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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


 

Saturday 28 March 2020

The surf is so kak Saturday I would advise you to stay at home. A terrible 4-5' lined up west swell is running on open coast in light S winds puffing moderate. The swell is dropping all day. Sunny and warm. Sunday a new 18 second swell arrives with six foot sets, and pulsing long distance lines. It's shit. Stay at home. A moderate S wind goes fresh to strong in the arvi. Sunny and warm. Monday the long tailed swell continues 4-6' at 15 second intervals. It's the worst surf I have ever seen. Much better to braai, or better still, read a book in bed. Winds light S puffing fresh. Sunny and warm. Tuesday and the third swell in five days arrives. 16 second 6 sets build to 6-8ft in light to moderate S. What crap is this?! Horrible surf. A day for gardening and inventing memes and kak jokes for dissemination in sixteen Whatsapp groups. Partly cloudy and warm. Wedneday solid 8ft sets crack along open coast but it's so shit, so shit. It's amazingly shit. It's never been shitter. It's so tremendously kak, that it is really terrific how awful it is. Fake news! That clean SE offshore in the morning takes the cake for kakness. MAGA! Sunny and hot.

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Cape Peninsula


Melkbos to Cape Agulhas

 

Saturday 28 March 2020

What horrid surf Saturday - it's so crap you should stay home. A dropping 4-5' swell has gone SSW and fills up False Bay with 2-3' lines. A calm to light SSW wind goes SW, and it is offshore in False Bay to make for some terrible options at Muizenberg. Really awful. Stay home. Partly cloudy to sunny and warm. Sunday its a disgrace. Just horrible. Never seen such crap conditions. An 18 second swell arrives with pulsing 6-8ft long distance lines. Shit. Stay at home. A moderate SE wind goes fresh to strong SSE. Muizies terrible. 2' and onshore. Worse in arvi. Sunny and warm. Monday the long tailed swell continues 4-6'+ at 15 second intervals in clean SSE winds to start, going fresh to strong S. It's the worst surf I have ever seen. Much better to braai, or better still, read a book in bed, at home. Sunny and warm. Tuesday the third swell in five days arrives. We get 16 second 6 sets build to 6-10ft+ in light to moderate S, fresh to strong into the arvi and evening. Horrible surf. Too powerful. Wind wrong. Dangerous currents. Sharks everywhere. Spitting locals. And cobras. Kak! Stay home and invent memes and kak jokes for dissemination to sixteen Whatsapp groups. Partly cloudy and warm. Wedneday its 8ft WSW swell and nasty gaping tubes run across sand banks in pure ESE offshore winds. It's so shit, so shit. It's amazingly shit. It's never been shitter. It's so tremendously kak, that it is really terrific how awful it is. Fake news! That clean SE offshore in the morning takes the cake for kakness. MAGA! Sunny and hot.

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Southern Cape

Cape Agulhas to Plett

 

Tuesday 25 February 2020

A small 2-4' ambient swell kapped by a stiff beastly east onshore breeze Tuesday in sunny and warm conditions. The east is on the wane, however, and the west is through by Wednesday with teeny to 2 ft bumps open coast. A small new swell due, but long gaps and small sets before dark. Might be an evening sesh on cards 3-4'. Partly cloudy and warm. Thursday now vee do ze talking Boris! A new swell has smashed thro. Solid 5-7ft S south is proper. Get it as early as tho, due to a moderate S that looks to go increasingly SE and horrible onshores by arvi. Hope for a touch of West in it early, otherwise you're skunked. Partly cloudy with showers. Warm. Friday drats. The SE digs in for a couple of days. Pumping mish mash mayhem as salty onshores kap the coast. Positively pumping miffery, particularly the arvi. Partly cloudy with showers. Warm. Saturday screaming heebies easterly geebies. Kaput. Awash. Kaaak. Three days of wasted swell. Sob! Sunny and warm.

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Eastern Cape West


Plett to Port Alfred

 

Tuesday 25 February 2020

A wildly oscillating week of stiff seesaw winds, with the oos kussed Tuesday in mangled NE beast winds, which wastes a 3-4' SSW swell. Sunny and warm to hot. Wednesday boom. The west is thro. Crisp much cleaner seas. The problem is a lack of swell. Still, you might eke out a few fun 3ft open ocean peaks, maybe even 4 inches bigger. Winds crisp clean moderate to fresh west offshore all day. Evening glassoff. Partly cloudy and warm to hot. Thursday fires on dawnie with epic long range 6-8' S swell at a punchy 17 second interval! Nice! Sadly, the wind on the way around to sideshore southerly. The earlier the better. By mid morning, moderate S and getting miff. By noon, miffer SSE. By arvi, major miffery! Schtonking SE onshore. Partly cloudy and warm with showers. Friday sad to see the sea so sif. The onshore blows. Messy and broken up, despite underlying 4-6' swell. Partly cloudy and warm with showers. Saturday pomping beasterly easterly. That is all. Partly cloudy and cool to warm.

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Eastern Cape East


Port Alfred to Kei Mouth

 

Tuesday 11 February 2020

A moderate becoming fresh yeast wind onshore kills a 2-4' swell along open coast Tuesday mangled and messy into the arvi. Partly cloudy and warm. Wednesday the NE beasterly winds up into a paper shredder ... even stronger yeasterlies kap it sut, while a mangled windswea washes ashore 2-5ft, and getting quite dik due to intense short range wind velocities. Schtonking. Partly cloudy and warm to hot. Thursday also laid low by a honking beast wind. A pity because a swell fills in today, but no cigar, altho the winds wane from the west and soon it will switch offshore west. Sunny and hot. Friday a huge differnce, with kiff seas after a good few hours of landbreeze magic, and getting better with a kiff 4-5' new SW groundswell at punchyish 14 sec intervals. Kiff sets when they come. Glassy to crisp light offshore all morning. A bunk work, run away from home, break out of choekie kind of day. Partly cloudy and warm. Saturday swell wanes, and east onshore back, mild to miff and middling to nowhere barring chance of dawnie. Partly cloudy and warm.

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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

 

Tuesday 25 February 2020

Super fun if slightly small on points early Tuesday - early glass with light landbreeze creased by 3' lines on points, a couple perhaps bigger. A loverly few hours (for a change) before onshores bite in arvi. Sunny and warm to hot. Wednesday smashed by a mangled NE beast wind to mix up the swell into all manner of size and direction. Sunny and hot. Offshore arrives overnight. Thursday clean but a bit fleabitten from the beasterly. Sad really, because an 18 second swell works its way up the coast, arriving just as a sideshore S peaks at 20kts. Partly cloudy and warm with nice showers. Friday the main swell sees solid six foot sets on outside sections, but a stiff SE holds sway. Sorry for the sequenced sibilance so relentlessly 'essy'. Cloudy and warm with heavy showers. Saturday now a new NE cycle nukes you ... gently. Soft wobble early with 3-5' buckled surf becoming mildly miff later. Then two days of schtonking yeasterly. Partly cloudy and cool to warm with showers.

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Durban and surrounds


Amanzimtoti to Ballito Bay

 

Tuesday 25 February 2020

Kiff and clean in city early Tuesday with very little swell due to S direction and small ambient ocean swell. Down coast could be fun 3' and a loverly few hours (for a change) before onshores bite in arvi. Sunny and warm to hot. Wednesday smashed by a mangled NE beast wind to mix up open coast swell into all manner of size and direction under three foot. Sunny and hot. Offshore arrives overnight. Thursday clean but a bit fleabitten from the beasterly. A few 2' perhaps 3' windswelly peaks. A busterish S wind protected by the piers, but the belated long-range 18 second swell doesn't really bend in, and open coast is fresh to strong S when it does arrive down coast mid to late arvi. Partly cloudy and hot with showers. Friday now the main swell sees solid six foot sets on outside sections down south, but a stiff SE holds sway. Sorry for the sequenced sibilance so relentlessly 'essy'. Town miffish with wobbled 2-3' bumps. Cloudy and warm with showers. Saturday a soft new NE cycle slowly pushes. Wobbled 3-5' buckled surf down coast, 1-2' in town. Moderate onshore. Then two days of schtonking yeasterly. Cloudy and cool to warm with showers.

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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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