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Cape St Francis to Port Alfred

Thursday 22 June 2017

Seriously severe winter carnage as a SW gale and heaving 20 becoming 30 foot stormsea smashes Thursday into next week. The horizon is giant. The wind is pumping. Mayhem and open coast misery. Points out of control barring a notable few. Friday oh my hat. It's big. It's solid. It's offshore. Grow some gonads and go surf. Open coast looks 10-15ft settling into 8-10ft by evening as offshore eases and surf pumps. Saturday aah. Winter. Surf for days. Firing 4-6' in epic straight W offshore. Cha bra. Sunday kiff 4-6' surf in morning, and new south swell fills in during arvi with epic deep grunted 8ft lines with epic energy and direction and the wind, she is puffing a glorious light W offshore. Monday would be 6' and going off still but nasty beast NE onshore snuffs it out.

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Eastern Cape West

  • Sea Temp: 18.1 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 5:16 PM
  • Sunrise: 7:23 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Fri 23

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      •    
      • 20  
      • 18  
      • 17  
  • Sat 24

      • 12  
      • 11  
      • 11  
      • 10  
      • 10  
  • Sun 25

      • 10  
      • 11  
      • 12  
      • 12  
      • 13  
  • Mon 26

      • 12  
      • 12  
      • 11  
      • 11  
      • 11  
  • Tue 27

      • 10  
      • 10  
      • 10  
      • 10  
      • 9  
  • Wed 28

      • 9  
      • 10  
      • 10  
      • 10  
      • 13  
  • Thu 29

      • 20  
      • 19  
      • 18  
      • 16  
      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      • 15  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 14  
      20
      • 13  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 12  
      20
      • 12  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 16  
      17
      • 15  
      20
      • 14  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 13  
      20
      • 13  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 14  
      20
      • 14  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 14  
      20
      • 14  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 14  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Fri 23

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        -
      •    
        -
      • 15  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 13  
      20
  • Sat 24

      • 12  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 13  
      20
  • Sun 25

      • 11  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 9  
      20
  • Mon 26

      • 13  
      08
      • 18  
      11
      • 19  
      14
      • 20  
      17
      • 20  
      20
  • Tue 27

      • 16  
      08
      • 16  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 8  
      20
  • Wed 28

      • 18  
      08
      • 18  
      11
      • 17  
      14
      • 17  
      17
      • 40  
      20
  • Thu 29

      • 22  
      08
      • 17  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 2  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Fri 23
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      1418-204-56-815-18
      1715-183-56-815-18
      2015-183-45-710-15
      2310-152-34-510-12
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      20.16.115.3SW221
      18.45.614.9SW221
      16.95.214.4SW222
      15.54.714.2SW223

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1529WSW257Fresh Wind
      1528WSW257Fresh Wind
      1324W260Mod. Wind
      1020W272Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:44 AM/1.93m
        • 3:14 PM/1.83m
      • Low
        • 9:03 AM/0.21m
        • 9:16 PM/0.28m
  • Sat 24
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      0210-122-33-58-10
      058-102-33-48-10
      088-101-23-46-8
      116-81-22-35-7
      146-81-22-35-7
      175-71-22-35-7
      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°
      14.24.313.7SW222
      13.04.013.4SW224
      11.93.613.1SW225
      11.13.412.7SW224
      10.63.212.5SW225
      10.43.212.2SW221
      10.23.111.8SW220
      10.03.011.7SW222

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1120WNW285Mod. Wind
      1122WNW287Mod. Wind
      1223WNW282Mod. Wind
      1426W278Mod. Wind
      1529W266Fresh Wind
      1528W261Fresh Wind
      1324W261Mod. Wind
      1019W269Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:30 AM/1.97m
        • 4:00 PM/1.88m
      • Low
        • 9:47 AM/0.16m
        • 10:02 PM/0.26m
  • Sun 25
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      025-71-22-34-6
      055-71-22-34-6
      085-71-22-34-6
      116-81-22-35-7
      148-102-33-56-8
      178-103-44-58-10
      208-103-44-58-10
      238-103-43-58-10
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.93.011.6SW223
      10.03.011.7SW223
      10.33.111.9SW223
      10.93.312.4SW221
      11.83.614.7SSW211
      12.43.815.9SSW207
      12.53.815.4SSW209
      12.23.715.0SSW210

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1019W276Mod. Wind
      1020W273Mod. Wind
      1121W268Mod. Wind
      1223W266Mod. Wind
      1426WSW258Mod. Wind
      1223WSW256Mod. Wind
      916WSW251Mod. Wind
      48W265Light Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:15 AM/1.96m
        • 4:45 PM/1.89m
      • Low
        • 10:28 AM/0.16m
        • 10:47 PM/0.28m
  • Mon 26
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      028-102-33-56-8
      058-102-33-56-8
      088-102-33-46-8
      118-102-33-46-8
      146-82-33-46-8
      176-82-33-46-8
      206-81-23-45-7
      236-81-22-35-7
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      11.93.614.5SSW212
      11.83.614.3SSW212
      11.83.614.1SSW212
      11.63.513.8SW215
      11.43.513.6SW215
      11.13.413.4SW216
      10.83.313.2SW217
      10.43.213.1SW219

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      24N358Calm
      714NE37Mod. Wind
      1324NE46Mod. Wind
      1833NE49Fresh Wind
      1936NE53Fresh Wind
      2038NE52Fresh Wind
      2037NE44Fresh Wind
      1833NE35Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:59 AM/1.91m
        • 5:30 PM/1.87m
      • Low
        • 11:10 AM/0.19m
        • 11:31 PM/0.34m
  • Tue 27
    • 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
      115-71-22-34-6
      145-71-22-34-6
      175-71-22-34-6
      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°
      10.13.113.0SW220
      9.83.013.1SW220
      9.73.013.3SW220
      9.62.913.5SW220
      9.62.913.6SW220
      9.52.913.6SW220
      9.42.913.6SW221
      9.42.913.7SW222

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1529NNE22Fresh Wind
      1426NNE14Mod. Wind
      1629NNE12Fresh Wind
      1630N3Fresh Wind
      1528NNW339Fresh Wind
      1121WNW299Mod. Wind
      815NW311Mod. Wind
      1018NNW338Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:44 AM/1.81m
        • 6:15 PM/1.80m
      • Low
        • 11:51 AM/0.27m
  • Wed 28
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      025-71-22-34-6
      055-71-22-34-6
      085-71-22-34-6
      115-71-22-34-6
      145-71-22-34-6
      175-71-22-35-7
      208-101-23-48-10
      2310-120-12-38-10
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.42.913.7SW222
      9.32.813.7SW223
      9.42.913.6SW224
      9.62.913.6SW224
      9.73.013.5SW225
      9.83.013.6SW226
      13.24.013.6SW226
      18.45.69.8WSW247

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1324NNW342Mod. Wind
      1325N358Mod. Wind
      1834N0Fresh Wind
      1834N355Fresh Wind
      1732WNW284Fresh Wind
      1732W280Fresh Wind
      4075W266Gale Force
      3769W262Gale Force

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:29 AM/1.69m
      • Low
        • 12:17 AM/0.43m
        • 12:34 PM/0.37m
  • Thu 29
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      0215-181-23-510-15
      0518-203-46-815-18
      0818-203-46-815-18
      1115-183-45-715-18
      1415-183-44-610-15
      1710-152-34-510-12
      2010-122-33-510-12
      238-102-33-48-10
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      21.06.411.4WSW238
      21.26.512.8SW227
      20.36.213.6SW224
      19.05.813.8SW225
      17.65.413.8SW225
      16.35.013.7SW225
      15.14.613.4SW224
      13.74.213.0SW224

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      3463WSW257Near Gale
      2853WSW253Near Gale
      2242WSW253Strong Wind
      1732WSW255Fresh Wind
      1222W263Mod. Wind
      24W266Calm
      815ENE66Mod. Wind
      1935NE47Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:17 AM/1.56m
      • Low
        • 1:06 AM/0.54m
        • 1:18 PM/0.49m

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