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Plett to Port Alfred

Thursday 11 October 2018

Crisp SW offshore early Thursday with fun 3-4' groundswell @ 15 secs for punchy fun before the wind goes like the clappers, gusting a busterly 23kts. Partly cloudy and warm with showers. Friday now the surf on open coast is a solid 6-8' but with S blowing fresh to strong. Sideshore and not ideal for almost all spots. Takes a SE onshore bent from about 2pm. Partly cloudy and cool with showers. Saturday noooit! The onshore winds up into a snotkapped salticracked beasterly blow in humid partly cloudy warm weather, and the leftover 4-6' S swell surf slammed into oblivion. A solid 4'+ windswell overlays the groundswell with a salt-blasted 4-8ft windsea mess by evening. The beasterly builds into a straight yeast gale by early Sunday and its horrible. It's horrible I tell you. Messed up 2-10ft E windswell blasted by the beasterly gale. It's horrible. Did I say that already? Partly cloudy with showers. Monday dawns a different day as crisp moderate to fresh WSW offshores work some magic into a still twisted 3-6ft easterly sea. Partly cloudy and warm. Partly cloudy and warm.

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Eastern Cape West

  • Sea Temp: 18.8 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 7:26 PM
  • Sunrise: 5:01 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Tue 18

      •    
      •    
      • 8  
      • 9  
      • 9  
  • Wed 19

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Thu 20

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 5  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Fri 21

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 8  
      • 9  
  • Sat 22

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
  • Sun 23

      • 8  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 8  
      • 8  
  • Mon 24

      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 10  
      • 11  
      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      • 10  
      14
      • 7  
      17
      • 7  
      20
      • 8  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 10  
      20
      • 10  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 10  
      20
      • 6  
      08
      • 6  
      11
      • 6  
      14
      • 7  
      17
      • 7  
      20
      • 8  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 8  
      17
      • 8  
      20
      • 12  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 17  
      17
      • 17  
      20
      • 15  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 17  
      14
      • 16  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Tue 18

      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      • 26  
      14
      • 25  
      17
      • 22  
      20
  • Wed 19

      • 10  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 8  
      20
  • Thu 20

      • 6  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 16  
      17
      • 20  
      20
  • Fri 21

      • 20  
      08
      • 19  
      11
      • 21  
      14
      • 23  
      17
      • 25  
      20
  • Sat 22

      • 14  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 16  
      17
      • 16  
      20
  • Sun 23

      • 6  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 7  
      14
      • 7  
      17
      • 7  
      20
  • Mon 24

      • 6  
      08
      • 5  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 10  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Tue 18
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      143-40-11-23-4
      173-40-10-12-3
      203-40-10-12-3
      233-40-10-12-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.62.310.4SW232
      9.12.86.8WSW244
      9.12.87.4WSW241
      8.72.67.7WSW242

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2649WSW245Strong Wind
      2546WSW251Strong Wind
      2240WSW251Strong Wind
      1935WSW243Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:05 AM/1.40m
        • 12:29 PM/1.63m
      • Low
        • 6:04 AM/0.75m
        • 6:59 PM/0.65m
  • Wed 19
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      023-40-11-22-3
      053-40-11-22-3
      082-31-21-22-3
      112-31-21-22-3
      142-31-21-21-2
      172-31-21-22-3
      202-30-11-22-3
      232-30-11-22-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.32.58.0SW233
      8.02.47.8SW216
      7.72.47.8SSW199
      7.52.38.2S185
      7.22.28.3S176
      7.02.19.6SSW203
      6.72.010.4SW216
      6.52.010.5SSW214

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1529SW235Fresh Wind
      1324SSW212Mod. Wind
      1019SSW192Mod. Wind
      816S190Mod. Wind
      917S183Mod. Wind
      917S181Mod. Wind
      816S171Mod. Wind
      713SE139Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:01 AM/1.52m
        • 1:17 PM/1.75m
      • Low
        • 6:59 AM/0.65m
        • 7:42 PM/0.52m
  • Thu 20
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      022-30-11-22-3
      052-30-11-22-3
      082-30-11-22-3
      112-30-11-21-2
      141-20-11-21-2
      172-30-11-21-2
      202-30-11-22-3
      232-31-21-22-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.31.910.4SSW212
      6.01.810.3SSW210
      5.81.810.2SSW210
      5.61.710.2SSW211
      5.41.710.1SSW211
      5.51.710.1SSW211
      5.91.810.1SSW210
      6.41.99.2SSW200

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      611ESE105Light Wind
      510E86Light Wind
      612ENE78Light Wind
      916E83Mod. Wind
      1121E89Mod. Wind
      1630E86Fresh Wind
      2038ENE72Fresh Wind
      2139ENE61Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:47 AM/1.64m
        • 2:01 PM/1.86m
      • Low
        • 7:46 AM/0.54m
        • 8:22 PM/0.40m
  • Fri 21
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      022-31-21-21-2
      051-21-21-21-2
      081-21-21-20-1
      110-11-21-20-1
      141-21-21-20-1
      171-22-31-21-2
      201-22-32-31-2
      231-22-32-31-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.62.07.6SSE149
      6.62.06.9ESE107
      6.62.06.3E81
      6.72.06.3ENE76
      7.12.16.4ENE75
      7.92.46.8ENE77
      9.02.77.3ENE77
      9.32.87.9ENE75

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2038ENE57Fresh Wind
      1935ENE62Fresh Wind
      2037ENE63Fresh Wind
      1936ENE69Fresh Wind
      2139ENE77Strong Wind
      2343E80Strong Wind
      2547ENE75Strong Wind
      2140ENE67Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:30 AM/1.76m
        • 2:42 PM/1.95m
      • Low
        • 8:29 AM/0.45m
        • 9:01 PM/0.30m
  • Sat 22
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      021-22-32-31-2
      051-22-32-31-2
      081-22-31-21-2
      111-22-31-21-2
      141-22-31-21-2
      171-22-31-21-2
      201-22-31-21-2
      233-42-33-43-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.02.78.2ENE76
      8.62.68.4ENE75
      8.22.58.4ENE75
      8.12.58.4ENE74
      8.02.58.4ENE74
      8.02.58.4ENE75
      8.12.58.4ENE74
      8.12.59.9SE125

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1835ENE71Fresh Wind
      1630E79Fresh Wind
      1427ENE77Mod. Wind
      1325ENE74Mod. Wind
      1427ENE77Mod. Wind
      1630ENE77Fresh Wind
      1629ENE66Fresh Wind
      1324NE43Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:11 AM/1.86m
        • 3:24 PM/2.01m
      • Low
        • 9:11 AM/0.38m
        • 9:40 PM/0.23m
  • Sun 23
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      023-50-11-23-4
      053-50-11-23-4
      083-40-11-23-4
      113-40-11-23-4
      143-50-11-23-5
      174-61-21-24-5
      204-61-21-24-5
      234-61-22-34-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.92.412.6SW227
      7.72.412.3SW227
      7.52.311.9SW229
      7.42.311.7SW229
      7.42.315.1SW229
      7.62.317.2SW224
      7.92.416.6SW225
      8.22.516.1SW224

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      59N353Light Wind
      47WNW299Light Wind
      611W279Light Wind
      714W261Mod. Wind
      713WSW237Mod. Wind
      713SSW204Mod. Wind
      713SSW194Mod. Wind
      815S187Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:53 AM/1.93m
        • 4:05 PM/2.03m
      • Low
        • 9:53 AM/0.34m
        • 10:19 PM/0.21m
  • Mon 24
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      024-61-21-24-5
      054-61-22-34-5
      085-71-22-34-6
      116-81-22-35-7
      146-82-33-46-8
      178-102-33-46-8
      208-102-33-46-8
      236-81-23-46-8
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.32.515.5SW226
      8.42.615.3SW225
      8.62.615.1SW223
      9.42.915.3SW224
      10.43.216.7SW218
      11.13.415.8SW219
      11.33.415.3SW220
      10.93.315.1SW222

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      714S184Mod. Wind
      612S174Light Wind
      611SSE166Light Wind
      510SSE149Light Wind
      816SE144Mod. Wind
      1019ESE118Mod. Wind
      1019ESE102Mod. Wind
      1019E82Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:35 AM/1.96m
        • 4:48 PM/2.00m
      • Low
        • 10:36 AM/0.34m
        • 11:00 PM/0.23m
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