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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

 

Weekend 30 May 2020

The surf cooks Friday in epic glassy variable winds all day. Swell is pumping 6-8ft on exposed coast. Evening puffs light to moderate SSE. Partly cloudy and cool with showers. Saturday swell has turned a bit South, but still 3-4' sets inconsistently on open coast with maybe bigger ones if there are remments of the west swell. Nice offshore E to SE early, going moderate SSE. Partly cloudy and warm. Sunday swell dropping dramatically, with an ambient 2-4' SSW swell running. This means long gapped 3' sets at best. And it is getting smaller all day. Winds light SE early going light S, puffing moderate in arvi. Partly cloudy and warm. Monday a proper new west swell fills in all day. Starts very small and slow 2-4ft, going slightly more consistent but slow 4-5' by noon, and starting to cook in arvi 5-7ft. Winds light SE going light to moderate S. Could be epic. Real grunt to 17s by evening. Partly cloudy and cold going warm. Tuesday going off its hairy face! Epic 16 second period. Solid 8ft sets. Calm clean dawnie glass. FIRING. Light onshore SW later. Might be fog. Partly cloudy and cold to cool.

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Cape Peninsula


Melkbos to Cape Agulhas

 

Weekend 30 May 2020

Solid leftover 6-8ft SW swell Friday in moderate bumpy SW breeze. However, wind swings around to light SE, cleaning up as the swell eases off and goes more SSW 8-10ft ambient swell. Muizies fun 3' early, puffing light onshore. Fun all day. Partly cloudy and cool with showers early, clearing later. Saturday swell has gone very SSW and it grows inconsistent and smaller. May disappoint, but should be at worst, inconsistent 4'. Nice clean in moderate SE offshore. Muizies light lumpy onshore and 3' solid. Sunny and warm. Sunday is sunny and warm. Beaut day. Small to flat, but may be a few 3' sets here and there. Muizies 2' and clean puffing the mildest offshore W. Sunny and warm. Monday well well well. If we can surf, you get pumping new west swell in the lightest whiff of NW. Grows from 4-5' x 12s to a thumping deeply growled 8-10ft x 17s. Oooooh. It's next level, as in not level 3. Muizies fills in a bit 2 going on 3' in kiff offshore. Partly cloudy and cold becoming warm. Tuesday the NW freshens enough to wobble a cracking 8-10ft west swell. Muizies slow, fun 2-3' offshore NW. Partly cloudy and cool.

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Southern Cape

Cape Agulhas to Plett

 

Wednesday 20 May 2020

After epic waves, it's gone to pot. What a relief. The swell has died Wednesday and moderate miff onshores puff. Partly cloudy and warm. Thursday a front scrapes by with freshening westerlies, and building swell. A crisp NW landbreezey at dawn, with signs of 4-5' long period long lulled sets. Early is better. By lunch, the wind fresh going strong. The swell brunt hits in the arvi, solid 5'+ on the points, bigger open coast. White capped and messy. Partly cloudy and warm. Friday goes off! It's glassy and 6-7ft open coast, 4-5' on points - a bit inconsistent due to West swell direction - in light SW to NW. Kiff when they come! Glassy all day. Partly cloudy and warm. Saturday more swell, better direction SW 5-7ft open coast, 4-6 on points light NW going glassy variable. KIIIIIFFFF! Sunny and warm. Sunday yet more frontal swell with new jacking sets, 4-5'+ early, reaching 6-7' by evening. Clean crisp start in moderate direct W offshore, puffing fresh to strong. Partly cloudy and warm.

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Eastern Cape West


Plett to Port Alfred

 

Wednesday 20 May 2020

We're in for a break from the epicness. Good. Hard to do surf reports when surf is sublime. Also going to revert to normal emojis! Wednesday 3' and miff onshore. Sunny and warm. Thursday a prefrontal N to NW wind puffs fresh to warm at first, then blows stiff SW to W from the buster. A new swell to 4-6' @ punchy 16 second period has arrived, with the brunt building in consistency all day. Partly cloudy and warm to hot. Friday you will weep today. Your resolve may crack as 8-10ft lines smash open coast and points fire 4-7ft, with waves at Supers doing your head in. The winds couldn't be better either. Light SW to W offshore. Sob! Partly cloudy and warm. Saturday going off all day again. Similar size. Same winds. Same tears. Sunny and warm. Sunday 4-5'+ lines open coast, although swell direction is very west, so may be inconsistent and smaller. Crisply moderate SW offshore. Eish. Sunny and warm.

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Eastern Cape East


Port Alfred to Kei Mouth

 

Thursday 21 May 2020

Stiff NE onshores smash a 4-6' x 15sec groundswell Thursday so no need for more gnawing of the knuckles nor emotional sobbing. Partly cloudy and warm to hot. Friday conditions improve in moderate SSW that goes glassy to light S followed by a whiff of onshore S to SE. A proper 6ft+ swell hits open coast. Bigger sets towards evening. Partly cloudy and warm. Saturday the swell quite west so inconsistent, but conditions are so kiff bru. And the swell jacks in arvi going a SOLID 8ft by evening on open coast. Some great waves today. Evening glassoff caps an epic surf day. Partly cloudy and warm. Sunday more epicness. Cranking 6-7' lines in crisp SW offshore to light NW, puffing light to moderate N by lunch, with a NNE to NE onshore wobble into the arvi. Sunny and warm. Monday big winter storm on way, with crisp freshening NW to W dawn patrol vigorously brushing 8ft sets, but rapidly dissolving into a pearshaped mangle. There was a band called Winthrip Mindwarp and the Mangleheads. About right brah. By 9am, big white caps appear as a staunch W buster comes cracking up from the Western Cape, smashing thro at 45 knots by early to mid arvi. Hoooge swell builds, with 40foot seas ripped asunder off the coast by evening and into the night. Ships beware. Wild Coast will be deadly. Sunny and warm.

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Wild Coast


Kei Mouth to Port Edward

 

Monday 30 March 2020

Awful conditions early Monday with a solid 4ft+ SSW groundswell hitting open coast in clean, light NW berg wind. But yay! A light onshore soon goes fresh and miff. Stay at home! Partly cloudy and warm. Tuesday the third swell in five days builds all day, with light W offshore and 4-5' building surf at first. So crap! Horrible! Stay at home and garden and invent memes and kak jokes for dissemination to 16 Whatsapp groups. A moderate N wind thanksfully makes it a bit crosshore and not ideal. Partly cloudy and warm with showers. Wednesday a cracking 8ft swell has arrived. Horrible! BUT. The good news? A strong SSW wind is too hard and it's going sideshore S then miff SE on-sore, which will kill what could be cooking surf. Great. So great. Amazing. So amazing. It's so tremendous, it is really terrific. Make the Kei Great Again! Open coast surf messy and torn apart by the onshore, which is great! Partly cloudy and cool to warm with heavy showers. Thursday wonderful news! A light to moderate miff SE onshore blows to break up the surf. Stay home. Do five circuits around the garden. Lift pots. Do situps. Weight lift with the boerbul. Partly cloudy and warm with showers. Friday the onshore builds again. Good! Messes with 4' groundswell. Hip Hip Hooray! Sunny and warm.

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KZN South Coast


Port Edward to Amanzimtoti

 

Weekend 30 May 2020

Okay reverse emojis are done bru! In the wake of the ridiculously good surf you ous have had lately, Friday still cooking down the coast 5-7' SSW x 15 s swell in epic crisp NW going moderate W for the morning, and a buster smacking thro in arvi. Partly cloudy and warm. Saturday in the wake of the buster, it's absolutely CRACKING through. Wild and woolly for many points, a solid 8ft, with rogue 10 footers pounding your ass into the sand. Go south young man. Light SW to NW offshores, and we're back to rid-ik-u-louse again. Partly cloudy and warm. Sunday the run of surf wanes. Swell down to 3-5' open coast in light becoming messy moderate N to NNE winds. Have a rest. Have a Zoom meeting. Just don't lean forward. Salt water not good for laptop keyboards. Sunny and warm. Monday so for the first supposedly day you could surf (?) or not, well, it's cool. Just hold on to the memories of those rogue gaping tubes that obliterated your endorphin supplies a couple days. Apart from a possible dawnie landbreeze, moderate becoming kak NE. Swell has gone as well. Sunny and warm. Tuesday beasterly kills it today. Swell gone. Sunny and warm.

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Durban and surrounds


Amanzimtoti to Ballito Bay

 

Weekend 4 April 2020

Okay reverse emojis are done bru! In the wake of the ridiculously good surf you ous have had lately, Friday still cooking down the coast 3-5' in epic light landbreeze going light W for the morning. Town super fun on northern beaches 3-4' and waves on the piers too. A buster smacks through in the mid to late arvi, and it goes pears open coast. Partly cloudy and warm. Saturday wow. Yet another epic, solid 6-8ft SSW groundswell x 15s came through on the coast late yesterday already. Light SW to NW offshores, and we're back to being rid-ik-u-louse again. Wow! Sob! Town 3-4' solid. Partly cloudy and warm. Sunday the run of surf is waning. Swell down to 3-5' open coast in light becoming messy moderate N to NNE winds. Have a rest. Have a Zoom meeting. Just don't lean forward. Salt water not good for laptop keyboards. Sunny and warm. Monday so for the first supposedly day you could surf (?) or not, well, it's cool. Just hold on to the memories of those rogue gaping tubes that obliterated your endorphin supplies a couple days. Apart from a possible dawnie landbreeze, moderate becoming kak NE. Swell has gone as well. Sunny and warm. Tuesday beasterly kills it today. Swell gone. Sunny and warm.

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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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