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Plett to Port Alfred

Tuesday 9 January 2018

Cooking surf Tuesday as a frisky fresh W offshore brushes a solid 6-8' open coast swell into lekker lines. Points going off. Water kiff and warm too. Wednesday cooking dawn patrol 4-6' to kickstart your day, followed by a building NE onshore that becomes a beastly snotklapper. Thursday you are moered by honking beasterlies that smear a solid 2-6' easterly mangle-swell to shore. The onshore dies overnight. By Friday morning, the offshore has sorted the mixed up sea, though still a lot of residual windswell. This dies slowly away as a new groundswell arrives from the SW, with sets to 4-5' filling in. Clean cranking surf. Saturday cyclone swell! A beautiful, interesting long period groundswell to 5ft and long waits between sets in epic light W offshore.

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Eastern Cape West

  • Sea Temp: 19.3 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 7:31 PM
  • Sunrise: 5:22 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Tue 16

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      • 9  
  • Wed 17

      • 9  
      • 8  
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  • Thu 18

      • 8  
      • 8  
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      • 8  
      • 8  
  • Fri 19

      • 7  
      • 7  
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      • 8  
      • 9  
  • Sat 20

      • 9  
      • 10  
      • 10  
      • 11  
      • 12  
  • Sun 21

      • 14  
      • 14  
      • 15  
      • 15  
      • 15  
  • Mon 22

      • 12  
      • 11  
      • 11  
      • 11  
      •    
        -
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        -
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        -
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        -
      • 12  
      20
      • 12  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 12  
      20
      • 13  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 12  
      20
      • 11  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 11  
      17
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      20
      • 12  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 9  
      14
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      17
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      20
      • 10  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 11  
      20
      • 11  
      08
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      11
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      14
      • 11  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Tue 16

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        -
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        -
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        -
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      • 19  
      20
  • Wed 17

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

      • 16  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 16  
      17
      • 18  
      20
  • Fri 19

      • 8  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 18  
      17
      • 21  
      20
  • Sat 20

      • 14  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 18  
      14
      • 22  
      17
      • 24  
      20
  • Sun 21

      • 27  
      08
      • 26  
      11
      • 25  
      14
      • 23  
      17
      • 19  
      20
  • Mon 22

      • 17  
      08
      • 17  
      11
      • 16  
      14
      • 13  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Tue 16
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      204-60-11-24-5
      234-50-11-23-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.12.811.9SW232
      8.92.711.8SW233

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1935ENE79Fresh Wind
      1834ENE75Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:28 AM/1.74m
        • 3:34 PM/1.81m
      • Low
        • 9:26 AM/0.55m
        • 9:45 PM/0.41m
  • Wed 17
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      024-50-11-23-5
      054-50-11-23-5
      083-50-11-23-4
      113-50-11-23-4
      143-50-11-23-4
      174-50-11-23-5
      204-51-21-23-5
      234-62-32-34-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.72.611.8SW234
      8.62.611.7SW234
      8.52.611.6SW234
      8.42.611.4SW233
      8.52.611.4SW231
      8.62.611.4SW229
      8.82.711.9SW225
      8.82.714.7SSW206

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1529E82Fresh Wind
      1426E89Mod. Wind
      1324E91Mod. Wind
      1426E100Mod. Wind
      1732E98Fresh Wind
      1731E98Fresh Wind
      1834E86Fresh Wind
      1529E92Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:00 AM/1.80m
        • 4:05 PM/1.84m
      • Low
        • 9:57 AM/0.51m
        • 10:14 PM/0.37m
  • Thu 18
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      024-61-22-34-5
      054-61-22-33-5
      084-51-22-33-5
      113-51-22-33-4
      143-51-21-23-4
      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°
      8.62.614.2SSW207
      8.42.613.7SSW210
      8.22.513.3SSW211
      8.02.412.8SSW213
      7.72.412.5SW214
      7.52.312.3SW214
      7.52.312.0SW215
      7.32.211.8SW216

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1527E91Fresh Wind
      1427E95Mod. Wind
      1629E92Fresh Wind
      1426E97Mod. Wind
      1527ESE106Fresh Wind
      1630ESE112Fresh Wind
      1833ESE102Fresh Wind
      1120E90Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:31 AM/1.84m
        • 4:35 PM/1.84m
      • Low
        • 10:28 AM/0.49m
        • 10:43 PM/0.35m
  • Fri 19
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      023-41-21-23-4
      053-41-21-23-4
      083-41-21-22-3
      113-41-21-23-4
      143-41-21-23-4
      173-51-21-23-4
      204-51-22-33-5
      234-62-32-34-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.12.211.7SW216
      7.02.111.5SW216
      7.02.111.3SW214
      7.12.211.2SSW214
      7.42.311.1SSW212
      8.12.511.1SSW210
      9.12.811.2SSW206
      9.62.911.4SSW203

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1019E101Mod. Wind
      1019ESE111Mod. Wind
      815ESE118Mod. Wind
      917SE128Mod. Wind
      1324SSE150Mod. Wind
      1834SSE149Fresh Wind
      2139SE137Strong Wind
      1833ESE122Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:01 AM/1.85m
        • 5:05 PM/1.83m
      • Low
        • 10:59 AM/0.48m
        • 11:13 PM/0.36m
  • Sat 20
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      024-62-32-34-5
      054-52-33-43-5
      083-52-33-43-4
      114-52-33-43-5
      144-52-33-53-5
      174-63-44-54-5
      204-64-54-64-5
      234-54-64-63-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.62.911.6SSW203
      9.42.911.9S191
      9.42.911.8S175
      9.62.910.7SSE161
      10.03.19.3SSE149
      10.73.28.9SE136
      11.53.58.5ESE115
      12.23.78.5E98

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1732SE133Fresh Wind
      1529ESE116Fresh Wind
      1427E100Mod. Wind
      1528E91Fresh Wind
      1833E92Fresh Wind
      2242E88Strong Wind
      2446E83Strong Wind
      2547ENE77Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:32 AM/1.85m
        • 5:37 PM/1.79m
      • Low
        • 11:31 AM/0.50m
        • 11:43 PM/0.39m
  • Sun 21
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      024-55-74-63-4
      053-55-74-63-4
      083-55-74-63-4
      114-56-85-73-4
      144-56-85-73-5
      174-66-85-73-5
      204-66-85-73-5
      234-56-85-73-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      12.73.98.8E88
      13.14.09.1E84
      13.74.29.5E79
      14.34.39.9ENE77
      14.64.410.3ENE77
      14.94.510.7ENE77
      14.64.510.9ENE77
      13.74.210.8ENE79

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2648ENE75Strong Wind
      2649ENE75Strong Wind
      2750ENE72Strong Wind
      2648ENE63Strong Wind
      2546ENE58Strong Wind
      2342NE55Strong Wind
      1935NE47Fresh Wind
      1426NNE21Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:05 AM/1.82m
        • 6:11 PM/1.73m
      • Low
        • 12:05 PM/0.54m
  • Mon 22
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      023-55-74-63-4
      053-45-74-53-4
      083-54-64-53-4
      113-54-64-53-4
      143-54-64-53-4
      173-54-64-53-4
      203-44-53-53-4
      233-54-54-53-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      12.63.810.6E80
      11.93.610.6E81
      11.53.510.7E83
      11.43.510.7E86
      11.13.410.7E88
      10.73.310.7E89
      10.23.110.6E89
      9.83.012.0E91

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1019WNW295Mod. Wind
      1527W263Fresh Wind
      1733W264Fresh Wind
      1733W260Fresh Wind
      1631WSW250Fresh Wind
      1325WSW249Mod. Wind
      1122W259Mod. Wind
      1222W269Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:40 AM/1.78m
      • Low
        • 12:16 AM/0.45m
        • 12:43 PM/0.59m
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