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Plett to Port Alfred

 

Wednesday 23 September 2020

The south and east coasts of the Cape are a far cry from the kakkery on the West Coast Wednesday with calm, glassy seas and epic building 5-7ft SSW groundswell making landfall at long and slow 18 seconds, but growing in consistency all arvi. KIFF! Sunny after cool start. Thursday swell direction more SW and less consistent and smaller now and decaying further, but maybe 4-5' open coast at first in light E onshore but chance of landbreeze makes leftover option feasible early. This puffs then eases as a low pressure and mild front approaches, with winds dying off into a glassy or light W evening. Partly cloudy and warm after cool start. Friday stiff West busters hammer the coast, while a mangled 3-6ft windswell shunts past bigger and bigger on the horizon all day, with gusts to almost galeforce. Mangled and white capped mush to shore. Sheltered points MIGHT have a few 2-3' sets but swell lacks refractability in its core period. Cloudy and warm with showers. Saturday and still the wind pumps with white capped intent, ripped past. The swell looks similar, a washy 3-6ft mostly shunted past. Partly cloudy and cool with showers. Sunday crisp west offshore brushes fun 3-4' west swell on open coast, small on points. Partly cloudy and cool with showers.

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Eastern Cape West

  • Sea Temp: 17.6 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 6:14 PM
  • Sunrise: 6:05 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Wed 23

      • 7  
      • 9  
      • 10  
      • 11  
      • 11  
  • Thu 24

      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 7  
  • Fri 25

      • 9  
      • 10  
      • 13  
      • 16  
      • 15  
  • Sat 26

      • 13  
      • 13  
      • 14  
      • 13  
      • 13  
  • Sun 27

      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 8  
      • 8  
  • Mon 28

      • 12  
      • 12  
      • 11  
      • 11  
      • 10  
  • Tue 29

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

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Wed 23

      • 2  
      08
      • 3  
      11
      • 2  
      14
      • 4  
      17
      • 3  
      20
  • Thu 24

      • 9  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 6  
      14
      • 6  
      17
      • 3  
      20
  • Fri 25

      • 22  
      08
      • 27  
      11
      • 31  
      14
      • 31  
      17
      • 25  
      20
  • Sat 26

      • 26  
      08
      • 28  
      11
      • 26  
      14
      • 24  
      17
      • 20  
      20
  • Sun 27

      • 14  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 17  
      14
      • 16  
      17
      • 18  
      20
  • Mon 28

      • 26  
      08
      • 23  
      11
      • 20  
      14
      • 17  
      17
      • 13  
      20
  • Tue 29

      • 4  
      08
      • 2  
      11
      • 3  
      14
      • 4  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Wed 23
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      083-40-11-23-4
      114-61-22-34-5
      146-82-33-56-8
      178-103-43-56-8
      208-102-33-56-8
      236-82-33-46-8
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.32.210.9SW224
      8.52.613.4SW216
      10.23.117.7SSW207
      11.23.416.6SSW209
      11.23.415.7SSW210
      10.63.215.1SSW213

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      23S174Calm
      36N353Calm
      24SW222Calm
      48S174Light Wind
      37SE137Calm
      713NE48Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:28 AM/1.50m
      • Low
        • 1:09 AM/0.54m
        • 1:21 PM/0.63m
  • Thu 24
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      026-81-23-45-7
      055-71-22-34-6
      084-61-22-34-5
      114-51-22-33-5
      144-51-21-23-5
      173-51-21-23-4
      203-40-11-23-4
      233-40-11-23-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      10.03.014.4SW216
      9.42.914.0SW217
      8.92.713.4SW219
      8.52.613.0SW219
      8.12.512.6SW220
      7.72.412.2SW220
      7.42.311.8SW220
      7.32.211.6SW221

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      510NE43Light Wind
      713E95Mod. Wind
      917ENE71Mod. Wind
      714ENE77Mod. Wind
      611SE127Light Wind
      612SSE159Light Wind
      36S183Calm
      916WSW247Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 8:39 AM/1.34m
      • Low
        • 2:06 AM/0.72m
        • 2:30 PM/0.81m
  • Fri 25
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      023-40-11-23-4
      053-40-11-23-4
      083-50-11-23-4
      114-60-11-24-5
      146-80-12-35-7
      178-101-23-48-10
      208-101-23-48-10
      238-101-22-36-8
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.32.211.4SW221
      7.92.411.1SW222
      8.62.611.0SW224
      10.23.110.1SW229
      13.14.08.9SW235
      15.54.710.1SW231
      15.24.610.5SW231
      13.94.210.4SW233

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1630WSW253Fresh Wind
      2038WSW256Fresh Wind
      2241W264Strong Wind
      2750W265Strong Wind
      3158W261Near Gale
      3158WSW249Near Gale
      2547WSW236Strong Wind
      2648WSW252Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 10:37 AM/1.27m
      • Low
        • 3:57 AM/0.84m
        • 5:16 PM/0.88m
  • Sat 26
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      026-80-12-36-8
      056-80-11-25-7
      086-80-11-25-7
      116-80-11-26-8
      146-80-12-36-8
      176-80-12-36-8
      206-80-12-36-8
      236-80-11-25-7
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      13.04.010.2SW235
      12.63.89.9WSW237
      12.73.99.8WSW238
      13.24.09.8WSW238
      13.54.110.2WSW238
      13.24.010.7SW236
      12.53.811.1SW235
      11.63.511.2SW235

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2547WSW253Strong Wind
      2648WSW256Strong Wind
      2649W261Strong Wind
      2852W267Near Gale
      2649W259Strong Wind
      2445WSW249Strong Wind
      2038WSW242Fresh Wind
      1631SW236Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:28 PM/1.36m
      • Low
        • 6:21 AM/0.80m
        • 7:03 PM/0.77m
  • Sun 27
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      025-70-11-24-6
      054-60-11-24-5
      084-50-11-23-5
      113-50-11-23-4
      143-50-11-23-4
      173-40-11-23-4
      203-40-11-23-4
      233-50-11-23-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      10.73.311.2SW235
      10.03.011.2WSW237
      9.32.811.2WSW237
      8.82.711.2WSW238
      8.52.611.2WSW238
      8.22.511.1WSW238
      8.12.511.0WSW237
      8.72.610.4WSW238

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1427WSW245Mod. Wind
      1426WSW252Mod. Wind
      1426WSW256Mod. Wind
      1528W262Fresh Wind
      1732W261Fresh Wind
      1630W259Fresh Wind
      1833W270Fresh Wind
      2342W276Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:57 AM/1.40m
        • 1:28 PM/1.51m
      • Low
        • 7:24 AM/0.68m
        • 7:53 PM/0.63m
  • Mon 28
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      024-50-11-23-5
      055-70-11-24-6
      085-70-11-25-7
      115-70-11-25-7
      145-70-11-24-6
      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°
      10.23.19.3WSW238
      11.63.59.2WSW237
      12.13.79.4SW236
      11.83.69.8SW234
      11.33.410.1SW232
      10.63.210.3SW231
      10.13.110.3SW231
      9.73.010.4SW231

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2548W267Strong Wind
      2649WSW257Strong Wind
      2648WSW256Strong Wind
      2343WSW255Strong Wind
      2037WSW250Fresh Wind
      1732WSW240Fresh Wind
      1325SW229Mod. Wind
      1120SSW205Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:47 AM/1.51m
        • 2:08 PM/1.64m
      • Low
        • 8:03 AM/0.56m
        • 8:27 PM/0.52m
  • Tue 29
    • 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
      143-40-11-23-4
      173-50-11-23-4
      203-50-11-23-4
      234-61-22-34-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.42.910.6SW230
      9.12.810.6SW229
      8.72.710.6SW229
      8.42.610.5SW228
      8.22.510.5SW228
      8.22.510.6SW228
      8.42.610.9SW227
      8.92.712.2SW219

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      714S180Mod. Wind
      511SSE160Light Wind
      48SE136Light Wind
      23ESE106Calm
      36SE133Calm
      48SE134Light Wind
      12NNE14Calm
      510WNW285Light Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:24 AM/1.62m
        • 2:40 PM/1.76m
      • Low
        • 8:32 AM/0.46m
        • 8:55 PM/0.42m

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Wed Sep 23 12:55:53 +0000 2020

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Wed Sep 23 12:34:40 +0000 2020

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Wed Sep 23 12:26:43 +0000 2020

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Wed Sep 23 12:16:59 +0000 2020

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