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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

 

Weekend 17 October 2020

Small peaky 2-3' west swell Friday in a light SW onshore early, puffing moderate bumpy SSW. Partly cloudy and hot. Saturday much of a muchness. Light SW goes moderate SSW, and a small 2-3' swell at most. Summer is here. Partly cloudy and warm. Sunday same again Sam, except the small swell seems even smaller because it's from a SSW direction. Slow and small, or flat. Winds are a replica. Light SW early, moderate SSW later. Partly cloudy and warm. Monday a very slight bit of 14 second grunt may mean 3-almost 4ft swell and yet again, light SW goes moderate SSW. Partly cloudy and cool to warm. Tuesday now begins a lekker run of consistent surf. Today dawns flat to small, but all day a new 4-5ft swell fills in, with 6ft sets into the arvi, and 6-8ft sets into the evening. Wind is ... whaddya know ... light SW puffing moderate SSW. Partly cloudy and cool to warm with showers.

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Cape Peninsula

Melkbos to Cape Agulhas

 

Weekend 17 October 2020

Lekker clean day, with a whiff of crisp SE Friday morning, puffing light going moderate S in arvi. A 3-4' west swell runs open coast. Muizies wobbly onshore 1'. Partly cloudy and hot. Saturday swell has waned to like 1-2' with 3' sets early, but those peter out. Winds moderate SSW. Muizies onshore and very small to flat. Partly cloudy and cool to warm. Sunday a dribble of swell to maybe 3' if you're lucky. Winds glassy to light S early puffing moderate SSE. Muizies teeny to flat and mild onshore, worsening. Partly cloudy and warm with mild showers. Monday more of that very small 14 second grunt to 3-almost 4ft open coast in light going moderate SW to W breezes, which means Muizies is 1' and clean offshorish. Partly cloudy and cool to warm. Tuesday hey hey hey, a lekker run of consistent surf begins today, filling up all day with a solid WSW swell. A few 5ft sets soon grow to 6-8ft grunt, with fresh to strong S winds easing to moderate SW. Muizies onshore and mucky, but ridable 2-3' surf looks to be increasing and becoming favourable cross offshore mid to late arvi into the evening. Partly cloudy and cool with showers. Waves for days!

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Southern Cape

Cape Agulhas to Plett

 

Monday 19 October 2020

Small surf Monday with a whiff of light to moderate W offshore, so nice conditions, but 2-4' surf open coast means small to medium swell around, and small on most points. The westerly gradually freshens all day, becoming a buster into the evening and overnight. Partly cloudy and cool. Tuesday stiff staunch SW buster shreds the open coast with white capped mush and neargale gusts in the early hours, but abating gradually all day. By mid-arvi it's easing enough to enjoy solid pushing 6-8ft SW groundswell sets, with the peak in swell and best conditions for the evening sesh. Partly cloudy and cool. Wednesday lank leftover grunt, with 6-8ft @ 15 secs SW swell cracking along open coast. Winds are light landbreeze offshore, going light variable N to NE slowly puffing moderate E onshore. Sunny and warm. Thursday loads of swell, but a mildly miff beastly soutie yeast is going to be disappointing. Sunny and warm. Friday a bit sickly with mildly muddled seas in light SSE puffing light to moderate S to SSW and a little crosshore. If wind has any west in it at all, it will fire. New grunt graudually grows all day, starting six foot x 13s and reaching 5-7 foot x 15s by evening open coast, at least. Partly cloudy and warm with showers.

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Eastern Cape West

Plett to Port Alfred

 

Monday 19 October 2020

A mild morning sick start Monday with a whiff of light to moderate NE puffing, and a 2-4' open coast small to medium swell around. The onshore dies off at times, puffing light variable and glassy, and then even a whiff of light W to crisp it up in the arvi into the evening in anticipation of an oncoming buster. Partly cloudy and warm. Tuesday a strong SW buster shreds the open coast with white capped mush and neargale gusts in the early hours, but abating gradually all day. No real swell to speak at first, but barring windchunks on the horizon growing as the day progresses. However, some grunt makes landfall in the late arvi and evening, with 5-7ft sets showing as it gets dark. Partly cloudy and cool after cold start. Wednesday lank leftover grunt, with 6-8ft @ 14-15 secs SW swell hitting open coast. However, winds look iffy N crosshore at first, a bit devilish might translate to epic conditions early. Could be going off its furry face. Light E puffs for a time before a moderate mushy yeasterly onshore arrives in arvi. Sunny and warm. Thursday lank swell, but a mildly miff beasterly yeasterly is going to be disappointing. Partly cloudy and warm. Friday a bit sickly with mildly muddled seas but a light S puffs SW and clean conditions in the arvi, with lots of swell in the 4-6ft range. Could be fun in arvi. Partly cloudy and warm.

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Eastern Cape East


Port Alfred to Kei Mouth

 

Monday 19 October 2020

A bit of SW groundswell around Monday altho not big - maybe 2-4' open coast with chance of a light landbreeze at dawn, soon giving way to a moderate mushy E onshore. Partly cloudy and warm. Tuesday a strong SW buster has smacked thro in the early hours, and it shreds the open coast with white capped mush. No real swell to speak of except for windchunks blasted mostly past the coast, the horizon growing as the day progresses. Some 3-5ft sets may be making landfall open coast by evening. The wind abates in the evening. Partly cloudy and cool going warm. Wednesday overnight the wind died and it's firing 6-8ft @ 14-15 secs SW swell. Some spots a bit big. Others fire. Catch the early NW bird at dawn. It won't last. A moderately mushy yeasterly onshore will arrive, going nasty white capped and windy onshore. Sunny and warm. Thursday yech! You're moered by a two-day blast of miff beasterly yeasterly. Lank leftover groundswell smeared into a dump site. Trashed. Gone to waste. Sunny and warm. Friday ripped by staunch, nasty NE mess. Partly cloudy and hot.

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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

 

Monday 19 October 2020

Summer on the way fast, with a bit of a 2-4ft wobble and a wonk Monday with light landbreeze or light SE onshore giving way to a moderate mushy NE onshore. Partly cloudy and warm with showers. Tuesday southerly buster blasts thro, shredding the open coast with white capped mush. No real swell to speak of except for windchunks blasted mostly past the coast, the horizon growing lumps as the day progresses. Cloudy and cool to warm with strong showers. Wednesday SOLID six foot or bigger SSW groundswell at 16 seconds shows open coast. However, if there is a NW landbreeze at dawn, it won't last, with another moderately mushy yeasterly onshore due. Partly cloudy and warm with strong showers. Thursday urg. A two-day blast of miff beasterly yeasterly. Lank leftover groundswell today, but window shuts quick early, if there is a window at all. Partly cloudy and warm. Friday ripped by staunch, nasty NE mess. Partly cloudy and warm.

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Durban and surrounds

Amanzimtoti to Ballito Bay

 

Monday 19 October 2020

Calm to light landbreeze early Monday with a soft squidgy 2-4' beasterly windswell tickling the coast. A mild onshore puffs mid morning, going moderately mushy. Open coast the same as town. Partly cloudy and warm with showers. Tuesday southerly buster blasts thro, shredding the open coast with white capped mush. Cleanish town 1-2' but wind-whipped with the south angle in the buster, and no swell barring windchunks blasted mostly past the coast. Cloudy and cool to warm with strong showers. Seems a bit morning sickly Wednesday the wind has blown itself out, and leftover solid 3-5' SSW swell hits open coast, with 2-3' sets bending in along northern beaches. A light NW landbreeze should start the morning crisply, but another moderately mushy yeasterly onshore due to puff. Partly cloudy and warm to hot. Thursday a bit of 15 second juice to a small groundswell open coast but any dawnie window closes quickly by a freshening NE onshore. Partly cloudy and warm with showers. Friday ripped by staunch, nasty NE mess. Partly cloudy 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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