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Amanzimtoti to Ballito Bay

Tuesday 9 January 2018

A solid open coast swell to 6 foot brings sporadic 3' sets into town Tuesday in stiff SSW busters that kill the Bluff and open coast, but okay in town. The wind blows moderate southerly later, and the swell direction goes SSE so a bit of fun between the piers in order. Wednesday fun 4' lines in town today with kiff early dawn patrol offshores before the wind puffs moderate SE and messes with it. Open coast might have a dawnie if the SSW doesn't have too much S in it. Earlier the better. Solid 4-6' sets hit the points down the coast. Thursday yech! a ripsnorting beasterly brings easterly mangle-mash to shore, starting slow, ending strong. Mild chance of fun dawnie before the beast wind starts to blow. Friday honking onshores, big mashy windswell, miffed up mayhem. Saturday noooooo! The first cyclone swell of the season goes to waste as the beasterlies ruin the party. Dawnie might have a window. In the Eastern Cape it cooks with beautiful long period 6ft groundswell, loooong waits between sets, in glassy seas. In KZN, it doesn't. Sorry for you.

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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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KZN Durban

  • Sea Temp: 22.7 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 7:00 PM
  • Sunrise: 5:10 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Tue 16

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Wed 17

      • 6  
      • 7  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
  • Thu 18

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 10  
      • 10  
  • Fri 19

      • 10  
      • 10  
      • 10  
      • 10  
      • 9  
  • Sat 20

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
  • Sun 21

      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 10  
      • 11  
      • 11  
  • Mon 22

      • 10  
      • 10  
      • 10  
      • 11  
      • 10  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 11  
      20
      • 10  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 7  
      14
      • 7  
      17
      • 7  
      20
      • 8  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 7  
      17
      • 8  
      20
      • 9  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 8  
      17
      • 9  
      20
      • 12  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 14  
      20
      • 14  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 14  
      20
      • 13  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 10  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Tue 16

      • 8  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 14  
      20
  • Wed 17

      • 20  
      08
      • 22  
      11
      • 24  
      14
      • 23  
      17
      • 17  
      20
  • Thu 18

      • 17  
      08
      • 20  
      11
      • 22  
      14
      • 26  
      17
      • 24  
      20
  • Fri 19

      • 24  
      08
      • 24  
      11
      • 26  
      14
      • 24  
      17
      • 19  
      20
  • Sat 20

      • 14  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 17  
      14
      • 17  
      17
      • 14  
      20
  • Sun 21

      • 18  
      08
      • 22  
      11
      • 26  
      14
      • 27  
      17
      • 20  
      20
  • Mon 22

      • 20  
      08
      • 23  
      11
      • 24  
      14
      • 24  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Tue 16
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      082-32-30-11-22-32-3
      112-32-30-10-12-31-2
      142-32-30-10-12-31-2
      172-32-30-10-12-31-2
      202-32-30-10-12-31-2
      232-32-30-11-22-32-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.62.010.3SE132
      7.12.210.5SSE152
      7.32.210.8SSE167
      7.22.210.9SSE166
      6.92.110.7SSE152
      6.62.010.3SE135

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      815SE134Mod. Wind
      713E100Mod. Wind
      1019E79Mod. Wind
      1121ENE65Mod. Wind
      1427NE53Mod. Wind
      1223NE35Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:34 AM/1.76m
        • 3:42 PM/1.87m
      • Low
        • 9:34 AM/0.47m
        • 9:56 PM/0.35m
  • Wed 17
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      022-33-41-21-22-32-3
      052-33-41-21-22-32-3
      082-33-41-21-22-32-3
      113-43-41-22-33-43-4
      142-32-32-32-32-32-3
      172-33-42-32-32-32-3
      202-33-42-32-32-32-3
      232-32-32-32-32-32-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.52.010.0ESE116
      6.31.99.9ESE113
      6.42.09.7ESE105
      6.92.19.7ESE102
      7.72.46.7ENE73
      8.22.56.9ENE71
      8.02.47.2ENE72
      7.32.27.2ENE73

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1834NNE25Fresh Wind
      1630NNE23Fresh Wind
      2038NNE30Fresh Wind
      2240NE41Strong Wind
      2444NE53Strong Wind
      2343NE46Strong Wind
      1733NE44Fresh Wind
      1224NNE24Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:05 AM/1.84m
        • 4:12 PM/1.91m
      • Low
        • 10:06 AM/0.42m
        • 10:25 PM/0.30m
  • Thu 18
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      022-32-31-22-32-32-3
      052-32-32-32-32-32-3
      082-32-32-32-32-32-3
      112-33-42-32-32-32-3
      143-43-42-32-33-43-4
      173-43-53-43-43-43-4
      203-54-53-43-43-53-5
      233-54-53-43-43-53-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.02.17.4ENE76
      7.22.27.6ENE73
      7.52.37.5ENE72
      7.82.47.7ENE72
      8.42.57.8ENE71
      9.52.97.4ENE69
      10.03.07.9ENE70
      9.83.08.1ENE70

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1833NNE16Fresh Wind
      2037NE35Fresh Wind
      1732NNE30Fresh Wind
      2038NE39Fresh Wind
      2242NE53Strong Wind
      2649NE53Strong Wind
      2446NE36Strong Wind
      2444NNE31Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:35 AM/1.89m
        • 4:42 PM/1.92m
      • Low
        • 10:38 AM/0.39m
        • 10:53 PM/0.28m
  • Fri 19
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      023-43-53-43-43-43-4
      053-54-53-43-43-53-5
      083-54-53-43-43-53-5
      113-54-53-43-43-53-5
      143-43-53-43-43-43-4
      173-54-53-43-43-53-5
      204-54-63-43-44-54-5
      234-64-63-43-44-64-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.52.98.1ENE67
      9.62.98.6ENE75
      9.62.98.6ENE72
      9.52.98.5ENE72
      9.93.07.6ENE68
      10.03.07.8ENE71
      9.32.89.4E85
      8.62.611.1E90

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2446NNE32Strong Wind
      2546NNE32Strong Wind
      2445NNE31Strong Wind
      2445NE43Strong Wind
      2648NE55Strong Wind
      2445NE49Strong Wind
      1936NE38Fresh Wind
      1935NNE34Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:05 AM/1.91m
        • 5:11 PM/1.90m
      • Low
        • 11:08 AM/0.39m
        • 11:22 PM/0.29m
  • Sat 20
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      024-54-63-43-44-54-5
      054-54-63-43-44-53-5
      083-54-52-33-43-53-5
      113-54-52-33-43-53-5
      144-54-63-43-44-54-5
      174-65-73-43-44-64-5
      204-65-73-43-54-64-6
      235-76-83-54-55-75-7
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.12.512.0E91
      7.82.412.0E89
      7.72.312.0E89
      7.72.312.0E89
      7.92.412.2E89
      8.22.512.8E87
      8.32.513.9E84
      8.42.514.9E84

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1631NE34Fresh Wind
      1630NE38Fresh Wind
      1427NE40Mod. Wind
      1528NE56Fresh Wind
      1732ENE65Fresh Wind
      1732ENE66Fresh Wind
      1426NE51Mod. Wind
      1427NE47Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:35 AM/1.91m
        • 5:40 PM/1.86m
      • Low
        • 11:39 AM/0.42m
        • 11:51 PM/0.31m
  • Sun 21
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      025-76-83-54-55-75-7
      055-76-83-54-55-75-7
      085-76-83-54-55-75-7
      116-86-84-54-66-86-8
      146-88-104-65-76-86-8
      178-108-105-76-88-108-10
      208-108-104-65-78-106-8
      236-88-104-65-76-86-8
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.52.614.5E84
      8.62.614.4E85
      8.82.714.4E85
      9.32.814.4E85
      10.23.114.5E85
      11.13.414.4E85
      10.63.214.1E86
      10.43.213.7E87

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1528NE37Fresh Wind
      1629NE35Fresh Wind
      1834NE34Fresh Wind
      2241NE49Strong Wind
      2649ENE57Strong Wind
      2751NE53Strong Wind
      2038NE41Fresh Wind
      2546NE36Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:06 AM/1.88m
        • 6:11 PM/1.80m
      • Low
        • 12:11 PM/0.47m
  • Mon 22
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      026-88-104-65-76-86-8
      056-88-104-54-66-86-8
      086-86-83-54-56-85-7
      115-76-83-44-55-75-7
      145-75-73-53-55-74-6
      175-76-83-54-55-75-7
      206-86-83-44-56-86-8
      236-86-83-44-56-86-8
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      10.43.213.4E89
      10.13.113.2E91
      9.62.912.9E92
      9.62.911.1E87
      10.13.19.8E83
      10.53.29.9E91
      10.23.112.2ESE102
      10.13.112.0ESE104

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2547NNE31Strong Wind
      2241NE39Strong Wind
      2037NNE34Fresh Wind
      2343NE42Strong Wind
      2446NE52Strong Wind
      2444NE54Strong Wind
      2038NE40Fresh Wind
      2242NE35Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:39 AM/1.83m
      • Low
        • 12:22 AM/0.37m
        • 12:45 PM/0.54m
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