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Cape St Francis to Port Alfred

Weekend 18 February 2017

Nowhere conditions Friday with soft nowhere 2-3' SSW windswell running open coast in light going moderate to miff yeasterly onshore. Saturday lekker new proper groundswell is thumping open coast with lekker 4-5' sets perhaps some to six. Surf early when the offshore nice and crisp. It soons starts to feather, and then buckle into a white capped buster, and it's a bit too strong for most. Nice punchy period to 16 secods. Sunday early might cook again at sunrise before a okay but not ideal SSW breeze starts to swing S then moderate to freshly miff SE onshore. Swell seems solid 4-6' easing to 3-5'. Monday eish, the onshore winds come up early and set to mess with dribbly 2-4' leftovers. Tuesday sorry a consistent new nice directioned SSW swell to 5' open coast is smeared by SE onshore.

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Eastern Cape West

  • Sea Temp: 21.5 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 7:02 PM
  • Sunrise: 5:59 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Wed 22

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Thu 23

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
  • Fri 24

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Sat 25

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 9  
      • 9  
  • Sun 26

      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 8  
  • Mon 27

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 8  
      • 9  
  • Tue 28

      • 9  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 12  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 11  
      20
      • 11  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 10  
      20
      • 8  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 10  
      20
      • 9  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 14  
      20
      • 13  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 13  
      20
      • 12  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 6  
      20
      • 8  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 12  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Wed 22

      • 9  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 16  
      20
  • Thu 23

      • 19  
      08
      • 20  
      11
      • 20  
      14
      • 21  
      17
      • 23  
      20
  • Fri 24

      • 18  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 7  
      17
      • 7  
      20
  • Sat 25

      • 21  
      08
      • 19  
      11
      • 18  
      14
      • 17  
      17
      • 15  
      20
  • Sun 26

      • 7  
      08
      • 6  
      11
      • 7  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 12  
      20
  • Mon 27

      • 18  
      08
      • 20  
      11
      • 22  
      14
      • 25  
      17
      • 27  
      20
  • Tue 28

      • 13  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 16  
      14
      • 19  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Wed 22
    • 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
      113-41-21-23-4
      143-41-21-23-4
      173-41-21-23-4
      203-41-21-23-4
      233-41-21-23-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.62.311.6SSW209
      7.72.411.7SSW209
      7.82.411.6SSW209
      7.72.311.6SSW210
      7.52.311.5SSW210
      7.42.311.4SSW209
      7.42.211.3SSW208
      7.32.211.2SSW208

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      713E91Mod. Wind
      714E93Mod. Wind
      917E91Mod. Wind
      918E92Mod. Wind
      1222ESE103Mod. Wind
      1427E98Mod. Wind
      1629E86Fresh Wind
      1630ENE74Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:16 AM/1.41m
        • 1:29 PM/1.51m
      • Low
        • 7:23 AM/0.84m
        • 7:51 PM/0.70m
  • Thu 23
    • 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
      113-41-21-23-4
      143-41-21-23-4
      173-41-22-32-3
      202-31-22-32-3
      232-32-32-31-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.32.211.1SSW207
      7.32.211.0SSW207
      7.52.310.9SSW206
      7.62.310.8SSW203
      7.62.310.7SSW200
      7.62.310.6SSW196
      8.02.49.8S185
      8.52.67.5E91

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1631ENE67Fresh Wind
      1833ENE66Fresh Wind
      1936ENE64Fresh Wind
      2037ENE68Fresh Wind
      2037ENE76Fresh Wind
      2139ENE77Strong Wind
      2343ENE71Strong Wind
      2444ENE62Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:02 AM/1.55m
        • 2:11 PM/1.64m
      • Low
        • 8:08 AM/0.71m
        • 8:27 PM/0.56m
  • Fri 24
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      021-22-32-31-2
      051-22-31-21-2
      081-22-31-21-2
      111-22-31-21-2
      142-32-32-32-3
      172-32-32-32-3
      202-31-22-32-3
      232-31-22-32-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.82.77.5E80
      8.62.67.5ENE72
      8.22.57.8ENE76
      7.72.48.0E81
      7.22.28.7ESE104
      6.82.19.5SE129
      6.52.09.6SE135
      6.62.09.6SE144

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2343ENE59Strong Wind
      2139ENE58Strong Wind
      1834NE55Fresh Wind
      1528NE52Fresh Wind
      1019NE56Mod. Wind
      714ENE67Mod. Wind
      714NW321Mod. Wind
      1834W271Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:38 AM/1.70m
        • 2:48 PM/1.76m
      • Low
        • 8:44 AM/0.57m
        • 8:59 PM/0.43m
  • Sat 25
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      022-31-21-21-2
      052-31-21-22-3
      082-31-22-32-3
      113-41-21-22-3
      143-41-21-23-4
      174-61-21-24-5
      205-71-22-34-6
      235-71-22-34-6
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.32.28.3S170
      8.02.48.3S191
      8.22.58.9S188
      8.12.58.4SSW200
      8.22.59.8SW217
      8.52.614.6SW226
      8.92.714.3SW226
      9.12.813.8SW227

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2342WSW259Strong Wind
      2242WSW241Strong Wind
      2140SW234Strong Wind
      1935SSW210Fresh Wind
      1833SSW199Fresh Wind
      1732SSW199Fresh Wind
      1528SSW193Fresh Wind
      1222SSW191Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:11 AM/1.83m
        • 3:21 PM/1.87m
      • Low
        • 9:17 AM/0.45m
        • 9:30 PM/0.32m
  • Sun 26
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      025-71-21-24-6
      054-61-21-24-5
      084-60-11-24-5
      114-60-11-24-5
      144-60-11-24-5
      174-50-11-23-5
      204-50-11-23-5
      233-50-11-23-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.12.813.6SW228
      9.12.813.4SW229
      9.02.813.2SW229
      8.92.713.1SW230
      8.72.713.0SW229
      8.52.612.8SW229
      8.22.512.6SW229
      7.92.412.5SW229

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      916SSW193Mod. Wind
      917SSW193Mod. Wind
      714S183Mod. Wind
      612SSE167Light Wind
      714SSE153Mod. Wind
      1018SE136Mod. Wind
      1222ESE114Mod. Wind
      1223E90Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:43 AM/1.94m
        • 3:54 PM/1.95m
      • Low
        • 9:49 AM/0.35m
        • 10:01 PM/0.25m
  • Mon 27
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      023-40-11-23-4
      053-40-11-23-4
      083-40-11-23-4
      113-40-11-23-4
      143-40-11-23-4
      173-41-21-22-3
      200-11-21-20-1
      231-22-31-21-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.52.312.3SW229
      7.32.212.0SW228
      7.12.111.8SW228
      7.02.111.6SW229
      7.12.211.3SW226
      7.52.39.4SSW212
      8.52.66.4ENE66
      9.42.97.1ENE66

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1426ENE73Mod. Wind
      1630ENE65Fresh Wind
      1834ENE59Fresh Wind
      2038ENE59Fresh Wind
      2242ENE67Strong Wind
      2546ENE68Strong Wind
      2751ENE61Strong Wind
      2649NE56Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:15 AM/2.03m
        • 4:28 PM/1.99m
      • Low
        • 10:21 AM/0.28m
        • 10:33 PM/0.21m
  • Tue 28
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      021-22-31-21-2
      051-22-32-31-2
      081-22-31-21-2
      112-32-32-32-3
      143-42-32-32-3
      173-50-11-23-4
      204-51-21-23-5
      234-61-22-34-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.62.97.5ENE66
      9.42.97.8ENE70
      8.82.78.0ENE72
      8.22.58.9E88
      7.92.410.3S170
      8.02.411.7SW225
      8.02.514.3SW224
      7.92.415.6SW222

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2343NE53Strong Wind
      2037NE49Fresh Wind
      1325NE39Mod. Wind
      714NW311Mod. Wind
      1631WSW248Fresh Wind
      1936SW227Fresh Wind
      1732SW217Fresh Wind
      1324SW222Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:49 AM/2.07m
        • 5:03 PM/1.99m
      • Low
        • 10:55 AM/0.25m
        • 11:06 PM/0.21m

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