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Amanzimtoti to Ballito Bay

 

Thursday 16 January 2020

After a clean start early Thursday with a soft dribble of peaky 2' waves, up to 4, it goes nasty beasterly and a messy windsea mess (mixed 2-4ft E + NE swell) smears to shore. Sunny and hot. Friday a shtonking NNE blasts in the form of air that sucks towards an oncoming low pressure storm, and a big Southerly buster. At firsts, it's a horrid onshore mess. The wind backs off in the evening, going humid and still before the elastic snaps back and the SW smashes thro. Sunny and hot. Saturday honking S winds blast all day. Sheltered in town, but a bit flea bitten with the S in the wind. A few weak 1-2' bumps on northern beaches. Humps going past on horizon. A messy windsea 2-5ft sloppy seconds slenter to shore down the coast. Partly cloudy and hot with showers. Sunday strong S winds sideshore and sif south of town. Messy 2-4ft S windswell. Cleanish sideshore 2ft in town. Cloudy and warm and rainy. Monday more moderate to fresh SE onshore and messy windswell. Typically kak mid summer miffness. Partly cloudy and cool.

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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
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Weather Durban

KZN Durban

  • Sea Temp: 24.2 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 6:59 PM
  • Sunrise: 5:14 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Tue 21

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      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 6  
  • Wed 22

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Thu 23

      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
  • Fri 24

      • 5  
      • 6  
      • 7  
      • 9  
      • 9  
  • Sat 25

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 9  
  • Sun 26

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

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      • 10  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 10  
      20
      • 9  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 13  
      20
      • 12  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 11  
      20
      • 7  
      08
      • 5  
      11
      • 6  
      14
      • 7  
      17
      • 7  
      20
      • 7  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 7  
      14
      • 8  
      17
      • 8  
      20
      • 8  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 8  
      17
      • 8  
      20
      • 9  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 9  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Tue 21

      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      • 11  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 10  
      20
  • Wed 22

      • 10  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 9  
      20
  • Thu 23

      • 3  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 10  
      20
  • Fri 24

      • 19  
      08
      • 23  
      11
      • 27  
      14
      • 28  
      17
      • 25  
      20
  • Sat 25

      • 23  
      08
      • 21  
      11
      • 22  
      14
      • 23  
      17
      • 21  
      20
  • Sun 26

      • 14  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 18  
      14
      • 21  
      17
      • 20  
      20
  • Mon 27

      • 10  
      08
      • 17  
      11
      • 17  
      14
      • 15  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Tue 21
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      142-31-20-10-12-31-2
      172-31-20-10-12-31-2
      202-31-20-10-11-21-2
      231-21-20-10-11-21-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.72.010.1SSE168
      6.52.010.1SSE165
      6.31.910.0SSE164
      6.01.89.8SSE163

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1122E83Mod. Wind
      1020E82Mod. Wind
      1019ENE74Mod. Wind
      815ENE62Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:19 AM/1.47m
        • 1:44 PM/1.66m
      • Low
        • 7:23 AM/0.70m
        • 8:09 PM/0.60m
  • Wed 22
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      021-21-20-10-11-21-2
      051-21-20-10-11-21-2
      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
      202-31-20-10-12-31-2
      231-21-20-10-11-21-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.81.89.6SSE161
      5.61.79.4SSE159
      5.51.79.2SSE158
      5.61.79.1SSE156
      5.71.89.0SSE155
      5.81.810.4SSE159
      5.71.712.6SSE161
      5.51.712.3SSE162

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      815NE35Mod. Wind
      816NE34Mod. Wind
      1019NE39Mod. Wind
      1325NE51Mod. Wind
      1325ENE67Mod. Wind
      1324E82Mod. Wind
      917ENE66Mod. Wind
      49NE40Light Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:17 AM/1.58m
        • 2:33 PM/1.75m
      • Low
        • 8:19 AM/0.61m
        • 8:53 PM/0.49m
  • Thu 23
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      021-21-20-10-11-21-2
      051-21-20-10-11-21-2
      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
      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°
      5.41.612.1SSE166
      5.21.612.2SSE165
      5.11.612.1SSE164
      5.01.511.7SSE164
      5.01.511.4SSE160
      5.11.611.1SSE158
      5.01.510.9SSE155
      5.01.510.5SSE155

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      00SSW192Calm
      23ENE75Calm
      37ESE117Calm
      816ESE111Mod. Wind
      1325E100Mod. Wind
      1426ESE102Mod. Wind
      1020E88Mod. Wind
      1120ENE69Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:02 AM/1.70m
        • 3:13 PM/1.83m
      • Low
        • 9:03 AM/0.52m
        • 9:29 PM/0.40m
  • Fri 24
    • 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
      111-21-21-21-21-21-2
      141-22-31-21-21-21-2
      172-33-42-32-32-32-3
      202-32-32-32-32-32-3
      232-32-32-32-32-32-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      4.91.510.0SSE157
      4.81.58.3SE146
      5.11.57.2SE126
      5.91.85.3ENE68
      7.32.26.1ENE65
      8.82.76.9ENE60
      8.92.77.3NE54
      8.52.67.3NE50

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      916NE51Mod. Wind
      1427NE39Mod. Wind
      1936NNE30Fresh Wind
      2344NE38Strong Wind
      2751NE48Strong Wind
      2853NE47Near Gale
      2547NE38Strong Wind
      2546NNE28Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:39 AM/1.79m
        • 3:49 PM/1.89m
      • Low
        • 9:41 AM/0.45m
        • 10:03 PM/0.33m
  • Sat 25
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      021-22-32-31-21-21-2
      051-21-22-31-21-21-2
      081-21-22-31-21-21-2
      111-22-32-31-21-21-2
      141-22-32-31-21-21-2
      172-32-32-32-32-32-3
      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°
      7.92.47.2NE49
      7.72.47.1NE45
      7.72.47.2NE46
      7.62.37.3NE51
      7.62.37.4NE52
      8.42.67.7ENE57
      8.72.78.1ENE59
      8.62.68.2ENE58

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2241NNE24Strong Wind
      2241NNE20Strong Wind
      2342NNE20Strong Wind
      2140NNE26Strong Wind
      2241NE35Strong Wind
      2343NE41Strong Wind
      2140NNE24Strong Wind
      1834NNE17Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:13 AM/1.87m
        • 4:21 PM/1.92m
      • Low
        • 10:16 AM/0.40m
        • 10:34 PM/0.29m
  • Sun 26
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      022-33-42-32-32-32-3
      052-32-32-32-32-32-3
      082-32-32-32-32-32-3
      112-32-32-32-32-32-3
      142-32-32-32-32-32-3
      172-32-32-32-32-32-3
      202-33-42-32-32-32-3
      233-43-43-42-33-43-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.52.68.2ENE57
      8.12.58.2NE55
      7.52.38.2ENE57
      7.12.28.3ENE58
      7.12.18.3ENE59
      7.82.48.2ENE57
      8.42.68.2ENE58
      8.92.78.3ENE59

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1935NNE18Fresh Wind
      1732NNE15Fresh Wind
      1426NNE15Mod. Wind
      1427NNE32Mod. Wind
      1833NE44Fresh Wind
      2139NE41Strong Wind
      2038NNE32Fresh Wind
      2343NE34Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:44 AM/1.91m
        • 4:51 PM/1.92m
      • Low
        • 10:48 AM/0.38m
        • 11:03 PM/0.28m
  • Mon 27
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      023-43-43-42-33-43-4
      053-43-42-32-33-43-4
      082-33-42-32-32-32-3
      112-33-42-32-32-32-3
      142-33-42-32-32-32-3
      172-32-32-32-32-32-3
      202-32-32-32-32-32-3
      232-33-42-32-32-32-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.72.78.3ENE61
      8.52.68.4ENE62
      7.82.48.5ENE65
      7.52.38.5ENE67
      7.42.28.5ENE69
      7.12.28.5ENE72
      6.82.18.6ENE77
      7.02.18.6E82

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2038NNE27Fresh Wind
      917N3Mod. Wind
      1019SW230Mod. Wind
      1733SSW210Fresh Wind
      1731S189Fresh Wind
      1529S190Fresh Wind
      1426SSW202Mod. Wind
      1834SSW211Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:15 AM/1.92m
        • 5:21 PM/1.89m
      • Low
        • 11:18 AM/0.40m
        • 11:31 PM/0.30m

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