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Amanzimtoti to Ballito Bay

Wednesday 3 October 2018

Good grief. An updated surf report? Are you kidding? Wednesday sees the effects of a pumping S buster, with 6ft+ windwell wash blasting open shores, and a 2-4' swell bending in town, depending on how far past North you go. Anyway, the wind has too much S in it to be firing, and it's strong, and and and. The surf gets smaller by about a third down the coast as day wears on, but goes more SSE in direction so waves continue in town. The wind eases, still strong SSW by evening tho. Cool and raining. Thursday a 2-4' leftover SE swell all over, 2-3' townside. Winds fresh SSW easing to moderate SE. Partly cloudy. Showers. Friday a new long range S groundswell brings 4' lines to points down the coast, 2-3' by Snake Park and lekker awesome clean early. A light NE puffs moderate to miffd. Sunny. Warm. Saturday similar surf down the coast, if a little softer, with okay dawnie, but the beasterly set to blow harder today. Town 1-2' and clean early, moderate to fresh onshore later. Sunny and warm. Sunday humid and hot and partly cloudy as a nasty little beasterly klaps it from early.

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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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height
Swell
period
Surface
wind
CSIR buoy
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CSIR buoy
Richards Bay
Webcam
Durban
Daily images
South Coast
Weather Durban

KZN Durban

  • Sea Temp: 20.6 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 6:51 PM
  • Sunrise: 4:48 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Thu 13

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      •    
      • 7  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Fri 14

      • 7  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Sat 15

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Sun 16

      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 4  
      • 4  
  • Mon 17

      • 4  
      • 4  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
  • Tue 18

      • 6  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Wed 19

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

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Thu 13

      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      • 15  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 11  
      20
  • Fri 14

      • 9  
      08
      • 5  
      11
      • 5  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 16  
      20
  • Sat 15

      • 10  
      08
      • 4  
      11
      • 6  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 9  
      20
  • Sun 16

      • 10  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 9  
      20
  • Mon 17

      • 12  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 12  
      20
  • Tue 18

      • 16  
      08
      • 19  
      11
      • 18  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 15  
      20
  • Wed 19

      • 18  
      08
      • 17  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 14  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Thu 13
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      143-43-41-22-33-43-4
      172-33-41-22-32-32-3
      202-33-41-22-32-32-3
      232-33-41-22-32-32-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.82.110.2E100
      6.42.010.2E100
      6.31.910.1ESE102
      6.42.010.1ESE105

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1527S179Fresh Wind
      1325S176Mod. Wind
      1120S191Mod. Wind
      1120SSW210Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:54 AM/1.60m
      • Low
        • 12:35 AM/0.54m
        • 12:59 PM/0.72m
  • Fri 14
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      023-43-41-21-23-42-3
      053-43-41-21-23-42-3
      082-32-30-11-22-32-3
      112-32-30-11-22-32-3
      142-31-20-10-12-31-2
      172-31-20-10-11-21-2
      202-32-30-11-22-31-2
      232-32-30-11-22-32-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.62.010.6ESE120
      6.72.010.4ESE120
      6.52.011.5SE144
      6.31.911.4SE144
      6.01.812.2S176
      5.81.812.1S176
      6.11.911.1SE144
      6.92.111.0SE144

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1223SW215Mod. Wind
      1222SW217Mod. Wind
      917SW221Mod. Wind
      510SSW192Light Wind
      510E86Light Wind
      1527NE44Fresh Wind
      1631NE42Fresh Wind
      2343NE37Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:42 AM/1.52m
      • Low
        • 1:15 AM/0.64m
        • 1:50 PM/0.82m
  • Sat 15
    • 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
      082-32-32-31-22-32-3
      111-22-31-21-21-21-2
      141-22-31-21-21-21-2
      172-32-31-21-22-32-3
      202-32-31-21-22-32-3
      231-22-31-21-21-21-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.72.47.5E81
      8.02.46.7ENE57
      7.32.27.1ENE63
      6.62.07.2ENE63
      6.11.97.8ENE75
      5.91.88.6E98
      5.61.78.9ESE108
      5.41.68.8ESE110

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2343NE34Strong Wind
      2139NNE31Strong Wind
      1018NNE25Mod. Wind
      48ENE62Light Wind
      612ENE76Light Wind
      916ENE71Mod. Wind
      917ENE59Mod. Wind
      815NE45Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 8:46 AM/1.46m
      • Low
        • 2:07 AM/0.73m
        • 3:05 PM/0.89m
  • Sun 16
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      021-22-30-11-21-21-2
      051-21-20-11-21-21-2
      081-21-20-10-11-21-2
      111-21-20-10-11-21-2
      141-21-20-10-11-20-1
      171-21-20-10-11-20-1
      201-21-20-10-11-20-1
      231-21-20-10-11-20-1
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.21.69.4ESE117
      5.01.59.5ESE119
      4.81.510.0SE143
      4.61.410.6S172
      4.51.410.5S170
      4.41.310.5S170
      4.41.310.4S170
      4.31.310.3SSE165

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      916NE49Mod. Wind
      918NE39Mod. Wind
      1019NNE27Mod. Wind
      917NE46Mod. Wind
      1019ENE69Mod. Wind
      1018ENE77Mod. Wind
      916ENE65Mod. Wind
      815NNE33Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 10:11 AM/1.45m
      • Low
        • 3:21 AM/0.79m
        • 4:43 PM/0.88m
  • Mon 17
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      021-21-20-10-11-20-1
      051-21-20-10-11-20-1
      081-21-20-10-11-20-1
      111-21-20-10-11-20-1
      141-21-20-10-11-21-2
      171-22-30-11-21-21-2
      201-21-20-11-21-21-2
      231-22-31-21-21-21-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      4.31.310.2SSE161
      4.21.310.1SSE161
      4.31.310.1SSE161
      4.41.410.0SSE161
      4.81.59.9SSE149
      5.21.69.6SE124
      5.21.69.5SE124
      5.11.69.3ESE106

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      714NE37Mod. Wind
      1019NNE29Mod. Wind
      1222NNE32Mod. Wind
      1325NE49Mod. Wind
      1529ENE68Fresh Wind
      1529ENE61Fresh Wind
      1222NE39Mod. Wind
      1122NNE33Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 11:34 AM/1.51m
      • Low
        • 4:51 AM/0.78m
        • 6:05 PM/0.79m
  • Tue 18
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      021-21-20-11-21-21-2
      051-21-21-21-21-21-2
      081-21-21-21-21-21-2
      111-22-31-21-21-21-2
      141-22-31-21-21-21-2
      172-32-31-21-22-31-2
      202-32-31-21-22-31-2
      231-22-31-21-21-21-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.31.69.6SE130
      5.81.86.5ENE67
      6.01.86.5ENE70
      6.52.06.8ENE68
      6.82.17.0ENE68
      6.62.07.3ENE70
      6.62.07.5ENE67
      6.42.07.6ENE65

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1833NNE24Fresh Wind
      1936NNE28Fresh Wind
      1630NE40Fresh Wind
      1936NE44Fresh Wind
      1833NE49Fresh Wind
      1018NNE16Mod. Wind
      1529NNE11Fresh Wind
      1324NNW347Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:03 AM/1.38m
        • 12:37 PM/1.62m
      • Low
        • 6:07 AM/0.70m
        • 7:02 PM/0.66m
  • Wed 19
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      021-21-21-21-21-21-2
      051-22-31-21-21-21-2
      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
      201-21-20-10-11-20-1
      231-21-20-10-11-20-1
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.91.87.6ENE66
      6.21.97.5ENE68
      6.82.16.8SE144
      6.82.17.1SSE164
      6.72.07.3SSE163
      6.31.97.5SSE162
      5.91.87.5SSE158
      5.51.78.1SSE156

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      59NNW328Light Wind
      2343SSW205Strong Wind
      1833SSW205Fresh Wind
      1731SSW194Fresh Wind
      1528S185Fresh Wind
      1426S187Mod. Wind
      1121SSE162Mod. Wind
      1019SSW209Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:03 AM/1.51m
        • 1:27 PM/1.75m
      • Low
        • 7:06 AM/0.59m
        • 7:48 PM/0.51m
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