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Amanzimtoti to Ballito Bay

Thursday 15 February 2018

Thursday looks a bit weak, with some leftover E windswell 2 to maybe 3' in very clean NW landbreezes early puffing lightly and glassy at times before moderate SSW. This is a bit sideshore on open coast, but sheltered in town. Small but a few bumps to bash bru ... sorry cuz. Partly cloudy and hot and humid. Friday epic conditions. Major lack of juice tho. Looks glassy going light to moderate easterly. Might have a fun few 2ft summer peaks. Partly cloudy, warm to hot. Saturday hope for a glassy landbreeze dawnie before a mild to miff E onshore puffs. Town stays small the whole day, but on open coast, watch a new 2-3' groundswell show open coast after lunch, building slowly, pushing to 4' down coast by evening. Crumbled by mildly onshore onsore. Cloudy and hot, rain showers. Sunday ripped by onshore beasterlies that render it obsolete. Town mushy building windswell. Open coast showing a new SSW groundswell and blasted apart. Partly cloudy and warm to hot. Monday some heavy rain showers due. Glassy start. Clean. A peaky east swell around. Might be 3' in town and out of town. A SW buster hits in the morning.

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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: 22.9 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 6:40 PM
  • Sunrise: 5:38 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Sun 18

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      • 7  
      • 8  
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  • Mon 19

      • 6  
      • 6  
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  • Tue 20

      • 5  
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  • Wed 21

      • 5  
      • 4  
      • 4  
      • 4  
      • 4  
  • Thu 22

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      • 5  
      • 5  
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  • Fri 23

      • 6  
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  • Sat 24

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

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Sun 18

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      • 24  
      14
      • 25  
      17
      • 26  
      20
  • Mon 19

      • 4  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 8  
      17
      • 0  
      20
  • Tue 20

      • 7  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 13  
      20
  • Wed 21

      • 4  
      08
      • 1  
      11
      • 5  
      14
      • 6  
      17
      • 4  
      20
  • Thu 22

      • 2  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 14  
      20
  • Fri 23

      • 22  
      08
      • 24  
      11
      • 25  
      14
      • 27  
      17
      • 28  
      20
  • Sat 24

      • 21  
      08
      • 20  
      11
      • 21  
      14
      • 22  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Sun 18
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      142-31-20-10-12-32-3
      173-43-41-22-33-43-4
      202-32-32-32-32-32-3
      232-32-32-32-32-32-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.32.212.8SSW202
      8.02.58.0ESE112
      8.52.66.9ENE62
      8.52.67.1ENE60

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2444NE49Strong Wind
      2547NE45Strong Wind
      2648NE37Strong Wind
      2547NNE28Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:16 AM/2.04m
        • 5:23 PM/1.97m
      • Low
        • 11:21 AM/0.30m
        • 11:32 PM/0.21m
  • Mon 19
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      022-32-32-32-32-32-3
      052-32-31-21-22-32-3
      081-21-21-21-21-21-2
      111-21-21-21-21-21-2
      141-21-21-21-21-21-2
      171-21-21-21-21-21-2
      201-21-21-21-21-21-2
      231-21-21-21-21-21-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.02.57.2ENE60
      7.22.27.2ENE62
      6.31.97.2ENE67
      5.71.77.2ENE69
      5.51.77.2ENE70
      5.51.77.1ENE79
      5.51.77.0E87
      5.31.67.0E89

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2241NNE23Strong Wind
      1630NNE17Fresh Wind
      48NNW328Light Wind
      1120SSW202Mod. Wind
      1324S183Mod. Wind
      814S171Mod. Wind
      00SE128Calm
      49N354Light Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:44 AM/2.02m
        • 5:52 PM/1.93m
      • Low
        • 11:51 AM/0.34m
  • Tue 20
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      021-21-21-21-21-21-2
      051-21-20-11-21-21-2
      081-21-20-11-21-21-2
      111-21-20-10-11-20-1
      141-21-20-10-11-20-1
      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°
      5.11.66.9E90
      4.81.56.8E90
      4.61.47.4E101
      4.51.49.5S173
      4.71.49.3S173
      5.01.59.2S173
      5.11.69.3S171
      5.21.69.7S170

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      611N352Light Wind
      612N7Light Wind
      713NNE14Mod. Wind
      816NE40Mod. Wind
      1223ENE60Mod. Wind
      1324NE52Mod. Wind
      1324NE42Mod. Wind
      1324NE35Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:15 AM/1.96m
      • Low
        • 12:01 AM/0.26m
        • 12:22 PM/0.41m
  • Wed 21
    • Beach forecast

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

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.11.611.4SSW194
      4.91.511.3SSW196
      4.71.411.2SSW197
      4.41.311.2SSW198
      4.21.311.2SSW198
      4.21.311.1SSW199
      4.21.311.2SSW199
      4.41.411.3SSW196

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1019NE35Mod. Wind
      815NNE34Mod. Wind
      48NE37Light Wind
      12ESE118Calm
      510SSE162Light Wind
      611SSE149Light Wind
      48SE141Light Wind
      36SSE147Calm

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:49 AM/1.87m
      • Low
        • 12:33 AM/0.35m
        • 12:57 PM/0.51m
  • Thu 22
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      021-20-10-10-11-21-2
      051-20-10-10-11-21-2
      081-20-10-10-11-21-2
      111-20-10-10-11-21-2
      141-20-10-10-11-21-2
      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°
      4.61.411.2SSW197
      4.71.411.1SSW199
      4.71.410.9SSW198
      4.61.410.8SSW198
      4.71.49.3S183
      4.81.59.5S179
      4.91.510.2S172
      5.01.510.3S172

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      25SSW196Calm
      12SE143Calm
      25NNE31Calm
      713NE53Mod. Wind
      1223ENE70Mod. Wind
      1427ENE62Mod. Wind
      1425NE45Mod. Wind
      1527NNE26Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:30 AM/1.74m
      • Low
        • 1:10 AM/0.47m
        • 1:41 PM/0.64m
  • Fri 23
    • 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
      142-32-31-21-22-32-3
      172-33-42-32-32-32-3
      203-43-43-42-33-43-4
      233-43-43-43-43-43-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.11.67.8E93
      5.61.76.2ENE66
      6.11.96.3ENE65
      6.82.16.2ENE59
      7.52.36.6ENE63
      8.42.57.0ENE65
      9.22.87.4ENE64
      9.42.97.7ENE62

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1833NNE25Fresh Wind
      2139NNE24Strong Wind
      2241NNE25Strong Wind
      2444NE36Strong Wind
      2547NE45Strong Wind
      2750NE44Strong Wind
      2852NE35Near Gale
      2649NNE27Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 8:24 AM/1.59m
      • Low
        • 1:58 AM/0.63m
        • 2:43 PM/0.78m
  • Sat 24
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      023-43-42-32-33-42-3
      052-33-42-32-32-32-3
      082-33-42-32-32-32-3
      112-32-32-32-32-32-3
      142-32-32-32-32-32-3
      172-33-42-32-32-32-3
      203-43-43-43-43-43-4
      233-43-43-43-43-43-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.92.77.8ENE60
      8.52.67.8ENE60
      8.32.57.8ENE60
      7.92.47.8ENE60
      8.02.47.8ENE60
      8.72.67.8ENE59
      9.22.88.1ENE61
      9.32.88.2ENE61

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2343NNE26Strong Wind
      2241NNE26Strong Wind
      2140NNE24Strong Wind
      2038NNE34Fresh Wind
      2140NE46Strong Wind
      2242NE46Strong Wind
      2242NE40Strong Wind
      2037NNE31Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 9:54 AM/1.47m
      • Low
        • 3:12 AM/0.78m
        • 4:33 PM/0.86m
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