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Amanzimtoti to Ballito Bay

Wednesday 19 September 2017

Inter seasonal volatility brings alternating bouts of stiff W and E winds, with Wednesday mild SSW to cleanish early and 2' SE swell, puffing miff SE with 2-4' bumps on open coast. Could have been a few at dawn. Thursday swell arrives open coast, with 3-4' sets perhaps. Town tiny. However a stiff onshore wind is due. Hope for an early shift down the coast, with possible light NW landbreeze and even 5' sets open coast. Window looks to shut quickly. Nasty NE beasterly takes over. Friday still onshore or leftover NE and sickly looking on both coasts. Mixed 3-5' east and west swell open coast, with more east and less west in town, obviously, doh. Dawnie may have some, otherwise nowhere mild onshores are fairly miff. A stiff buster is thro late arvi, and blows Saturday strong S which ruins a building solid 6' swell open coast with town sideshore and fleabitten 2-3' possibly, but cleaner. Sunday lots of mixed swell smacked by a staunch beasterly blowout - an angry salty-whacked sea dogfight or white manure-splattered conflagration or oceanic orc-fest? Either or.

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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: 18.8 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 5:53 PM
  • Sunrise: 5:41 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Mon 25

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      • 7  
  • Tue 26

      • 9  
      • 10  
      • 11  
      • 10  
      • 9  
  • Wed 27

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 8  
      • 9  
      • 10  
  • Thu 28

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
  • Fri 29

      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 9  
  • Sat 30

      • 6  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 4  
  • Sun 01

      • 4  
      • 5  
      • 7  
      • 8  
      •    
        -
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        -
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        -
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        -
      • 8  
      20
      • 8  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 10  
      20
      • 12  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 16  
      14
      • 16  
      17
      • 15  
      20
      • 15  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 14  
      20
      • 8  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 8  
      17
      • 8  
      20
      • 8  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 7  
      14
      • 7  
      17
      • 7  
      20
      • 8  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 6  
      14
      • 7  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Mon 25

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        -
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      • 8  
      20
  • Tue 26

      • 25  
      08
      • 25  
      11
      • 24  
      14
      • 19  
      17
      • 14  
      20
  • Wed 27

      • 4  
      08
      • 2  
      11
      • 6  
      14
      • 7  
      17
      • 9  
      20
  • Thu 28

      • 11  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 19  
      14
      • 20  
      17
      • 24  
      20
  • Fri 29

      • 23  
      08
      • 19  
      11
      • 18  
      14
      • 19  
      17
      • 18  
      20
  • Sat 30

      • 17  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 6  
      20
  • Sun 01

      • 15  
      08
      • 18  
      11
      • 23  
      14
      • 21  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Mon 25
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      202-32-32-31-22-32-3
      232-32-31-21-22-32-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.72.08.4ENE62
      6.31.98.4ENE71

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      816SSW196Mod. Wind
      1019SSW198Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:03 AM/1.72m
      • Low
        • 12:00 AM/0.40m
        • 12:06 PM/0.46m
  • Tue 26
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      022-32-31-21-22-32-3
      053-43-41-22-33-42-3
      082-32-30-10-12-31-2
      113-42-30-10-12-33-4
      143-52-30-10-13-43-4
      173-53-40-10-13-43-4
      203-42-30-10-13-43-4
      233-42-30-10-12-32-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.41.98.6E85
      6.92.18.9E97
      8.52.67.7SSE165
      10.13.17.8SSW195
      10.93.38.7S190
      10.43.29.3S186
      9.32.89.6S182
      8.32.59.7S177

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1528S182Fresh Wind
      1834S190Fresh Wind
      2548SSW206Strong Wind
      2547SSW211Strong Wind
      2446SSW202Strong Wind
      1936SSW196Fresh Wind
      1426SSW192Mod. Wind
      713SW218Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:31 AM/1.58m
      • Low
        • 12:28 AM/0.53m
        • 12:34 PM/0.61m
  • Wed 27
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      022-32-30-10-12-32-3
      052-31-20-10-12-32-3
      082-31-20-10-12-31-2
      112-31-20-10-12-31-2
      143-41-20-10-12-33-4
      173-52-30-10-13-43-5
      204-52-30-10-13-44-5
      234-52-30-10-13-44-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.42.310.2S171
      6.72.012.1S185
      6.31.912.0S182
      6.42.012.1S178
      7.62.316.0SSW203
      9.12.815.7SSW202
      9.73.015.3SSW202
      9.52.914.9SSW203

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      611WSW251Light Wind
      611WSW256Light Wind
      48W278Light Wind
      24SE145Calm
      612SE129Light Wind
      713SSE150Mod. Wind
      918S186Mod. Wind
      1019SSW195Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:05 AM/1.44m
      • Low
        • 1:00 AM/0.67m
        • 1:08 PM/0.76m
  • Thu 28
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      023-52-30-10-13-43-5
      053-41-20-10-12-33-4
      083-41-20-10-12-33-4
      113-41-20-10-12-33-4
      143-41-20-10-12-33-4
      173-41-20-10-12-33-4
      203-41-20-10-12-33-4
      233-43-51-22-33-43-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.02.714.7SSW205
      8.42.614.6SSW206
      8.02.414.5SSW206
      7.82.414.3SSW206
      7.82.414.1SSW206
      7.82.413.8SSW206
      8.22.513.7SSW206
      8.82.78.0ESE118

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1019S183Mod. Wind
      917SE138Mod. Wind
      1121E100Mod. Wind
      1527ENE78Fresh Wind
      1936ENE65Fresh Wind
      2038NE54Fresh Wind
      2446NE44Strong Wind
      2750NE34Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:57 AM/1.30m
      • Low
        • 1:43 AM/0.81m
        • 2:05 PM/0.92m
  • Fri 29
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      022-33-42-32-32-32-3
      052-33-43-42-32-32-3
      082-33-43-42-32-32-3
      112-33-42-32-32-32-3
      142-33-42-32-32-32-3
      172-33-42-32-32-32-3
      203-43-42-32-33-43-4
      232-33-42-32-32-32-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.42.96.8ENE60
      9.73.07.2NE54
      9.42.97.5NE55
      8.82.77.8ENE58
      8.32.57.8ENE59
      8.42.67.9ENE62
      8.52.68.1ENE64
      8.02.48.1ENE64

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2853NNE30Near Gale
      2751NNE27Strong Wind
      2344NNE24Strong Wind
      1936NNE31Fresh Wind
      1835NE46Fresh Wind
      1936NE47Fresh Wind
      1835NE36Fresh Wind
      1426NNE24Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 10:22 AM/1.23m
      • Low
        • 3:20 AM/0.93m
        • 5:02 PM/0.98m
  • Sat 30
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      022-32-32-32-32-32-3
      051-22-31-21-21-21-2
      081-21-21-21-21-21-2
      111-21-21-21-21-21-2
      141-21-21-21-21-21-2
      171-21-20-11-21-21-2
      201-21-20-10-11-21-2
      230-11-20-10-10-10-1
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.12.28.0ENE66
      6.11.97.8ENE68
      5.61.77.6ENE70
      5.41.77.4ENE73
      5.11.67.2ENE76
      4.71.47.1E79
      4.21.36.9E81
      3.91.26.8E84

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      23NNW342Calm
      1020SW215Mod. Wind
      1732SSW209Fresh Wind
      1527SSW199Fresh Wind
      1223S186Mod. Wind
      917S180Mod. Wind
      611S185Light Wind
      25SW222Calm

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:37 PM/1.35m
      • Low
        • 6:03 AM/0.88m
        • 6:54 PM/0.85m
  • Sun 01
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      020-10-10-10-10-10-1
      050-10-10-10-10-10-1
      081-21-20-10-11-21-2
      111-21-21-21-21-21-2
      141-22-31-21-21-21-2
      172-32-32-32-32-32-3
      202-33-42-32-32-32-3
      232-33-42-32-32-32-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      3.61.16.7E86
      3.51.17.0E89
      3.91.28.2ESE110
      5.01.56.8E81
      6.82.16.2ENE70
      7.92.47.0ENE69
      8.22.57.4ENE69
      8.12.57.6ENE66

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      36NNE27Calm
      917NNE31Mod. Wind
      1528NNE27Fresh Wind
      1834NE40Fresh Wind
      2343NE53Strong Wind
      2140NE48Strong Wind
      2038NE39Fresh Wind
      2037NNE33Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:57 AM/1.37m
        • 1:27 PM/1.52m
      • Low
        • 7:08 AM/0.73m
        • 7:39 PM/0.68m

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