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Plett to Port Alfred

Thursday 24 May 2018

Cranking surf Thursday in the 6-8' range open coast and growing more consistent as swell goes more and more southerly. Partly cloudy and cool. Friday 5-7' SSW swell would fire with the nice straight direction onto the points, but a moderate SE onshore blows today and it could be game over, barring good option for a crisp landbreeze dawnie. Cloudy and cold with showers. Saturday very similar day 'cept swell 15% smaller and wind a touch lighter, but still bumpy SE. Partly cloudy and cold with showers. Sunday the wind winds up into a fresh beasterly onshore blow. Starts very early already light and surf tinged with damage. Surf 4 to maybe 5' goes to waste. Partly cloudy and cool. Monday batten the hatches me hearties! A two to three-day frontal blast begins today. Stiff devils N gives way to honking straight W buster, which blows a ragged, rising 2-5' going on 2 to 7ft windswell past the coast, some smeared to shore. Dik 10ft SW stormsea hits overnight. Partly cloudy and warm.

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Eastern Cape West

  • Sea Temp: 17.5 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 5:19 PM
  • Sunrise: 7:09 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Thu 24

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      • 12  
  • Fri 25

      • 11  
      • 11  
      • 10  
      • 10  
      • 10  
  • Sat 26

      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
  • Sun 27

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Mon 28

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 8  
  • Tue 29

      • 14  
      • 14  
      • 13  
      • 13  
      • 13  
  • Wed 30

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

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Thu 24

      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      • 15  
      20
  • Fri 25

      • 18  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 10  
      20
  • Sat 26

      • 9  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 11  
      20
  • Sun 27

      • 9  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 19  
      20
  • Mon 28

      • 18  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 16  
      20
  • Tue 29

      • 26  
      08
      • 21  
      11
      • 22  
      14
      • 23  
      17
      • 20  
      20
  • Wed 30

      • 6  
      08
      • 6  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 14  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Thu 24
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      208-103-43-56-8
      238-103-43-56-8
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      12.13.714.2SSW208
      11.63.514.1SSW207

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1529SW221Fresh Wind
      1528SSW193Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:15 PM/1.43m
      • Low
        • 6:21 AM/0.66m
        • 6:26 PM/0.64m
  • Fri 25
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      026-82-33-56-8
      056-82-33-46-8
      086-82-33-46-8
      116-82-33-45-7
      145-72-33-45-7
      175-72-33-44-6
      205-72-33-44-5
      234-62-33-44-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      11.53.514.0SSW208
      11.53.513.7SSW208
      11.33.413.5SSW206
      10.73.313.4SSW204
      10.23.113.3SSW202
      9.83.013.1SSW202
      9.52.912.9SSW203
      9.42.912.8SSW202

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1733SSE168Fresh Wind
      1936SSE154Fresh Wind
      1833SE143Fresh Wind
      1528SE133Fresh Wind
      1324SE128Mod. Wind
      1222ESE122Mod. Wind
      1019ESE117Mod. Wind
      1020ESE120Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:42 AM/1.65m
        • 1:12 PM/1.52m
      • Low
        • 7:16 AM/0.55m
        • 7:18 PM/0.56m
  • Sat 26
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      024-62-32-34-5
      054-62-32-34-5
      084-52-32-33-5
      114-51-22-33-5
      143-51-22-33-4
      173-51-22-33-4
      203-41-22-33-4
      233-41-21-23-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.32.812.7SSW201
      9.12.812.6SSW200
      8.92.712.5SSW200
      8.62.612.3SSW202
      8.42.512.0SSW203
      8.02.511.9SSW203
      7.82.411.7SSW204
      7.52.311.6SSW205

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1020SE124Mod. Wind
      1019SE125Mod. Wind
      918ESE120Mod. Wind
      815ESE115Mod. Wind
      816ESE111Mod. Wind
      1019ESE102Mod. Wind
      1121E90Mod. Wind
      1120ENE78Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:30 AM/1.74m
        • 1:57 PM/1.60m
      • Low
        • 7:59 AM/0.46m
        • 7:59 PM/0.49m
  • Sun 27
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      023-41-21-23-4
      053-41-21-22-3
      083-41-21-22-3
      113-41-21-22-3
      143-40-11-23-4
      173-40-11-23-4
      203-40-11-23-4
      233-51-21-23-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.32.211.4SSW205
      7.12.111.2SSW205
      6.92.111.1SSW206
      6.82.111.8SW215
      6.82.112.5SW221
      6.92.112.4SW219
      7.32.212.8SW223
      7.92.412.7SW222

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1018ENE64Mod. Wind
      916ENE60Mod. Wind
      918NE53Mod. Wind
      1120NE44Mod. Wind
      1222NE45Mod. Wind
      1426NE52Mod. Wind
      1936NE52Fresh Wind
      2242NE41Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:11 AM/1.81m
        • 2:35 PM/1.67m
      • Low
        • 8:33 AM/0.39m
        • 8:35 PM/0.44m
  • Mon 28
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      024-51-22-33-5
      054-61-22-33-5
      083-51-21-23-4
      113-40-11-23-4
      143-40-11-23-4
      173-41-21-22-3
      202-32-33-42-3
      234-53-43-53-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.52.612.7SW219
      8.72.612.6SW215
      8.32.511.3SW215
      7.72.411.2SW220
      7.32.211.9SW222
      7.22.210.9SSW203
      8.12.59.1ESE104
      9.83.09.4SE138

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2344NE38Strong Wind
      2241NNE31Strong Wind
      1833N11Fresh Wind
      1324NW321Mod. Wind
      1528WSW245Fresh Wind
      1019SW232Mod. Wind
      1630WSW243Fresh Wind
      2038W267Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:47 AM/1.85m
        • 3:11 PM/1.71m
      • Low
        • 9:05 AM/0.35m
        • 9:07 PM/0.40m
  • Tue 29
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      026-82-33-45-7
      056-80-12-36-8
      088-100-12-36-8
      118-100-12-36-8
      148-100-12-36-8
      178-100-12-36-8
      208-100-12-36-8
      238-100-12-36-8
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      12.23.79.6SSW213
      13.54.110.0SW236
      13.84.210.4WSW239
      13.74.210.8WSW238
      13.44.111.0WSW239
      13.44.111.2WSW240
      13.34.011.6WSW237
      12.93.911.7SW236

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2648W260Strong Wind
      2547WSW256Strong Wind
      2648W262Strong Wind
      2140SW235Strong Wind
      2242WSW237Strong Wind
      2343SW236Strong Wind
      2037WSW242Fresh Wind
      1834WSW246Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:21 AM/1.87m
        • 3:44 PM/1.74m
      • Low
        • 9:34 AM/0.32m
        • 9:38 PM/0.40m
  • Wed 30
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      026-80-12-36-8
      056-80-11-25-7
      086-80-11-25-7
      115-70-11-24-6
      145-70-11-24-6
      174-60-11-24-5
      204-50-11-23-5
      234-50-11-23-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      12.43.811.7WSW237
      11.83.611.7WSW239
      11.23.411.8WSW240
      10.53.212.3WSW242
      9.93.012.8WSW244
      9.42.912.9WSW244
      9.02.713.1WSW243
      8.82.712.8WSW243

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1529WSW250Fresh Wind
      1222W264Mod. Wind
      612WNW291Light Wind
      612N358Light Wind
      1020NE35Mod. Wind
      1427NNE33Mod. Wind
      1732NNE30Fresh Wind
      2037NNE20Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:53 AM/1.85m
        • 4:16 PM/1.74m
      • Low
        • 10:03 AM/0.31m
        • 10:10 PM/0.41m
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