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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

Monday 27 March 2017

A new but small swell made landfall overnight and Tuesday looks 3-4' at most open coast in moderate S breezes, strong by arvi. Wednesday period has boosted to 16 seconds and punchy 4 if not 5' sets in clean light SE at first. Might be a bit slow and inconsistent. Winds lighter today, with cleanish SSE to SE to S oscillations. Nice. Surf looks more consistent later. Thursday lekker glassy start, with light SW onshore bump. Surf 3' to maybe 4' open coast, especially early in the day. The swell eases later. Friday glassy and variable winds puffing NW then SW and bumpy. Surf 3' going on 4' later. Saturday 2-3' bumps in clean SE going fresh S. Weak surf.

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Cape Peninsula

Melkbos to Cape Hangklip

Monday 27 March 2017

Small 3' surf likely Tuesday in moderate SSE breezes, becoming fresh to strong in the arvi. Muizies 2' and onshore, worsening in arvi. Wednesday period has boosted to 15 seconds and punchy 4-5' sets crank through in clean SE winds. Nice! Beachies could cook. Wind goes moderate SSE to S later. Muizies looks light wobbly onshore 1-2'. Thursday surf has eased to 3' maybe residual 4' sets early, easing. Winds light SW going moderate W onshore. Muizies clean and offshore, but very small. Might be a foot, maybe 2. Friday new swell to 4' from nice W direction in fresh NW winds. Muizies offshore and 2'. Saturday 2-3' windswell in moderate S. Muizies 1' and weak and washy onshorish S winds.

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Southern Cape

Agulhas to Plettenberg Bay

Monday 27 March 2017

Small to flat on points Tuesday with 2' bumps, maybe 3' wildside coast. Clean smooth SW offshore all day. Need swell. Wednesday you get swell: nice boost to 15 second period and punchy, if inconsistent, 4' sets slowly growing in size and consistency in glassy early winds, but alas breeze due to go light then moderate NE onshore. Thursday 3-4' surf in lightly broken morning sickly NE effect, but could be clean and offshore early, and it glasses off by late morning going offshore in arvi. Fun, if smallish, 2-3'. Chance of 4 footers open coast. Friday lots of 4' soft but okay swell and it might get bit bigger in arvi. Winds clean moderat W offshore. Should be fun. Just not cranking. Saturday similar, with slightly weaker 2-3' windswell. Offshore at least.

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Eastern Cape West

Cape St Francis to Port Alfred

Monday 27 March 2017

Small to flat surf in the morning Tuesday with slight increase to 3' wildside coast in the arvi in crisp SW offshore all day. Need swell. Wednesday you get swell: nice boost to 17 second period and punchy, if inconsistent, 4' sets slowly growing in size and consistency in glassy early winds, but alas breeze due to go light then moderate then fresh NE onshore as the swell is improving. Thursday 3-4' surf at least. However, the onshore persists, although not a beasterly. More like a gentle mifferly. Still it's lumpy and onshore. Breeze eases into the evening, glassing off by dinner time. Friday nice offshore has arrived for crisp moderate W. Lots of fun 4' soft but okay swell and it might get bit bigger to 5' in arvi. Nice. Saturday weaker and very westerly directioned 2-3' windswell runs in strong W winds easing.

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Eastern Cape East

Port Alfred to Kei Mouth

Monday 27 March 2017

Small 3' surf along open coast Tuesday in moderate SSW winds. Nothing special. Quite crap perhaps. Sideshore and weak. Wednesday small 2' SE windswell around in clean early seas, a light becoming moderate E onshore later. Thursday shame. A nice new punchy swell - with sets to 4-5' may be running along the open coast - but alas, a stiff beastly yeasterly onshore pumps, and from early. If you do have a dawnie window, grab it. Friday honking miff yeast winds continue. The wind abates late arvi, and into the evening its dying down rapidly, to be replaced by a stiff SW buster that has been working its way up the coast. Saturday crisp offshore and / or honking SW buster blows in the morning, arriving between dawn and 10am. Too much wind.

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Wild Coast

Wild Coast

Tuesday 21 March 2017

Three more days of stiff onshore beasterly yeasterly from Tuesday through Wednesday and into Thursday which all look like write-off days despite solid 4' south swell x 15 seconds lasting through Tuesday and tapering off Wednesday. Friday a stiff S buster has come through and its sideshore and not ideal either. Strong winds. White caps. New groundswell 4-5' has arrived Saturday in much milder winds, but not great direction. Expect light to moderate southerlies, moderate SE onshore later.

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KZN South Coast

Port Edward to Amanzimtoti

Tuesday 21 March 2017

Three horrid days of stiff miff sif onshore beasterly yeasterly Tuesday through Wednesday and Thursday which are write-offs despite solid 4' south swell x 15 seconds lasting through Tuesday and tapering off Wednesday. Friday a stiff S buster has come through and its sideshore and humping and not ideal either. Strong winds. White caps. Saturday sees new groundswell to 4' fill in during the arvi. Winds still strong S easing into moderate S to SE onshore. Not the best stretch you've ever seen.

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Durban and surrounds

Amanzimtoti to Ballito Bay

Monday 27 March 2017

The surf is small Tuesday in fresh SSW winds which kills the Bluff coast and out of town spots. In town, clean, but small. Nothing special. Might be 1-2' with a small dribbly little SE windswell. Wednesday same swell, but nicer conditions with less wind and glassy seas at first, or a nice crisp W offshore. A light going on moderate easterly onshore puffs. Thursday a stiff NE beasterly onshore puts paid to a new swell, which shows sets to 4 or even 5' along open coast, smaller 2-3' in town. But that is all moot. The onshore klaps it. Friday fresh miff yeast winds continue. The wind abates overnight and Saturday dawns crisp offshore before a honking SW buster smacks thro in the morning, arriving between 8am and noon. Town sheltered of course, but a windblown 2' swell is all you can expect.

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KZN Far North Coast

North of Zinkwazi

Tuesday 21 March 2017

Beasterly onshores smash southern KZN for three days, but much less wind up by Richards Bay, with Tuesday light to moderate and mushy and 3-4' east windswell running. Wednesday looks similar, with a glassy dawnie and light to moderate NE onshores later. Weak 2-3' east swell about. Thursday same again Sam. Friday a devils breeze NW offshore starts off, and its much cleaner, with small 2' maybe 3' east swell around. The buster on the way, but it may puff moderate S in arvi and then overnight the buster is smacking it hard. Saturday honking blasting rumping S busterly. That is all.

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