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Amanzimtoti to Ballito Bay

Wednesday 23 May 2018

Thumping winter surf Wednesday down the coast, with a few bending in to 3ft from the general ambient ocean swell. A fresh NNE blows however, so forgetaboutit. Proper period grunt goes to waste. Smaller than yesterday. Pity about the wind. Sunny and warm. Thursday could be kiff waves down coast on the dawnie landbreeze, with minimum 4' on points and kiff. Town very small, if not flat. Sunny and warm. Friday a new southerly buster has smacked open coast into white capped miffness, with town sheltered, but not too much happening. There is a new, quite long period, SSW swell running in the mess other side of the Bluff, with perhaps ragged little 2' sets bending in. Wind has a bit too much S in it. Partly cloudy. Saturday surf to 4' on Bluff side of coast, with dawnie waves open coast before a NE onshore builds into a nasty blow. Town 1-2' and a few smallies at dawn. Sunday sickly morning in leftover onshore and messy sloppy miffed up general 3' open surf, sloppy 1-2' in town. The wind switches westerly in arvi, and brushes it into better shape. A bit small.

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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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  • Sea Temp: 21.3 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 5:06 PM
  • Sunrise: 6:38 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Thu 24

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      • 6  
  • Fri 25

      • 8  
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  • Sat 26

      • 6  
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  • Sun 27

      • 6  
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      • 6  
  • Mon 28

      • 7  
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      • 8  
      • 9  
  • Tue 29

      • 7  
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      • 8  
      • 9  
  • Wed 30

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

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Thu 24

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      • 5  
      20
  • Fri 25

      • 18  
      08
      • 17  
      11
      • 16  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 11  
      20
  • Sat 26

      • 7  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 7  
      20
  • Sun 27

      • 7  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 16  
      17
      • 17  
      20
  • Mon 28

      • 17  
      08
      • 20  
      11
      • 21  
      14
      • 22  
      17
      • 22  
      20
  • Tue 29

      • 15  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 20  
      14
      • 23  
      17
      • 23  
      20
  • Wed 30

      • 17  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 6  
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      • 5  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Thu 24
    • 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°
      6.21.917.0SSW200
      6.31.916.5SSW200

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      59SW223Light Wind
      917SW230Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:23 PM/1.45m
      • Low
        • 6:14 AM/0.68m
        • 6:30 PM/0.63m
  • Fri 25
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      022-31-20-10-12-32-3
      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
      172-31-20-10-12-32-3
      202-31-20-10-12-32-3
      232-31-20-10-12-32-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.62.016.0SSW201
      7.12.215.5SSW201
      7.52.315.2SSW201
      7.62.314.8SSW202
      7.42.314.5SSW203
      7.22.214.4SSW203
      6.92.114.3SSW202
      6.62.014.2SSW201

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1629SW225Fresh Wind
      1834SW219Fresh Wind
      1833SSW211Fresh Wind
      1732SSW201Fresh Wind
      1631SSW195Fresh Wind
      1427S189Mod. Wind
      1122SSW197Mod. Wind
      1120SSW201Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:51 AM/1.62m
        • 1:19 PM/1.56m
      • Low
        • 7:13 AM/0.56m
        • 7:23 PM/0.53m
  • Sat 26
    • 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
      082-31-20-10-11-22-3
      112-31-20-10-11-22-3
      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°
      6.41.914.0SSW200
      6.21.913.8SSW201
      6.11.913.6SSW199
      6.21.913.5SSW198
      6.31.913.3SSW198
      6.31.913.2SSW197
      6.21.913.0SSW197
      6.11.912.8SSW198

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1019SSW205Mod. Wind
      815SSW208Mod. Wind
      713SW218Mod. Wind
      714SSW205Mod. Wind
      918S185Mod. Wind
      917S169Mod. Wind
      713SSE161Mod. Wind
      48S177Light Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:39 AM/1.72m
        • 2:03 PM/1.66m
      • Low
        • 7:57 AM/0.45m
        • 8:06 PM/0.44m
  • Sun 27
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      022-31-20-10-11-21-2
      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
      171-21-20-10-11-21-2
      201-21-20-10-11-21-2
      232-31-20-10-11-21-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.91.812.7SSW197
      5.71.712.5SSW197
      5.51.712.3SSW197
      5.41.612.1SSW197
      5.41.711.9SSW197
      5.71.711.8SSW197
      6.01.811.7SSW196
      6.21.911.5SSW193

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      36SSE147Calm
      48E88Light Wind
      714NNE26Mod. Wind
      1020NNE27Mod. Wind
      1426NE44Mod. Wind
      1630NE49Fresh Wind
      1731NE45Fresh Wind
      1426NE37Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:18 AM/1.81m
        • 2:40 PM/1.74m
      • Low
        • 8:34 AM/0.36m
        • 8:42 PM/0.38m
  • Mon 28
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      022-31-20-10-11-21-2
      052-31-20-10-12-31-2
      082-31-20-10-12-31-2
      112-33-41-21-22-32-3
      143-43-41-22-33-43-4
      173-43-42-32-33-43-4
      203-43-42-32-33-43-4
      233-43-42-33-43-43-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.31.911.2S189
      6.52.010.4S178
      6.82.110.4S177
      7.22.28.4ESE121
      7.72.38.0E98
      8.12.57.3E84
      8.72.67.5ENE77
      8.92.77.8ENE71

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1427NNE33Mod. Wind
      1528NNE26Fresh Wind
      1732NNE20Fresh Wind
      2037NNE27Fresh Wind
      2140NE34Strong Wind
      2241NE36Strong Wind
      2241NNE30Strong Wind
      1936NNE23Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:53 AM/1.87m
        • 3:14 PM/1.79m
      • Low
        • 9:07 AM/0.30m
        • 9:16 PM/0.34m
  • Tue 29
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      023-43-42-32-33-43-4
      053-43-42-32-33-42-3
      082-32-32-32-32-32-3
      112-32-32-32-32-32-3
      143-43-41-22-33-42-3
      172-31-20-10-12-31-2
      202-31-20-10-12-32-3
      233-42-30-10-12-33-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.72.68.1ENE71
      7.92.48.3ENE69
      7.22.28.5ENE70
      6.92.18.7ENE74
      7.32.28.2E95
      8.22.57.2S179
      9.12.87.4SSW192
      10.13.18.1SSW197

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1631NNE17Fresh Wind
      510NW310Light Wind
      1528SSW209Fresh Wind
      1528SSW205Fresh Wind
      2038SSW192Fresh Wind
      2342S191Strong Wind
      2344SSW203Strong Wind
      2547SSW214Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:26 AM/1.90m
        • 3:46 PM/1.82m
      • Low
        • 9:39 AM/0.27m
        • 9:48 PM/0.32m
  • Wed 30
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      023-42-30-10-13-43-4
      053-52-30-10-13-43-4
      083-42-30-10-13-43-4
      113-42-30-10-12-32-3
      142-31-20-10-12-32-3
      172-31-20-10-12-31-2
      201-21-20-10-11-21-2
      231-22-30-10-11-21-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      10.73.38.9SSW196
      10.73.39.7SSW195
      9.93.010.1SSW192
      8.42.69.9S189
      7.22.29.8S179
      6.21.910.8SSE159
      5.71.711.3SSE150
      5.61.711.3SE143

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2444SW216Strong Wind
      2241SW220Strong Wind
      1733SW226Fresh Wind
      1324SW227Mod. Wind
      611SSW196Light Wind
      59ENE79Light Wind
      1324NNE34Mod. Wind
      2038NNE21Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:56 AM/1.90m
        • 4:17 PM/1.83m
      • Low
        • 10:09 AM/0.26m
        • 10:20 PM/0.33m
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