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Cape St Francis to Port Alfred

Wednesday 19 September 2017

Sadly, an epic swell in size, power and direction Wednesday is laid to waste by a honking beasterly easterly onshore blow. Thursday the wind still pumps and its nasty mixed up 4-8' mixed direction mayhem. A west switch on way slowly seeping on from the west in the arvi, tho on this side it seems to only puff west into the evening so a bit late. Overnight, the west becomes a wintery busterly blow and Friday pumps white-capped WSW offshore, blasting all day, peaking a neargale by 5pm. Good swell wasted. It jacks late in day, and Saturday 6-8' open coast and firing in offshore SSW if the wind plays ball, because it's due to puff moderate S then moderate SE and fresh onshore by evening. Sunday ripping blown out nasty onshore smashes it sut.

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Eastern Cape West

  • Sea Temp: 15.6 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 6:16 PM
  • Sunrise: 6:02 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Mon 25

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      • 16  
  • Tue 26

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  • Wed 27

      • 21  
      • 19  
      • 17  
      • 16  
      • 15  
  • Thu 28

      • 11  
      • 11  
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      • 12  
      • 12  
  • Fri 29

      • 9  
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      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 7  
  • Sat 30

      • 8  
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      • 9  
  • Sun 01

      • 9  
      • 10  
      • 10  
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        -
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      20
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      08
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      11
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      17
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      20
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      08
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      11
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      14
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      08
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      11
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      17
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      20
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      08
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      11
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      08
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      11
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      14
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      17
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      20
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      08
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      11
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      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Mon 25

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      • 29  
      20
  • Tue 26

      • 23  
      08
      • 28  
      11
      • 30  
      14
      • 30  
      17
      • 30  
      20
  • Wed 27

      • 22  
      08
      • 18  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 13  
      20
  • Thu 28

      • 25  
      08
      • 27  
      11
      • 29  
      14
      • 29  
      17
      • 28  
      20
  • Fri 29

      • 9  
      08
      • 18  
      11
      • 19  
      14
      • 17  
      17
      • 14  
      20
  • Sat 30

      • 11  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 17  
      14
      • 20  
      17
      • 22  
      20
  • Sun 01

      • 23  
      08
      • 24  
      11
      • 23  
      14
      • 24  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Mon 25
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      2010-152-34-510-12
      2310-152-34-510-12
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      15.84.813.6SW226
      16.75.113.2SW228

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2954W259Near Gale
      2954WSW255Near Gale

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:08 AM/1.62m
        • 6:23 PM/1.63m
      • Low
        • 12:03 PM/0.49m
  • Tue 26
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      0210-152-34-510-12
      0510-152-34-510-12
      0810-153-44-610-15
      1110-153-44-610-15
      1410-153-44-610-15
      1715-183-45-710-15
      2015-183-56-815-18
      2318-205-78-1015-18
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      16.75.113.3SW228
      16.24.914.1SW226
      15.74.815.3SW223
      15.94.815.2SW223
      16.55.015.0SW224
      17.55.314.5SW223
      19.05.814.3SW219
      20.96.414.4SW216

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2750WSW245Strong Wind
      2546WSW242Strong Wind
      2343WSW255Strong Wind
      2852W267Near Gale
      3055W271Near Gale
      3056W264Near Gale
      3056W262Near Gale
      3056W261Near Gale

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:40 AM/1.50m
      • Low
        • 12:26 AM/0.56m
        • 12:36 PM/0.63m
  • Wed 27
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      0220-256-88-1018-20
      0520-256-88-1018-20
      0818-205-78-1015-18
      1118-204-66-815-18
      1415-183-56-810-15
      1710-153-44-610-12
      2010-123-44-58-10
      238-102-33-58-10
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      22.26.814.7SW214
      22.16.814.8SSW214
      20.96.414.6SW214
      19.25.814.5SW215
      17.45.314.3SW216
      15.84.814.1SW217
      14.54.413.7SW218
      13.44.113.5SW218

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      3055W264Near Gale
      2750WSW258Strong Wind
      2240WSW244Strong Wind
      1834SW227Fresh Wind
      1426SSW204Mod. Wind
      1121SSE166Mod. Wind
      1324SE127Mod. Wind
      1528E99Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:22 AM/1.37m
      • Low
        • 1:03 AM/0.68m
        • 1:16 PM/0.77m
  • Thu 28
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      028-102-33-46-8
      056-82-33-46-8
      086-82-33-46-8
      116-82-33-45-7
      146-82-33-46-8
      174-64-64-64-5
      202-34-53-42-3
      232-34-53-42-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      12.43.813.4SW217
      11.63.513.2SW216
      11.13.413.0SW216
      11.13.412.8SW216
      11.53.512.6SW215
      12.03.78.8ESE103
      12.43.88.3ENE72
      12.33.88.7ENE73

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1834E82Fresh Wind
      2140ENE74Strong Wind
      2547ENE65Strong Wind
      2751ENE62Strong Wind
      2954ENE63Near Gale
      2954ENE63Near Gale
      2852ENE62Near Gale
      2548NE54Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 8:33 AM/1.26m
      • Low
        • 1:53 AM/0.80m
        • 2:24 PM/0.90m
  • Fri 29
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      022-34-53-42-3
      052-33-53-42-3
      082-33-43-42-3
      112-33-42-32-3
      142-33-42-32-3
      172-32-32-32-3
      202-32-32-32-3
      231-22-32-31-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      11.53.59.1ENE74
      10.43.29.3ENE76
      9.32.89.4E81
      8.62.69.5E86
      8.22.59.6E93
      7.72.49.6E96
      7.32.29.5E95
      6.82.19.4E92

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1936NE49Fresh Wind
      1222NNE33Mod. Wind
      917NW305Mod. Wind
      1834WSW258Fresh Wind
      1935WSW249Fresh Wind
      1732SW225Fresh Wind
      1427SSW207Mod. Wind
      1120SSW202Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 10:46 AM/1.24m
      • Low
        • 3:36 AM/0.89m
        • 5:09 PM/0.94m
  • Sat 30
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      021-22-31-21-2
      051-22-32-31-2
      083-41-21-22-3
      113-40-11-23-4
      143-50-11-23-4
      174-50-11-23-5
      204-50-11-23-5
      234-50-11-23-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.72.09.2E88
      7.02.19.2E90
      7.52.310.2SSW193
      7.92.411.2SW230
      8.12.512.2WSW237
      8.32.512.7WSW237
      8.62.612.5SW236
      8.82.711.2SW231

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      713SSE158Mod. Wind
      917SE128Mod. Wind
      1121ESE115Mod. Wind
      1426E101Mod. Wind
      1733E94Fresh Wind
      2037E86Fresh Wind
      2241ENE77Strong Wind
      2241ENE71Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:23 PM/1.34m
      • Low
        • 5:58 AM/0.83m
        • 6:46 PM/0.82m
  • Sun 01
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      024-50-11-23-5
      054-50-11-23-5
      084-51-21-23-5
      114-53-43-53-4
      144-53-43-53-4
      173-43-43-43-4
      203-53-43-53-4
      234-51-21-23-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.92.711.3SW230
      9.12.811.1SW229
      9.42.910.3SW224
      9.73.08.8SE129
      9.73.08.9SE129
      9.62.98.5E101
      9.32.89.0SE132
      8.72.611.7SW219

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2242ENE66Strong Wind
      2342ENE73Strong Wind
      2343ENE74Strong Wind
      2444ENE77Strong Wind
      2343E84Strong Wind
      2444E98Strong Wind
      2140E82Strong Wind
      2037E87Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:43 AM/1.36m
        • 1:14 PM/1.49m
      • Low
        • 7:00 AM/0.70m
        • 7:30 PM/0.67m

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