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Amanzimtoti to Ballito

 

Weekend 18 May 2019

After a super kiff 4-5' surf on open coast from a SE swell yesterday, Saturday dawns with similar bit of swell, 3' in town, 4' out of town. Dawnie window is brief before a fresh NE onshore builds. Sunny and warm. Sunday same again Sam, and with the weather. Monday small to flat with soft messy 2' east windswell and continued NNE onshores. The wind eases into the evening. Overnight a bit of a S buster puffs, and Tuesday is sideshore open coast 2' or 3' and not great, with cleaner conditions in town, but small to flat. Winds puff SE in arvi. Partly cloudy and warm. Wednesday more onshore NE after short dawnie with small surf both sides of the coast. Partly cloudy and warm.

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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: 21.1 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 5:06 PM
  • Sunrise: 6:37 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Thu 23

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

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
  • Sat 25

      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
  • Sun 26

      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Mon 27

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 5  
      • 6  
      • 8  
  • Tue 28

      • 9  
      • 8  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Wed 29

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 13  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 13  
      20
      • 14  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 15  
      20
      • 14  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 14  
      20
      • 14  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 10  
      20
      • 7  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 7  
      14
      • 7  
      17
      • 6  
      20
      • 9  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 11  
      20
      • 11  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 11  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Thu 23

      • 4  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 11  
      20
  • Fri 24

      • 4  
      08
      • 3  
      11
      • 5  
      14
      • 6  
      17
      • 3  
      20
  • Sat 25

      • 5  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 11  
      20
  • Sun 26

      • 14  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 17  
      14
      • 18  
      17
      • 20  
      20
  • Mon 27

      • 15  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 3  
      14
      • 24  
      17
      • 28  
      20
  • Tue 28

      • 17  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 8  
      20
  • Wed 29

      • 12  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 17  
      14
      • 19  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Thu 23
    • 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
      081-20-10-10-10-11-2
      111-20-10-10-10-11-2
      141-20-10-10-10-11-2
      171-20-10-10-10-11-2
      201-20-10-10-11-21-2
      231-20-10-10-11-21-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.11.69.5S176
      4.91.510.3SSW200
      4.61.413.1SSW211
      4.51.413.0SSW209
      4.51.413.0SSW210
      4.61.413.1SSW207
      4.81.413.2SSW207
      5.01.513.7SSW205

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1324NNE16Mod. Wind
      1018N6Mod. Wind
      48NW325Light Wind
      713SW215Mod. Wind
      1222SSW198Mod. Wind
      1020SSW196Mod. Wind
      1120SSW202Mod. Wind
      1019SSW206Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:59 AM/1.68m
        • 6:25 PM/1.62m
      • Low
        • 12:12 PM/0.48m
  • Fri 24
    • 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
      111-20-10-10-11-21-2
      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°
      5.31.614.6SSW204
      5.51.714.6SSW205
      5.61.714.2SSW206
      5.51.713.8SSW206
      5.31.613.5SSW208
      5.21.614.1SSW208
      5.01.515.1SSW206
      4.91.515.0SSW206

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      816SSW212Mod. Wind
      611SW216Light Wind
      47SSW208Light Wind
      36SSE157Calm
      59ESE113Light Wind
      611E95Light Wind
      36NE38Calm
      47NW325Light Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:35 AM/1.55m
      • Low
        • 12:30 AM/0.61m
        • 12:48 PM/0.59m
  • Sat 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
      081-20-10-10-11-21-2
      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
      231-21-20-10-11-21-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      4.91.514.7SSW207
      4.81.414.4SSW207
      4.71.414.3SSW208
      4.61.414.3SSW207
      4.61.414.2SSW205
      4.71.414.2SSW202
      5.01.514.2SSW201
      5.21.614.0SSW200

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      48WNW302Light Wind
      36NW325Calm
      59N353Light Wind
      714NNE24Mod. Wind
      816NE48Mod. Wind
      1019NE41Mod. Wind
      1121NNE27Mod. Wind
      1222NNE17Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:17 AM/1.42m
      • Low
        • 1:15 AM/0.73m
        • 1:34 PM/0.71m
  • Sun 26
    • 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
      172-31-20-10-11-21-2
      202-31-20-10-11-21-2
      231-22-31-21-21-21-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.31.613.9SSW197
      5.41.613.7SSW197
      5.41.613.5SSW194
      5.41.713.3SSW191
      5.51.713.1S191
      5.81.812.8S190
      6.31.910.4S174
      6.52.07.2ENE66

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1324NNE17Mod. Wind
      1325NNE14Mod. Wind
      1426NNE15Mod. Wind
      1528NNE23Fresh Wind
      1731NE34Fresh Wind
      1835NE36Fresh Wind
      2037NNE28Fresh Wind
      1936NNE22Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 8:20 AM/1.30m
      • Low
        • 2:18 AM/0.84m
        • 2:41 PM/0.80m
  • Mon 27
    • 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
      141-21-21-21-21-21-2
      171-21-21-21-21-21-2
      202-31-20-10-11-21-2
      233-41-20-10-12-33-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.42.06.5NE55
      6.11.96.6NE54
      5.81.86.7NE56
      5.61.76.7ENE57
      5.21.66.7ENE59
      5.71.76.9E99
      8.22.56.3SSW195
      10.33.17.8SSW201

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1833NNE20Fresh Wind
      1630NNE19Fresh Wind
      1528NNE19Fresh Wind
      1427NNE24Mod. Wind
      37NNE26Calm
      2446SSW195Strong Wind
      2852SSW199Near Gale
      2751SSW201Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 10:01 AM/1.25m
      • Low
        • 3:58 AM/0.88m
        • 4:19 PM/0.83m
  • Tue 28
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      023-42-30-10-13-43-4
      053-42-30-10-12-33-4
      082-31-20-10-12-32-3
      112-31-20-10-11-22-3
      142-31-20-10-11-22-3
      172-31-20-10-11-22-3
      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°
      11.03.48.7SSW202
      10.13.19.0SSW200
      8.82.79.1SSW199
      7.62.38.9SSW197
      7.02.110.4SSW198
      6.82.111.5SSW199
      6.92.111.2SSW196
      7.02.111.0SSW193

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2547SSW205Strong Wind
      2240SSW209Strong Wind
      1732SSW199Fresh Wind
      1324S187Mod. Wind
      1019S170Mod. Wind
      917SE141Mod. Wind
      816ESE106Mod. Wind
      815E87Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 11:40 AM/1.29m
      • Low
        • 5:38 AM/0.83m
        • 5:45 PM/0.77m
  • Wed 29
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      022-31-20-10-12-32-3
      052-31-20-10-11-22-3
      082-31-20-10-11-22-3
      112-31-20-10-12-32-3
      142-31-20-10-12-31-2
      172-31-20-10-12-32-3
      202-31-20-10-12-32-3
      232-31-20-10-12-32-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.92.111.0SSW191
      6.72.011.0S190
      6.62.011.0S188
      6.62.011.0S186
      6.62.010.9S185
      6.72.010.8S184
      6.82.110.7S181
      6.92.110.6S179

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1018ENE72Mod. Wind
      1120ENE59Mod. Wind
      1223NE45Mod. Wind
      1528NE44Fresh Wind
      1732NE47Fresh Wind
      1935NE45Fresh Wind
      2037NE37Fresh Wind
      2037NNE27Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:14 AM/1.48m
        • 12:43 PM/1.39m
      • Low
        • 6:41 AM/0.72m
        • 6:43 PM/0.67m
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