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Amanzimtoti to Ballito Bay

Weekend 21 October 2017

Clean early Friday fun 3' lines open coast in clean light W going light onshore, with town smaller 1-2'. Saturday clean 2-4' surf feasible down coast in crisp early seas, but again a light onshore NE slowly worsens, going moderate bumpy later. Town, again, is a bit smaller. Sunday blown out strong NE onshore ruins what would be fun 4' down the coast, tho town has not got a lot. Monday sadly, an epic long range proper gruntswell, with chance of 6ft x 20 second sets down coast, is ruined by more NE and mangled from early. A buster arrives in the night but already southerly by Tuesday moderating S winds are going more onshore SE.

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  • Sea Temp: 20.9 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 6:11 PM
  • Sunrise: 5:09 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Mon 23

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 7  
      • 8  
      • 9  
  • Tue 24

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 7  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Wed 25

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Thu 26

      • 5  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Fri 27

      • 11  
      • 11  
      • 10  
      • 9  
      • 9  
  • Sat 28

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 6  
  • Sun 29

      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 15  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 15  
      20
      • 17  
      08
      • 16  
      11
      • 16  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 13  
      20
      • 14  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 14  
      20
      • 12  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 13  
      20
      • 9  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 8  
      17
      • 8  
      20
      • 9  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 10  
      20
      • 11  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 10  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Mon 23

      • 15  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 16  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 19  
      20
  • Tue 24

      • 20  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 8  
      20
  • Wed 25

      • 7  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 7  
      17
      • 5  
      20
  • Thu 26

      • 10  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 5  
      17
      • 16  
      20
  • Fri 27

      • 25  
      08
      • 25  
      11
      • 23  
      14
      • 22  
      17
      • 20  
      20
  • Sat 28

      • 18  
      08
      • 17  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 7  
      20
  • Sun 29

      • 9  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 18  
      14
      • 19  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Mon 23
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      082-31-20-10-11-22-3
      112-31-20-10-11-22-3
      142-31-20-10-12-31-2
      173-42-30-10-12-32-3
      203-52-30-10-13-43-5
      234-62-30-10-13-44-6
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.11.915.0SSW207
      6.31.914.6SSW209
      6.92.19.8S176
      7.72.311.9S176
      8.72.615.1SSW202
      9.22.819.0SSW205

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1528NNE33Fresh Wind
      1528NE45Fresh Wind
      1629NE52Fresh Wind
      1019NE37Mod. Wind
      1936NE35Fresh Wind
      1629N7Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:10 AM/1.83m
        • 5:21 PM/1.88m
      • Low
        • 11:12 AM/0.35m
        • 11:32 PM/0.36m
  • Tue 24
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      024-52-30-10-13-44-5
      053-52-30-10-13-43-5
      083-42-30-10-13-43-5
      113-41-20-10-12-33-4
      142-31-20-10-11-22-3
      172-31-20-10-11-21-2
      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°
      8.92.718.1SSW205
      8.52.617.3SSW205
      8.42.516.7SSW207
      7.52.316.2SSW207
      6.62.015.6SSW208
      6.01.812.6SSW195
      5.61.713.0SSW195
      5.41.712.9SSW195

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      35WNW295Calm
      2342SSW207Strong Wind
      2038SSW204Fresh Wind
      1426SSW192Mod. Wind
      1325S171Mod. Wind
      1018S177Mod. Wind
      815S181Mod. Wind
      612S183Light Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:38 AM/1.74m
        • 5:48 PM/1.76m
      • Low
        • 11:39 AM/0.46m
  • Wed 25
    • 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
      081-21-20-10-11-21-2
      111-20-10-10-11-21-2
      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°
      5.51.714.7SSW209
      5.61.714.6SSW208
      5.61.714.4SSW207
      5.51.714.1SSW207
      5.51.714.0SSW208
      5.61.714.1SSW208
      5.71.713.8SSW208
      5.61.713.5SSW208

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      713S175Mod. Wind
      611SSE156Light Wind
      713SSE162Mod. Wind
      1019SSE167Mod. Wind
      1121SSE157Mod. Wind
      713SSE151Mod. Wind
      59SE145Light Wind
      36ESE117Calm

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:08 AM/1.63m
      • Low
        • 12:00 AM/0.47m
        • 12:09 PM/0.59m
  • Thu 26
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      021-20-10-10-11-21-2
      051-21-20-10-11-21-2
      081-21-20-10-11-21-2
      111-21-20-10-11-21-2
      141-20-10-10-11-21-2
      171-20-10-10-11-21-2
      201-20-10-10-11-22-3
      232-31-20-10-11-22-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.51.713.3SSW209
      5.41.612.2SSW197
      5.41.612.2SSW197
      5.51.712.3SSW197
      5.61.713.4SSW209
      5.61.713.1SSW209
      6.01.812.9SSW209
      7.72.49.2SSW203

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      611ENE78Light Wind
      816ENE57Mod. Wind
      1019ENE57Mod. Wind
      1121ENE62Mod. Wind
      917E88Mod. Wind
      511S169Light Wind
      1630SSW200Fresh Wind
      2649SSW192Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:42 AM/1.51m
      • Low
        • 12:31 AM/0.60m
        • 12:44 PM/0.74m
  • Fri 27
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      023-41-20-10-12-32-3
      053-42-30-10-13-43-4
      083-42-30-10-13-43-4
      113-42-30-10-12-33-4
      143-42-30-10-12-33-4
      173-42-30-10-12-32-3
      202-32-30-10-12-32-3
      232-32-30-10-12-32-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      10.13.17.4SSW200
      11.53.58.4SSW204
      11.23.48.7SSW203
      10.73.38.6SSW201
      10.13.18.4SSW197
      9.42.98.2SSW193
      8.92.78.1S188
      8.62.68.0S184

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2953SSW210Near Gale
      2751SSW213Strong Wind
      2546SSW199Strong Wind
      2546SSW205Strong Wind
      2344S189Strong Wind
      2241S187Strong Wind
      2038SSW194Fresh Wind
      2038SSW201Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:32 AM/1.38m
      • Low
        • 1:11 AM/0.73m
        • 1:38 PM/0.88m
  • Sat 28
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      022-32-30-10-12-32-3
      052-32-30-10-12-32-3
      082-31-20-10-12-32-3
      112-31-20-10-12-32-3
      142-31-20-10-11-22-3
      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°
      8.52.68.0S182
      8.52.68.1S182
      8.12.58.5S186
      7.62.38.9S189
      7.12.29.2S191
      6.62.09.2S190
      6.21.910.4SSW198
      5.81.810.5SSW198

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2138SSW201Strong Wind
      2038SSW203Fresh Wind
      1835SSW204Fresh Wind
      1732S184Fresh Wind
      1529S170Fresh Wind
      1222SSE159Mod. Wind
      713SE146Mod. Wind
      47SE130Light Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 9:09 AM/1.30m
      • Low
        • 2:18 AM/0.85m
        • 3:41 PM/0.97m
  • Sun 29
    • 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
      171-20-10-10-11-21-2
      201-21-20-10-11-21-2
      231-21-21-21-21-21-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.51.710.5SSW199
      5.21.610.5SSW199
      5.11.510.5SSW198
      4.91.510.5SSW197
      5.01.510.5SSW197
      5.21.610.4SSW194
      5.51.710.3SSW193
      5.91.86.0E89

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      24E79Calm
      59N11Light Wind
      918NNE11Mod. Wind
      1325NE37Mod. Wind
      1833NE55Fresh Wind
      1935NE54Fresh Wind
      1936NE40Fresh Wind
      2038NNE28Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 11:28 AM/1.36m
      • Low
        • 4:33 AM/0.87m
        • 5:59 PM/0.88m

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