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Amanzimtoti to Ballito Bay

Weekend 27 May 2017

Friday could be clean 4' down coast in clean early seas, tho town shows a moderate devilish NW wind that glasses then goes strong SSW. Town 1-2'. Saturday open coast shredded by a building buster. Town clean but a lack of swell. Might be 2' bumps. Sunday the busters are blasting. Town is 2' or so with a bit of errant swell scraping in from a windy sea, with sheltered options at the usual suspects. Monday lots of 4-5' lines down the coast, maybe more, but the winds look a bit iffy SSW or so to start going moderate S then SE onshore. Town okay early with a few 2' bumps. Tuesday nasty beasterly onshore ruins a nice new 3-4' SSW groundswell out of town, 1' within.

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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: 22.6 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 5:04 PM
  • Sunrise: 6:41 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Sun 28

      • 11  
      • 11  
      • 10  
      • 10  
      • 9  
  • Mon 29

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 5  
  • Tue 30

      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 6  
  • Wed 31

      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 4  
      • 4  
      • 4  
  • Thu 01

      • 4  
      • 4  
      • 4  
      • 4  
      • 4  
  • Fri 02

      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
  • Sat 03

      • 5  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 7  
      • 10  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 11  
      20
      • 13  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 12  
      20
      • 12  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 15  
      20
      • 18  
      08
      • 17  
      11
      • 16  
      14
      • 16  
      17
      • 15  
      20
      • 17  
      08
      • 16  
      11
      • 16  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 14  
      20
      • 13  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 13  
      20
      • 13  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 7  
      14
      • 7  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Sun 28

      • 24  
      08
      • 23  
      11
      • 21  
      14
      • 21  
      17
      • 19  
      20
  • Mon 29

      • 12  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 5  
      17
      • 3  
      20
  • Tue 30

      • 9  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 16  
      17
      • 15  
      20
  • Wed 31

      • 10  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 8  
      20
  • Thu 01

      • 6  
      08
      • 3  
      11
      • 4  
      14
      • 7  
      17
      • 10  
      20
  • Fri 02

      • 9  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 13  
      20
  • Sat 03

      • 13  
      08
      • 16  
      11
      • 18  
      14
      • 19  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Sun 28
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      023-42-30-10-13-43-4
      054-52-30-10-13-43-5
      084-53-40-10-13-43-5
      113-52-30-10-13-43-5
      143-52-30-10-13-43-4
      173-42-30-10-13-43-4
      203-42-30-10-12-33-4
      233-42-30-10-12-33-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      10.43.28.8SSW193
      11.23.49.6SSW194
      11.43.510.0SSW196
      10.93.310.2SSW195
      10.23.110.2SSW195
      9.73.010.4SSW194
      9.12.810.6SSW194
      8.62.611.9SSW197

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2546SW214Strong Wind
      2547SW217Strong Wind
      2445SW217Strong Wind
      2342SW214Strong Wind
      2140SSW203Strong Wind
      2139SSW198Strong Wind
      1936SSW204Fresh Wind
      1834SW214Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:13 AM/1.98m
        • 5:39 PM/1.92m
      • Low
        • 11:26 AM/0.17m
        • 11:48 PM/0.30m
  • Mon 29
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      023-42-30-10-12-33-4
      053-41-20-10-12-32-3
      082-31-20-10-12-32-3
      112-31-20-10-11-22-3
      142-31-20-10-11-22-3
      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°
      8.12.513.2SSW199
      7.52.313.6SSW198
      7.12.213.3SSW198
      6.62.013.0SSW198
      6.21.912.8SSW198
      5.81.812.6SSW198
      5.41.612.4SSW198
      5.21.612.4SSW198

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1731SSW210Fresh Wind
      1427SSW203Mod. Wind
      1223SSW200Mod. Wind
      1019SSW192Mod. Wind
      816S170Mod. Wind
      510SE145Light Wind
      35E95Calm
      47NE37Light Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:55 AM/1.86m
        • 6:25 PM/1.81m
      • Low
        • 12:09 PM/0.28m
  • Tue 30
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      021-20-10-10-11-21-2
      051-20-10-10-11-21-2
      081-20-10-10-11-21-2
      111-20-10-10-11-21-2
      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°
      4.91.512.3SSW200
      4.81.512.3SSW200
      4.81.512.3SSW200
      4.91.514.5SSW201
      5.11.615.2SSW200
      5.41.714.9SSW200
      5.61.714.6SSW202
      5.81.814.5SSW203

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      611NNE16Light Wind
      714N5Mod. Wind
      916N9Mod. Wind
      1223NNE21Mod. Wind
      1528NNE33Fresh Wind
      1630NE35Fresh Wind
      1528NNE27Fresh Wind
      1528NNE20Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:41 AM/1.71m
      • Low
        • 12:34 AM/0.44m
        • 12:56 PM/0.42m
  • Wed 31
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      022-31-20-10-11-22-3
      052-31-20-10-11-22-3
      081-21-20-10-11-22-3
      111-20-10-10-11-21-2
      141-20-10-10-11-21-2
      171-20-10-10-10-11-2
      201-20-10-10-10-11-2
      231-20-10-10-10-11-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.71.815.8SSW204
      5.51.718.4SSW203
      5.11.617.6SSW204
      4.81.416.7SSW206
      4.41.316.0SSW207
      4.11.315.5SSW209
      3.91.215.1SSW209
      3.91.214.7SSW210

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1325NNE12Mod. Wind
      1020NNE12Mod. Wind
      1019NNE13Mod. Wind
      917NNE19Mod. Wind
      1018NNE33Mod. Wind
      917NNE29Mod. Wind
      816NNE12Mod. Wind
      917N357Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:33 AM/1.55m
      • Low
        • 1:27 AM/0.58m
        • 1:49 PM/0.57m
  • Thu 01
    • Beach forecast

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

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      3.91.215.9SSW207
      4.11.218.0SSW202
      4.31.317.0SSW203
      4.31.316.2SSW205
      4.31.315.5SSW207
      4.31.314.9SSW207
      4.31.314.3SSW208
      4.51.413.9SSW207

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      815NNW343Mod. Wind
      612NNW329Light Wind
      611NW316Light Wind
      37NNW329Calm
      49NE50Light Wind
      714NE43Mod. Wind
      1019NNE17Mod. Wind
      1120N7Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 8:39 AM/1.41m
      • Low
        • 2:33 AM/0.71m
        • 2:58 PM/0.69m
  • Fri 02
    • Beach forecast

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

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      4.61.412.8SSW193
      4.71.413.9S191
      4.81.413.4S174
      4.81.513.0S175
      4.91.514.2SSW192
      5.01.513.7SSW194
      5.11.613.3SSW193
      5.21.614.0SSW206

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1019N2Mod. Wind
      916N353Mod. Wind
      916N350Mod. Wind
      815N7Mod. Wind
      1020NE34Mod. Wind
      1223NNE33Mod. Wind
      1325NNE19Mod. Wind
      1324NNE18Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 10:08 AM/1.34m
      • Low
        • 4:00 AM/0.78m
        • 4:24 PM/0.75m
  • Sat 03
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      021-20-10-10-11-21-2
      051-20-10-10-11-21-2
      081-20-10-10-11-21-2
      111-21-20-10-11-21-2
      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°
      5.21.613.5SSW203
      5.11.613.0SSW201
      5.21.612.7SSW201
      5.51.712.4SSW196
      6.11.97.1ENE62
      6.62.06.8NE56
      6.82.17.1ENE58
      6.52.07.3ENE58

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1223NNE16Mod. Wind
      1223NNE14Mod. Wind
      1325NNE15Mod. Wind
      1629NNE24Fresh Wind
      1834NNE33Fresh Wind
      1935NNE30Fresh Wind
      1529NNE21Fresh Wind
      917N4Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 11:40 AM/1.35m
      • Low
        • 5:32 AM/0.76m
        • 5:47 PM/0.73m

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