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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

Tuesday 17 April 2018

The west swell wanes Tuesday starting 3-4' open coast, easing to 3' in light becoming moderate NW onshore. Partly cloudy and warm. Wednesday the front moves closer and the NW goes a little ragged today, with 1-3' surf not much more than chest high bumps along open shores. The wind eases into the evening backing around to light SW. Partly cloudy and cool to warm with chance of occasional showers. Thursday the swell increases, with sets to 4' early, building to potentially around 4-5' open coast later. Winds look light to moderate SSE puffing moderate S. Points have small 2-3' waves. Otherwise a bit marginal. Partly cloudy and cool to warm. Friday nice consistent regular 4-5' surf open coast in moderate S winds. Partly cloudy and cool to warm. Saturday calm and clean morning with 2-4' lines and fun waves open coast. Small on points 1-2'. Wind puffs bumpy SW onshore. Partly cloudy and cool to warm. Autumn is here.

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Cape Peninsula


Melkbos to Cape Agulhas

Tuesday 17 April 2018

What an epic pulse yesterday! Tuesday and its smaller now, but carried over kiffly on reefs early 4' if not 5' in clean light NW, slowly puffing moderate W. Muizies super fun 2' and offshore. Partly cloudy and warm to hot. Wednesday hey hey hey. More swell pushes for yet another autumnal pulse. Expect 3-4' sets early, and these are 4-5' solid by evening. However, a front lurks, and winds puff fresh to strong NW, so ragged on west side, but a rigorous offshore for Muizies, which should be 2' and sort of clean. There is also some rain today, with good showers in arvi and evening. Wind backs around to fresh SW as the low moves to the east. Cloudy with showers. Thursday solid 4-5' in moderate SW bump west side, with Muizies ok sort of offshore sideshorish breezes and 2' maybe 3. Partly cloudy and cool to warm. Friday swell bigger, with 6ft sets likely in moderate becoming fresh S winds. Not a great wind direction for both sides of the peninsula. Swell wanes to 4-5' during day. Sunny and warm after cool start. Saturday lekker conditions. Calm and clean 4' if not 5' sets in kiff warm light clean NE bergie winds. Puffs moderate to fresh NW later. Muizies fun 2'. Sunny and warm.

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Western peninsula
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Muizenberg / False Bay
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Southern Cape


Agulhas to Plettenberg Bay

Tuesday 17 April 2018

Nice surf Tuesday with lekker crisp 4-5' lines running along exposed coast in aweseome light to moderate west offshore puffing SW later. Waves for days. Partly cloudy and warm. Wednesday a cold front moves in from the west, with showers later and a moderate to fresh W offshore becomes a stiff white kapped buster by mid to late arvi. Before, some fun waves, with 4' SSW sets open coast in morning, potentially increasing in size from late morning. Partly cloudy with showers setting in during arvi. Thursday stiff W buster to 20kts washing sideways past coast, with 4-6' waves hitting open coast. Wind a tad strong. It moderates late in day, going light to moderate into the evening. Partly cloudy and cool to warm. Friday this could be an epic surf day. No wind to calm light whiff of crisp NW landbreeze puffing light variable W. Kiff man. Surf solid 4-6' open coast. Nice! Partly cloudy and cool. Saturday might be fun dawnie, with calm or light landbreeze, but a moderate to miff NE onshore will blow today. Partly cloudy and cool.

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Eastern Cape West


Plett to Port Alfred

Tuesday 17 April 2018

Lekker waves bru. Tuesday looks 4-6' or more with crisp NW devils wind early. Some spots are firing. Wind puffs W then SW, but stays pretty much offshore all day. Partly cloudy and warm to hot. Wednesday a cold front on the way late in the day. A crisp light to moderate W offshore starts the day, gradually freshening until by arvi is becoming frisky, and by evening its pumping as a white kapped buster. Fun, consistent 4' lines from SSW with nice swell direction means a fun morning of surf, particularly early to be safe from possible wind miffery. Partly cloudy and warm. Wind PUMPS a neargale by evening. Thursday swell has arrived, with solid 6-8' sets open coast and stiff W buster to 20kts washing up the coast. Wind too strong, barring the most protected points. Sunny and warm. Wind eases into the night, and by Friday a light devils wind whiff of crisp NW landbreeze puff light variable W to SW. Surf off its tits. Could be cooking 6-8' open coast. Partly cloudy and cool. Saturday cooking dawnie 4-5' in crisp landbreeze, but a moderate to miff NE onshore builds into an unpleasant blow. Partly cloudy and cool.

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Eastern Cape East


Port Alfred to Kei Mouth

Tuesday 17 April 2018

In the west, Tuesday fires 4-8' open coast, BUT, the further east you go, into the zone east of PE and Kowie, a honking NE beast wind onshore is going to be ruining what would be an epically kiff thing. A SOLID 6-8' SW groundswell with 15 second intervals becomes more S and better in direction, but to no avail in the ruinous on-sore. Partly cloudy and warm to hot with showers. Wednesday crisp light to moderate NNW to NW offshore will most likely puff N or even NE onshore, but early could yield a few fun ones, with the swell looking 4-6' from kiff SSW direction, easing a little later. Partly cloudy and warm to hot with showers. A buster arrives overnight and Thursday is blasted by stiff SW winds. A lot of busterly windswell to groundswell 4-7' SW is hitting open coast. Protected spots only. Partly cloudy and warm with showers. Wind eases into the night. Friday absolutely freakin' goes off. Solid 6-8' surf and beaut offshore devils wind light and clean very slowly puffing light SW before it backs around to the NE and goes a bit choppy. Surf off its tits at dawn. Partly cloudy and cool. Saturday should be fun to ok dawnie in 4-5' or 3-4' surf at least. However, moderate to miff NE onshore due. Partly cloudy and warm.

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Wild Coast


Kei Mouth to Port Edward

Tuesday 17 April 2018

Tuesday broken by pumping beast wind NE onshore, which messes with an otherwise cooking 4-6' S groundswell with 16 second period that is even bigger and more direct x 17 seconds by evening. Sorry man! It's a ruinous on-sore. Partly cloudy and warm. Wednesday might by nice crisp light NW early, but more likely to be light to moderate NNE becoming fresh to nasty beasterly NE. Surf is solid 4-6' S x 15 secs, easing to 3-5' but messed up of course. Sunny and warm. Thursday blasted by stiff SSW winds and a new 2-5ft S windswell becomes increasingly groundswellish 4-7' along open coast. Wind moderates all day. Partly cloudy and warm. Friday might be good early in light winds and clean 3-4' surf that builds to 4-5' but the onshore builds with it, going a little bit miff later. Partly cloudy and cool to warm. Saturday might be fun dawnie in 4-5' or 3-4' surf at least. However, might also be morning sickly in wake of the onshore. It does look glassy or light variable east though, which can be fun. Partly cloudy and warm. Big onshore tomorrow. Then a buster again.

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KZN South Coast


Port Edward to Amanzimtoti

Tuesday 17 April 2018

A ruinous NE beasterly wind will smash an epic long period swell Tuesday which is such a shame, because the swell is 4-6' S x 16 second period becoming even better: more direct S x 18 seconds by evening. It's an yeasterly on-sore! A horrid aberration. A salty-teared yech-fest. Partly cloudy and warm. Wednesday and it's just as horrid, with little change. And the S swell is still pumping 4-7ft x 15 seconds SSW. Noooooit! Partly cloudy and warm. Thursday now the stiff winds reverses into a blasted blasting southerly buster, literally both, very south, and very blasty. Backs to the SE by evening. More miffness and very little kiffness. Swell looks 2-5ft S windswell with groundswell element later. Wind moderates in evening. Partly cloudy and warm with showers. Friday might be quite fun 2-4' early on points in okay winds, but onshore is due to freshen. Some swell arrives in arvi, but wind has done the damage already. Partly cloudy with showers. Saturday morning sick yech in wake of the onshore. Moderate miff SE puffs later. Some showers. #notagoodday

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Durban and surrounds


Amanzimtoti to Ballito Bay

Tuesday 17 April 2018

Nasty little NE beast wind comes up Tuesday to kill a long period S swell on open coast that could be 3-4 S x 16 second period and fun, but messed by the wind. Town would be small anyway, so not a train smash. Partly cloudy and warm. Wednesday the S swell pulses @ 18 second periods, with 3' sets in town and 4-6' sets out of town, but alas, alack the onshore continues tho not as strong. Hope for a dawnie window. If it's a landbreeze, you got kiff surf. Partly cloudy and hot. Thursday a blasting southerly buster is very blasty. Backs to moderate SE by evening. Not much kiffness. Town 2' and sideshore sort of protected bumps. Messed up on the Bluff. Cloudy with lots of rain. Friday glassy and super fun potential early in light winds but small 2-4' options down coast, and small to flat in town, 1-2'. Some swell arrives in arvi on open coast, but a building NE wind has done the damage by then. Partly cloudy with heavy showers at times. Saturday morning sick yech in wake of the onshore and more miff moderate to fresh SE could blow to mess a 3-4' swell open coast, 2' in town. Some showers. #notthebestforecast

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KZN Far North Coast


Ballito Bay to north of Zwinkazi

Tuesday 17 April 2018

Fair clean peaks in smooth start Tuesday with open coast long range 3-4' swell feasible, tho small at protected spots. The onshore will blow tho, and picks up early in the south, but already wobbly in the north by brekkie time. Partly cloudy and warm to hot. Wednesday more solid S swell pulses @ 17 second periods, and there 4-5' sets along open coast. Howerver, moderate to fresh N winds are due. Rare south facing spots will be kiff. Partly cloudy and hot. Thursday a fresh devillish N to NW wind is the precursor to a southerly buster that heads your way from the south, but not before a window of okay west winds late morning or noon ish with 2-4' surf open coast. Arvi and evening caned by honking S buster. Cloudy with lots of rain. Friday lots of S swell 2-5' options open coast but fresh to strong leftover buster is now SSE and it goes moderate SE to E. Partly cloudy with showers. Saturday morning sick yech in wake of onshore followed by stiff southerly again. More ambient swell looks to go to waste. Partly cloudy and warm.

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