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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 13 August 2018

Super fun waves Monday in lekker light landbreezes early. Expect solid 6ft sets open coast, with a moderate S wind eventually going a bit sideshore in arvi. Partly cloudy and cold to cool. Tuesday new swell arrives over the orginal swell for two swell directions, SW and WSW. Sets to 5' grow to 8ft in arvi. Winds moderate to fresh S. Some points are fun. Partly cloudy and cool. Wednesday cranking 6-8' surf in moderate S winds and now a nice WSW direction is more direct for the lefthand points. Nice. Partly cloudy and cool. Thursday surf eases but still 3-4' or so in lekker clean variable glassy morning, puffing moderate W onshore. Cloudy and cold - very cold early - with showers. Friday slew of new swell to 6' runs in fresh S winds. Look at the points. Partly cloudy and cool.

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Cape Peninsula


Melkbos to Cape Agulhas

Monday 13 August 2018

Mild post frontal conditions Monday with winds a bumpy West onshore, not strong. Surf is 6-8' at dawn, but eases all day. Muizies looks kiff light offshore and clean 2-3' easing slightly. Partly cloudy and cold with morning showers, clearing. Tuesday a big gruntswell to 10' or more smacks thro with a lot of S in the direction, filling up False Bay with 3-4' lines. Early is super fun at Muizies 3-4', but moderate S onshore later. Other side might have 4-6' sets at some spots in light onshore SW to W but may be NW at first. Partly cloudy and cool. Wednesday solid 6-8' surf from SW going more SSW direction in moderate S. Muizies mild onshore. Partly cloudy and cool to cold. Thursday cold front comes with stiff NW storm winds, messy seas, and lots of 6-7' SSW swell mixed in with 3-4' swell. Lacks grunt and is messy. Muizies, however, looks 3' and offshore. Cloudy and cold with showers. Friday lank 5-7' mixed up peaky swell in fresh to strong leftover SSW winds moderating to light S by evening. Partly cloudy and cool with showers. Muizies onshore and scrappy.

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  Muizenberg / False Bay
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Southern Cape


Agulhas to Plettenberg Bay

Tuesday 7 August 2018

A wintery spell Tuesday as a storm scrapes by bringing cold weather, stiff W offshores and banging 6-8ft swell. A bit too much wind, but some sheltered points fire. Partly cloudy and cold with light showers. Wednesday swell direction goes south and its firing. Cooking 6-8' lines from epic direction in clean mild offshores. Epic day. Partly cloudy and cool. Thursday lekker glassy day with clean 3-4' surf (a tad bigger open coast) on points in calm or offshore start, puffing mild variable SE. Cloudy with showers. Friday fun day surf with clean 3-4' SSW swell running on points with perhaps some five footers open coast in clean fun W offshores all day. Cloudy and cool to cold with heavy showers. Saturday trend is for building surf, starting 2-4' in clean light N offshores, with 6ft sets x punchy 14 sec showing by end of the day. Winds puff bumpy miff NE though. Partly cloudy and cool.

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Eastern Cape West


Plett to Port Alfred

Wednesday 25 July 2018

Some clean 2-4' west swell running but a lot out to sea or along open coast Wednesday in kiff clean SW offshores. Partly cloudy and warm. Thursday an onshore day, with strong NE onshore. Cool with showers. Friday sloppy east swell in fresh to strong W buster. Some signs of groundswell underlies the windswell towards the evening. Partly cloudy and showers. Saturday a SSW swell 4-5' SSW swell runs with clean W offshore and or glassy seas. In the arvi, a light to moderate NE blows and it dissolves into a mushiness. Partly cloudy and cool with showers. Sunday surf 4-5ft in clean moderate W offshore. Sunny and warm.

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Eastern Cape East


Port Alfred to Kei Mouth

Wednesday 25 July 2018

Some clean 2-4' west swell in light W offshore Wednesday with light to moderate S. Winds go light to moderate SE. Partly cloudy with showers. Thursday an onshore day, with strong NE onshore. Showers. Cool. Friday sloppy east swell, with N winds, dying off into fresh NW devils wind going fresh to strong SW. Warm with showers. Saturday a SSW swell 4-5' SSW swell clean glassy conditions. A light going moderate NE builds in arvi, and it starts to break up. Partly cloudy and cool with showers. Sunday surf 4-6ft x 14 secs with broken NE onshore. Dying into glassy. Sunny and warm.

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Wild Coast


Kei Mouth to Port Edward

Wednesday 23 May 2018

Winds look a bit skunky Wednesday blowing from the N and quite strong, tho easing a bit during day, then NNE onshore crosshore. The swell is solid 6ft+ with proper period grunt. Much smaller than yesterday. Pity about the wind, tho might be blow in the western parts Slumtown side, where there might be good waves. Sunny and warm. Thursday fires! It's glassy to light W and solid 6' if not a bit bigger open coast. Epic. Light offshore, variable. Glassy. Wow. Partly cloudy with showers. Friday swell direction a lot more southerly, and new swell with new punch brings solid consistent 6'+ surf. HOWEVER, a new SW buster is smashing it into white capped miffery. Wind does abate in arvi, but swings SSW then S then SE as it moderates. Cloudy with rain showers. Saturday the swell SSW and consistent and a bit smaller 4-5' easing to 4'. BUT of course the dratted badly timed honking beast east onshore kaps it dead. Sunday sickly morning in moderate onshore that with 2-4' sloppy surf. The wind switches westerly and brushes it into shape. A lottery as to whether wind too strong, or not, in which case lekker conditions.

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KZN South Coast


Port Edward to Amanzimtoti

Wednesday 25 July 2018

A broken sea after days of caning by the NE beasterly Wednesday with lefts running off open coast sandbars, and points not really doing it. Onshore N to NE after offshore landbreeze. Partly cloudy and warm. Thursday small S windswell with 2' surf going on 3' SSE with winds glassy kiff morning, puffing onshore in arvi. Partly cloudy and cool. Friday lank broken sloppy NE to east windswell, with a pumping onshore. Partly cloudy and warm. Saturday a staunch buster has come thro, going moderate southerly. Surf SSW 3-4'. Partly cloudy and cool with showers. Sunday surf 2-4ft x 14 secs with broken NE onshore. Miffed up day. Partly cloudy and warm.

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Durban and surrounds


Amanzimtoti to Ballito Bay

Wednesday 25 July 2018

The NE beasterly has been blowing, but morning offshores bring some peaks Wednesday with 2-3' surf maybe 4' on open coast and some spots out of town have lefts running down sandbars, though points not really doing it. Glassy day with soft onshore. Sunny and warm. Thursday again, glassy light landbreezes brush a 2-4' peaky east swell for some low tide fun. Soft onshore later. Partly cloudy and warm. Friday same swell, with soft weak east tinge to it and a bit more onshore today after the early landbreeze. Partly cloudy and warm. Saturday a staunch buster has come thro, messing up the open coast, but clean and brushed back in town, tho it rapidly kills the east windswell, while pushing a sloppy south windswell to shore out of town. Wind takes a southerly direction. Looks partly cloudy and warm. Sunday surf 2-3ft with fun waves open coast in offshore dawnie, followed by freshening NE onshore.

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KZN Far North Coast


Ballito Bay to north of Zwinkazi

Tuesday 26 June 2018

It was a lekker dawn patrol with 4-5' waves in the south Tuesday in typically kiff winter landbreezes, but a NE beast wind puffs. Partly cloudy with showers. Wednesday similar conditions up north. Clean dawnie, fun waves 3-5' open coast before the NE beasterly puffs. Sunny and warm. Thursday a long range S swell makes landfall today, with 6ft sets possible open coast into the arvi. However, a southerly buster may put paid to that. Partly cloudy and cool with showers. Friday cranking surf. Could be 4-5' and fun on open coast in nice dawnie conditions. Mild onshores blow today tho. Partly cloudy with showers. Saturday again, nice dawnie, light onshores and potentially fun but smaller 2-3' surf. Sunny and warm.

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