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Plett to Port Alfred

Monday 21 May 2018

Frontal weather on the way, but first a stiff NW devil wreaks havoc early Monday becoming a proper W buster by arvi and evening, pumping overnight as the swell jacks all day, stormy and messy at first. And then, #ohmyflippinhat Tuesday is PROPER. P.R.O.P.E.R! Some sets to 18ft could well be thumping wildside coast in SW gales early. It's proper winter stuff. Sheltered points are like 6-8'+. Most are out of control. Completely. A lot of energy in this one. The winds abate all day, ending crisp moderate W offshore. Could be an epic evening at select spots. HAR HAR. Partly cloudy. Wednesday again, a frisky NW devil kickstarts the day, before the next front scuds in from the west, and it goes strong and white capped W. The surf hardly pauses, starting a solid 8ft and reaching 10ft+ in the arvi. Goes giant again by evening. Partly cloudy with showers. Thursday going off. Proper waves for this coast. On the points. It's 8'+ open coast, with points cranking 4-6' or more. Strong westerlies do abate into moderate / fresh. Epic. Cloudy with showers. Friday GAME OVER. A beast wind kills it dead. Showers.

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Eastern Cape West

  • Sea Temp: 17.6 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 5:20 PM
  • Sunrise: 7:07 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Tue 22

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  • Wed 23

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  • Thu 24

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  • Fri 25

      • 10  
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  • Sat 26

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  • Sun 27

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  • Mon 28

      • 7  
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      08
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      08
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      • 12  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Tue 22

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      • 15  
      20
  • Wed 23

      • 14  
      08
      • 16  
      11
      • 17  
      14
      • 19  
      17
      • 21  
      20
  • Thu 24

      • 6  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 10  
      20
  • Fri 25

      • 8  
      08
      • 11  
      11
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      14
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      20
  • Sat 26

      • 12  
      08
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      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 4  
      20
  • Sun 27

      • 14  
      08
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      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 5  
      20
  • Mon 28

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Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Tue 22
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      2018-203-46-815-18
      2318-203-45-715-18
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      20.36.215.4SW227
      18.75.715.3SW227

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1528W276Fresh Wind
      1222WNW297Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 9:25 AM/1.39m
      • Low
        • 3:08 AM/0.75m
        • 3:37 PM/0.70m
  • Wed 23
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      0215-183-44-610-15
      0510-152-34-510-15
      0810-152-33-510-12
      1110-152-34-510-12
      1415-182-34-610-15
      1715-183-45-710-15
      2015-182-34-610-15
      2315-182-34-510-15
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      17.45.315.2SW227
      16.25.015.0SW228
      15.54.714.7SW229
      16.14.914.4SW228
      17.75.414.4SW228
      18.55.614.4SW228
      18.55.614.1SW229
      17.85.413.7SW232

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1121NNW327Mod. Wind
      1121NW310Mod. Wind
      1427W280Mod. Wind
      1631WNW284Fresh Wind
      1733W279Fresh Wind
      1935W264Fresh Wind
      2140W261Strong Wind
      2038WSW256Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 10:58 AM/1.38m
      • Low
        • 4:59 AM/0.75m
        • 5:14 PM/0.70m
  • Thu 24
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      0210-152-33-510-12
      0510-121-23-410-12
      0810-122-33-48-10
      118-102-33-48-10
      148-102-33-48-10
      178-103-43-56-8
      208-103-43-56-8
      236-82-33-46-8
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      16.55.013.4SW231
      15.24.613.3SW230
      14.24.313.3SW227
      13.54.113.4SW223
      12.93.913.7SW219
      12.33.714.2SSW209
      11.73.614.2SSW208
      11.23.414.1SSW208

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1426WSW251Mod. Wind
      1019WSW252Mod. Wind
      611W261Light Wind
      1018WSW236Mod. Wind
      815S189Mod. Wind
      1019S191Mod. Wind
      1018SW214Mod. Wind
      1019WSW238Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:15 PM/1.43m
      • Low
        • 6:21 AM/0.66m
        • 6:26 PM/0.64m
  • Fri 25
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      026-82-33-45-7
      056-82-33-45-7
      086-82-33-45-7
      116-82-33-45-7
      145-72-33-45-7
      175-72-33-44-6
      205-72-33-44-6
      235-72-33-44-6
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      10.63.213.8SSW209
      10.33.113.6SSW208
      10.33.113.5SSW206
      10.43.213.4SSW204
      10.33.113.3SSW202
      10.23.113.2SSW201
      10.13.112.9SSW203
      9.83.012.8SSW201

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1019SW235Mod. Wind
      714S189Mod. Wind
      816SE143Mod. Wind
      1120ESE114Mod. Wind
      1121ESE104Mod. Wind
      1427E95Mod. Wind
      1426E83Mod. Wind
      1324ENE69Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:42 AM/1.65m
        • 1:12 PM/1.52m
      • Low
        • 7:16 AM/0.55m
        • 7:18 PM/0.56m
  • Sat 26
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      024-62-33-44-5
      054-52-32-33-5
      084-52-32-33-5
      113-51-22-33-4
      143-51-22-33-4
      173-51-22-33-4
      203-51-22-33-4
      233-41-22-33-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.42.912.7SSW200
      9.02.712.6SSW199
      8.62.612.5SSW199
      8.32.512.3SSW200
      8.22.512.0SSW202
      8.12.511.8SSW202
      8.02.511.7SSW203
      8.02.411.5SSW204

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1223NE53Mod. Wind
      1222NE43Mod. Wind
      1223NE49Mod. Wind
      1324NE55Mod. Wind
      1223ENE62Mod. Wind
      1019ENE62Mod. Wind
      47N8Light Wind
      714W274Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:30 AM/1.74m
        • 1:57 PM/1.60m
      • Low
        • 7:59 AM/0.46m
        • 7:59 PM/0.49m
  • Sun 27
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      023-41-22-33-4
      053-51-21-23-4
      083-50-11-23-4
      113-50-11-23-4
      143-50-11-23-4
      173-50-11-23-4
      203-50-11-23-4
      233-50-11-23-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.92.411.3SSW205
      8.02.411.4SSW209
      8.02.412.3SW224
      8.02.412.5SW226
      7.92.412.5SW224
      7.72.413.1SW224
      7.62.312.8SW225
      7.52.312.7SW222

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1325WSW256Mod. Wind
      1630WSW247Fresh Wind
      1427WSW241Mod. Wind
      1528WSW245Fresh Wind
      1325WSW251Mod. Wind
      917WSW248Mod. Wind
      59SW224Light Wind
      13NNW343Calm

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:11 AM/1.81m
        • 2:35 PM/1.67m
      • Low
        • 8:33 AM/0.39m
        • 8:35 PM/0.44m
  • Mon 28
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      023-41-21-23-4
      053-41-21-23-4
      083-41-21-23-4
      113-40-11-23-4
      143-41-21-23-4
      173-41-21-23-4
      203-41-21-23-4
      234-61-21-24-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.42.312.7SW219
      7.42.212.6SW216
      7.32.212.3SW216
      7.12.212.0SW220
      7.22.211.9SW217
      7.22.211.6SW214
      7.52.311.1SW215
      9.52.910.7SW226

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      816NNE30Mod. Wind
      1325NE39Mod. Wind
      1019NNE18Mod. Wind
      1223WNW284Mod. Wind
      1731W260Fresh Wind
      1325WSW256Mod. Wind
      1426W263Mod. Wind
      1935W275Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:47 AM/1.85m
        • 3:11 PM/1.71m
      • Low
        • 9:05 AM/0.35m
        • 9:07 PM/0.40m
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