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Amanzimtoti to Ballito Bay

Weekend 8 September 2018

Some showers with a crisp offshore early Friday grooms a small fun 2' maybe 3' SE windswell in the bay. The buster builds in morning, killing open coast, with sheltered but fairly lame surf in town. Saturday cutoff lows in the south and SE winds out to sea start to impact the surf. Winds are pumping SSW to S with rain showers and along open coast, expect building 3-4' messy surf becoming 6'+ stormsea as the wind builds into a SW neargale. Town shows 2-4' sets in arvi. Sunday ripping neargale SSW winds pummel the Bluff and down the coast. Town sheltered but slightly fleabitten with the wind direction and intensity. Some ragged 4-5' sets show on northern beaches. New Pier might have some 4' sets. A solid tho crazy messy 10ft south swell slams open coast. Partly cloudy and warm. Monday the buster has eased, and nice conditions in town, but a bit breezy for open coast. The swell has eased to 4-5' or bigger on the Bluff, easing further. Town should be fun 2-4' on northern beaches, 2-3' New Pier? Nice and clean. Partly cloudy and cool to warm. Tuesday the low slinks away and the High sidles up, with building stiff NE onhsore beast winds. Dawnie fun 2-4' east swell. Sunny and warm. Spring is back.

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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: 20.5 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 5:51 PM
  • Sunrise: 5:45 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Sat 22

      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 11  
      • 12  
      • 14  
  • Sun 23

      • 12  
      • 11  
      • 11  
      • 11  
      • 11  
  • Mon 24

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Tue 25

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Wed 26

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 6  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Thu 27

      • 7  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Fri 28

      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 7  
      • 8  
      • 16  
      08
      • 16  
      11
      • 18  
      14
      • 20  
      17
      • 19  
      20
      • 18  
      08
      • 17  
      11
      • 17  
      14
      • 16  
      17
      • 16  
      20
      • 14  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 13  
      20
      • 10  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 8  
      17
      • 8  
      20
      • 7  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 10  
      20
      • 14  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 7  
      17
      • 6  
      20
      • 7  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 8  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Sat 22

      • 7  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 5  
      17
      • 5  
      20
  • Sun 23

      • 11  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 17  
      17
      • 15  
      20
  • Mon 24

      • 18  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 2  
      20
  • Tue 25

      • 19  
      08
      • 17  
      11
      • 18  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 2  
      20
  • Wed 26

      • 19  
      08
      • 16  
      11
      • 16  
      14
      • 17  
      17
      • 14  
      20
  • Thu 27

      • 11  
      08
      • 16  
      11
      • 20  
      14
      • 23  
      17
      • 25  
      20
  • Fri 28

      • 27  
      08
      • 21  
      11
      • 6  
      14
      • 29  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Sat 22
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      023-41-20-10-12-33-4
      053-42-30-10-12-33-4
      083-52-30-10-13-43-5
      114-52-30-10-13-44-5
      145-73-40-10-14-65-7
      178-104-60-10-16-86-8
      208-105-70-10-16-88-10
      238-105-70-10-16-88-10
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.22.215.3SSW201
      8.02.415.4SSW201
      8.62.615.5SSW200
      9.42.916.3SSW201
      10.63.218.0SSW200
      12.33.819.6SSW199
      13.64.219.2SSW200
      13.94.218.6SSW200

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      23WSW253Calm
      37SSW212Calm
      713SSW196Mod. Wind
      1019S174Mod. Wind
      1019SSE162Mod. Wind
      510SE132Light Wind
      510ENE76Light Wind
      611NE38Light Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:25 AM/1.63m
        • 2:42 PM/1.77m
      • Low
        • 8:31 AM/0.47m
        • 8:52 PM/0.44m
  • Sun 23
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      028-104-60-10-16-88-10
      056-84-50-10-15-76-8
      086-83-50-10-15-76-8
      115-73-40-10-14-65-7
      145-73-40-10-14-55-7
      175-73-40-10-14-55-7
      205-73-40-10-14-55-7
      234-63-40-10-13-54-6
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      13.44.118.1SSW201
      12.63.917.8SSW201
      11.83.617.6SSW202
      11.13.417.3SSW201
      10.63.216.7SSW202
      10.63.216.4SSW202
      10.73.316.0SSW202
      10.63.215.5SSW203

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      916ENE58Mod. Wind
      917NE48Mod. Wind
      1122NNE28Mod. Wind
      1325NNE29Mod. Wind
      1528NE51Fresh Wind
      1731NE55Fresh Wind
      1527NE44Fresh Wind
      1834NE36Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:53 AM/1.76m
        • 3:10 PM/1.90m
      • Low
        • 8:58 AM/0.35m
        • 9:19 PM/0.32m
  • Mon 24
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      024-62-30-10-13-54-6
      053-52-30-10-13-43-5
      083-42-30-10-12-33-4
      113-41-20-10-12-33-4
      142-31-20-10-12-32-3
      172-31-20-10-12-32-3
      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°
      10.33.115.2SSW204
      9.32.814.9SSW203
      8.42.614.4SSW204
      7.92.414.1SSW204
      7.42.313.8SSW203
      7.02.113.4SSW204
      6.62.013.2SSW203
      6.21.912.9SSW201

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1529NNE24Fresh Wind
      815SW230Mod. Wind
      1834SSW211Fresh Wind
      1427SSW209Mod. Wind
      1324SSW197Mod. Wind
      917S177Mod. Wind
      24NE34Calm
      1222NNE23Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:21 AM/1.85m
        • 3:36 PM/2.00m
      • Low
        • 9:25 AM/0.25m
        • 9:46 PM/0.24m
  • Tue 25
    • 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
      082-31-20-10-12-32-3
      112-32-32-32-32-32-3
      142-32-32-31-22-31-2
      172-32-32-31-22-32-3
      202-32-32-32-32-32-3
      232-33-42-32-32-32-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.41.912.6SSW201
      6.52.012.3SSW198
      7.12.110.4S184
      7.32.27.9ENE66
      7.32.27.5ENE58
      7.02.17.7ENE62
      7.22.27.8ENE64
      7.72.37.5ENE77

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2037NNE22Fresh Wind
      1427N356Mod. Wind
      1936NNE13Fresh Wind
      1732NNE28Fresh Wind
      1833NE40Fresh Wind
      1121NE38Mod. Wind
      25SW230Calm
      1935SSW201Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:48 AM/1.93m
        • 4:03 PM/2.06m
      • Low
        • 9:52 AM/0.18m
        • 10:13 PM/0.19m
  • Wed 26
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      022-33-42-32-32-32-3
      052-33-42-32-32-32-3
      081-21-20-10-11-21-2
      111-21-20-10-11-21-2
      141-21-20-10-11-21-2
      172-31-20-10-11-22-3
      202-31-20-10-11-22-3
      232-31-20-10-12-32-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.82.47.9ENE70
      7.72.37.9ENE75
      7.42.37.2SSE152
      6.82.17.3SSE152
      6.41.98.3SSE159
      6.52.010.9SSW194
      6.82.110.1SSW198
      7.02.115.7SSW207

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1630SSW198Fresh Wind
      2038SSW201Fresh Wind
      1935SSW195Fresh Wind
      1630S190Fresh Wind
      1630S182Fresh Wind
      1731S183Fresh Wind
      1427S181Mod. Wind
      1019SSE165Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:15 AM/1.96m
        • 4:30 PM/2.08m
      • Low
        • 10:19 AM/0.15m
        • 10:40 PM/0.18m
  • Thu 27
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      023-41-20-10-12-33-4
      052-31-20-10-12-32-3
      082-31-20-10-11-22-3
      111-21-20-10-11-22-3
      141-21-20-10-11-21-2
      172-32-30-11-22-32-3
      201-22-31-21-21-21-2
      232-32-32-31-22-31-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.22.215.6SSW205
      7.12.214.9SSW205
      6.62.014.1SSW207
      6.11.913.4SSW209
      6.01.812.2SSW201
      6.52.06.9ESE115
      7.22.26.0ENE63
      7.82.46.4ENE58

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      815ESE124Mod. Wind
      916E89Mod. Wind
      1122ENE60Mod. Wind
      1631NE52Fresh Wind
      2038NE51Fresh Wind
      2344NE54Strong Wind
      2547NE46Strong Wind
      2750NNE29Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:43 AM/1.96m
        • 4:58 PM/2.06m
      • Low
        • 10:47 AM/0.16m
        • 11:08 PM/0.21m
  • Fri 28
    • 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
      082-32-32-32-32-32-3
      112-32-32-32-32-32-3
      142-32-32-32-32-32-3
      173-43-42-32-33-42-3
      202-31-20-10-12-32-3
      232-32-30-10-12-31-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.72.76.7NE50
      9.22.87.1NE46
      9.32.87.3NE49
      8.62.67.6NE56
      7.32.27.7ENE65
      8.02.47.8ENE75
      9.02.86.6S181
      8.52.67.5SSE159

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      3055NNE27Near Gale
      2954NNE26Near Gale
      2751NNE26Strong Wind
      2139NNE31Strong Wind
      612SSW195Light Wind
      2955SSW197Near Gale
      2751SSW194Strong Wind
      2038SSW194Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:11 AM/1.93m
        • 5:28 PM/1.99m
      • Low
        • 11:16 AM/0.22m
        • 11:38 PM/0.28m
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