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Amanzimtoti to Ballito Bay

Tuesday 9 January 2018

A solid open coast swell to 6 foot brings sporadic 3' sets into town Tuesday in stiff SSW busters that kill the Bluff and open coast, but okay in town. The wind blows moderate southerly later, and the swell direction goes SSE so a bit of fun between the piers in order. Wednesday fun 4' lines in town today with kiff early dawn patrol offshores before the wind puffs moderate SE and messes with it. Open coast might have a dawnie if the SSW doesn't have too much S in it. Earlier the better. Solid 4-6' sets hit the points down the coast. Thursday yech! a ripsnorting beasterly brings easterly mangle-mash to shore, starting slow, ending strong. Mild chance of fun dawnie before the beast wind starts to blow. Friday honking onshores, big mashy windswell, miffed up mayhem. Saturday noooooo! The first cyclone swell of the season goes to waste as the beasterlies ruin the party. Dawnie might have a window. In the Eastern Cape it cooks with beautiful long period 6ft groundswell, loooong waits between sets, in glassy seas. In KZN, it doesn't. Sorry for you.

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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: 22.7 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 7:00 PM
  • Sunrise: 5:10 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Tue 16

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      • 7  
  • Wed 17

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 8  
      • 8  
  • Thu 18

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 8  
      • 10  
      • 10  
  • Fri 19

      • 10  
      • 10  
      • 10  
      • 11  
      • 10  
  • Sat 20

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
  • Sun 21

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 10  
  • Mon 22

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

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Tue 16

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        -
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        -
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        -
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      • 15  
      20
  • Wed 17

      • 19  
      08
      • 20  
      11
      • 21  
      14
      • 21  
      17
      • 19  
      20
  • Thu 18

      • 19  
      08
      • 20  
      11
      • 25  
      14
      • 26  
      17
      • 24  
      20
  • Fri 19

      • 24  
      08
      • 25  
      11
      • 26  
      14
      • 27  
      17
      • 21  
      20
  • Sat 20

      • 15  
      08
      • 16  
      11
      • 18  
      14
      • 17  
      17
      • 15  
      20
  • Sun 21

      • 16  
      08
      • 17  
      11
      • 21  
      14
      • 21  
      17
      • 22  
      20
  • Mon 22

      • 24  
      08
      • 26  
      11
      • 25  
      14
      • 23  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Tue 16
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      202-32-30-10-12-32-3
      232-32-30-11-22-32-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.02.110.7SSE152
      6.62.010.3SE134

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1528NE49Fresh Wind
      1427NE38Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:34 AM/1.76m
        • 3:42 PM/1.87m
      • Low
        • 9:34 AM/0.47m
        • 9:56 PM/0.35m
  • Wed 17
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      022-33-41-21-22-32-3
      052-33-41-21-22-32-3
      082-33-41-22-32-32-3
      113-43-41-22-33-42-3
      142-32-31-22-32-32-3
      172-32-31-21-22-32-3
      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°
      6.41.910.0ESE116
      6.41.99.9ESE113
      6.52.09.7ESE105
      6.72.09.7ESE102
      7.22.27.1E82
      7.52.36.5ENE71
      7.52.36.8ENE73
      7.32.27.3ENE73

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1529NNE23Fresh Wind
      1935NNE24Fresh Wind
      1936NNE31Fresh Wind
      2038NE40Fresh Wind
      2140NE54Strong Wind
      2139NE50Strong Wind
      1937NE42Fresh Wind
      1834NE34Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:05 AM/1.84m
        • 4:12 PM/1.91m
      • Low
        • 10:06 AM/0.42m
        • 10:25 PM/0.30m
  • Thu 18
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      022-32-31-22-32-32-3
      052-32-31-22-32-32-3
      082-32-31-22-32-32-3
      112-32-32-32-32-32-3
      143-43-42-32-33-43-4
      173-43-53-43-43-43-4
      203-43-53-43-43-43-4
      233-43-53-43-43-43-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.82.18.2ENE78
      6.72.08.6E80
      6.92.17.8ENE74
      7.42.27.6ENE71
      8.42.67.6E82
      9.52.97.3ENE69
      9.83.07.8ENE68
      9.73.07.9ENE67

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1426NNE22Mod. Wind
      1834NE36Fresh Wind
      1935NNE25Fresh Wind
      2037NE45Fresh Wind
      2546NE54Strong Wind
      2648NE47Strong Wind
      2445NE36Strong Wind
      2445NE34Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:35 AM/1.89m
        • 4:42 PM/1.92m
      • Low
        • 10:38 AM/0.39m
        • 10:53 PM/0.28m
  • Fri 19
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      023-43-53-43-43-43-4
      053-54-53-43-43-53-5
      083-54-53-43-43-53-5
      113-54-53-43-43-53-5
      143-43-53-43-43-43-4
      174-54-63-43-44-53-5
      203-54-53-43-43-53-5
      234-65-73-43-54-64-6
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.62.98.0ENE67
      9.52.98.5ENE73
      9.52.98.5ENE71
      9.73.08.4ENE72
      10.03.07.6ENE66
      10.63.27.8ENE69
      10.13.18.1ENE71
      9.32.810.3E87

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2648NNE29Strong Wind
      2444NNE31Strong Wind
      2445NE35Strong Wind
      2547NE43Strong Wind
      2649NE51Strong Wind
      2750NE50Strong Wind
      2139NE42Strong Wind
      2241NE36Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:05 AM/1.91m
        • 5:11 PM/1.90m
      • Low
        • 11:08 AM/0.39m
        • 11:22 PM/0.29m
  • Sat 20
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      024-65-73-43-44-64-6
      054-54-63-43-44-54-5
      083-54-52-33-43-53-5
      113-54-52-33-43-53-5
      143-54-52-33-43-53-5
      173-54-52-33-43-53-5
      203-54-52-33-43-53-5
      233-54-52-33-43-53-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.52.612.1E90
      8.02.412.0E89
      7.72.312.0E88
      7.52.311.9E88
      7.62.311.9E89
      7.72.411.9E89
      7.72.411.9E89
      7.62.312.0E88

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1834NNE31Fresh Wind
      1833NE35Fresh Wind
      1528NE39Fresh Wind
      1631NE51Fresh Wind
      1833ENE64Fresh Wind
      1733ENE66Fresh Wind
      1529ENE58Fresh Wind
      1527NE47Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:35 AM/1.91m
        • 5:40 PM/1.86m
      • Low
        • 11:39 AM/0.42m
        • 11:51 PM/0.31m
  • Sun 21
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      023-54-52-33-43-53-5
      054-54-63-43-44-53-5
      084-65-73-43-54-64-6
      114-65-73-43-54-64-6
      145-76-83-54-55-75-7
      176-86-84-54-66-85-7
      206-86-84-64-66-86-8
      236-88-104-65-76-86-8
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.62.312.1E87
      7.72.412.9E85
      7.92.414.2E84
      8.22.514.0E84
      8.72.713.7E85
      9.32.813.7E85
      9.83.014.1E84
      9.93.014.6E84

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1427NE44Mod. Wind
      1324NE42Mod. Wind
      1630NE41Fresh Wind
      1733NE54Fresh Wind
      2139ENE63Strong Wind
      2139NE56Strong Wind
      2241NE47Strong Wind
      1834NNE28Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:06 AM/1.88m
        • 6:11 PM/1.80m
      • Low
        • 12:11 PM/0.47m
  • Mon 22
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      026-88-104-65-76-86-8
      056-88-104-65-76-86-8
      086-88-104-65-76-86-8
      116-88-104-65-76-86-8
      146-88-104-65-76-86-8
      176-88-104-55-76-86-8
      206-88-103-54-66-86-8
      236-88-103-54-66-86-8
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      10.13.114.4E85
      10.03.014.2E85
      10.03.013.8E87
      10.43.213.5E89
      10.63.213.3E91
      10.43.213.3E94
      10.13.113.2E97
      10.13.113.1E99

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2242NNE29Strong Wind
      2140NNE26Strong Wind
      2445NE38Strong Wind
      2648NE48Strong Wind
      2547NE55Strong Wind
      2342NE52Strong Wind
      2342NE40Strong Wind
      2140NE35Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:39 AM/1.83m
      • Low
        • 12:22 AM/0.37m
        • 12:45 PM/0.54m
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