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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

Weekend 21 October 2017

Nice clean early start Friday with 4-5' surf @ 13sec and a light SW onshore worsens a bit. Bumpy later. Saturday same surf, maybe a tad smaller in light clean SE offshore, but puffing fresh going strong S. Bit weak for points. Sunday much moore munch! A bigger 4-6' groundswell from kiff west direction is pulsing early, and all day it's growing, slowly, feasibly a tad bigger by evening. Winds moderate S going fresh to strong. But it's by Monday that the real grunt comes. A 15ft x 18sec pulsing long swell is chundering along open coast, poings on fire 6'+. Winds moderate SW onshore. Tuesday long tailed cranking 6-8' west swell in cleaner early winds, light SSE but again, puffing southerly. Naaas!

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Cape Peninsula


Melkbos to Cape Agulhas

Weekend 21 October 2017

Mild bumpy west onshores blow Friday to mess with a 4-6' west swell. Would be super fun with no wind. Muizenberg 2-3' and lank fun with mild pushing sideoffshore after kiff start. Saturday oooh. Cooking both sides! West is 4-6' and glassy early, tho bumpy mild SW onshore later. Muizies 2-3' and epic in morning for the cafe latte and manure set. Sunday much moore munch! A PROPER 6'+ groundswell from kiff west direction pulses all day, gaining big wave grunt by evening as peroid rises sharply to a grunting 18 seconds. Winds, sadly, look moderate S going fresh. Muizies has a sad crying face as clean 2-4' groundswell sets wrapping in are mucked about by the onshore. Monday looks kiff for Muizies tho. Going off 3-4' in clean lekker offshore, with hint of sideshore innit. Surf other side is 10-12ft+ on the slip side of the swell peak already and easing all day. Bit bumpy SW winds may not hinder the takeoff at some big wave bommies. Tuesday long tailed cranking 6-8' west swell in glassy start. Cooking both sides, tho one is waaaay smaller.

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  Western peninsula
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  Muizenberg / False Bay
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Southern Cape

Agulhas to Plettenberg Bay

Weekend 21 October 2017

A purple period of peopling eating pumpery starts Friday which is fresh W and feathered 6' surf. Saturday is declining offshores going crisp and kiff in cooking 4-5' surf if not six foot still. Sunday direction grunting from the south now meaning more consistent and going off early at dawn in light offshore to glassy south whiff wif 6'+ bombs to boot. Wind puffs moderate S later, then drops into evening. Another west thro overnight, with Monday off the charts cranking, BUT perhaps too wild and woolly, with serious 8-10ft SSW long period groundswell pummelling. Epic conditions, with stiff breeze in arvi. Cooking! Tuesday absolutely going off 6-8' in epic offshore crisp and clean. What a run!

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Eastern Cape West

Cape St Francis to Port Alfred

Weekend 21 October 2017

An epic period of pumping surf lies ahead with Friday firing at protected points in stiff W offshore. Feathered 6'+ surf hitting open coast. Saturday cooking 6-7' surf in fresh W offshores easing to crisp and clean and epic days. Sunday cranking, or should be if predicted light NE onshore is not on radar at dawn. Glassy. Cooking. A light onshore breeze may come up. Light to moderate SE onshore picks up. Monday could just be absolutely epic at points that handle BIG powerful long distance groundswell, with crisp W offshores. Cooking 10ft+ sets open coast, points 4-8ft! Tuesday absolutely going off 6-8' in epic offshore crisp and clean, going glassy and just epic. Two sunnies and a floppy hat bru.

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Eastern Cape East

Port Alfred to Kei Mouth

Weekend 21 October 2017

Epic waves lie ahead bru, bree, brah, bro! Friday fires 4-5' rising to 6' in crisp moderate W offshore. Saturday cooking 6' surf in crisp moderate W offshores easing to glassy. An epic day. Mild NE onshore puffs late in day. Alas, the run is done by Sunday drats, strong NE onshore ruins what would be epic 6' if not 8' sets. It's stiff and nasty later. Monday horrible! So sad, because in the west PE side it could just be absolutely epic at points that handle BIG powerful long distance groundswell, with crisp W offshores. Solid 10ft+ sets open coast, but alas, onshores klap it sut bree. However, in arvi a west switch is thro and evening sesh might be on cards. Tuesday absolutely going off 6-8' in epic offshore crisp and clean, going glassy and just epic. Two sunnies and a floppy hat bru.

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Wild Coast

Wild Coast

Monday 2 October 2017

A bumpy blownout dawnie because a miff beasterly blow Monday and this builds into a proper horrid yeast wind Tuesday blowing up a storm, almost literally because by Wednesday a mangled pea soup mixture of miffness and swell directions and sizes with an early glassoff then the elastic snaps back and the pressure bursts and a white-capped SW buster is through by mid-morning. Heavy rain seeps in from the west into the arvi and evening. Thursday sees heavy rain, fresh SSE winds and mangled mixed up seas. Friday if the rivers have not made the sea an ugly brown colour, it's going off 4-5' with nice south swell and fair punch at dawn in kiff light winds, but puffing fresh onshore later.

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KZN South Coast

Port Edward to Amanzimtoti

Weekend 21 October 2017

Fun Friday early with 3' lines possibly more in clean light W going light onshore, puffing NE onshore. Saturday clean 2-4' surf feasible early in crisp clean conditions, but again a light onshore NE slowly worsens, going moderate bumpy later. Sunday lots of good swell around, 4-5' on open coast, but drats, a strong NE onshore ruins what would be epic lines. Monday sadly, an epic long range proper gruntswell, with chance of 8ft x 20 second sets, is ruined by more NE and mangled from early. A buster arrives in the night but already southerly by Tuesday tho further into the Wild Coast it could be going off. Moderate S winds are crosshore puffing light onshore SE.

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Durban and surrounds

Amanzimtoti to Ballito Bay

Weekend 21 October 2017

Clean early Friday fun 3' lines open coast in clean light W going light onshore, with town smaller 1-2'. Saturday clean 2-4' surf feasible down coast in crisp early seas, but again a light onshore NE slowly worsens, going moderate bumpy later. Town, again, is a bit smaller. Sunday blown out strong NE onshore ruins what would be fun 4' down the coast, tho town has not got a lot. Monday sadly, an epic long range proper gruntswell, with chance of 6ft x 20 second sets down coast, is ruined by more NE and mangled from early. A buster arrives in the night but already southerly by Tuesday moderating S winds are going more onshore SE.

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KZN Far North Coast

North of Zinkwazi

Monday 16 October 2017

Crisp offshore Monday with a 4-5' SSE swell possibly running open coast. Wind puffs south later. Tuesday more 4-5' lines from similar southerly directions but now a stiff SSE to S busterish wind blows too hard for nice conditions. Pumps by late in the arvi. Wednesday swell is building with solid 6-8' swell starting to jack in the arvi as a clean formerly bumpy S wind glasses off with light glassy SE light wind in the arvi becoming moderate to fresh NE onshore. Thursday strong pre frontal N blaster smacks everything with lots of 6'+ south swell around. This becomes a strong SW buster through early Friday with the winds going increasingly SE onshore as it drops. Surf is pouring through 4-7' from southerly directions.

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