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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

 

Wednesday 11 December 2019

Spike is back to say Wednesday clean and light N early, with small but fun 2-3' west swell. Breeze swings NW and puffs mildly to moderate, ending the day back around to southerly. Surf early. Partly cloudy and warm to hot. Thursday dawns lekker glassy with super fun, fishable, langbaard-ible 2-3' open coast in calm seas. A soft SW slowly puffs to moderate to fresh later. Partly cloudy and hot. Friday a nuggety little 984mb storm called Fred has been looming for a couple of days, and we begin to see the effects as a 4ft west swell shows. Kiff waves - calm dawnie. Winds go fresh to stiff S in arvi. Partly cloudy and hot. Oh, and it's Friday 13 Freddie. Schwing! Uh. Doof. Saturday lekker first brunt of swell from Fred runs 4-5' open coast, with west winds from the receding storm bringing onshore, mild to moderate to mushy. Partly cloudy and warm with showers as associated mild front scratches past. Sunday the biggest element of the swell, from more recent moments in Fred's life, now runs SW 4-6' solid open coast, more south direction indicative of the storm's closer, more southerly position upon origination. Moderate crosshore S in morning goes fresh to strong later. Might miss left points. Partly cloudy and warm.

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Cape Peninsula


Melkbos to Cape Agulhas

 

Wednesday 11 December 2019

Yay! Spike is back from his soporific dwaal. Wednesday clean light E to NE offshore or bergish early, with small fun 3' west swell. Calm patches of kiffness last most of the morning Bru! Fresh SE in arvi. Muizies kiff if tiny 1' early, maybe 2'. Langbaards unite! Partly cloudy and warm to hot. Thursday dawns lekker clean direct E to SE offshore and super fun, fishable 2-3' west swell peaks open coast. A little bit of 14 second grunt indicates lekker low tide head (heading to springs) dips 9am in nice temperature water (if 16 degrees is your thang). Stiff SE to S in arvi. Muizies crumbly light onshore 1', blown out miff in arvi. A nuggety little 984mb storm called Fred has been looming to the west for a while, beginning to dip SW of us. The west swell is from Fred's early days. A closer range iteration W to SW swell on the way late today and overnight. Partly cloudy and hot. Friday ooh Friday 13 Freddie! Schwing! Uh. Doof. Fun for you early if SSE breeze not stiff. Swell up. Could be 4ft. Winds not great tho. Fresh S due. That kills Muizies too. Partly cloudy and hot. Saturday sees the main phase of swell from Fred: 4-5' open coast, but W going SW winds from the receding storm are onshore, mild to moderately mushy at first, stiff and miff later. This means moments of 2ft fun in Muizies early when wind still has west in it. Then crosshore, then onshore there. Partly cloudy and warm with showers as associated front slenters past. Sunday the biggest element of the swell, from more recent moments in Fred's life, ie, it's now SW 4-6'+ open coast. The S in direction indicative of the storm's most recent, more southerly passage. Sadly, moderate to fresh S crosshores due. Muizies 2-3' but moderately miff in mild onshores. Partly cloudy and cool to warm.

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Southern Cape

Cape Agulhas to Plett

 

Wednesday 11 December 2019

We're locked into an onshore spat(e) with Wednesday moderate going fresh miff yeasterly onshore. A lot of east swell about - a paltry 8 second mish mash of salted beast swell 2-4ft. Partly cloudy and warm. Thursday same old, only wors(e) as in overbraaied stuk droog. Partly cloudy with showers. Warm. Friday ooh Friday 13 Freddie! Schwing! Uh. Gurgle. Sigh. kaDoof! A storm called Fred has slowly approached in the deep. Swell to 4ft should begin to push late morning, with 3ft SW sets to 14 seconds. However, the onshore still in place. Not as strong, so dawnie might be fun before it picks up. Partly cloudy and warm with showers. Saturday and now the effects of Fred arrive. Stiff W switch but the buster may not be pomping at first, and swell, she has arrived. Solid SW x 6ft+ x 15 second sets hit open coast. Could fire at pointy spots in morning. The breeze gradually builds to 20 kts during day. Partly cloudy and warm with showers. Sunday ooh! The biggest element of the swell, from more recent moments in Fred's life, smacks open coast up to 8ft but the buster is strong, tho more WSW at first. Points cook. Open spots blown out. Partly cloudy and cool to warm with showers.

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Eastern Cape West


Plett to Port Alfred

 

Wednesday 11 December 2019

Stuck in the middle with you. A three-day run of nasty beast wind onshore runs through Wednesday (2-4ft ENE windswell, partly cloudy and warm), Thursday (2-4ft ENE windswell, partly cloudy and warm) and Friday (2-4ft ENE windswell reaching a sloppy six foot in arvi, partly cloudy and warm). Ooh it's Friday 13 Freddie! Schwing! Uh. Gurgle. Sigh. kaDoof! A storm called Fred has been lurking SW of SA over the last couple days. Saturday sees the effects of Fred arrive. Fresh going strong W winds, and rising swell (SW x 6ft+ x 14 second) along open coast. Could fire at pointy spots in morning. Partly cloudy and warm with showers. Sunday the biggest element of the swell from more recent moments in Fred's life brings sets to 8ft open coast. However, the west is going gangbusters at first, blowing out most open breaks, but protected on points. Arvi sees wind moderate, but stay west, opening more options. Partly cloudy and coolwith showers. Monday morning fires.

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Eastern Cape East


Port Alfred to Kei Mouth

 

Wednesday 11 December 2019

A horrid four-day run of nasty beast wind onshore runs. Wednesday (2-4ft ENE windswell, warm with heavy showers), Thursday (2-4ft ENE windswell, warm with heavy showers), Friday (2-4ft ENE windswell reaching a sloppy six foot in arvi, partly cloudy and warm). Ooh it's Friday 13 Freddie! Schwing! Uh. Gurgle. Sigh. kaDoof! A storm called Fred has been lurking SW of SA over the last couple days. Saturday sees the effects of Fred arrive, but Slumtown side of the Eastern Cape coin looks set to continue with the beast winds despite increasing swell from the west, SW x 6ft+ x 14 second, starting to show along open coast in arvi and evening. Watch the west switch push thro in the west, opening up cleansing offshores in the arvi. Too little too late for some. Partly cloudy and thunderstorms, warm with showers. Sunday proper gruntswell to 6ft+ is pushing, and so is a rumpy pumpy SW buster to neargaleforce. This kaps the coast. Sheltered breaks only. Partly cloudy and warm, with showers. Monday morning fires.

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Wild Coast


Kei Mouth to Port Edward

 

Wednesday 23 October 2019

A sickly NE onshore morning gives way to a staunch west buster that snaps across the coast like an elastic Wednesday tearing apart a weak 2-4' SSW swell bordering on windswell. Partly cloudy and warm. Thursday clean calm glassy dawn patrol, with 3' windswellish surf could mean a bit of fun at open coast and points, with a strong NE beast wind onshore due to build in morning, blown out by noon. Partly cloudy and warm. Friday again, morning sickness prevails on account of leftover onshore seas and wobbly weak windswell 1-3' or so. Saltipoop. The wind looks variable W to SW and calm today, with which might clean the ocean up a bit. Very little swell tho. Partly cloudy and warm. Saturday swell has arrived. Clean fun 4' lines in lekker early offshores, puffing moderate mushy SE onshore. Partly cloudy and warm with showers. Sunday blasted by stiff beasterly onshores, smashing a general 2-4' open ocean swell. These abate later to prepare for a big West buster tomorrow. Partly cloudy and warm with showers.

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KZN South Coast


Port Edward to Amanzimtoti

 

Wednesday 11 December 2019

Urk. Ug. Uck. And Yech. A brutal four-day run of nasty beast wind onshore klaps the suid kussed. Wednesday 2-4ft ENE windswell, warm with heavy showers. Thursday 2-4ft ENE windswell, warm with showers. Friday 2-5ft ENE windswell, partly cloudy and warm. Aiyee! It's Friday 13th Freddie! Schwing! Uh. Gurgle. Sigh. kaDoof! It's a horror show as evil beasterlies rip you a new one. Saturday yeasterlies shred you a load like Eishkom with gusts to galeforce. Windswell now proper 2 to 8ft salt slosh and mielie pap soup: white-out, not black-out. Partly cloudy and warm. Sunday some gruntswell to 5ft tries to arrive later in the day but a rumpy pumpy humpy SW buster blasts you sideways in the morning, and rips 40kts galeforce S in arvi, smearing the coast with salt shards of shrapnel smithereens. Partly cloudy and warm.

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Durban and surrounds


Amanzimtoti to Ballito Bay

 

Wednesday 11 December 2019

Barring the odd glassy dawn patrol, a run of beast wind onshore kaps Dirtbin. Wednesday has 2-4ft ENE windswell stirred into slop by moderate to fresh NE onshores. Partly cloudy and warm with showers. Thursday looks like 2-4ft peaks from direct east direction. A calm dawnie could mean some fun little peaks on open coast and in town. The onshore blows it out again with moderately mildly mushy miffness. Partly cloudy and warm with showers. Friday increasing 2-5ft ENE windswell and it's Friday 13th Freddie! Schwing! Uh. Gurgle. Sigh. kaDoof! It's a horror show as evil beasterlies rise up from the shadows of night to rip you a new one. Partly cloudy and warm with showers. Saturday the yeasterlies shred you a load like Eishkom with gusts to neargaleforce. Windswell now proper 2 to 8ft salt slosh and mielie pap soup: white-out, not black-out. Sunny and humid and hot. Sunday rumpy pumpy humpy SW buster blasts open coast sideways in the morning, and rips 40kts galeforce S in arvi, smearing the coast with salt shards of shrapnel smithereens. Between the sticks, its cleanish in morning with 2-3' peaks to bash if you're lucky. The buster immediately goes to work flattening the weak windswell, altho some groundswell about open coast to 4ft. Partly cloudy and warm with showers.

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KZN Far North Coast


Ballito Bay to Richards Bay

 

Friday 30 August 2019

While a SW buster in the south eases all of Friday up this side looks fresh N to NW but also easing, going light crisp offshore. This bodes well for the general 4-5' SSW swell x 15 second punch. Could be fun in the arvi. Partly cloudy and warm with showers. Saturday a fresh N blows in the morning, sucking down from the local High towards an upcoming low pressure system and buster, which arrives with neargale ferocity in mid to late arvi, pumping into the night. Swell options zip to zero. Null and not mooi. Partly cloudy and cool to warm with showers. Sunday the buster blows hard SSW to S still, but eases all day. Solid swell around, with 6ft+ surf on open coast. The breeze a little too sideshore for epic conditions, but there are spots that might handle. Sunny and warm. Monday fun on open coast in loverly conditions. Light landbreeze, then light variable SE and / or glassy. Should be lekker 3-4'. Bumpy onshore later. Partly cloudy and warm. Tuesday a nice new swell, but hammered by freshening N to NE winds. Might be dawnie 4'. Partly cloudy and warm with showers.

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