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Namaqualand

Namaqualand and N Cape

 

Weekend 25 July 2020

Glassy 2-4' surf Friday in hot, dry, sunny weather. Winds glassy light N to NE, with a berg wind element. Saturday similar weather, hot and sunny, with a light variable SE whiff of a breeze in glassy morning conditions and straight west clean 4' lines along open shores. A moderate S wind puffs into the arvi. Sunny and hot. Sunday 3-4' lines maybe a few bigger ones on open coast, with moderate offshore SE winds that soon freshen to strong SSE and blasting 25kts by arvi. Partly cloudy and warm. Much cooler today. Monday swell has jacked to a solid six foot in moderate to fresh SSE to SE breezes. Sunny and hot. Tuesday 4-5' in morning, with sets to 6-7ft into the arvi, especially towards the evening. A moderate SSE wind blows in the morning, puffing to fresh S to SSE into the arvi. Partly cloudy and cool becoming warm.

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West Coast

Melkbos to Doring Bay

 

Thursday 30 July 2020

Lekker waves Thursday crisp and clean in light SE offshore becoming moderate S in arvi, with some 4-5' x 14s sets perfectly punchy for open coast. Partly cloudy and warm. Friday sees the swell waning to 3-4' in moderate crisp, clean SE offshore. Sunny and warm. Saturday same again Sam. Fun small 2-4' surf in morning, with a new swell @ 14s x 3-5ft showing in arvi. Clean SE offshore all day, mild to moderate. Lekker sunny and warm. A big High pressure rules. Sunday the wind switches to bumpy moderate NW and the swell eases off 2-3' or so. Sunny and warm. Monday oooh! Glassy windless day, with increasing 4-5' x 15s SW swell showing well into the arvi just as the glass ruffled by moderate SSE late arvi. Could be good after lunch before wind. Partly cloudy and warm.

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Cape Peninsula

Melkbos to Cape Agulhas

 

Thursday 30 July 2020

Ay bru. Kiff waves in light E to NE to liquid glass Thursday with thumping 5-7ft sets still running. Light S in arvi. Muizies 2-3ft and fun in morning, mild onshore in arvi. Partly cloudy and warm. Friday again, light winds puffing S, moderate in arvi. Swell easing 4-5' going on 4'. Muizies 2-3 easing to 1-2ft. Mild onshore. Sunny and warm. Saturday looks fun, with new 14s swell to 5ft due open coast in crisp moderate SE offshores. Muizies 2-3' but increasingly wobbly as the onshore bites. Sunny and warm as globally warmed High pressures rule. Sunday swell goes kiff west but smaller now, in the 2-4' zone. Moderate to fresh NW to W winds are wobbly, but Muizies fun 1-2' offshore. Sunny and warm. Monday a few days of solid 6ft+ swell begins today. A 2-4' west swell is over-run by jacking 4-6' x 15s SW groundswell in moderate to fresh W to NW winds swinging SW to S in arvi. Muizies fun offshore building 1-2' going on 3' in arvi. Partly cloudy and cool to warm.

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Southern Cape

Cape Agulhas to Plett

 

Thursday 30 July 2020

The waves be kraaking bru. Thursday fires 6-8ft open coast in strong W buster early that settles into a crisp straight West kiff offshore. Nice! Partly cloudy and warm. Friday epic crisp NW to W offshores (going SW in arvi) pure and straight for kiffness at right hand points. Solid 4-6' surf open coast suggests more than enough 3-4ft fun on such points. Sunny and warm. Saturday the swell jacks with renewed punch as 15 second energy underpins a new 4-5' swell with perhaps the odd 6ft wave cracking along open shores. Epic conditions. Crisp clean light W going glassy and beautiful. A light E puffs in arvi, going a little wobbly towards late arvi. Sunny and cool to warm as a High pressure rules. Sunday swell has eased to 3-4ft open coast with more crisp W offshore, altho a frisky berg wind NW puffs earlier. Partly cloudy and warm. Monday a stiff W buster is thro. White capped seas and building frontal swell reaches 6ft by evening. Partly cloudy and cool to warm.

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Eastern Cape West

Plett to Port Alfred

 

Thursday 30 July 2020

It's cooking brah. Thursday fires 6-10ft open coast in stiff W busters in morning, easing all day into a crisp clean arvi of moderate offshore SW. Partly cloudy and warm with light showers. Friday still some 5-7ft oomph open coast in crisp NW devils wind early then W to SW offshores. Kiffness. Swell eases to 4-5' in arvi. Sunny and warm. Saturday more swell as another booster overlays the decaying underlying swell. Solid 6ft sets open coast in kiff crisp straight W offshore. Nice! Evening glassoff caps epic day. Sunny and warm as a High pressure rules. Sunday slow decay of 4-5 going 2-4ft swell with weird stiff NNE to N winds, a precursor to a big buster coming tomorrow. The potent devils wind, which is warm and dry, eases in arvi, eventually swinging W to SW offshore. Partly cloudy and throat cracking hot. Monday a stiff W buster is thro. White capped seas, wind-whipped windswell and building groundswell only late in day and overnight. Sunny and warm.

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Eastern Cape East


Port Alfred to Kei Mouth

 

Weekend 25 July 2020

Friday shredded by stiff NNE onshore for mangled 3-5' open coast surf. Sunny and warm. Saturday a hint of berg N wind, but crosshore at times. Similar swell. The N flow is thanks to a big buster on the way for tonight. The N blows fresh in evening as a precursor. Sunny and warm. Sunday the SW pomps. Swell jacks, 3-5ft going on 4-7ft but west direction suggests lank shunted past. Wind yowls all day, going SSW in arvi. Partly cloudy and cool with showers. Monday in the wake of the buster, it FIRES. Surf 4-6'+ open coast in kiff glassy dawnie with whiff of west. Cooks all morning. A light E puffs in arvi. May blow moderate to fresh in west towards PE side. Partly cloudy and cool, with showers. Tuesday proper 15s grunt has arrived in form of 6-8ft SW groundswell. Sorry for you, but it pumps NNE or N cross-onshore, another precursor to another big winter buster. Partly cloudy and warm.

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Wild Coast


Kei Mouth to Port Edward

 

Weekend 25 July 2020

Friday shredded by stiff NNE onshore for mangled 3-5' open coast surf. Sunny and warm. Saturday the wind continues to pump thanks to a big buster on the way for tonight, the air from this High sucking down towards the upcoming low pressure system - the precursor that often signals a front. Sunny and warm. Sunday a crisp NW starts the day, followed by a SW buster that pomps. Swell small to medium and goes mangled. Partly cloudy and cool with showers. Monday in the wake of the buster, 4-5'+ surf shows open coast in light to moderate S winds. If offshore, there are waves. Onshore SE puffs in arvi. Partly cloudy and cool to cold, with showers. Tuesday proper 15s grunt fills in all day, BUT sorry mah bru, it pomps NNE or N cross-onshore, another precursor to another big winter buster on the way tomorrow. Sunny and warm.

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KZN South Coast


Port Edward to Amanzimtoti

 

Weekend 25 July 2020

The good times are kaput Friday with a two-day shreddage from stiff NNE onshores and mangled 2-4' open coast surf. Sunny and warm. Saturday is Same Same. Sunday wind has eased. Could be a crisp NW start to the day, with a mangled peaky 1-4ft sea, a mix of NE, E and SW wind and a smidge of groundswell. A SW buster on the way, smacking thro from between 2 and 4pm, depending on how far down the coast you are. Partly cloudy and warm with showers. Monday fresh leftover S winds blow for meh! crosshores. Waves look 4-5'+ open coast but unless you get a mysto offshore, it doesn't look kiff. Wind eases all day, swinging SE onshore in arvi. Partly cloudy and cool to cold, with showers. Tuesday shew! Check the 18s long distance grunt that fills in all day, particularly in arvi and evening. However, sorry mah bru, it pomps NNE or N cross-onshore, precursor to a big winter buster on the way tomorrow. Sunny and warm.

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Durban and surrounds

Amanzimtoti to Ballito Bay

 

Weekend 25 July 2020

The good run is done, and Friday is the first of two days of NNE onshore shreddage. Expect mangled 2-4' open coast surf, and mixed up dirty waters. Sunny and warm. Saturday Same Same. Sunday dawns crisp NW with a mangled peaky 1-4ft sea, a mix of NE, E and SW wind and a smidge of groundswell. Could be worth a little lip bash. A SW buster smacks thro from 4 to 6pm. Partly cloudy and warm with showers. Monday leftover S winds blow for meh! crosshores. Waves look 4-5'+ open coast but unless you get a mysto offshore, it doesn't look kiff. Town 2-3' and might be a few mediocre ones. Wind puffs SE onshore in arvi. Partly cloudy and cool, with showers. Tuesday shew! Check the 18s long distance grunt arrives in arvi and evening! A horrid NNE wind puts paid to any hope there. The beasterly is the precursor to a winter buster on way for tomorrow. Sunny and warm.

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KZN Far North Coast


Ballito to Richards Bay

 

Weekend 25 July 2020

Expect a three-day run of mangled onshores starting Friday and broken 2-4' open coast surf. Sunny and warm. Saturday is Same Same. Sunday is Same Same, only different. The wind is now a straight N and blowing hard. It eases in the arvi and evening, going light variable. Expected a mangled peaky 1-4ft sea, a mix of NE, E and SW wind and a smidge of groundswell. Partly cloudy and warm with showers. Monday the buster has smashed through with strong S to SSE onshore winds obliterating the ocean. The surf looks 2-3' open coast. The wind eases in arvi, but not by nearly enoug. Partly cloudy and cool with strong showers. Tuesday mild onshores build into fresh beasterlies. Dawn has small feasibility of 2-3' sets open coast. Partly cloudy and warm.

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