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Port Alfred to Kei Mouth

Thursday 14 June 2018

Warm prefrontal N winds pump Thursday - a precursor to a big W buster travelling up from Cape Town. Surf tiny, and blown out cross-onshore. Sunny and hot. Friday the storm begins to bite. Stiff W offshores bring rising surf: 4' increasing to maybe 6', BUT be warned, the swell direction is west and the wind is west, and its pumping. Much may miss the coast. Partly cloudy and cooler. Saturday ooolala! Now the storm is tearing chunks outta the coast. A 25ft west stormsea shunted passed out to sea and on the horizon by a 40kt W gale. Howling. Partly cloudy and cool. It's too wild to surf. The wind drops into the night, and then picks up a weird, quickfire burst of beastly east onshore at 10kts by 5am already on Sunday - basically a NNE flow that sucks towards the next chunk of low pressure heading this way. Solid leftover swell wasted. Partly cloudy. Blown out and miff, and followed early Monday by the new buster, which arrives at 25kts and ripping at 5am, but easing in morning to fresh WSW as a new 6-8' groundswell starts arriving late morning into the arvi. If wind not too strong, it cooks this arvi or evening. Partly cloudy.

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  • Sea Temp: 19.6 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 5:08 PM
  • Sunrise: 7:10 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Mon 18

      • 8  
      • 10  
      • 12  
      • 13  
      • 12  
  • Tue 19

      • 14  
      • 15  
      • 17  
      • 18  
      • 18  
  • Wed 20

      • 16  
      • 14  
      • 13  
      • 12  
      • 11  
  • Thu 21

      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 9  
  • Fri 22

      • 10  
      • 10  
      • 11  
      • 14  
      • 17  
  • Sat 23

      • 14  
      • 13  
      • 12  
      • 11  
      • 11  
  • Sun 24

      • 19  
      • 19  
      • 19  
      • 18  
      • 12  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 13  
      20
      • 14  
      08
      • 16  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 15  
      20
      • 14  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 13  
      20
      • 12  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 13  
      20
      • 13  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 16  
      17
      • 17  
      20
      • 16  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 14  
      20
      • 13  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 14  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Mon 18

      • 18  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 8  
      20
  • Tue 19

      • 15  
      08
      • 17  
      11
      • 18  
      14
      • 21  
      17
      • 22  
      20
  • Wed 20

      • 13  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 6  
      14
      • 2  
      17
      • 4  
      20
  • Thu 21

      • 16  
      08
      • 17  
      11
      • 16  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 11  
      20
  • Fri 22

      • 17  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 5  
      17
      • 9  
      20
  • Sat 23

      • 26  
      08
      • 23  
      11
      • 18  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 5  
      20
  • Sun 24

      • 25  
      08
      • 22  
      11
      • 20  
      14
      • 15  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Mon 18
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeKenton-on-SeaEast LondonNahoon Reef
      023-54-53-4
      053-43-42-3
      083-43-42-3
      114-64-64-5
      146-85-76-8
      176-85-78-10
      205-74-66-8
      235-74-66-8
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.92.712.6S180
      8.22.512.5S177
      8.12.512.4S177
      9.52.912.8SSW203
      12.33.713.1SW225
      13.04.013.1SW230
      12.33.812.9SW232
      11.83.613.1SW232

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1732NW326Fresh Wind
      2037SW222Fresh Wind
      1833SW229Fresh Wind
      1529WSW242Fresh Wind
      1324WSW248Mod. Wind
      1020SW234Mod. Wind
      814WSW257Mod. Wind
      1122W268Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:51 AM/1.85m
      • Low
        • 12:38 AM/0.65m
        • 12:58 PM/0.60m
  • Tue 19
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeKenton-on-SeaEast LondonNahoon Reef
      026-86-86-8
      056-86-88-10
      088-106-88-10
      1110-128-1010-12
      1410-1210-1210-15
      1710-1510-1210-15
      2010-1510-1210-15
      2310-1510-1210-15
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      12.03.614.3SW223
      12.63.814.1SW223
      13.64.213.9SW224
      15.14.615.5SW220
      16.55.015.4SW223
      17.55.315.2SW224
      18.05.515.1SW226
      18.05.515.0SW227

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1427WSW251Mod. Wind
      1426WSW256Mod. Wind
      1528W262Fresh Wind
      1731WSW257Fresh Wind
      1835WSW255Fresh Wind
      2140WSW245Strong Wind
      2241WSW240Strong Wind
      2037WSW240Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:48 AM/1.71m
      • Low
        • 1:36 AM/0.77m
        • 1:53 PM/0.71m
  • Wed 20
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeKenton-on-SeaEast LondonNahoon Reef
      0210-1510-1210-15
      0510-1210-1210-15
      088-108-1010-12
      118-106-88-10
      146-85-78-10
      175-74-66-8
      205-74-56-8
      234-53-55-7
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      17.75.415.0SW228
      16.85.114.7SW228
      15.64.814.4SW229
      14.34.314.1SW230
      13.14.013.6SW231
      12.03.713.3SW232
      11.23.413.0SW231
      10.43.212.7SW231

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1733WSW247Fresh Wind
      1528WSW250Fresh Wind
      1324WSW258Mod. Wind
      1018W267Mod. Wind
      612W271Light Wind
      24W270Calm
      47NNE21Light Wind
      815NNE23Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 8:57 AM/1.59m
      • Low
        • 2:46 AM/0.87m
        • 3:00 PM/0.82m
  • Thu 21
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeKenton-on-SeaEast LondonNahoon Reef
      023-53-44-6
      053-53-44-5
      083-53-44-5
      113-53-44-5
      143-53-44-5
      173-53-44-5
      203-53-44-6
      233-53-44-6
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.83.012.5SW232
      9.42.912.4SW231
      9.32.812.3SW230
      9.42.912.4SW231
      9.42.912.6SW231
      9.42.912.7SW231
      9.42.912.8SW231
      9.42.912.8SW231

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      917NE36Mod. Wind
      1223NE46Mod. Wind
      1630NE41Fresh Wind
      1733NNE26Fresh Wind
      1629NNE13Fresh Wind
      1223N2Mod. Wind
      1120W275Mod. Wind
      1631SW232Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 10:19 AM/1.53m
      • Low
        • 4:12 AM/0.92m
        • 4:20 PM/0.87m
  • Fri 22
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeKenton-on-SeaEast LondonNahoon Reef
      023-53-44-6
      054-53-54-6
      084-53-54-6
      114-53-54-6
      145-74-55-7
      178-108-1010-12
      2010-1210-1210-15
      2310-128-1010-15
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.73.012.7SW232
      10.03.012.6SW232
      10.03.012.5SW231
      10.03.012.5SW230
      11.23.412.7SW230
      14.44.416.4SW231
      16.75.117.3SW233
      16.35.016.6SW235

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2037SW234Fresh Wind
      1935WSW237Fresh Wind
      1732SW234Fresh Wind
      1324SW223Mod. Wind
      916SSW201Mod. Wind
      510SE134Light Wind
      918ENE62Mod. Wind
      1731NE39Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 11:40 AM/1.53m
      • Low
        • 5:38 AM/0.90m
        • 5:40 PM/0.87m
  • Sat 23
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeKenton-on-SeaEast LondonNahoon Reef
      028-108-1010-12
      058-106-810-12
      086-86-88-10
      116-85-78-10
      145-74-66-8
      175-74-56-8
      204-63-55-7
      234-53-55-7
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      15.04.616.3WSW237
      14.04.316.2WSW238
      13.54.115.8WSW238
      12.83.915.4WSW238
      11.93.615.1WSW237
      11.13.414.5WSW237
      10.53.214.3WSW236
      10.13.113.8SW236

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2240NNE31Strong Wind
      2547NNE23Strong Wind
      2648NNE15Strong Wind
      2343N7Strong Wind
      1834N358Fresh Wind
      1120N350Mod. Wind
      510W268Light Wind
      1325WSW236Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:14 AM/1.75m
        • 12:46 PM/1.59m
      • Low
        • 6:44 AM/0.83m
        • 6:44 PM/0.83m
  • Sun 24
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeKenton-on-SeaEast LondonNahoon Reef
      025-74-56-8
      058-106-810-12
      0810-1510-1210-15
      1110-1510-1210-15
      1410-1510-1210-15
      1710-1210-1210-15
      2010-128-1010-15
      2310-1210-1210-15
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      11.53.513.5SW236
      16.14.913.2SW234
      19.05.813.3SW233
      19.15.813.7SW233
      18.65.714.1SW232
      17.95.514.2SW232
      17.45.314.2SW234
      16.95.217.1SW235

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2547WSW249Strong Wind
      2750WSW250Strong Wind
      2548WSW250Strong Wind
      2242WSW253Strong Wind
      2037WSW248Fresh Wind
      1528WSW237Fresh Wind
      713WSW238Mod. Wind
      48NNW335Light Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:09 AM/1.80m
        • 1:38 PM/1.66m
      • Low
        • 7:33 AM/0.76m
        • 7:33 PM/0.77m
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