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Cape St Francis to Port Alfred

Weekend 27 May 2017

Lank surf ahead! Friday solid 6' in crisp W offshore to start, building into a bit of a buster. Proper winter. Saturday a ripsnorting white-capped SW buster smacks it, blasting a neargale in arvi. A 4' SSW swell overlaid by building chunks on horizon as windswell jacks. Sunday some grunt on the grind fills in during morning with pumping 6-8ft SSW groundswell in pumping W offshores. Monday going off at dawn and into the morning tho the main pulse is over now, but you're getting 4-5' open coast lines. Then a moderate NE onshore puffs in arvi. Tuesday horrid beasterly onshore ruins a CRACKING swell, with sets to 8ft in morning, 10ft in arvi.

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Eastern Cape West

  • Sea Temp: 18.4 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 5:17 PM
  • Sunrise: 7:11 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Sun 28

      • 12  
      • 12  
      • 12  
      • 11  
      • 11  
  • Mon 29

      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 10  
  • Tue 30

      • 12  
      • 12  
      • 12  
      • 12  
      • 12  
  • Wed 31

      • 10  
      • 10  
      • 10  
      • 11  
      • 11  
  • Thu 01

      • 10  
      • 10  
      • 10  
      • 10  
      • 10  
  • Fri 02

      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 8  
      • 8  
  • Sat 03

      • 7  
      • 8  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 14  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 13  
      20
      • 12  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 13  
      20
      • 15  
      08
      • 16  
      11
      • 16  
      14
      • 16  
      17
      • 16  
      20
      • 15  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 16  
      17
      • 15  
      20
      • 14  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 16  
      20
      • 14  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 13  
      20
      • 13  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 12  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Sun 28

      • 17  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 14  
      20
  • Mon 29

      • 4  
      08
      • 3  
      11
      • 7  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 18  
      20
  • Tue 30

      • 14  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 7  
      14
      • 3  
      17
      • 3  
      20
  • Wed 31

      • 8  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 9  
      20
  • Thu 01

      • 4  
      08
      • 3  
      11
      • 2  
      14
      • 2  
      17
      • 6  
      20
  • Fri 02

      • 5  
      08
      • 3  
      11
      • 1  
      14
      • 3  
      17
      • 8  
      20
  • Sat 03

      • 19  
      08
      • 21  
      11
      • 17  
      14
      • 16  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Sun 28
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      026-81-23-46-8
      056-81-23-46-8
      088-102-33-56-8
      118-102-33-56-8
      148-102-33-46-8
      176-82-33-46-8
      206-82-33-46-8
      236-81-22-35-7
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      12.13.711.9SW223
      12.33.711.7SW221
      12.23.714.2SSW213
      12.03.713.9SSW212
      11.83.613.5SSW213
      11.43.513.3SW215
      11.03.313.2SW217
      10.53.212.9SW216

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2342WSW252Strong Wind
      2138WSW248Strong Wind
      1732WSW242Fresh Wind
      1427WSW245Mod. Wind
      1426WSW257Mod. Wind
      1528WSW256Fresh Wind
      1426WSW252Mod. Wind
      1223WSW256Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:10 AM/1.95m
        • 5:41 PM/1.85m
      • Low
        • 11:21 AM/0.21m
        • 11:40 PM/0.37m
  • Mon 29
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      025-71-22-34-6
      055-71-22-34-6
      085-71-22-34-5
      114-61-22-34-5
      144-61-22-34-5
      174-61-22-34-5
      205-71-22-34-6
      236-81-22-35-7
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      10.03.112.7SW218
      9.62.912.5SW219
      9.42.912.4SW220
      9.22.812.4SW220
      9.12.812.4SW219
      9.22.812.6SW219
      9.52.913.3SW218
      10.03.013.8SW217

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1019W270Mod. Wind
      815W267Mod. Wind
      48W280Light Wind
      35N9Calm
      713NE55Mod. Wind
      1324ENE62Mod. Wind
      1834NE53Fresh Wind
      2038NE40Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:56 AM/1.82m
        • 6:29 PM/1.75m
      • Low
        • 12:05 PM/0.32m
  • Tue 30
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      026-82-33-45-7
      056-82-33-46-8
      088-102-33-46-8
      118-102-33-48-10
      148-102-33-48-10
      178-102-33-48-10
      208-101-23-48-10
      238-101-23-46-8
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      10.63.214.0SW216
      11.13.414.3SW218
      11.63.515.1SW220
      12.13.715.6SW222
      12.33.815.8SW224
      12.23.716.1SW226
      11.83.616.1SW227
      11.33.415.8SW228

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1936NNE32Fresh Wind
      1630NNE16Fresh Wind
      1426N354Mod. Wind
      1120NNW332Mod. Wind
      714WNW296Mod. Wind
      37SW235Calm
      36ESE112Calm
      510ENE59Light Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:45 AM/1.67m
      • Low
        • 12:29 AM/0.49m
        • 12:52 PM/0.45m
  • Wed 31
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      028-101-22-36-8
      056-81-22-36-8
      086-81-22-35-7
      116-81-22-35-7
      146-81-22-36-8
      176-81-22-36-8
      206-81-22-36-8
      236-81-22-36-8
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      10.93.315.5SW229
      10.53.215.4SW230
      10.33.115.2SW231
      10.23.115.2SW232
      10.43.215.3SW230
      10.73.315.5SW228
      10.73.315.4SW226
      10.63.215.1SW227

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      510NNE18Light Wind
      612NNW343Light Wind
      814NW317Mod. Wind
      816WNW301Mod. Wind
      918W273Mod. Wind
      1020WSW245Mod. Wind
      917WSW250Mod. Wind
      917W263Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:41 AM/1.52m
      • Low
        • 1:25 AM/0.62m
        • 1:46 PM/0.58m
  • Thu 01
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      026-81-22-35-7
      056-81-22-35-7
      085-70-12-35-7
      115-70-11-24-6
      145-70-11-24-6
      176-81-22-35-7
      206-81-22-35-7
      236-81-22-35-7
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      10.33.114.7SW229
      9.93.014.5SW230
      9.62.914.4SW231
      9.52.914.3SW232
      9.62.914.3SW232
      9.83.015.2SW227
      10.03.015.6SW223
      9.93.015.1SW224

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      917WSW257Mod. Wind
      612WSW248Light Wind
      48W259Light Wind
      36W266Calm
      24SW229Calm
      25SE125Calm
      612E98Light Wind
      917ENE59Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 8:51 AM/1.39m
      • Low
        • 2:37 AM/0.73m
        • 2:56 PM/0.69m
  • Fri 02
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      026-81-22-35-7
      055-71-22-34-6
      085-71-22-34-6
      114-60-11-24-5
      144-60-11-23-5
      174-50-11-23-5
      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°
      9.73.014.6SW225
      9.42.914.2SW226
      9.12.813.9SW227
      8.72.713.6SW228
      8.52.613.4SW229
      8.22.513.2SW229
      7.92.413.1SW229
      7.72.312.9SW229

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1018NE45Mod. Wind
      714NE44Mod. Wind
      59NE35Light Wind
      35NNW340Calm
      12SW223Calm
      36E100Calm
      815ENE59Mod. Wind
      1325NNE26Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 10:15 AM/1.33m
      • Low
        • 4:14 AM/0.78m
        • 4:24 PM/0.74m
  • Sat 03
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      023-50-11-23-4
      053-40-11-23-4
      083-40-11-23-4
      113-40-11-23-4
      143-40-11-23-4
      173-40-11-23-4
      204-50-11-23-5
      236-81-22-36-8
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.52.312.7SW228
      7.42.312.6SW228
      7.42.212.5SW227
      7.52.312.4SW226
      7.42.312.3SW226
      7.22.212.0SW226
      8.92.711.4SW228
      12.63.811.5SW233

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1629N352Fresh Wind
      1732N349Fresh Wind
      1935NNW344Fresh Wind
      2138NNW334Strong Wind
      1731WNW303Fresh Wind
      1630WSW238Fresh Wind
      1935WSW256Fresh Wind
      2344WSW258Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 11:36 AM/1.34m
      • Low
        • 5:46 AM/0.74m
        • 5:46 PM/0.72m

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