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Amanzimtoti to Ballito Bay

Tuesday 17 April 2018

Nasty little NE beast wind comes up Tuesday to kill a long period S swell on open coast that could be 3-4 S x 16 second period and fun, but messed by the wind. Town would be small anyway, so not a train smash. Partly cloudy and warm. Wednesday the S swell pulses @ 18 second periods, with 3' sets in town and 4-6' sets out of town, but alas, alack the onshore continues tho not as strong. Hope for a dawnie window. If it's a landbreeze, you got kiff surf. Partly cloudy and hot. Thursday a blasting southerly buster is very blasty. Backs to moderate SE by evening. Not much kiffness. Town 2' and sideshore sort of protected bumps. Messed up on the Bluff. Cloudy with lots of rain. Friday glassy and super fun potential early in light winds but small 2-4' options down coast, and small to flat in town, 1-2'. Some swell arrives in arvi on open coast, but a building NE wind has done the damage by then. Partly cloudy with heavy showers at times. Saturday morning sick yech in wake of the onshore and more miff moderate to fresh SE could blow to mess a 3-4' swell open coast, 2' in town. Some showers. #notthebestforecast

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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: 22.4 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 5:32 PM
  • Sunrise: 6:17 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Thu 19

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      • 7  
  • Fri 20

      • 6  
      • 6  
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      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Sat 21

      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
  • Sun 22

      • 4  
      • 4  
      • 4  
      • 4  
      • 4  
  • Mon 23

      • 4  
      • 4  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 6  
  • Tue 24

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 5  
      • 5  
  • Wed 25

      • 7  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 5  
      •    
        -
      •    
        -
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        -
      •    
        -
      • 10  
      20
      • 11  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 14  
      20
      • 13  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 12  
      20
      • 12  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 11  
      20
      • 10  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 6  
      14
      • 6  
      17
      • 6  
      20
      • 7  
      08
      • 5  
      11
      • 6  
      14
      • 7  
      17
      • 7  
      20
      • 14  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 14  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Thu 19

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        -
      •    
        -
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        -
      •    
        -
      • 13  
      20
  • Fri 20

      • 4  
      08
      • 2  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 12  
      20
  • Sat 21

      • 9  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 13  
      20
  • Sun 22

      • 9  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 11  
      20
  • Mon 23

      • 15  
      08
      • 16  
      11
      • 17  
      14
      • 18  
      17
      • 19  
      20
  • Tue 24

      • 23  
      08
      • 19  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 10  
      20
  • Wed 25

      • 7  
      08
      • 6  
      11
      • 7  
      14
      • 8  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Thu 19
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      202-31-20-10-12-32-3
      232-31-20-10-12-32-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.32.29.8S185
      7.12.211.8S191

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1325S172Mod. Wind
      1120S175Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:34 AM/2.00m
        • 5:53 PM/1.89m
      • Low
        • 11:45 AM/0.25m
  • Fri 20
    • 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
      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
      202-31-20-10-11-22-3
      232-31-20-10-11-22-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.92.111.6SSW193
      6.42.011.3SSW192
      6.01.811.1S189
      5.61.711.0S187
      5.41.710.9S186
      5.51.712.4S190
      5.81.814.2SSW197
      6.01.814.2SSW201

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      917S179Mod. Wind
      713S184Mod. Wind
      48S175Light Wind
      25SE131Calm
      815E82Mod. Wind
      1020ENE71Mod. Wind
      1223ENE58Mod. Wind
      1222NE46Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:11 AM/1.86m
      • Low
        • 12:01 AM/0.32m
        • 12:23 PM/0.38m
  • Sat 21
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      022-31-20-10-11-22-3
      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
      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°
      6.01.813.9SSW200
      5.71.713.6SSW200
      5.41.613.3SSW200
      5.21.613.0SSW197
      5.01.512.8SSW195
      4.91.512.6SSW193
      4.91.512.4SSW193
      4.71.412.1S188

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1121NE41Mod. Wind
      918NNE27Mod. Wind
      917NNE33Mod. Wind
      1120NE36Mod. Wind
      1223NE51Mod. Wind
      1426ENE57Mod. Wind
      1324NE47Mod. Wind
      1223NNE32Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:54 AM/1.69m
      • Low
        • 12:43 AM/0.48m
        • 1:09 PM/0.54m
  • Sun 22
    • 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
      081-20-10-10-11-21-2
      111-20-10-10-10-11-2
      141-20-10-10-10-10-1
      171-20-10-10-10-10-1
      201-20-10-10-10-10-1
      231-20-10-10-10-10-1
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      4.51.411.9S186
      4.31.311.8S186
      4.11.211.7S188
      4.01.211.6S189
      3.91.211.5S190
      3.81.211.5S191
      3.81.211.4SSW192
      3.91.210.9S185

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1120NNE20Mod. Wind
      1018NNE17Mod. Wind
      917NNE14Mod. Wind
      917NNE25Mod. Wind
      918NE42Mod. Wind
      1019NE42Mod. Wind
      1120NNE25Mod. Wind
      1121NNE13Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:50 AM/1.51m
      • Low
        • 1:36 AM/0.66m
        • 2:12 PM/0.70m
  • Mon 23
    • Beach forecast

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

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      3.91.210.9S186
      4.01.210.4S171
      4.11.310.3S169
      4.41.47.1E80
      4.81.46.4ENE64
      5.21.66.3ENE62
      5.81.86.0NE55
      6.21.96.6NE55

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1122N10Mod. Wind
      1324NNE15Mod. Wind
      1528NNE15Fresh Wind
      1630NNE22Fresh Wind
      1732NE34Fresh Wind
      1833NE37Fresh Wind
      1935NNE28Fresh Wind
      1731NNE19Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 9:26 AM/1.37m
      • Low
        • 3:04 AM/0.81m
        • 4:00 PM/0.80m
  • Tue 24
    • 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
      111-20-10-10-10-11-2
      141-20-10-10-11-21-2
      171-20-10-10-11-21-2
      201-20-10-10-11-21-2
      231-21-20-10-11-21-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.01.86.9ENE57
      5.61.77.1ENE57
      5.51.77.2ENE57
      5.91.85.3SSW192
      5.71.76.2S176
      5.41.76.7S180
      5.21.67.3S184
      5.41.69.8SSW192

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1425NNE12Mod. Wind
      1120N355Mod. Wind
      2344SSW199Strong Wind
      1936SSW193Fresh Wind
      1529S179Fresh Wind
      1122SSE164Mod. Wind
      1019SE145Mod. Wind
      816SE128Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 11:38 AM/1.38m
      • Low
        • 5:18 AM/0.82m
        • 5:58 PM/0.74m
  • Wed 25
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      021-21-20-10-11-21-2
      052-31-20-10-11-22-3
      082-31-20-10-11-22-3
      112-31-20-10-11-22-3
      141-20-10-10-11-22-3
      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°
      6.01.812.5SSW205
      6.52.014.3SSW209
      6.52.014.2SSW208
      6.21.914.3SSW208
      5.81.814.0SSW209
      5.41.713.6SSW209
      5.11.611.7SSW200
      4.91.511.3SSW200

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      815ESE119Mod. Wind
      815ESE108Mod. Wind
      713E88Mod. Wind
      612ENE75Light Wind
      714E84Mod. Wind
      816E90Mod. Wind
      918E79Mod. Wind
      1120ENE60Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:27 AM/1.51m
        • 12:59 PM/1.51m
      • Low
        • 6:49 AM/0.68m
        • 7:09 PM/0.60m
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