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Amanzimtoti to Ballito Bay

 

Wednesday 23 September 2020

A small to flat south swell Wednesday hardly shows in town. Besides, a yeasterly blow will build from light to fresh and manky. Sunny and warm after a chilly katabatic start from the Berg (bru, sorry cuz). Thursday classic S groundswell with punchy 16 second periods are perfectly lined up on the points on the coast, but woe is you - a stiff onshore will klap it. However, there is a suggestion that a dawnie window might existent with the light NE indicated at 8am. As spring heads to summer, sunrise getting earlier, so more chance of that wintery landbreeze, although a 14 degree low might not cut it. You want a chilly start as proof of the descending breezes from the berg. A ripping NE smashes it later. Town 1-2' or so. Sunny and warm to hot. Friday early mangled morning sickness gives way to a buster that snaps up the coast with a southerly wind reverse. Stiff S winds smash the leftover swell and manky east windswell down the coast. Town sort of sheltered 2' or maybe a little bigger at first from the NE windswell. Partly cloudy and HOT and humid! Saturday continues to blow stiff S to shred a washy mixture of miffness down coast, but cleaner a bit fleabitten in town 2'. Partly cloudy and warm with showers. Sunday crisp landbreeze down coast, with 3-4' lines perhaps? Town looks small and light onshore. Cloudy and cool and rainy.

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Swell Height and Direction Swell period (interval in seconds) and Direction Ocean Surface Wind around SA CSIR Buoy Durban CSIR Buoy Richards Bay Webcam for Durban beachfront Cam images of South Coast with regular updates
Swell
height
Swell
period
Surface
wind
CSIR buoy
Durban
CSIR buoy
Richards Bay
Webcam
Durban
Daily images
South Coast
Weather Durban

KZN Durban

  • Sea Temp: 19.4 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 5:53 PM
  • Sunrise: 5:41 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Fri 25

      •    
      •    
      • 7  
      • 8  
      • 9  
  • Sat 26

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
  • Sun 27

      • 8  
      • 7  
      • 6  
      • 5  
      • 5  
  • Mon 28

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Tue 29

      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 4  
      • 4  
      • 4  
  • Wed 30

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 8  
      • 8  
  • Thu 01

      • 15  
      • 16  
      • 17  
      • 18  
      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      • 8  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 9  
      20
      • 8  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 10  
      20
      • 12  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 10  
      20
      • 7  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 7  
      14
      • 7  
      17
      • 8  
      20
      • 8  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 9  
      20
      • 13  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 8  
      20
      • 10  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 13  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Fri 25

      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      • 17  
      14
      • 22  
      17
      • 23  
      20
  • Sat 26

      • 16  
      08
      • 18  
      11
      • 20  
      14
      • 17  
      17
      • 16  
      20
  • Sun 27

      • 9  
      08
      • 6  
      11
      • 6  
      14
      • 8  
      17
      • 12  
      20
  • Mon 28

      • 16  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 8  
      20
  • Tue 29

      • 4  
      08
      • 4  
      11
      • 5  
      14
      • 7  
      17
      • 6  
      20
  • Wed 30

      • 12  
      08
      • 18  
      11
      • 23  
      14
      • 23  
      17
      • 22  
      20
  • Thu 01

      • 31  
      08
      • 30  
      11
      • 28  
      14
      • 28  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Fri 25
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      142-32-32-31-22-31-2
      172-32-32-32-32-32-3
      202-33-43-42-32-32-3
      233-43-43-42-33-43-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.22.28.4NE54
      7.52.38.7NE53
      8.52.69.1NE53
      8.72.68.4ENE64

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1733NE44Fresh Wind
      2241SSW201Strong Wind
      2343SSW203Strong Wind
      2344SSW204Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 10:28 AM/1.26m
      • Low
        • 3:36 AM/0.88m
        • 5:04 PM/0.95m
  • Sat 26
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      022-32-30-11-22-32-3
      052-32-30-11-22-32-3
      081-21-20-10-11-21-2
      111-21-20-10-11-21-2
      142-31-20-10-12-32-3
      172-31-20-10-12-32-3
      202-31-20-10-12-32-3
      232-31-20-10-12-32-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.42.57.5SSE147
      7.52.37.9SE134
      6.82.18.2SSE151
      6.72.08.1SSE168
      7.52.39.1S190
      8.12.59.7SSW198
      8.02.59.7SSW198
      7.82.411.3SSW206

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2138S190Strong Wind
      1630S187Fresh Wind
      1629SSW199Fresh Wind
      1833SSW192Fresh Wind
      2038S179Fresh Wind
      1732S172Fresh Wind
      1629S173Fresh Wind
      1527S178Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:54 PM/1.37m
      • Low
        • 6:20 AM/0.85m
        • 7:10 PM/0.83m
  • Sun 27
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      022-31-20-10-11-22-3
      052-31-20-10-12-32-3
      082-31-20-10-11-22-3
      112-31-20-10-11-22-3
      141-20-10-10-11-21-2
      171-20-10-10-11-21-2
      201-20-10-10-11-21-2
      231-20-10-10-11-21-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.82.411.1SSW206
      7.92.411.3SSW207
      7.52.311.6SSW208
      6.82.111.1SSW207
      6.01.810.7SSW205
      5.41.710.3SSW203
      5.21.69.9SSW201
      5.31.69.7SSW198

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1324SSW191Mod. Wind
      1324S188Mod. Wind
      917SSW194Mod. Wind
      612S184Light Wind
      612SSE154Light Wind
      816SE134Mod. Wind
      1223SE132Mod. Wind
      1732SE124Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:16 AM/1.41m
        • 1:48 PM/1.53m
      • Low
        • 7:30 AM/0.70m
        • 7:59 PM/0.66m
  • Mon 28
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      021-21-20-10-11-20-1
      051-21-20-10-11-21-2
      081-21-20-10-11-21-2
      111-22-31-21-21-21-2
      141-22-31-21-21-21-2
      171-22-31-21-21-21-2
      201-22-31-21-21-21-2
      231-22-31-21-21-21-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.61.76.9SSE161
      5.81.87.2SSE154
      5.91.86.9SE132
      5.91.86.8ESE102
      5.81.87.1E94
      5.71.87.4E93
      5.61.77.7E90
      5.51.77.9E86

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1732ESE121Fresh Wind
      1732SE128Fresh Wind
      1629SE135Fresh Wind
      1427ESE123Mod. Wind
      1324ESE113Mod. Wind
      1223E100Mod. Wind
      816ENE77Mod. Wind
      714ENE73Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:02 AM/1.55m
        • 2:22 PM/1.69m
      • Low
        • 8:09 AM/0.55m
        • 8:32 PM/0.52m
  • Tue 29
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      021-21-21-21-21-21-2
      051-21-21-21-21-21-2
      081-21-21-21-21-21-2
      111-21-21-21-21-21-2
      141-21-20-11-21-21-2
      171-21-20-11-21-21-2
      201-21-20-11-21-21-2
      231-21-20-10-11-21-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.41.68.0E85
      5.11.68.1E84
      4.81.58.2E84
      4.61.48.4E84
      4.41.48.5E85
      4.31.38.5E87
      4.41.38.5E90
      4.91.59.7SE133

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      48E86Light Wind
      59ENE78Light Wind
      47NE35Light Wind
      48ENE65Light Wind
      59SE134Light Wind
      714SSE154Mod. Wind
      612SSE158Light Wind
      510SE145Light Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:34 AM/1.68m
        • 2:50 PM/1.82m
      • Low
        • 8:39 AM/0.43m
        • 9:00 PM/0.39m
  • Wed 30
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      021-21-20-10-11-21-2
      052-31-20-10-11-22-3
      082-31-20-10-12-32-3
      112-31-20-10-11-22-3
      142-31-20-10-12-32-3
      172-31-20-10-12-32-3
      203-43-42-32-33-43-4
      232-32-32-32-32-32-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.71.710.7SSE167
      6.52.013.4SSW200
      6.82.113.2SSW201
      6.92.112.9SSW202
      7.32.212.6SSW204
      7.92.410.2SSW195
      8.42.67.5ENE71
      7.92.47.4ENE60

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      24E87Calm
      612NNE22Light Wind
      1222NNE18Mod. Wind
      1834NNE27Fresh Wind
      2343NE38Strong Wind
      2343NE41Strong Wind
      2241NNE28Strong Wind
      1019N351Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:02 AM/1.78m
        • 3:16 PM/1.93m
      • Low
        • 9:06 AM/0.33m
        • 9:26 PM/0.30m
  • Thu 01
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      023-43-52-33-43-43-4
      054-53-40-10-13-44-5
      086-83-50-10-14-66-8
      118-104-60-10-16-88-10
      148-105-70-10-16-88-10
      1710-126-80-10-18-1010-12
      2010-156-80-10-110-1210-15
      2315-188-100-10-110-1515-18
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.82.78.4E80
      13.04.08.1SSW197
      15.34.710.1SSW202
      16.35.011.6SSW202
      16.85.112.7SSW200
      17.85.413.4SSW199
      20.06.113.9SSW201
      22.36.814.5SSW199

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      3870SSW208Gale Force
      3362SSW211Near Gale
      3158SSW211Near Gale
      3055SSW206Near Gale
      2853SSW194Near Gale
      2852SSW199Near Gale
      2751SSW211Strong Wind
      3157SW226Near Gale

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:28 AM/1.86m
        • 3:41 PM/2.00m
      • Low
        • 9:31 AM/0.25m
        • 9:51 PM/0.23m

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