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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 23 January 2020

Respite from the summer soutie yeaster comes Thursday with a glassy still morning and smooth, peaky 2-3' lines for some fun in the sun. Going to be a scorcher today after the cool, kiff surf start. A moderate SW onshore picks up between 11am and 1pm, going miffish onshore. Sunny and vuur warm. Friday the surf holds at 2ft maybe 3, but waning all the time as a moderate NW puffs a bumpy onshore breeze that glasses off into the evening. Partly cloudy and hot. Saturday looks 1-2' with 2-3' new swell set for mid to late arvi. However, bumpy NW to W onshores puff in morning, going miffly moderate SW in arvi. Partly cloudy and warm to hot. Sunday the new swell builds from 3' to 4 or even 5ft open coast but more wind today, a moderate to fresh SW onshore puts paid to possible surf, barring the odd north-facing left. Partly cloudy and cooler today. Showers. Monday solid 4-5', maybe bigger, open coast. A kiff light SE early lasts after brekkie, which bodes for the best surf day in a while. However, summer returns with stiff southerly from mid to late morning, schtonking in arvi. Mostly sunny and warm.

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Cape Peninsula


Melkbos to Cape Agulhas

 

Thursday 23 January 2020

Oom Hunks still hunkers on Table Top Mountain sucking on a white pipe. A summer soutie yeaster pumps Thursday and peaky blinders line up 2ft in an azure, frigid ocean after a relentless caning by a beasterly southeasterly. Muizies is by default bat-shit crazy after relentless, gooey, salt-encrusted sea klappery. Hot. Sunny. Friday At. Last. Respite. The wind fades to crisp clean SE puffing SSE in arvi tho not Trump toupee-tossing, ego-ruffling velocities. Sadly. If that was its purpose I mean. There is swell beneath the hullabaloo, so score shoulder high toobs in (very) slowly warming waters. False Bay stays confused, sad and slightly on-sore. Sunny and hot. Saturday super fun glassy 2-3' in calm to nil breezes all morning, miffly moderate W to SW by arvi. Hey hey hey: Muizies steps into the light, blinking salty tears of hope. Clean, wobbly 2-3' glassy bumps. Partly cloudy and warm with scattered light showers. Sunday rewind to stiff winds (but of WSW onshore ilk) in ragged frontal seas, kapping a new washy 4-6ft swell x soft intervals. Muizies surfable sideshore 2ft. Partly cloudy and cooler today. More showers. Monday solid 4-7' x 11 sec windish wobble with moderate S sideshores due. Been better but beggars can't be choosers. Muizies shuts the door. Sighs. Sobs quietly. Eats a peanut butter and apricot jam sarmie. Mostly sunny and cool to warm.

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Southern Cape

Cape Agulhas to Plett

 

Tuesday 14 January 2020

Contrary to the Western Cape, the suid kus is in for a run of wet, cooler weather and mostly mild winds. Tuesday looks perhaps 2-3' surf open coast with light to moderate yeasterly onshore. Partly cloudy and cool to warm. Wednesday a small 3' swell runs open coast in kiff early morning glass, puffing light SE onshore, which taps out at 10kts in the arvi. Mild day. Some showers and cloud. Warm. Thursday a bit of SE onshore may puff fresh and bumpy, starting lightly lumpy. Small, weak windsweas to 2ft likely. Partly cloudy and warm with showers. Friday dawnie could yield super fun 2-4' groundswell open coast in light offshore SW. This builds into a big busterly blow courtesy a low pressure storm off the coast that pumps up the volume. Surf goes windswept and builds to 4-5' by evening, altho broken up. Partly cloudy and warm with showers. Saturday the storm has moved on, and the resulting moderate southerly breezes bring cooler weather, residual showers, and a leftover 2-5ft broken up windswell. There are waves, but not great. Partly cloudy and cool to warm with showers.

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Eastern Cape West


Plett to Port Alfred

 

Tuesday 14 January 2020

Tuesday looks perhaps 2-3' open coast with light going moderate to fresh yeasterly onshore. Partly cloudy and warm. Wednesday a small 3' swell has arrived open coast in nice early morning glass, puffing light SE onshore, which taps out at 12kts in the arvi. Partly cloudy and warm. Thursday small, weak windsweas to 2ft maybe 3 open coast in a a light to moderate yeast onshore to start, puffing moderate to fresh and broken seas ensue. Partly cloudy and warm. Friday a buster on the way, but dawnie could at first yield ok to fun 3-4' surf open coast early in nslight morning sickness. Then the SW smacks thro, and it pumps a buster from lunch or earlier. A low pressure storm moves up the coast that pumps up the volume. Surf goes windswept and builds but windswept open coast. Points might have a couple in the evening. Partly cloudy and warm with showers. Saturday the storm has moved on, and leftover southerly breezes bring cooler weather, residual showers, and a leftover 2-5ft broken up windswell. Could be a couple of okayish waves, tho not great. Partly cloudy and cool to warm with showers.

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Eastern Cape East


Port Alfred to Kei Mouth

 

Thursday 16 January 2020

A schtonking NE kaps Thursday into a messy windsea mess, with a mixed 2-5ft SW + E + NE swell smeared to shore. Sunny and hot. Friday a buster on the way, but dawnie could at first yield ok to fun 3-4' surf open coast early but a bit of morning sickness could nullify that. Then the SW smacks thro, and the buster hits in the arvi as a low pressure storm moves up the coast. Sometimes you get a calm hour or two before, when it might be fun. Surf goes windswept and builds into the evening. Partly cloudy and hot with showers. Saturday the storm has moved on, and leftover stiff S breezes bring cooler weather, residual showers, and broken 2-5ft S windswell. Partly cloudy and cool with showers. Sunday a high seeps around from the Western Cape and winds go from moderate S to nasty beastly southeasterly. Surf 2-3' but poor conditions. Partly cloudy and cool with showers. Monday more fresh SE onshore. Typically kak mid summer miffness. Partly cloudy and cool.

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Wild Coast


Kei Mouth to Port Edward

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Weekend 28 December 2019

A staunch buster pumps near-gale SW on Friday morning, going SSW in the arvi and evening, easing overnight. A chunky 4-8' west storm swell is mostly shunted past, chunks on the horizon. Partly cloudy and warm with showers. Saturday this might be a good dawnie in the wake of the buster if calm or light landbreeze tho forecast suggests a moderate SE onshore up already. Either way, it quickly dissolved into salt-smashed mess in pumping yeasterly, from moderately messy to strongly kak. Partly cloudy and warm with showers. Sunday you're ripped another one by easterly windsoup. Sloppy 2-4' east windsoup served salty. Partly cloudy and warm with strong showers in parts. Monday expect leftover onshore morning sickness but it might be glassy or even light landbreeze brushing back the windswell peaks 2-4' to enable some fun. New swell 2-4' shows in arvi, just as a post glassoff SW offshore puffs. Might be a fun surf day. Partly cloudy and warm. Tuesday New Year's Eve could have waves from a 14 second SSW swell 4' or more open coast. However, it's due to blow moderate to fresh S sideshore. Cloudy and warm with showers.

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KZN South Coast


Port Edward to Amanzimtoti

 

Thursday 16 January 2020

A freshening NE kaps Thursday after a brief 2-3' peaky dawnie sesh, becoming stiff and nasty with a messy windsea mess: mixed 2-4ft E + NE swell smeared to shore. Sunny and hot. Friday the NNE has lots of N in it and it peaks as the air sucks down towards an oncoming low pressure storm down the coast. The buster is on the way but first it's a horrid onshore mess. The wind backs off in the evening, going humid and still before the elastic snaps back and the SW smashes thro. Partly cloudy and hot with showers. Saturday the buster blasts all day. Stiff SSW winds have south in them. White caps. A messy sea and 2-5ft sloppy seconds slenter to shore. Partly cloudy and cooler with showers. Sunday strong S winds are seriously sideshore and sif as the wind slides into a moderate to fresh SE. Messy 2-5ft S windswell. Cloudy and cool and rainy. Monday more moderate to fresh SE onshore and messy windswell. Typically kak mid summer miffness. Partly cloudy and cool.

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Durban and surrounds


Amanzimtoti to Ballito Bay

 

Thursday 16 January 2020

After a clean start early Thursday with a soft dribble of peaky 2' waves, up to 4, it goes nasty beasterly and a messy windsea mess (mixed 2-4ft E + NE swell) smears to shore. Sunny and hot. Friday a shtonking NNE blasts in the form of air that sucks towards an oncoming low pressure storm, and a big Southerly buster. At firsts, it's a horrid onshore mess. The wind backs off in the evening, going humid and still before the elastic snaps back and the SW smashes thro. Sunny and hot. Saturday honking S winds blast all day. Sheltered in town, but a bit flea bitten with the S in the wind. A few weak 1-2' bumps on northern beaches. Humps going past on horizon. A messy windsea 2-5ft sloppy seconds slenter to shore down the coast. Partly cloudy and hot with showers. Sunday strong S winds sideshore and sif south of town. Messy 2-4ft S windswell. Cleanish sideshore 2ft in town. Cloudy and warm and rainy. Monday more moderate to fresh SE onshore and messy windswell. Typically kak mid summer miffness. Partly cloudy and cool.

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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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