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Cape St Francis to Port Alfred

Tuesday 8 August 2017

Oohlala. A proper burst of winter fatness lies ahead. Tuesday looks 2-4' open coast in a fresh to strong NE onshore. Miff. Wednesday the NE is still around, or the effects are with sickly morning conditions, though it may be calm in the far west of this coast. Either way, apart from lots of washy 2-4' east windswell, no pointbreak groundswell around at all. The west switch due to come thro after lunch, earlier perhaps the further to the west you are. In the east, it arrives mid arvi. Thursday weak stream of east windswell 2-3' and while a big winter front lurks, there is nothing to report ... yet. But come Friday and that has changed big time. Strong NW devils wind quickly becomes a stiff W buster, white caps and a building stormsea is already 10'+ in morning, potentially bigger later. Not many spots will handle. Those that do will of course cook. Saturday grinding 8'+ and stiff W winterly winds. Heaving. Wild and woolly for some. Cooking for others.

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Eastern Cape West

  • Sea Temp: 17.3 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 5:49 PM
  • Sunrise: 6:53 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Fri 18

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      • 8  
  • Sat 19

      • 8  
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  • Sun 20

      • 12  
      • 11  
      • 10  
      • 9  
      • 9  
  • Mon 21

      • 8  
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      • 9  
  • Tue 22

      • 17  
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  • Wed 23

      • 18  
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  • Thu 24

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        -
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      20
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      08
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      17
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      08
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      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Fri 18

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      • 12  
      20
  • Sat 19

      • 20  
      08
      • 22  
      11
      • 24  
      14
      • 27  
      17
      • 29  
      20
  • Sun 20

      • 26  
      08
      • 23  
      11
      • 18  
      14
      • 15  
      17
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      20
  • Mon 21

      • 14  
      08
      • 17  
      11
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      14
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      17
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      20
  • Tue 22

      • 35  
      08
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      11
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      14
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      17
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      20
  • Wed 23

      • 32  
      08
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      11
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      14
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      17
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      20
  • Thu 24

      • 33  
      08
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Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Fri 18
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      203-42-32-32-3
      233-42-32-32-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.02.510.6SSE164
      7.82.410.6S169

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1223E82Mod. Wind
      1426ENE70Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:33 AM/1.55m
        • 1:14 PM/1.53m
      • Low
        • 7:06 AM/0.56m
        • 7:27 PM/0.55m
  • Sat 19
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      022-31-22-32-3
      052-31-22-32-3
      082-31-22-32-3
      112-32-32-32-3
      143-42-32-32-3
      173-42-33-43-4
      202-33-42-31-2
      232-33-42-31-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.72.410.6S175
      7.72.410.7S179
      7.82.410.6S179
      8.12.510.6S178
      8.52.610.6S174
      9.22.88.3SE130
      10.23.17.0ENE77
      11.23.47.6ENE74

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1629ENE66Fresh Wind
      1833ENE62Fresh Wind
      2037ENE60Fresh Wind
      2241ENE58Strong Wind
      2445ENE60Strong Wind
      2750ENE63Strong Wind
      2954ENE57Near Gale
      3057NE53Near Gale

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:37 AM/1.66m
        • 2:09 PM/1.68m
      • Low
        • 8:01 AM/0.42m
        • 8:21 PM/0.42m
  • Sun 20
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      022-33-53-42-3
      052-34-53-42-3
      083-44-53-42-3
      112-33-53-42-3
      142-33-43-42-3
      172-33-42-32-3
      202-33-42-31-2
      232-33-42-31-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      12.03.68.1ENE74
      12.23.78.5ENE73
      12.03.68.8ENE76
      11.23.48.9ENE78
      10.23.19.0E80
      9.22.89.0E81
      8.92.79.0E81
      8.92.79.0E81

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      3157NE49Near Gale
      2954NE46Near Gale
      2649NE44Strong Wind
      2343NE38Strong Wind
      1834NNE31Fresh Wind
      1528NE34Fresh Wind
      1835NE45Fresh Wind
      1834NE37Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:28 AM/1.77m
        • 2:55 PM/1.81m
      • Low
        • 8:45 AM/0.31m
        • 9:05 PM/0.31m
  • Mon 21
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      022-33-42-31-2
      051-23-42-31-2
      081-22-32-31-2
      111-22-32-31-2
      142-32-32-31-2
      173-42-33-43-4
      203-40-11-23-4
      233-40-10-13-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.92.79.0E80
      8.52.69.2E79
      8.02.49.3E79
      7.72.49.4E82
      7.72.49.5E85
      8.32.59.9SSE153
      9.02.88.1SW227
      9.32.87.8WSW239

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1324N358Mod. Wind
      1324WNW283Mod. Wind
      1426W264Mod. Wind
      1732WSW257Fresh Wind
      1936WSW247Fresh Wind
      2241WSW243Strong Wind
      2241WSW249Strong Wind
      1936W268Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:11 AM/1.85m
        • 3:35 PM/1.90m
      • Low
        • 9:24 AM/0.22m
        • 9:44 PM/0.25m
  • Tue 22
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      023-50-11-23-4
      055-70-11-25-7
      088-100-11-26-8
      1110-120-11-210-12
      1410-150-12-310-15
      1715-181-23-515-18
      2015-181-24-515-18
      2315-181-23-510-15
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      10.33.18.3WSW242
      13.44.18.8WSW250
      16.55.09.8WSW252
      18.85.710.5WSW252
      20.46.211.0WSW247
      21.96.711.5WSW242
      21.86.611.7WSW238
      19.96.111.8SW235

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2547W270Strong Wind
      3361W259Near Gale
      3566W260Gale Force
      3769WSW253Gale Force
      3769WSW244Gale Force
      3973WSW239Gale Force
      3565SW234Gale Force
      3056WSW244Near Gale

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:51 AM/1.89m
        • 4:13 PM/1.96m
      • Low
        • 9:59 AM/0.18m
        • 10:21 PM/0.22m
  • Wed 23
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      0210-152-33-510-15
      0510-152-33-510-12
      0810-151-23-510-12
      1110-151-23-410-12
      1415-181-23-510-15
      1715-181-24-510-15
      2018-202-35-715-18
      2318-203-45-715-18
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      18.45.611.8SW233
      17.85.411.8SW232
      17.85.411.6SW232
      18.25.511.5SW236
      19.25.911.7SW235
      20.56.312.1SW236
      21.46.512.5SW231
      20.96.412.7SW230

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      3056WSW257Near Gale
      3259W268Near Gale
      3260W271Near Gale
      3361W272Near Gale
      3464W271Near Gale
      3565W270Gale Force
      3464W268Near Gale
      3158W266Near Gale

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:28 AM/1.89m
        • 4:50 PM/1.96m
      • Low
        • 10:33 AM/0.17m
        • 10:55 PM/0.24m
  • Thu 24
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape St FrancisSeal PointJeffreys BayCape Recife
      0215-183-45-710-15
      0515-183-45-710-15
      0815-183-45-715-18
      1118-204-56-815-18
      1425-306-810-1220-25
      1730-358-1010-1525-30
      2030-3510-1215-1825-30
      2330-3510-1215-1825-30
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      19.76.012.6SW228
      19.25.812.6SW226
      20.06.112.6SW224
      22.16.813.0SW221
      24.97.614.0SW216
      27.68.415.5SSW210
      28.88.816.4SSW208
      28.68.716.4SSW208

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2955W260Near Gale
      3259WSW257Near Gale
      3362WSW257Near Gale
      3666WSW256Gale Force
      3666WSW252Gale Force
      3668WSW249Gale Force
      3666WSW239Gale Force
      3362SW236Near Gale

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:03 AM/1.85m
        • 5:25 PM/1.92m
      • Low
        • 11:05 AM/0.21m
        • 11:28 PM/0.30m

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