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Cape St Francis to Port Alfred

Monday 27 March 2017

Small to flat surf in the morning Tuesday with slight increase to 3' wildside coast in the arvi in crisp SW offshore all day. Need swell. Wednesday you get swell: nice boost to 17 second period and punchy, if inconsistent, 4' sets slowly growing in size and consistency in glassy early winds, but alas breeze due to go light then moderate then fresh NE onshore as the swell is improving. Thursday 3-4' surf at least. However, the onshore persists, although not a beasterly. More like a gentle mifferly. Still it's lumpy and onshore. Breeze eases into the evening, glassing off by dinner time. Friday nice offshore has arrived for crisp moderate W. Lots of fun 4' soft but okay swell and it might get bit bigger to 5' in arvi. Nice. Saturday weaker and very westerly directioned 2-3' windswell runs in strong W winds easing.

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Eastern Cape West

  • Sea Temp: 18.6 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 6:16 PM
  • Sunrise: 6:27 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Wed 29

      • 6  
      • 7  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 9  
  • Thu 30

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 8  
  • Fri 31

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 9  
      • 10  
      • 11  
  • Sat 01

      • 10  
      • 10  
      • 10  
      • 10  
      • 10  
  • Sun 02

      • 10  
      • 10  
      • 10  
      • 10  
      • 10  
  • Mon 03

      • 11  
      • 12  
      • 12  
      • 13  
      • 12  
  • Tue 04

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

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Wed 29

      • 5  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 16  
      20
  • Thu 30

      • 13  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 8  
      17
      • 6  
      20
  • Fri 31

      • 17  
      08
      • 17  
      11
      • 18  
      14
      • 18  
      17
      • 14  
      20
  • Sat 01

      • 13  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 6  
      14
      • 4  
      17
      • 9  
      20
  • Sun 02

      • 16  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 3  
      17
      • 15  
      20
  • Mon 03

      • 15  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 6  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 12  
      20
  • Tue 04

      • 15  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 5  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Wed 29
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      082-30-10-12-3
      113-51-21-23-4
      144-51-22-33-5
      174-61-22-34-5
      205-71-22-34-5
      235-71-22-34-6
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.31.912.3SW232
      6.92.116.5SW217
      7.62.315.6SW219
      8.22.515.0SW219
      8.72.614.5SW221
      8.92.714.2SW222

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      510N5Light Wind
      814NNE29Mod. Wind
      1121NE54Mod. Wind
      1426ENE60Mod. Wind
      1630NE56Fresh Wind
      1732NE48Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:25 AM/2.12m
        • 4:44 PM/2.02m
      • Low
        • 10:35 AM/0.16m
        • 10:46 PM/0.18m
  • Thu 30
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      024-61-22-34-5
      054-61-21-24-5
      084-51-21-23-5
      113-51-21-23-4
      143-50-11-23-4
      173-40-11-23-4
      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°
      8.82.713.9SW223
      8.52.613.6SW223
      8.12.513.4SW223
      7.72.313.2SW223
      7.42.212.8SW222
      7.32.212.6SW221
      7.52.312.5SW222
      7.62.312.3SW222

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1528NE46Fresh Wind
      1324NE46Mod. Wind
      1324NE40Mod. Wind
      1120NE36Mod. Wind
      816NE49Mod. Wind
      815ENE79Mod. Wind
      612ENE61Light Wind
      917W259Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:02 AM/2.11m
        • 5:22 PM/1.97m
      • Low
        • 11:11 AM/0.18m
        • 11:22 PM/0.23m
  • Fri 31
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      023-50-11-23-4
      053-50-11-23-4
      083-50-11-23-4
      113-50-11-23-4
      144-50-11-23-5
      174-61-21-24-5
      205-71-22-34-6
      235-71-22-35-7
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.72.412.1SW223
      7.82.411.9SW225
      8.02.411.8SW226
      8.32.511.6SW227
      8.82.711.4SW228
      9.93.011.1SW228
      10.83.311.1SW229
      10.93.311.1SW231

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1426WSW254Mod. Wind
      1529WSW258Fresh Wind
      1732WSW249Fresh Wind
      1732W261Fresh Wind
      1833WSW257Fresh Wind
      1833WSW244Fresh Wind
      1426WSW246Mod. Wind
      1528W266Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:40 AM/2.03m
        • 6:02 PM/1.87m
      • Low
        • 11:48 AM/0.27m
  • Sat 01
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      025-70-11-24-6
      054-60-11-24-5
      084-50-11-23-5
      114-60-11-23-5
      144-60-11-24-5
      175-71-21-24-6
      205-71-21-24-6
      235-70-11-24-6
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      10.43.211.0SW234
      9.83.010.8SW236
      9.52.910.6SW236
      9.62.910.8SW234
      9.93.011.3SW232
      10.13.111.6SW229
      10.03.011.8SW229
      9.83.012.0SW230

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1732W264Fresh Wind
      1629W263Fresh Wind
      1325W261Mod. Wind
      1018W261Mod. Wind
      612WSW243Light Wind
      49S174Light Wind
      917ESE103Mod. Wind
      1325ENE62Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:21 AM/1.90m
      • Low
        • 12:00 AM/0.34m
        • 12:29 PM/0.40m
  • Sun 02
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      024-60-11-24-5
      054-60-11-24-5
      085-70-11-24-6
      116-81-22-35-7
      146-81-22-35-7
      176-81-22-35-7
      205-71-22-35-7
      235-71-22-35-7
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.62.912.0SW231
      9.62.912.1SW232
      9.83.012.8SW231
      10.03.014.5SW226
      9.93.015.0SW223
      9.93.014.4SW225
      9.73.014.1SW224
      9.83.013.8SW227

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1426NE52Mod. Wind
      1630ENE63Fresh Wind
      1630NE56Fresh Wind
      1426NE50Mod. Wind
      917NE35Mod. Wind
      36NW318Calm
      1528W267Fresh Wind
      2241W263Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:08 AM/1.74m
      • Low
        • 12:43 AM/0.50m
        • 1:15 PM/0.56m
  • Mon 03
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      026-81-22-35-7
      056-81-22-36-8
      086-81-22-35-7
      116-81-23-46-8
      148-102-33-46-8
      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°
      10.53.213.5SW225
      11.03.413.3SW223
      11.03.412.7SW223
      11.53.512.7SW222
      12.33.812.7SW219
      12.53.812.6SW219
      12.03.712.6SW219
      11.43.512.5SW218

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2546W259Strong Wind
      2343WSW257Strong Wind
      1529SW229Fresh Wind
      918SSW192Mod. Wind
      611SSE160Light Wind
      916ESE109Mod. Wind
      1223E86Mod. Wind
      1427ENE73Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 8:08 AM/1.55m
      • Low
        • 1:34 AM/0.67m
        • 2:16 PM/0.72m
  • Tue 04
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      026-81-22-35-7
      055-71-22-34-6
      084-61-22-34-5
      114-61-22-34-5
      144-61-21-23-5
      174-61-22-34-5
      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°
      10.63.212.4SW219
      10.03.012.2SW221
      9.42.912.1SW223
      9.12.812.0SW222
      8.92.712.0SW222
      9.02.812.7SW221
      9.32.813.3SW219
      9.42.913.2SW220

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1630ENE68Fresh Wind
      1630ENE65Fresh Wind
      1528ENE65Fresh Wind
      1324ENE63Mod. Wind
      816ENE61Mod. Wind
      59NE48Light Wind
      612N359Light Wind
      917NW312Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 9:38 AM/1.41m
      • Low
        • 2:55 AM/0.83m
        • 4:04 PM/0.83m

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