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Amanzimtoti to Ballito Bay

Weekend 18 February 2017

The weird NE to E swell direction of a mushy bit of windsea Friday eases slightly but onshores build again, mild at first, fresh and miffish later. Cyclone Dineo's effects are diminishing. Saturday oooh, now the NE beasterly is really smashing it. Comes up early, rips through a neargale. Swell smeared. Sunday now a honking S buster is caning the open coast and everything shredded in reverse. In town a bit of windswell mixed in with a bit of a new SSW groundswell 2-3' could be making its way around the Bluff. Wind swings stiff sideshore S and finally with some SE in it, which of course is not great even between the sticks. Monday in for a spate of east windswell now, lots of 4-5'+ ESE windswell but onshores puff. Tuesday lots of SE windswell 4-5' in moderate to fresh SE onshore.

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KZN Durban

  • Sea Temp: 25.3 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 6:36 PM
  • Sunrise: 5:41 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Wed 22

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
  • Thu 23

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 6  
  • Fri 24

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Sat 25

      • 5  
      • 4  
      • 5  
      • 7  
      • 8  
  • Sun 26

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Mon 27

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 5  
  • Tue 28

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 10  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 11  
      20
      • 11  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 11  
      20
      • 10  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 10  
      20
      • 9  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 6  
      17
      • 7  
      20
      • 8  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 8  
      17
      • 9  
      20
      • 11  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 11  
      20
      • 13  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 9  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Wed 22

      • 17  
      08
      • 16  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 13  
      20
  • Thu 23

      • 13  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 8  
      17
      • 5  
      20
  • Fri 24

      • 4  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 11  
      20
  • Sat 25

      • 6  
      08
      • 5  
      11
      • 24  
      14
      • 24  
      17
      • 24  
      20
  • Sun 26

      • 19  
      08
      • 18  
      11
      • 17  
      14
      • 16  
      17
      • 14  
      20
  • Mon 27

      • 8  
      08
      • 4  
      11
      • 6  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 12  
      20
  • Tue 28

      • 20  
      08
      • 20  
      11
      • 20  
      14
      • 21  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Wed 22
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      023-43-40-11-23-42-3
      053-43-40-11-23-42-3
      082-32-30-11-23-42-3
      112-33-40-11-22-32-3
      143-43-40-11-23-43-4
      173-43-40-11-23-42-3
      202-33-40-11-22-32-3
      232-32-30-11-22-32-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.92.710.0SSE155
      8.72.610.2SSE153
      8.32.510.2SSE152
      8.02.410.3SSE146
      7.82.410.9SE141
      7.72.410.8SE141
      7.62.310.7SE143
      7.52.310.6SSE147

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1936S171Fresh Wind
      1732S177Fresh Wind
      1731S170Fresh Wind
      1630S173Fresh Wind
      1528S178Fresh Wind
      1426S177Mod. Wind
      1324S177Mod. Wind
      1324S183Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:25 AM/1.38m
        • 1:44 PM/1.52m
      • Low
        • 7:29 AM/0.82m
        • 8:02 PM/0.70m
  • Thu 23
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      022-32-30-11-22-32-3
      052-32-30-10-12-32-3
      082-32-30-11-22-32-3
      112-32-30-11-22-32-3
      142-32-30-11-22-32-3
      172-32-30-11-22-32-3
      202-32-30-11-22-32-3
      232-32-30-11-22-32-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.42.310.5SSE149
      7.32.210.5SSE151
      7.12.110.5SSE148
      6.92.110.8SE144
      6.72.010.8SE142
      6.52.010.7SE140
      6.41.910.6SE139
      6.21.910.5SE135

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1223S190Mod. Wind
      1223SSW198Mod. Wind
      1324SSW198Mod. Wind
      1222S186Mod. Wind
      1121SSE166Mod. Wind
      816SE145Mod. Wind
      59SE128Light Wind
      00E101Calm

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:12 AM/1.55m
        • 2:24 PM/1.67m
      • Low
        • 8:16 AM/0.67m
        • 8:38 PM/0.54m
  • Fri 24
    • 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
      082-32-30-11-22-32-3
      112-32-30-11-22-32-3
      142-32-30-11-22-32-3
      172-32-30-11-22-32-3
      202-32-30-11-22-32-3
      232-32-30-11-22-31-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.01.810.1SE128
      5.91.89.9ESE124
      5.71.89.8ESE123
      5.71.79.8ESE122
      5.71.79.8ESE121
      5.71.89.8ESE119
      5.61.79.6ESE116
      5.41.79.4ESE116

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      13NE37Calm
      25NNE15Calm
      48NNE20Light Wind
      916NE49Mod. Wind
      1223ENE59Mod. Wind
      1222NE53Mod. Wind
      1121NE35Mod. Wind
      1121NNE18Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:48 AM/1.72m
        • 2:58 PM/1.81m
      • Low
        • 8:52 AM/0.51m
        • 9:09 PM/0.38m
  • Sat 25
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      021-22-30-11-21-21-2
      051-21-20-11-21-21-2
      081-21-20-10-11-21-2
      111-21-20-10-11-21-2
      141-21-20-10-11-21-2
      171-21-20-10-11-21-2
      202-31-20-10-11-22-3
      232-31-20-10-12-32-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.21.69.2ESE115
      4.91.58.9ESE114
      4.51.48.7ESE115
      4.31.38.7ESE117
      5.21.67.8SE134
      7.12.26.0SSW194
      8.22.57.1SSW193
      8.72.67.6SSW193

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1019NNE12Mod. Wind
      816N10Mod. Wind
      612N5Light Wind
      510SSW199Light Wind
      2446SSW198Strong Wind
      2445SSW199Strong Wind
      2445SSW198Strong Wind
      2344SSW197Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:20 AM/1.88m
        • 3:31 PM/1.94m
      • Low
        • 9:25 AM/0.37m
        • 9:40 PM/0.25m
  • Sun 26
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      022-31-20-10-12-32-3
      052-31-20-10-12-32-3
      082-31-20-10-12-32-3
      112-31-20-10-11-21-2
      142-31-20-10-11-21-2
      172-31-20-10-11-21-2
      202-31-20-10-12-31-2
      232-31-20-10-12-32-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.42.67.8S191
      8.22.57.7S189
      8.02.47.7S187
      7.62.37.8S184
      7.42.27.9S181
      7.32.28.2S180
      7.22.28.7S180
      7.12.110.1S184

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2140S189Strong Wind
      2139S188Strong Wind
      1935S186Fresh Wind
      1834S188Fresh Wind
      1732S189Fresh Wind
      1630S183Fresh Wind
      1427S182Mod. Wind
      1223S184Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:51 AM/2.01m
        • 4:02 PM/2.03m
      • Low
        • 9:57 AM/0.27m
        • 10:11 PM/0.15m
  • Mon 27
    • Beach forecast

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

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.92.111.4S189
      6.72.011.4S189
      6.41.911.3S190
      6.11.911.2S190
      5.81.811.1S189
      5.61.711.0S188
      5.41.710.8S186
      5.51.710.6S183

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1223S185Mod. Wind
      1223S181Mod. Wind
      815S177Mod. Wind
      48SE141Light Wind
      612E83Light Wind
      917ENE65Mod. Wind
      1222NE51Mod. Wind
      1427NNE33Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:22 AM/2.10m
        • 4:33 PM/2.08m
      • Low
        • 10:29 AM/0.20m
        • 10:42 PM/0.10m
  • Tue 28
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      021-21-20-10-11-21-2
      052-32-30-10-12-31-2
      082-32-30-10-12-31-2
      112-32-30-10-12-32-3
      142-32-30-10-12-31-2
      172-33-41-21-22-32-3
      202-33-42-32-32-32-3
      232-33-42-32-32-32-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.81.810.6S181
      6.21.912.8S171
      6.62.012.9S169
      6.82.112.4S169
      6.92.111.7SSE168
      7.12.28.6ESE123
      7.42.37.8E80
      7.22.28.1E83

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1733NNE27Fresh Wind
      1936NNE24Fresh Wind
      2038NNE23Fresh Wind
      2038NNE30Fresh Wind
      2037NE41Fresh Wind
      2139NE39Strong Wind
      2240NNE27Strong Wind
      1834NNE25Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:54 AM/2.14m
        • 5:06 PM/2.09m
      • Low
        • 11:01 AM/0.18m
        • 11:15 PM/0.10m

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