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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
Durban
CSIR buoy
Richards Bay
Webcam
Durban
Daily images
South Coast
Weather Durban

KZN Durban

  • Sea Temp: 21.1 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 6:08 PM
  • Sunrise: 5:13 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Fri 19

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      • 8  
  • Sat 20

      • 11  
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      • 13  
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  • Sun 21

      • 11  
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      • 11  
      • 10  
      • 10  
  • Mon 22

      • 10  
      • 10  
      • 10  
      • 10  
      • 10  
  • Tue 23

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 9  
      • 9  
  • Wed 24

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
  • Thu 25

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

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Fri 19

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        -
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        -
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      • 20  
      20
  • Sat 20

      • 24  
      08
      • 27  
      11
      • 30  
      14
      • 30  
      17
      • 29  
      20
  • Sun 21

      • 23  
      08
      • 21  
      11
      • 19  
      14
      • 17  
      17
      • 13  
      20
  • Mon 22

      • 2  
      08
      • 5  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 13  
      20
  • Tue 23

      • 19  
      08
      • 21  
      11
      • 24  
      14
      • 26  
      17
      • 26  
      20
  • Wed 24

      • 22  
      08
      • 22  
      11
      • 22  
      14
      • 22  
      17
      • 20  
      20
  • Thu 25

      • 26  
      08
      • 30  
      11
      • 28  
      14
      • 25  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Fri 19
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      203-42-30-10-13-42-3
      233-43-40-10-13-42-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.52.312.2SSE162
      8.42.512.1SSE160

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2038SSW208Fresh Wind
      2343SSW209Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:27 AM/1.28m
        • 1:02 PM/1.45m
      • Low
        • 6:37 AM/0.81m
        • 7:20 PM/0.76m
  • Sat 20
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      023-43-40-10-13-52-3
      053-43-40-10-13-42-3
      083-43-40-10-13-43-4
      114-53-40-10-13-53-4
      144-63-50-10-14-63-5
      175-74-50-10-14-64-6
      205-74-50-10-14-64-6
      235-73-50-10-14-64-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.22.811.9SSE158
      9.93.08.9S173
      10.53.28.2S178
      11.43.58.7S179
      12.73.99.1S179
      13.54.19.4S180
      13.44.19.5S183
      12.73.99.4S182

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2444SSW195Strong Wind
      2445S190Strong Wind
      2446SSW195Strong Wind
      2751SSW201Strong Wind
      3056SSW199Near Gale
      3056SSW200Near Gale
      2954SSW202Near Gale
      2851SSW204Near Gale

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:19 AM/1.42m
        • 1:39 PM/1.61m
      • Low
        • 7:22 AM/0.66m
        • 7:53 PM/0.60m
  • Sun 21
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      024-63-50-10-14-53-5
      054-53-50-10-14-53-4
      084-53-50-10-14-53-4
      114-53-50-10-14-53-4
      143-53-50-10-13-53-4
      173-53-50-10-13-53-4
      204-53-50-10-14-53-4
      234-53-50-10-14-53-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      12.03.79.4S179
      11.53.59.6S173
      11.23.49.7S170
      10.93.310.0SSE167
      10.53.210.2SSE163
      10.43.210.4SSE162
      10.43.210.8SSE161
      10.33.111.2SSE161

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2648SSW208Strong Wind
      2546SSW207Strong Wind
      2343SSW201Strong Wind
      2140SSW192Strong Wind
      1936S189Fresh Wind
      1732S187Fresh Wind
      1325S191Mod. Wind
      1020S191Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:53 AM/1.57m
        • 2:09 PM/1.77m
      • Low
        • 7:55 AM/0.52m
        • 8:22 PM/0.45m
  • Mon 22
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      024-53-50-11-24-53-4
      054-53-50-11-24-53-4
      084-53-50-11-24-53-4
      114-53-50-11-24-53-4
      143-53-50-11-24-53-4
      173-53-50-11-23-53-4
      203-53-50-11-23-53-4
      233-43-50-11-23-43-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      10.33.111.6SSE160
      10.33.111.8SSE159
      10.33.111.8SSE159
      10.23.111.9SSE158
      10.03.111.9SSE157
      9.83.011.8SSE156
      9.52.911.8SSE154
      9.22.811.8SSE150

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      916SSW197Mod. Wind
      611SSW193Light Wind
      25SW225Calm
      510ESE120Light Wind
      917E83Mod. Wind
      1121ENE63Mod. Wind
      1324NE42Mod. Wind
      1426NNE33Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:23 AM/1.71m
        • 2:38 PM/1.90m
      • Low
        • 8:25 AM/0.38m
        • 8:50 PM/0.33m
  • Tue 23
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      023-43-50-11-23-43-4
      053-43-40-11-23-43-4
      083-43-40-11-23-43-4
      113-43-40-11-23-43-4
      143-43-40-11-23-43-4
      173-43-50-11-23-43-4
      203-43-52-33-43-43-4
      233-43-52-33-43-43-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.82.711.7SSE147
      8.52.611.5SE145
      8.12.511.3SE144
      8.02.411.1SE142
      8.22.510.9SE140
      8.62.610.7SE139
      8.82.77.8E82
      8.82.78.0ENE76

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1528NNE28Fresh Wind
      1733NNE17Fresh Wind
      1935NNE21Fresh Wind
      2139NE39Strong Wind
      2444NE47Strong Wind
      2648NE43Strong Wind
      2648NNE32Strong Wind
      2445NNE27Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:52 AM/1.82m
        • 3:06 PM/2.01m
      • Low
        • 8:54 AM/0.27m
        • 9:18 PM/0.23m
  • Wed 24
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      023-43-42-32-33-43-4
      053-43-42-32-33-43-4
      083-43-42-32-33-42-3
      112-32-32-32-32-32-3
      141-21-22-31-21-21-2
      171-22-32-31-21-21-2
      201-22-32-31-21-21-2
      231-22-32-31-21-21-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.42.68.1ENE74
      8.12.58.1ENE73
      7.92.48.1ENE73
      7.62.37.6ENE59
      7.62.37.1NE48
      7.82.47.2NE52
      7.82.47.4NE51
      7.52.37.5NE52

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2343NNE25Strong Wind
      2241NNE26Strong Wind
      2241NNE23Strong Wind
      2240NNE32Strong Wind
      2242NE42Strong Wind
      2241NE40Strong Wind
      2038NNE33Fresh Wind
      1834NNE26Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:21 AM/1.91m
        • 3:35 PM/2.08m
      • Low
        • 9:24 AM/0.19m
        • 9:47 PM/0.16m
  • Thu 25
    • 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
      111-21-20-10-11-21-2
      142-31-20-10-12-32-3
      172-31-20-10-12-32-3
      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°
      6.62.07.5NE51
      5.71.77.5NE51
      5.71.87.4NE50
      8.22.56.3SSW203
      9.42.97.3SSW198
      8.92.77.5SSW196
      7.72.47.2SSW196
      6.62.06.9SSW194

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1324NNE22Mod. Wind
      25NW307Calm
      2649SSW211Strong Wind
      3057SSW204Near Gale
      2852SSW196Near Gale
      2546SSW196Strong Wind
      2241SSW199Strong Wind
      1834SSW192Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:51 AM/1.97m
        • 4:05 PM/2.11m
      • Low
        • 9:54 AM/0.16m
        • 10:16 PM/0.14m
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