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Plett to Port Alfred

 

Wednesday 2 October 2019

And so it came to pass, that that yucky yeasterly onshore saltcrack had pounded the Wednesday ramparts. There was wailing. There was gnashing. There was a soft whimper into Rick Krispies as that sea wind mewled its sodium chloride lament. All this anguish came upon us with the knowledge of a solid 4-6 fit southerly groundswell that smeared and sputtered to shore. Partly cloudy and warm. But Thursday came! It was joyous! The poophal laughed. They cried. They farted a bit, as a moderate west offshore brushed back the swell. But it soon turned to tears. They saw that the swell had waned. Only a piddly 3' puny-swell remained. Partly cloudy and warm. Friday then a stiff buster W smacked what should have been a wonderful building but only arriving in the late arvi to evening 6 if not 7ft pounding gutswell. It was pandemonium as the lunatics rioted on the main street. The white caps were wild. They were woolly. The constabulary was stretched. Partly cloudy it was, and warm too. Saturday but then all was forgiven! The poophal convulsed with guffaws of sheer delight as proper 6ft gruntswell ground upon the open shore. The winds were wonderful. Wistful and mildly devilish from the NW they made the sea into a cathedral of hope as line upon line marched through the door. Calm it was for many hours in the morn before Sir Beastly cut the offshore's head right off. Sunny and warm. Sunday cooked 6ft and offshore. All day. And everyone cried. With joy. Partly cloudy and warm with showers.

Cry Cry Evil Cool Cool
Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

East London CSIR buoy
Swell
height
Swell
period
Surface
wind
CSIR buoy
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East London
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Durban

Eastern Cape West

  • Sea Temp: 17.9 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 6:34 PM
  • Sunrise: 5:30 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Sun 20

      •    
      •    
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
  • Mon 21

      • 12  
      • 15  
      • 17  
      • 18  
      • 17  
  • Tue 22

      • 13  
      • 12  
      • 11  
      • 10  
      • 10  
  • Wed 23

      • 8  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 8  
      • 8  
  • Thu 24

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Fri 25

      • 9  
      • 11  
      • 14  
      • 15  
      • 14  
  • Sat 26

      • 10  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      • 13  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 12  
      20
      • 8  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 12  
      20
      • 12  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 11  
      20
      • 10  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 9  
      20
      • 10  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 10  
      20
      • 12  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 11  
      20
      • 13  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 12  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Sun 20

      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      • 19  
      14
      • 16  
      17
      • 15  
      20
  • Mon 21

      • 29  
      08
      • 32  
      11
      • 29  
      14
      • 25  
      17
      • 19  
      20
  • Tue 22

      • 8  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 20  
      17
      • 23  
      20
  • Wed 23

      • 18  
      08
      • 20  
      11
      • 18  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 11  
      20
  • Thu 24

      • 9  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 3  
      17
      • 6  
      20
  • Fri 25

      • 15  
      08
      • 26  
      11
      • 32  
      14
      • 22  
      17
      • 19  
      20
  • Sat 26

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

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Sun 20
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      143-50-11-23-4
      173-50-11-23-4
      203-50-11-23-4
      233-50-11-23-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.52.313.1SW233
      7.82.412.7SW230
      7.72.412.4SW228
      7.82.411.9SW228

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1935WSW243Fresh Wind
      1631SSW209Fresh Wind
      1528SW219Fresh Wind
      1834WSW257Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:07 AM/1.47m
      • Low
        • 12:44 AM/0.58m
        • 1:02 PM/0.72m
  • Mon 21
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      023-50-11-23-4
      054-50-11-23-5
      084-60-11-24-5
      118-101-22-36-8
      1410-152-34-510-12
      1710-153-45-710-15
      2010-153-55-710-12
      2310-153-44-610-12
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.32.511.6SW229
      9.42.910.2SW232
      11.53.58.1WSW238
      14.74.59.5SW232
      17.25.210.9SW223
      17.95.512.0SW218
      17.35.312.4SW215
      16.35.012.5SW215

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2242W261Strong Wind
      2546WSW254Strong Wind
      2955W259Near Gale
      3260WSW250Near Gale
      2954SW217Near Gale
      2547SSW203Strong Wind
      1936SSW196Fresh Wind
      1324SSW193Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 8:26 AM/1.38m
      • Low
        • 1:43 AM/0.71m
        • 2:24 PM/0.85m
  • Tue 22
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      0210-123-44-68-10
      058-102-33-58-10
      088-102-33-46-8
      116-82-33-45-7
      145-72-33-44-6
      175-71-22-34-6
      204-62-32-34-5
      234-51-22-33-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      15.24.612.4SW214
      13.94.212.0SW215
      12.73.911.7SW215
      11.63.511.4SSW212
      10.83.311.1SSW211
      10.23.110.9SSW209
      9.93.010.7SSW205
      9.62.910.4SSW202

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      815S184Mod. Wind
      612SSE147Light Wind
      816E98Mod. Wind
      1223ENE77Mod. Wind
      1529E79Fresh Wind
      2037ENE78Fresh Wind
      2343ENE74Strong Wind
      2037ENE60Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 10:23 AM/1.38m
      • Low
        • 3:26 AM/0.80m
        • 4:53 PM/0.85m
  • Wed 23
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      023-51-22-33-4
      053-41-22-33-4
      083-41-22-32-3
      113-41-22-33-4
      143-41-22-33-4
      173-41-22-32-3
      202-31-21-22-3
      232-31-21-21-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.02.810.2SSW202
      8.42.510.0SSW199
      8.02.59.8SSW197
      8.72.69.7SSW197
      8.92.79.4SSW197
      8.32.59.2SSW192
      7.52.39.1S190
      6.82.19.0S188

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1324NE55Mod. Wind
      47N7Light Wind
      1833WSW245Fresh Wind
      2038WSW251Fresh Wind
      1834SW233Fresh Wind
      1324WSW244Mod. Wind
      1120SW216Mod. Wind
      35S187Calm

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 11:57 AM/1.51m
      • Low
        • 5:32 AM/0.74m
        • 6:29 PM/0.69m
  • Thu 24
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      021-21-21-21-2
      051-21-21-21-2
      081-20-11-21-2
      112-30-11-21-2
      142-30-11-22-3
      172-30-11-22-3
      203-40-11-22-3
      233-41-21-23-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.31.99.0S187
      6.01.89.2S191
      5.81.89.5SSW199
      6.01.89.6SSW205
      6.31.99.7SSW211
      6.62.09.7SW215
      7.12.210.0SW216
      7.72.410.6SW218

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      510NNW340Light Wind
      713NNW341Mod. Wind
      918N6Mod. Wind
      917NNE23Mod. Wind
      814NE37Mod. Wind
      36NNE29Calm
      611NE53Light Wind
      510NNE21Light Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:28 AM/1.49m
        • 12:58 PM/1.69m
      • Low
        • 6:43 AM/0.60m
        • 7:23 PM/0.50m
  • Fri 25
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      023-51-21-23-4
      054-51-22-33-5
      084-61-22-34-5
      116-81-22-35-7
      148-101-22-36-8
      178-101-23-48-10
      208-101-22-36-8
      236-81-23-46-8
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.32.511.2SW220
      8.82.712.1SW219
      9.12.812.4SW218
      10.63.212.5SW219
      14.44.49.9SW236
      15.24.610.8SW232
      13.54.110.8SW234
      12.13.712.1SW223

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      510NNE23Light Wind
      1120N359Mod. Wind
      1529NW310Fresh Wind
      2648W271Strong Wind
      3259WSW257Near Gale
      2242WSW238Strong Wind
      1935WSW248Fresh Wind
      1529WSW257Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:23 AM/1.65m
        • 1:44 PM/1.87m
      • Low
        • 7:32 AM/0.44m
        • 8:06 PM/0.34m
  • Sat 26
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      026-81-22-35-7
      055-71-22-35-7
      085-71-22-34-6
      114-61-22-34-5
      144-51-21-23-5
      174-61-21-23-5
      204-61-22-34-5
      235-71-22-34-6
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      11.13.412.6SW221
      10.23.112.6SW220
      9.52.912.5SW221
      9.02.812.4SW221
      8.82.712.1SW222
      8.92.711.9SW222
      9.22.811.7SW223
      9.93.011.7SW223

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1427W270Mod. Wind
      1325W274Mod. Wind
      1324WNW285Mod. Wind
      1324WNW282Mod. Wind
      1325WSW253Mod. Wind
      1325SW236Mod. Wind
      612W264Light Wind
      714NW312Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:08 AM/1.80m
        • 2:26 PM/2.01m
      • Low
        • 8:14 AM/0.31m
        • 8:44 PM/0.21m

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