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Amanzimtoti to Ballito Bay

Monday 27 March 2017

The surf is small Tuesday in fresh SSW winds which kills the Bluff coast and out of town spots. In town, clean, but small. Nothing special. Might be 1-2' with a small dribbly little SE windswell. Wednesday same swell, but nicer conditions with less wind and glassy seas at first, or a nice crisp W offshore. A light going on moderate easterly onshore puffs. Thursday a stiff NE beasterly onshore puts paid to a new swell, which shows sets to 4 or even 5' along open coast, smaller 2-3' in town. But that is all moot. The onshore klaps it. Friday fresh miff yeast winds continue. The wind abates overnight and Saturday dawns crisp offshore before a honking SW buster smacks thro in the morning, arriving between 8am and noon. Town sheltered of course, but a windblown 2' swell is all you can expect.

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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: 23.5 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 5:55 PM
  • Sunrise: 6:04 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Wed 29

      • 4  
      • 4  
      • 4  
      • 4  
      • 4  
  • Thu 30

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Fri 31

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Sat 01

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 5  
  • Sun 02

      • 5  
      • 4  
      • 5  
      • 6  
      • 7  
  • Mon 03

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 7  
  • Tue 04

      • 5  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 10  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 10  
      20
      • 13  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 7  
      17
      • 6  
      20
      • 7  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 7  
      14
      • 7  
      17
      • 7  
      20
      • 7  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 6  
      14
      • 7  
      17
      • 7  
      20
      • 11  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 6  
      17
      • 6  
      20
      • 8  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 6  
      14
      • 7  
      17
      • 8  
      20
      • 12  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 14  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Wed 29

      • 9  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 7  
      14
      • 8  
      17
      • 12  
      20
  • Thu 30

      • 19  
      08
      • 20  
      11
      • 21  
      14
      • 21  
      17
      • 20  
      20
  • Fri 31

      • 16  
      08
      • 17  
      11
      • 18  
      14
      • 18  
      17
      • 12  
      20
  • Sat 01

      • 18  
      08
      • 17  
      11
      • 18  
      14
      • 16  
      17
      • 13  
      20
  • Sun 02

      • 5  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 19  
      14
      • 22  
      17
      • 24  
      20
  • Mon 03

      • 11  
      08
      • 25  
      11
      • 23  
      14
      • 19  
      17
      • 14  
      20
  • Tue 04

      • 3  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 17  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Wed 29
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      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
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      4.31.39.5ESE113
      4.01.29.5ESE112
      3.91.29.5ESE112
      3.81.29.6ESE113
      3.91.29.6ESE113
      4.11.39.6ESE113

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      917SW220Mod. Wind
      816S185Mod. Wind
      714SE126Mod. Wind
      816ENE66Mod. Wind
      1222NE36Mod. Wind
      1426NNE27Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:31 AM/2.19m
        • 4:46 PM/2.12m
      • Low
        • 10:41 AM/0.09m
        • 10:54 PM/0.06m
  • Thu 30
    • 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
      142-32-31-21-22-32-3
      171-22-31-21-21-21-2
      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°
      4.51.410.5SE126
      5.01.512.8S177
      5.51.712.6S177
      6.01.89.9SE145
      6.52.08.4ESE104
      6.82.16.8ENE69
      7.02.16.4ENE58
      7.12.26.6ENE58

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1529NNE27Fresh Wind
      1733NNE26Fresh Wind
      1936NNE24Fresh Wind
      2038NNE30Fresh Wind
      2140NE41Strong Wind
      2140NE42Strong Wind
      2038NE34Fresh Wind
      2038NNE26Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:06 AM/2.16m
        • 5:21 PM/2.07m
      • Low
        • 11:15 AM/0.12m
        • 11:29 PM/0.13m
  • Fri 31
    • 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
      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°
      7.12.16.8NE56
      6.92.17.0NE55
      6.82.17.2NE56
      6.72.07.3NE55
      6.62.07.3NE56
      6.72.07.3NE55
      6.82.17.3ENE56
      6.31.97.4ENE59

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1935NNE23Fresh Wind
      1733NNE22Fresh Wind
      1631NNE21Fresh Wind
      1732NNE30Fresh Wind
      1833NE40Fresh Wind
      1834NE37Fresh Wind
      1222NNE29Mod. Wind
      35SW222Calm

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:41 AM/2.08m
        • 5:58 PM/1.97m
      • Low
        • 11:51 AM/0.22m
  • Sat 01
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      021-21-21-21-21-21-2
      052-32-31-21-22-31-2
      081-20-10-10-11-21-2
      111-20-10-10-11-21-2
      141-20-10-10-10-11-2
      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°
      6.01.87.5ENE63
      6.01.88.1ENE76
      6.01.86.5SSW193
      5.81.86.7S188
      5.71.75.9SSW196
      5.51.77.3SSW193
      5.31.67.3S190
      5.11.59.4S190

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1528SSW211Fresh Wind
      1936SSW212Fresh Wind
      1833SW214Fresh Wind
      1731SSW208Fresh Wind
      1833SSW197Fresh Wind
      1630SSW193Fresh Wind
      1325SSW204Mod. Wind
      1121SW215Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:18 AM/1.94m
      • Low
        • 12:06 AM/0.26m
        • 12:29 PM/0.36m
  • Sun 02
    • 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
      171-21-21-21-21-21-2
      201-21-21-21-21-21-2
      232-32-32-31-22-31-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      4.81.510.8S182
      4.61.410.5S173
      4.51.411.2S179
      4.41.411.7S183
      4.91.511.7S182
      6.01.85.9ENE74
      7.22.26.2ENE60
      7.72.46.8ENE56

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1018SW231Mod. Wind
      713WSW255Mod. Wind
      59NW321Light Wind
      1223NNE32Mod. Wind
      1935NE44Fresh Wind
      2242NE41Strong Wind
      2444NNE31Strong Wind
      2241NNE24Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:00 AM/1.76m
      • Low
        • 12:47 AM/0.43m
        • 1:13 PM/0.53m
  • Mon 03
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      022-32-32-32-32-32-3
      052-32-32-32-32-32-3
      081-22-31-21-21-21-2
      112-33-42-32-32-32-3
      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°
      7.82.47.2NE56
      7.72.37.4ENE58
      6.82.17.6ENE62
      7.12.18.5ENE77
      7.72.46.4SSW194
      7.62.37.0S191
      6.82.18.1S190
      6.01.88.3S184

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2139NNE22Strong Wind
      1935NNE20Fresh Wind
      1121SW225Mod. Wind
      2546SSW205Strong Wind
      2342SSW199Strong Wind
      1936SSW195Fresh Wind
      1426SSW198Mod. Wind
      1019SSW209Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:51 AM/1.56m
      • Low
        • 1:35 AM/0.63m
        • 2:10 PM/0.72m
  • Tue 04
    • 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
      111-21-20-10-11-22-3
      142-31-20-10-11-22-3
      172-31-20-10-11-22-3
      202-31-20-10-11-22-3
      232-31-20-10-11-22-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.41.710.5S189
      5.21.610.7S184
      5.31.612.1SSW193
      5.81.813.8SSW205
      6.21.913.7SSW204
      6.41.913.6SSW203
      6.52.013.3SSW203
      6.92.112.9SSW203

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      611SW219Light Wind
      37WSW238Calm
      36NW316Calm
      815NE38Mod. Wind
      1426NE53Mod. Wind
      1732NE43Fresh Wind
      1834NNE31Fresh Wind
      2037NNE26Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 9:18 AM/1.38m
      • Low
        • 2:50 AM/0.81m
        • 3:54 PM/0.85m

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