3-5' SSW swell, but destroyed. Monday might start crisp offshore, but a SW buster due to hit any time early. Rain showers. Cloudy and cool, with rain. Mixed up east and SSW swell.

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Durban and surrounds


Amanzimtoti to Ballito Bay

Thursday 15 February 2018

Thursday looks a bit weak, with some leftover E windswell 2 to maybe 3' in very clean NW landbreezes early puffing lightly and glassy at times before moderate SSW. This is a bit sideshore on open coast, but sheltered in town. Small but a few bumps to bash bru ... sorry cuz. Partly cloudy and hot and humid. Friday epic conditions. Major lack of juice tho. Looks glassy going light to moderate easterly. Might have a fun few 2ft summer peaks. Partly cloudy, warm to hot. Saturday hope for a glassy landbreeze dawnie before a mild to miff E onshore puffs. Town stays small the whole day, but on open coast, watch a new 2-3' groundswell show open coast after lunch, building slowly, pushing to 4' down coast by evening. Crumbled by mildly onshore onsore. Cloudy and hot, rain showers. Sunday ripped by onshore beasterlies that render it obsolete. Town mushy building windswell. Open coast showing a new SSW groundswell and blasted apart. Partly cloudy and warm to hot. Monday some heavy rain showers due. Glassy start. Clean. A peaky east swell around. Might be 3' in town and out of town. A SW buster hits in the morning.

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KZN Far North Coast


Ballito Bay to north of Zwinkazi

Thursday 8 February 2018

Mostly easterly onshores ahead, with Thursday blasted by stiff N to NNE winds and a mixed up messy sea. Friday looks continued N to NE winds, less, but still messy and dirty seas. Saturday starts mildly, with light early winds, and some east swell around, mostly a messy peaky 1-3'. A mild NE to E onshore builds into a moderately mushy blow. Sunday moderate becoming fresh NE onshores build in the morning. A new 4-5' groundswell at good energy is running along open coast, but the onshores will kill it. Hope for a dawnie at exposed breaks open to the swell direction. Monday 2-4' SSW swell running open coast, but again, more NE onshore due. Hope for a window at dawn, otherwise sloppy seconds in moderate to fresh miff NE onshore.

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