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Cape St Francis to Port Alfred

Thursday 16 November 2017

Quite a bit of SSE swell Thursday running maybe 4' or more but winds are E of Southerly at SSE moderate to quite unlekker. Friday could be lekker 4-5' SSE swell opening up those inner points a bit and clean glassy light NW to W offshore to start, puffing onshore SE to E moderate by arvi. Saturday swell direction now a lot more east as it picks up from the Goodwave storm that got the Durban ous excited for a while. This swell is 3-4' becoming possibly 3-5' in kiff landbreeze start, puffing moderate clean offshore west. Nice. Sunday fun 4-5' S swell and very kiff dawnie. A SW component fills in later to 6ft but much later in the day, particularly evening. By arvi, a moderate onshore picks up to pumping nasty beasterly onshore. Monday stiff NW devils wind should be rapidly changing the sea texture from onshore scuffed to offshore scoured. A cranking 6-8' groundswell runs open coast. Winds then blast SW buster, strong, but it snaps back like an elastic, and due to moderate rapidly, with good surf due in arvi or evening after wind dies.

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Eastern Cape West

  • Sea Temp: 16.8 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 7:22 PM
  • Sunrise: 4:59 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Tue 12

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 8  
      • 9  
      • 9  
  • Wed 13

      • 9  
      • 10  
      • 12  
      • 15  
      • 17  
  • Thu 14

      • 13  
      • 12  
      • 11  
      • 11  
      • 10  
  • Fri 15

      • 8  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 8  
  • Sat 16

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Sun 17

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
  • Mon 18

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 12  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 16  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 15  
      20
      • 14  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 11  
      20
      • 11  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 11  
      20
      • 10  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 9  
      20
      • 8  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 9  
      20
      • 12  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 12  
      20
      • 12  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 13  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Tue 12

      • 11  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 16  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 11  
      20
  • Wed 13

      • 23  
      08
      • 28  
      11
      • 33  
      14
      • 35  
      17
      • 31  
      20
  • Thu 14

      • 15  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 8  
      17
      • 6  
      20
  • Fri 15

      • 13  
      08
      • 17  
      11
      • 18  
      14
      • 22  
      17
      • 25  
      20
  • Sat 16

      • 5  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 16  
      17
      • 13  
      20
  • Sun 17

      • 7  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 10  
      20
  • Mon 18

      • 5  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 7  
      14
      • 6  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Tue 12
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      022-30-11-22-3
      052-30-11-22-3
      083-40-11-22-3
      113-51-21-23-4
      144-61-22-34-5
      175-71-22-34-5
      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°
      6.41.911.2SW221
      6.52.011.2SW221
      6.72.011.6SW222
      7.22.214.8SW219
      7.82.415.7SW217
      8.52.615.2SW218
      8.92.715.0SW218
      9.12.814.2SW218

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      35WSW247Calm
      612W271Light Wind
      1121W279Mod. Wind
      1529W271Fresh Wind
      1630WSW248Fresh Wind
      1528SW233Fresh Wind
      1120SW231Mod. Wind
      815WSW246Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 11:42 AM/1.58m
      • Low
        • 5:14 AM/0.78m
        • 6:27 PM/0.74m
  • Wed 13
    • 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
      146-81-22-35-7
      178-101-23-48-10
      2010-152-34-510-12
      2310-153-44-610-12
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.12.814.2SW220
      9.12.814.2SW220
      9.42.913.9SW221
      10.43.213.4SW222
      12.43.89.4SW231
      15.44.79.4SW229
      17.35.310.6SW221
      16.95.211.1SW217

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1121W276Mod. Wind
      1732W278Fresh Wind
      2343W276Strong Wind
      2852W276Near Gale
      3361W268Near Gale
      3564WSW257Gale Force
      3158SW234Near Gale
      2751SW220Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:18 AM/1.42m
        • 12:42 PM/1.64m
      • Low
        • 6:25 AM/0.74m
        • 7:18 PM/0.65m
  • Thu 14
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      0210-123-44-58-10
      058-102-33-58-10
      088-102-33-46-8
      116-82-33-45-7
      146-82-33-45-7
      175-71-22-34-6
      204-61-22-34-5
      234-51-22-33-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      15.44.711.2SW217
      14.04.311.2SW216
      12.93.911.1SW216
      11.93.611.0SW215
      11.23.410.9SSW213
      10.53.210.8SSW211
      9.93.010.7SSW208
      9.32.810.6SSW207

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2241SW218Strong Wind
      1833SW221Fresh Wind
      1528SW219Fresh Wind
      1019SSW213Mod. Wind
      816SW215Mod. Wind
      816SSW196Mod. Wind
      611SSE152Light Wind
      611E95Light Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:13 AM/1.50m
        • 1:29 PM/1.71m
      • Low
        • 7:16 AM/0.67m
        • 7:57 PM/0.57m
  • Fri 15
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      023-51-22-33-4
      053-41-22-33-4
      083-41-21-23-4
      113-41-21-22-3
      143-41-21-22-3
      173-41-21-22-3
      203-41-21-22-3
      231-22-31-20-1
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.72.610.6SSW206
      8.22.510.5SSW205
      7.72.410.4SSW206
      7.32.210.2SSW206
      7.12.210.1SSW206
      7.22.29.9SSW204
      7.82.49.1SSW197
      8.42.56.7ENE69

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      816ENE65Mod. Wind
      1020ENE62Mod. Wind
      1325ENE57Mod. Wind
      1731ENE58Fresh Wind
      1834ENE67Fresh Wind
      2241ENE72Strong Wind
      2547ENE64Strong Wind
      2445NE56Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:56 AM/1.58m
        • 2:08 PM/1.77m
      • Low
        • 7:56 AM/0.61m
        • 8:30 PM/0.50m
  • Sat 16
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      020-11-21-20-1
      051-22-31-21-2
      082-32-32-31-2
      112-32-32-32-3
      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°
      8.12.56.9ENE63
      7.62.37.5ENE72
      7.32.28.0E96
      7.32.28.4ESE118
      7.22.28.5ESE123
      7.22.28.6SE130
      7.12.18.7SE130
      7.02.19.0SSE155

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1834NE54Fresh Wind
      1020NE46Mod. Wind
      59NNW328Light Wind
      1019WSW251Mod. Wind
      1528SW219Fresh Wind
      1630SSW208Fresh Wind
      1325SW226Mod. Wind
      918SW235Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:33 AM/1.66m
        • 2:42 PM/1.82m
      • Low
        • 8:31 AM/0.55m
        • 8:59 PM/0.44m
  • Sun 17
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      022-31-22-32-3
      053-51-21-23-4
      084-51-21-23-5
      114-50-11-23-5
      144-51-21-23-5
      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°
      7.32.210.6S179
      7.92.411.9SSW213
      8.22.512.3SW222
      8.42.612.2SW225
      8.42.612.0SW224
      8.22.511.8SW226
      8.02.411.7SW226
      7.92.411.6SW225

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1019SW216Mod. Wind
      816S184Mod. Wind
      714SSE151Mod. Wind
      1020SE131Mod. Wind
      1325ESE117Mod. Wind
      1122ESE120Mod. Wind
      1019ESE110Mod. Wind
      815E79Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:07 AM/1.72m
        • 3:14 PM/1.85m
      • Low
        • 9:03 AM/0.51m
        • 9:28 PM/0.40m
  • Mon 18
    • 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
      143-50-11-23-4
      173-50-11-23-4
      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°
      7.82.411.5SW224
      7.72.411.5SW224
      7.72.411.5SW224
      7.72.411.5SW224
      7.82.411.9SW226
      7.82.412.7SW226
      7.92.413.2SW225
      8.02.513.0SW227

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      47ESE116Light Wind
      37ESE103Calm
      510E86Light Wind
      713E96Mod. Wind
      713E98Mod. Wind
      612E94Light Wind
      49ESE103Light Wind
      24N354Calm

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:39 AM/1.77m
        • 3:45 PM/1.86m
      • Low
        • 9:34 AM/0.49m
        • 9:56 PM/0.37m

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