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Amanzimtoti to Ballito Bay

Thursday 22 June 2017

Small clean seas Thursday puffing a light to moderate southerly in arvi. Signs of long range south swell late in day, but check out Friday which dawns wild and crazy down the coast as carnage hits in the form of 10-12ft south swell and howling SW winds. The horizon is like a battlezone of warring Jaegers, and legions of aquatic transformers on too much techie testosterone. There could be 6ft+ sets hitting the northen parts of the beachfront, easing by 20% during the day and the wind puffing SSW to S and slightly sideshore. Still, could be good individual waves. Saturday 8' swell eases to 6' by day's end on open coast, with a moderate to fresh N wind due. Sunday down the coast, glassy and kiff day of winter surf with 4' lines early puffing onshore in arvi. Town 1-2' and fun, if small. Monday lekker long range long lulled south swell to 4' or more could turn points on. Lekker light winds puff light onshore.

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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
Swell
height
Swell
period
Surface
wind
CSIR buoy
Durban
CSIR buoy
Richards Bay
Webcam
Durban
Daily images
South Coast
Weather Durban

KZN Durban

  • Sea Temp: 20.9 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 5:04 PM
  • Sunrise: 6:51 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Fri 23

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      •    
      • 15  
      • 14  
      • 13  
  • Sat 24

      • 9  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Sun 25

      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
  • Mon 26

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Tue 27

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 8  
      • 8  
  • Wed 28

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 8  
  • Thu 29

      • 11  
      • 12  
      • 11  
      • 11  
      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      • 17  
      14
      • 18  
      17
      • 17  
      20
      • 15  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 13  
      20
      • 12  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 11  
      20
      • 16  
      08
      • 16  
      11
      • 16  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 15  
      20
      • 14  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 7  
      20
      • 8  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 8  
      17
      • 8  
      20
      • 7  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 11  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Fri 23

      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      • 20  
      14
      • 16  
      17
      • 14  
      20
  • Sat 24

      • 4  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 5  
      20
  • Sun 25

      • 6  
      08
      • 4  
      11
      • 3  
      14
      • 3  
      17
      • 3  
      20
  • Mon 26

      • 4  
      08
      • 0  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 16  
      20
  • Tue 27

      • 18  
      08
      • 18  
      11
      • 18  
      14
      • 22  
      17
      • 24  
      20
  • Wed 28

      • 11  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 16  
      14
      • 18  
      17
      • 18  
      20
  • Thu 29

      • 29  
      08
      • 24  
      11
      • 20  
      14
      • 15  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Fri 23
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      148-105-70-10-16-88-10
      178-104-60-10-16-88-10
      206-83-50-10-15-76-8
      235-73-40-10-14-65-7
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      15.34.717.4SSW203
      13.84.217.5SSW203
      12.63.817.3SSW203
      11.53.516.7SSW204

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2038SSW206Fresh Wind
      1630SSW205Fresh Wind
      1426SSW207Mod. Wind
      1018SW215Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:52 AM/1.95m
        • 3:19 PM/1.92m
      • Low
        • 9:08 AM/0.19m
        • 9:26 PM/0.22m
  • Sat 24
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      024-63-40-10-13-54-6
      054-52-30-10-13-44-5
      083-52-30-10-13-43-5
      113-41-20-10-12-33-4
      143-41-20-10-12-33-4
      172-31-20-10-12-32-3
      202-31-20-10-11-22-3
      232-31-20-10-11-22-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      10.53.216.4SSW205
      9.62.915.7SSW205
      8.82.715.1SSW205
      8.12.514.6SSW204
      7.52.314.1SSW204
      7.02.113.7SSW202
      6.62.013.3SSW202
      6.21.913.0SSW202

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      611WSW242Light Wind
      48WNW282Light Wind
      48NW324Light Wind
      815NNE21Mod. Wind
      1121NNE30Mod. Wind
      918NE39Mod. Wind
      510NNE22Light Wind
      36W263Calm

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:37 AM/2.00m
        • 4:05 PM/1.98m
      • Low
        • 9:52 AM/0.13m
        • 10:12 PM/0.20m
  • Sun 25
    • 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
      171-21-20-10-11-21-2
      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°
      5.91.812.7SSW200
      5.61.712.3SSW197
      5.41.612.1SSW196
      5.21.611.9SSW195
      5.01.511.7SSW194
      5.01.511.5SSW193
      5.01.511.3SSW192
      5.31.611.6SSW193

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      816SW218Mod. Wind
      917SSW213Mod. Wind
      611SW218Light Wind
      47SW230Light Wind
      37SSE160Calm
      36SE138Calm
      35SW221Calm
      612SW224Light Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:20 AM/2.00m
        • 4:48 PM/1.99m
      • Low
        • 10:35 AM/0.12m
        • 10:56 PM/0.22m
  • Mon 26
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      022-31-20-10-11-22-3
      052-31-20-10-12-32-3
      083-41-20-10-12-33-4
      113-41-20-10-12-32-3
      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°
      5.91.813.5SSW196
      6.52.016.6SSW199
      6.92.116.4SSW199
      6.92.116.0SSW200
      6.72.015.5SSW202
      6.52.015.2SSW202
      6.52.014.9SSW203
      6.62.014.7SSW204

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      713SW226Mod. Wind
      714SW219Mod. Wind
      48SW217Light Wind
      00SE143Calm
      917ENE67Mod. Wind
      1426NE56Mod. Wind
      1631NE41Fresh Wind
      1834NNE24Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:03 AM/1.96m
        • 5:31 PM/1.95m
      • Low
        • 11:16 AM/0.15m
        • 11:39 PM/0.29m
  • Tue 27
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      022-31-20-10-11-22-3
      052-31-20-10-12-32-3
      082-31-20-10-12-32-3
      112-31-20-10-11-22-3
      142-31-20-10-11-22-3
      172-33-42-32-32-32-3
      201-21-22-31-21-21-2
      232-32-32-32-32-31-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.72.014.5SSW204
      6.82.114.3SSW204
      6.92.113.9SSW204
      7.02.113.6SSW205
      7.02.113.4SSW206
      7.52.38.6ENE70
      8.22.57.2NE45
      8.22.57.4NE48

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1935NNE19Fresh Wind
      1935NNE13Fresh Wind
      1834N8Fresh Wind
      1833NNE11Fresh Wind
      1834NNE24Fresh Wind
      2241NNE27Strong Wind
      2444NNE19Strong Wind
      2139NNE15Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:45 AM/1.88m
        • 6:14 PM/1.87m
      • Low
        • 11:58 AM/0.23m
  • Wed 28
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      021-22-32-31-21-21-2
      051-22-32-31-21-21-2
      081-21-21-21-21-21-2
      111-21-21-21-21-21-2
      141-22-31-21-21-21-2
      171-22-32-31-21-21-2
      202-32-32-32-32-32-3
      232-32-32-32-32-32-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.82.47.5NE48
      7.42.27.7NE51
      6.92.17.8NE51
      6.72.07.9NE52
      6.72.08.1NE56
      7.12.28.0NE56
      7.72.38.0NE53
      7.32.28.2NE55

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1733N10Fresh Wind
      1426N5Mod. Wind
      1121N3Mod. Wind
      1222NNE18Mod. Wind
      1629NE34Fresh Wind
      1834NNE31Fresh Wind
      1833NNE18Fresh Wind
      916N351Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:27 AM/1.76m
      • Low
        • 12:23 AM/0.38m
        • 12:40 PM/0.34m
  • Thu 29
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeThe BluffNew PierVetchsSouth BeachMgeni RiverBallito Bay
      021-21-21-21-21-21-2
      053-43-41-22-33-43-4
      083-42-30-10-12-33-4
      113-52-30-10-13-43-5
      144-52-30-10-13-43-5
      174-52-30-10-13-43-5
      203-52-30-10-13-43-5
      233-52-30-10-13-43-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.62.08.3NE55
      7.42.28.2E98
      10.63.27.4SSW196
      11.73.68.8SSW197
      11.43.59.6SSW195
      10.63.211.1SSW197
      9.83.012.8SSW201
      9.42.913.8SSW201

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      917WSW239Mod. Wind
      3157SSW198Near Gale
      2955SSW201Near Gale
      2445SSW201Strong Wind
      2038SSW197Fresh Wind
      1528SSW194Fresh Wind
      714SSW198Mod. Wind
      12W279Calm

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:12 AM/1.63m
      • Low
        • 1:09 AM/0.50m
        • 1:24 PM/0.47m

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