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Plett to Port Alfred

Thursday 11 October 2018

Crisp SW offshore early Thursday with fun 3-4' groundswell @ 15 secs for punchy fun before the wind goes like the clappers, gusting a busterly 23kts. Partly cloudy and warm with showers. Friday now the surf on open coast is a solid 6-8' but with S blowing fresh to strong. Sideshore and not ideal for almost all spots. Takes a SE onshore bent from about 2pm. Partly cloudy and cool with showers. Saturday noooit! The onshore winds up into a snotkapped salticracked beasterly blow in humid partly cloudy warm weather, and the leftover 4-6' S swell surf slammed into oblivion. A solid 4'+ windswell overlays the groundswell with a salt-blasted 4-8ft windsea mess by evening. The beasterly builds into a straight yeast gale by early Sunday and its horrible. It's horrible I tell you. Messed up 2-10ft E windswell blasted by the beasterly gale. It's horrible. Did I say that already? Partly cloudy with showers. Monday dawns a different day as crisp moderate to fresh WSW offshores work some magic into a still twisted 3-6ft easterly sea. Partly cloudy and warm. Partly cloudy and warm.

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Eastern Cape West

  • Sea Temp: 17.0 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 6:34 PM
  • Sunrise: 5:30 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Sat 20

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      • 11  
      • 10  
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  • Sun 21

      • 9  
      • 9  
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  • Mon 22

      • 11  
      • 12  
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      • 13  
  • Tue 23

      • 12  
      • 11  
      • 10  
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      • 8  
  • Wed 24

      • 7  
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      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 7  
  • Thu 25

      • 6  
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  • Fri 26

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

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Sat 20

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        -
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        -
      • 12  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 14  
      20
  • Sun 21

      • 17  
      08
      • 19  
      11
      • 20  
      14
      • 23  
      17
      • 26  
      20
  • Mon 22

      • 30  
      08
      • 30  
      11
      • 30  
      14
      • 31  
      17
      • 33  
      20
  • Tue 23

      • 22  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 14  
      20
  • Wed 24

      • 11  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 19  
      17
      • 17  
      20
  • Thu 25

      • 18  
      08
      • 20  
      11
      • 20  
      14
      • 22  
      17
      • 24  
      20
  • Fri 26

      • 22  
      08
      • 23  
      11
      • 24  
      14
      • 26  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Sat 20
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      146-80-12-36-8
      176-81-22-35-7
      206-80-12-35-7
      236-81-22-35-7
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      10.63.215.3SW234
      10.33.115.2SW233
      10.03.114.9SW233
      9.83.014.5SW232

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1222SSE153Mod. Wind
      1324SE142Mod. Wind
      1426ESE121Mod. Wind
      1426ESE108Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:07 AM/1.41m
        • 1:28 PM/1.59m
      • Low
        • 7:14 AM/0.67m
        • 7:47 PM/0.61m
  • Sun 21
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      025-71-22-35-7
      055-71-22-34-6
      085-71-22-34-6
      115-71-22-34-5
      144-61-22-34-5
      174-61-22-34-5
      204-61-22-34-5
      233-52-32-33-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.73.014.2SW230
      9.52.913.8SW228
      9.42.913.4SW228
      9.22.813.0SW224
      9.02.712.6SW222
      9.02.712.4SW221
      9.32.811.9SSW209
      9.83.010.1S189

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1427E100Mod. Wind
      1528E92Fresh Wind
      1732E84Fresh Wind
      1935ENE78Fresh Wind
      2038E80Fresh Wind
      2343E82Strong Wind
      2649ENE77Strong Wind
      2852ENE70Near Gale

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:44 AM/1.54m
        • 2:00 PM/1.72m
      • Low
        • 7:48 AM/0.55m
        • 8:15 PM/0.49m
  • Mon 22
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      023-53-43-53-4
      052-33-42-31-2
      082-33-43-42-3
      112-33-53-42-3
      142-33-53-42-3
      172-34-53-42-3
      202-34-63-42-3
      233-45-73-52-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      10.23.18.1ESE113
      10.53.27.2ENE78
      11.13.47.4ENE77
      11.63.57.6ENE74
      12.03.77.9ENE73
      12.43.88.1ENE72
      13.24.08.3ENE72
      13.84.28.7ENE71

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2852ENE62Near Gale
      2852ENE68Near Gale
      3055ENE66Near Gale
      3056ENE63Near Gale
      3057ENE66Near Gale
      3157ENE67Near Gale
      3361ENE65Near Gale
      3260ENE63Near Gale

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:16 AM/1.66m
        • 2:30 PM/1.83m
      • Low
        • 8:18 AM/0.44m
        • 8:43 PM/0.37m
  • Tue 23
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      023-45-73-52-3
      052-34-63-42-3
      082-34-53-42-3
      112-33-53-41-2
      142-33-42-31-2
      174-51-22-33-5
      204-61-21-24-5
      234-50-11-23-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      13.94.29.0ENE69
      13.34.19.2ENE69
      12.13.79.2ENE70
      10.83.39.2ENE72
      9.62.99.1ENE75
      8.82.712.0SSW203
      8.32.514.2SW227
      8.02.414.2SW228

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      3056ENE61Near Gale
      2751NE56Strong Wind
      2241NE45Strong Wind
      1325NE46Mod. Wind
      918NE54Mod. Wind
      1223ENE65Mod. Wind
      1427NE49Mod. Wind
      1120NE42Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:46 AM/1.76m
        • 2:58 PM/1.92m
      • Low
        • 8:46 AM/0.35m
        • 9:10 PM/0.28m
  • Wed 24
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      023-50-11-23-4
      053-50-11-23-4
      083-40-11-23-4
      113-40-11-23-4
      143-40-11-22-3
      173-40-10-12-3
      203-40-11-22-3
      232-31-21-22-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.72.413.9SW229
      7.52.313.4SW230
      7.22.213.3SW230
      6.82.113.1SW230
      6.41.912.6SW231
      6.31.912.5SW231
      6.52.012.4SW232
      6.52.09.1SSW202

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      816NNE28Mod. Wind
      918WNW298Mod. Wind
      1122WSW248Mod. Wind
      816SW225Mod. Wind
      1324S176Mod. Wind
      1935SE146Fresh Wind
      1731SE125Fresh Wind
      1427ESE103Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:16 AM/1.84m
        • 3:28 PM/1.99m
      • Low
        • 9:16 AM/0.29m
        • 9:39 PM/0.22m
  • Thu 25
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      021-21-21-21-2
      051-21-21-21-2
      081-21-21-21-2
      112-31-21-21-2
      142-31-22-31-2
      172-31-22-32-3
      202-32-32-32-3
      232-32-32-32-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.41.97.5SSE160
      6.31.97.3SSE152
      6.41.96.6SE137
      6.72.06.7SE137
      7.02.16.8SE133
      7.42.36.9SE126
      8.02.56.9ESE117
      8.32.57.1ESE108

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1427E100Mod. Wind
      1529E100Fresh Wind
      1834E95Fresh Wind
      2037E85Fresh Wind
      2038E84Fresh Wind
      2242E82Strong Wind
      2445ENE77Strong Wind
      2344ENE69Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:47 AM/1.88m
        • 3:59 PM/2.01m
      • Low
        • 9:46 AM/0.25m
        • 10:10 PM/0.19m
  • Fri 26
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      022-32-32-32-3
      052-32-32-32-3
      082-32-32-32-3
      112-32-32-32-3
      142-32-32-32-3
      172-32-32-32-3
      202-33-43-42-3
      233-43-43-42-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.22.57.2ESE112
      8.02.47.3ESE113
      7.82.47.2ESE112
      7.92.47.1ESE103
      8.32.57.1E100
      8.92.77.2E97
      9.62.97.4E93
      10.23.17.7E90

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2242ENE74Strong Wind
      2241E79Strong Wind
      2242ENE74Strong Wind
      2343ENE73Strong Wind
      2445ENE78Strong Wind
      2649ENE75Strong Wind
      2851ENE68Near Gale
      2852ENE64Near Gale

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:19 AM/1.89m
        • 4:31 PM/2.00m
      • Low
        • 10:17 AM/0.26m
        • 10:42 PM/0.21m
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