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Plett to Port Alfred

 

Tuesday 6 August 2019

I'm back Barry! Stiff offshore W blows Tuesday and it FIRES on some points. Others out of control 6-8ft+. Open coast looks 10-12ft+, easing all day tho. Ends 6-8' on these beaches. Winds ease - the frisky buster goes lekka light and epic surfing in the arvi. Partly cloudy and warmish. Wednesday stiff N sideshore soon ousts the katabatic NW landbreeze, a precursor to a monster buster on way. From late morning to lunch a rapid white kapping of the sea goes nuclear mid to late arvi, gusting 50kts+ galeforce. Batten your britches Bernie! Scoured 6-7' open coast surf soon smears into a mangled windsea 10-12ft, heaving overnight. Sunny and warm. Thursday pomping winter westerlies blow a brisk 25kts. Sheltered spots only. Dik 10ft+ west swell herded past out to sea. Intermittent 4-8' sets make landfall in wind-washed wild-side salt-slides. Some points have waves. Too much wind otherwise. Swell direction super westerly. Heaving chunks on horizon but not same on shore. Partly cloudy and cool. Friday weak 3-5' SSW windswell with fresh NW devils wind ... then proper west offshore softening to crisp. Sea lacks punch, but may be fun. Sunny. Warmish. Saturday fires brah! At least 6-8ft open coast in light W offshore before a winter bursterly busts mid to late arvi. Dik storm swell and winds due tomorra. Sunny and cool to warm.

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Eastern Cape West

  • Sea Temp: 18.3 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 5:51 PM
  • Sunrise: 6:50 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Wed 21

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  • Thu 22

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  • Fri 23

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  • Sat 24

      • 8  
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  • Sun 25

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      • 14  
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      • 18  
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  • Mon 26

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      • 12  
  • Tue 27

      • 17  
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        -
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      08
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      08
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      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Wed 21

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      • 18  
      20
  • Thu 22

      • 5  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 10  
      20
  • Fri 23

      • 2  
      08
      • 1  
      11
      • 4  
      14
      • 8  
      17
      • 13  
      20
  • Sat 24

      • 11  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 7  
      14
      • 5  
      17
      • 3  
      20
  • Sun 25

      • 24  
      08
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      11
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      14
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      17
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      20
  • Mon 26

      • 17  
      08
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      11
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      14
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  • Tue 27

      • 18  
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      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Wed 21
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      2010-122-34-58-10
      2310-154-55-710-12
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      12.53.816.4SW217
      13.44.118.5SSW204

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1833NE54Fresh Wind
      1732NE39Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:32 AM/1.56m
      • Low
        • 12:27 AM/0.50m
        • 12:33 PM/0.47m
  • Thu 22
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      0210-123-55-710-12
      0510-123-44-68-10
      088-102-33-58-10
      118-102-33-46-8
      146-81-23-46-8
      176-81-22-35-7
      205-71-22-35-7
      235-71-22-34-6
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      13.34.017.6SSW206
      12.53.816.7SSW210
      11.83.615.9SW215
      11.13.415.3SW217
      10.53.214.8SW220
      9.93.014.4SW220
      9.62.914.1SW220
      9.62.913.7SW221

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1324NNE23Mod. Wind
      612N353Light Wind
      510WNW290Light Wind
      916WSW255Mod. Wind
      1019SW232Mod. Wind
      1121SW222Mod. Wind
      1020SW214Mod. Wind
      917SSW205Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:09 AM/1.46m
      • Low
        • 1:03 AM/0.58m
        • 1:09 PM/0.57m
  • Fri 23
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      025-71-22-35-7
      056-81-22-35-7
      086-81-22-35-7
      116-81-22-35-7
      146-81-22-35-7
      175-70-11-24-6
      204-60-11-24-5
      234-60-11-24-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.93.013.6SW222
      10.33.113.6SW223
      10.53.213.5SW226
      10.53.213.2SW228
      10.23.113.3SW231
      9.73.013.3SW233
      9.32.813.2SW235
      9.02.713.1WSW237

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      510SSW214Light Wind
      48SSW198Light Wind
      24S170Calm
      13E92Calm
      48ENE77Light Wind
      815E79Mod. Wind
      1324ENE72Mod. Wind
      1529NE49Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:57 AM/1.36m
      • Low
        • 1:48 AM/0.67m
        • 1:56 PM/0.68m
  • Sat 24
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      024-50-11-23-5
      054-50-11-23-5
      083-50-11-23-4
      113-50-11-23-4
      143-40-10-13-4
      173-40-10-13-4
      203-40-10-13-4
      233-40-10-12-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.82.712.9WSW238
      8.52.612.7WSW238
      8.32.512.5WSW239
      8.12.512.3WSW239
      7.82.412.3WSW240
      7.52.312.4WSW241
      7.22.212.5WSW241
      6.92.112.6WSW241

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1528NE48Fresh Wind
      1325NE44Mod. Wind
      1120NNE24Mod. Wind
      713NW316Mod. Wind
      713W276Mod. Wind
      510WSW255Light Wind
      36NW312Calm
      714NW311Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 9:15 AM/1.27m
      • Low
        • 2:53 AM/0.76m
        • 3:10 PM/0.78m
  • Sun 25
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      023-40-10-13-4
      053-50-11-23-4
      085-70-11-24-6
      118-101-22-36-8
      1410-121-23-410-12
      1710-152-34-610-15
      2015-183-45-710-15
      2315-183-45-710-15
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.02.112.6WSW240
      7.92.412.6WSW237
      10.43.212.3SW233
      13.54.111.7SW231
      16.24.911.7SW230
      18.15.512.4SW227
      18.45.613.2SW223
      17.75.413.7SW223

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1325W274Mod. Wind
      2037W272Fresh Wind
      2444W263Strong Wind
      2751W268Strong Wind
      2955WSW251Near Gale
      2751SW233Strong Wind
      2242SW233Strong Wind
      1732WSW239Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 11:05 AM/1.27m
      • Low
        • 4:39 AM/0.78m
        • 5:09 PM/0.80m
  • Mon 26
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      0210-153-44-610-15
      0510-152-33-510-12
      0810-121-23-48-10
      118-101-23-48-10
      148-101-23-48-10
      178-101-22-36-8
      208-101-22-36-8
      236-81-22-36-8
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      16.65.113.9SW224
      15.34.713.7SW226
      14.14.313.5SW229
      13.34.113.4SW230
      12.93.913.3SW230
      12.63.813.1SW232
      12.23.712.8SW232
      11.93.612.7SW231

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1528WSW248Fresh Wind
      1630W259Fresh Wind
      1732W264Fresh Wind
      1935W265Fresh Wind
      2140WSW256Strong Wind
      2241WSW252Strong Wind
      2038WSW252Fresh Wind
      1834W265Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:36 PM/1.39m
      • Low
        • 6:22 AM/0.69m
        • 6:46 PM/0.69m
  • Tue 27
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      028-101-22-36-8
      0510-122-33-58-10
      0810-153-45-710-15
      1115-183-56-815-18
      1415-184-56-815-18
      1718-204-56-815-18
      2015-184-56-815-18
      2315-183-56-810-15
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      12.53.812.6SW228
      14.34.413.3SW224
      16.65.014.7SW219
      17.95.515.3SW218
      18.35.615.7SW218
      18.45.615.9SW218
      18.05.515.8SW218
      17.35.315.7SW217

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1834W268Fresh Wind
      1834W265Fresh Wind
      1833W268Fresh Wind
      1732W269Fresh Wind
      1834W261Fresh Wind
      1935WSW251Fresh Wind
      1629WSW237Fresh Wind
      1426WSW249Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:59 AM/1.53m
        • 1:37 PM/1.56m
      • Low
        • 7:26 AM/0.54m
        • 7:47 PM/0.54m

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