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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 14 August 2019

So much swell around, but fresh S winds Thursday not great. However crisp SE offshores early and 4-5' west swell means plenty fun to kickstart your day. Sunny and warm. Friday oohlala. Solid new swell builds from 4-5' to 6-10ft x punchy 16 seconds into the evening. However, strong S winds blow today. Some points fire. Sunny and warm. Saturday still solid 6-8ft swell open coast with much lighter winds. A light to moderate SSE wind suggests some points continue cooking Cuz. Sunny and warm to almost hot. Sunday bumpy SW winds and an approaching mishappen front with funny aspect. Light rain in the evening in the south. Wobbly 4-5' surf open coast easing to 3' as winds puffs moderate SSW to S. Monday small to flat 2' surf with signs of new swell to 4ft mid to late arvi in fresh SSE to S winds, puffing strong into the evening. Partly cloudy and warm.

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Cape Peninsula


Melkbos to Cape Agulhas

 

Monday 12 August 2019

Solid if a bit messy stormsea Monday with white water heaving on deepwater reefs to a solid 15ft+ with 18ft sets into the arvi. However, a moderate SW going west onshore does few favours. Muizies gangbusters solid 4' in good wind. Bigger sets on the pushing tide this morning? Partly cloudy and cool with showers. Tuesday solid dwindling 10-12ft thumpswell in fresh NW. 'Dwindling' could be too strong a word since it's still 6-8ft+ by nightfall. Muizies fires 2-4' in crisp offshore. Partly cloudy and cold. Wednesday cooks 6-8ft in calm seas in morning. A light SE crisps it up beautifully in arvi. Kraaking Braah. Beaut 3'+ Muizies in morning, onshore later. Partly cloudy and cool to warm with showers. Thursday west swell now. Clean 4-5' surf in crisp offshore SE at first, a little bit of S in the breeze later, moderate going fresh. Muizies sublime run is done: 2ft slop. Partly cloudy and cool to cold. Friday solid new swell builds. Already 6-7' in fresh SSE winds. Some 8ft sets open coast in arvi as wind peaks with gusts to 25kts. Sunny and warm.

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Southern Cape


Cape Agulhas to Plett

 

Tuesday 6 August 2019

Okay I'm back ... so chill! Tuesday cooks my bru. Solid 6-8' swell open coast, points firing 4-6'+ in crisp devilish NW to W, easing to light W. Epic! Partly cloudy and cool to warm. Wednesday a strong buster smacks thro. At first, the N stiff and devilish at dawn, followed by a rapid white kapping of the sea as the breeze builds to 20kts. Then it goes nuclear mid or late arvi, gusting 40-50kts+ galeforce. Batten your britches Bernie! Surf ruffled 4-6' going an explosive 10ft by evening. Too much bru. Too much. Partly cloudy and cool to warm. Thursday blows normal staunch winter westerlies at a brisk 20 kts. Sheltered spots only. A dik 10ft west swell herded past out to sea. Intermittent 4-6' sets make landfall in wind-washed wild-side salt-slides. Partly cloudy and cool. Friday weak 3-5' SSW windswell? The NW blows a ruffled, devilish tuning you fork, fresh and festy offshore and likely not lekka. Sunny and warmish. Saturday fires early 6-7' open coast in light W offshore before a new spurt of winter bursterly busts by arvi. Dik storm swell and winds due next up. Sunny and cool.

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Eastern Cape West


Plett to Port Alfred

 

Tuesday 6 August 2019

I'm back Barry! Stiff offshore W blows Tuesday and it FIRES on some points. Others out of control 6-8ft+. Open coast looks 10-12ft+, easing all day tho. Ends 6-8' on these beaches. Winds ease - the frisky buster goes lekka light and epic surfing in the arvi. Partly cloudy and warmish. Wednesday stiff N sideshore soon ousts the katabatic NW landbreeze, a precursor to a monster buster on way. From late morning to lunch a rapid white kapping of the sea goes nuclear mid to late arvi, gusting 50kts+ galeforce. Batten your britches Bernie! Scoured 6-7' open coast surf soon smears into a mangled windsea 10-12ft, heaving overnight. Sunny and warm. Thursday pomping winter westerlies blow a brisk 25kts. Sheltered spots only. Dik 10ft+ west swell herded past out to sea. Intermittent 4-8' sets make landfall in wind-washed wild-side salt-slides. Some points have waves. Too much wind otherwise. Swell direction super westerly. Heaving chunks on horizon but not same on shore. Partly cloudy and cool. Friday weak 3-5' SSW windswell with fresh NW devils wind ... then proper west offshore softening to crisp. Sea lacks punch, but may be fun. Sunny. Warmish. Saturday fires brah! At least 6-8ft open coast in light W offshore before a winter bursterly busts mid to late arvi. Dik storm swell and winds due tomorra. Sunny and cool to warm.

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Eastern Cape East


Port Alfred to Kei Mouth

 

Tuesday 6 August 2019

A staunch W buster dies off all day Tuesday and it FIRES in the arvi if your spot is not out of control 8ft+, which it might be. But the solid 10-12' open coast swell starts the day, easing to 6-8' so might be epic as the frisky west goes lekka light and kiff into the arvi. Partly cloudy and warmish. Wednesday looks 6ft+ but very west direction in a stiff N sideshore that soon ousts the katabatic NW landbreeze, a precursor to a monster buster that's heading this way. However, looks like a stiff NNE wins the day for now. The buster smashes in from the west from 3-4pm, hitting Slumtown by 5 or 6pm. Hammers open coast overnight. Savage galeforce gusts in the night. Sunny and warm to hot. Thursday pomping winter westerlies gust to neargaleforece. Swell is huge, maybe 12ft open coast. Too much of everything. Sunny and cool. Friday could be fun 4-6' SSW surf with fresh west offshore, easing to light and crispy. Nice! Sunny and warm. Saturday 4-6ft at least, but fresh N winds blow. Further to the west towards PE and St Francis, light W offshore should mean kiff waves. The N winds here are sucking down towards a winter bursterly that busts tonight. Dik storm swell and winds due tomorra. Sunny and cool to warm.

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Wild Coast


Kei Mouth to Port Edward

 

Monday 1 July 2019

Calm start with kiff 4-5' surf Monday gives way to a stiff WSW buster that smacks across your bow. A mixed windswell starts to smear over the groundswell especially late in day. Partly cloudy and warm. Tuesday pumping SW still in morning, easing all day. Arvi could be fun 3-5'. Sunny and warm. Wednesday a new buster thro. More white caps. More messy seas driven sideways up the coast. Surf has jacked to 8ft solid. Watch wind ease, which might open up opportunities. Wild and woolly conditions likely though. Too much swell. A bit too much wind. Might also swing a bit South later. Sunny and warm. Thursday surf looks 4-5' open coast, but stiff N winds due. This is the air sucking southwards towards oncoming storms. Sunny and warm. Friday boom! The cold front hits with a vengeance. Pumps a SW gale. Seas heave-ho. A giant swell to 15-18ft fills in during arvi. Heavy days! Sunday goes NUCLEAR!

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KZN South Coast


Port Edward to Amanzimtoti

 

Tuesday 6 August 2019

Kiff surf around Tuesday with plenty of 6ft+ lines on points in light west, light variable east in arvi. Make hay! Partly cloudy and warm. Wednesday a skunky N to NNE wind ruins a 4-5ft leftover swell. Might be a quickie sesh for dawnie fun? The stiff N sideshore soon ousts the katabatic NW landbreeze, a precursor to a monster buster heading this way overnight. Sunny and warm. Thursday the pomping winter westerlies smashed thro in the early hours, but abating already. Still strong early, gusts to 25kts+, easing gradually all day. Lank swell, with 6-8' sets feasible open coast. Too much wind and swell at first, but windows may feasibly drift ajar in the arvi, tho wind direction increasingly SSW as it eases. Partly cloudy and warm. Friday could be fun 4' SSW surf in kiff light west offshore, puffing light to lumpy yeasterly onshore. Partly cloudy and warm. Saturday pumping N winds kill a solid 6' south swell as they suck southward towards a winter bursterly that busts up the coast tonight. Hope for a dawnie. Sunny and warm.

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Durban and surrounds


Amanzimtoti to Ballito Bay

 

Monday 12 August 2019

There's some south swell to 4ft on open coast Monday with maybe 2' or 3' sets bending into northern beaches of town in mild S winds that puff after the katabatic offshore flow at dawn. Partly cloudy and warm with showers. Tuesday might fire down coast early with a 18 second SSW swell to 5' hitting the coast. However, a stiff beasterly onshore due today. Town might be 2-3' and fun at the northern end before the yeast wind bites. Cloudy with showers. Wednesday hey coast worth a look 3-4' in clean kiff NW early, lasting longer today altho a moderate S by mid morning goes fresh into the arvi. Town small 1-2' fun in morning as you head towards Friday springs 10.30am. Thursday again, kiff start, if open coast surf a bit small 3' but might be 4'. Crisp offshores early. Town small to flat. Fresh NE onshore later. Sunny and warm. Friday new groundswell around 2-4' down coast. Town 1-2'. Dawnie option shorter today. Moderate NE onshores due. Partly cloudy and warm.

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KZN Far North Coast


Ballito Bay to Richards Bay

 

Wednesday 10 July 2019

Should be fun waves open coast Wednesday with light to moderate NW landbreezes with a hint of devils wind. Surf looks 4-5' early on open coast, easing. Sunny and warm. Thursday again, fun calm dawnie but smaller, 2-3' open coast. Mild skank becomes moderate skunkage beasterly on-sore. Sunny and warm. Friday a stiff devils wind NNW starts the day, then a SW buster hammers thro late morning. Skunked. Partly cloudy and warm. Saturday a fresh leftover SE onshore unsettles the sea. The swell has picked up or is picking up, to 4-6' open coast, maybe bigger. Wind ends up East of NE moderate to manky. Partly cloudy and warm with light showers. Sunday more mankage open coast. Dawnie MIGHT have some. But might shut early. Fresh beasterlies due. Swell still 4ft open coast. Sunny and warm.

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