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North of Zinkwazi

Wednesday 12 July 2017

Clean soft 3' peaks open coast Wednesday but moderate SE onshores due. Thursday swell arrives but so does strong NW devils wind followed by a stiff buster. Friday might be ok early 4-5' open coast before the onshore picks up. Looks stiff and nasty tho. Saturday in south by Durban, lovely 4' surf  peaks in great winds. However, up this side, stiff north winds herald the arrival of a big buster late tomorrow. Sunday lots of swell 4-5' and could be really fun on open coast. Big buster arrives overnight.

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KZN North Coast

  • Sea Temp: 20.8 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 5:17 PM
  • Sunrise: 6:47 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Fri 21

      • 16  
      • 16  
      • 15  
      • 15  
      • 14  
  • Sat 22

      • 11  
      • 10  
      • 10  
      • 9  
      • 9  
  • Sun 23

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

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Tue 25

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Wed 26

      • 7  
      • 9  
      • 13  
      • 15  
      • 15  
  • Thu 27

      • 11  
      • 10  
      • 9  
      • 8  
      • 18  
      08
      • 18  
      11
      • 18  
      14
      • 17  
      17
      • 17  
      20
      • 15  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 14  
      20
      • 13  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 12  
      20
      • 12  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 12  
      20
      • 11  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 6  
      14
      • 6  
      17
      • 6  
      20
      • 7  
      08
      • 6  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 10  
      20
      • 12  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 12  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Fri 21

      • 5  
      08
      • 5  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 15  
      20
  • Sat 22

      • 18  
      08
      • 18  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 6  
      20
  • Sun 23

      • 4  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 15  
      20
  • Mon 24

      • 15  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 12  
      20
  • Tue 25

      • 20  
      08
      • 22  
      11
      • 24  
      14
      • 25  
      17
      • 26  
      20
  • Wed 26

      • 16  
      08
      • 32  
      11
      • 32  
      14
      • 32  
      17
      • 29  
      20
  • Thu 27

      • 18  
      08
      • 16  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 14  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Fri 21
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      0810-152-310-12
      1110-152-310-12
      1410-151-28-10
      1710-121-28-10
      2010-121-26-8
      238-101-26-8
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      15.94.918.1SSW203
      15.94.918.2SSW203
      15.44.717.8SSW205
      14.54.417.2SSW206
      13.54.116.7SSW207
      12.53.816.3SSW207

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      59ESE120Light Wind
      59NE46Light Wind
      1019NNE19Mod. Wind
      1325NNE12Mod. Wind
      1528NNE14Fresh Wind
      1629NNE14Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:51 AM/1.76m
        • 2:24 PM/1.76m
      • Low
        • 8:11 AM/0.38m
        • 8:32 PM/0.38m
  • Sat 22
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      028-100-15-7
      056-80-14-6
      086-80-14-5
      115-70-14-5
      145-70-13-5
      174-60-13-5
      204-60-13-4
      234-50-13-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      11.73.615.7SSW207
      11.13.415.4SSW206
      10.63.215.0SSW205
      10.23.114.7SSW205
      9.83.014.5SSW205
      9.42.914.3SSW204
      9.12.814.0SSW203
      8.92.713.7SSW202

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1731NNE13Fresh Wind
      1732N7Fresh Wind
      1833N3Fresh Wind
      1833N354Fresh Wind
      1529NNW346Fresh Wind
      1019NNW344Mod. Wind
      611NNW348Light Wind
      510NW320Light Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:43 AM/1.87m
        • 3:12 PM/1.89m
      • Low
        • 8:59 AM/0.25m
        • 9:20 PM/0.28m
  • Sun 23
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      024-50-13-4
      053-50-13-4
      083-50-13-4
      113-40-13-4
      143-40-12-3
      173-40-12-3
      203-40-12-3
      233-41-22-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.72.613.5SSW202
      8.32.513.3SSW202
      8.02.513.1SSW199
      7.72.412.8SSW198
      7.42.312.7SSW197
      7.22.212.5SSW196
      7.22.212.3SSW195
      7.32.212.1S190

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      48WNW297Light Wind
      37W272Calm
      48WSW249Light Wind
      713WSW238Mod. Wind
      1019SW217Mod. Wind
      1223SSW195Mod. Wind
      1529S182Fresh Wind
      1732SSE168Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:29 AM/1.95m
        • 3:56 PM/1.98m
      • Low
        • 9:43 AM/0.16m
        • 10:04 PM/0.22m
  • Mon 24
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-41-22-3
      053-41-22-3
      083-41-22-3
      112-31-22-3
      142-30-12-3
      172-30-12-3
      202-30-12-3
      231-21-22-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.42.212.0S189
      7.42.311.9S189
      7.32.211.9S189
      6.92.111.8S190
      6.62.011.8S191
      6.21.911.7SSW191
      6.01.811.5S188
      5.81.811.3S183

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1833SSE164Fresh Wind
      1833SSE158Fresh Wind
      1528SSE149Fresh Wind
      1223SE139Mod. Wind
      1019ESE122Mod. Wind
      1019E95Mod. Wind
      1223ENE69Mod. Wind
      1426NE46Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:11 AM/1.99m
        • 4:37 PM/2.02m
      • Low
        • 10:23 AM/0.12m
        • 10:45 PM/0.21m
  • Tue 25
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      021-21-21-2
      051-21-21-2
      081-21-22-3
      111-21-21-2
      140-10-10-1
      170-10-10-1
      200-10-10-1
      230-10-10-1
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.61.711.1S180
      5.51.711.0S177
      5.71.710.9S171
      6.01.87.1E85
      6.52.06.0NNE11
      6.92.15.7N8
      7.22.26.0N11
      7.52.36.2NNE13

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1630NNE29Fresh Wind
      1833NNE17Fresh Wind
      2038N5Fresh Wind
      2242N1Strong Wind
      2444N2Strong Wind
      2547N9Strong Wind
      2648NNE12Strong Wind
      2649N4Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:51 AM/1.98m
        • 5:16 PM/2.01m
      • Low
        • 11:02 AM/0.13m
        • 11:24 PM/0.24m
  • Wed 26
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      020-10-10-1
      050-10-10-1
      080-10-10-1
      112-30-10-1
      145-70-13-5
      178-101-25-7
      208-101-25-7
      236-81-24-6
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.02.56.5N8
      8.22.56.7N4
      7.32.26.7N5
      9.32.86.4WSW241
      13.14.08.6SSW208
      14.84.59.7SSW204
      14.74.510.0SSW203
      13.84.210.1SSW204

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2750N2Strong Wind
      2547N354Strong Wind
      1630W270Fresh Wind
      3259SSW202Near Gale
      3259SSW192Near Gale
      3260S180Near Gale
      2955S173Near Gale
      2648S171Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:28 AM/1.93m
        • 5:53 PM/1.96m
      • Low
        • 11:39 AM/0.18m
  • Thu 27
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      026-81-24-6
      056-80-14-5
      085-70-13-5
      114-60-13-4
      143-50-13-4
      173-50-13-4
      203-50-12-3
      233-40-12-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      12.83.910.7SSW203
      11.83.611.5SSW206
      10.73.212.1SSW208
      9.62.911.9SSW209
      8.92.710.8SSW202
      8.42.512.2SSW204
      8.12.512.5SSW205
      7.92.412.3SSW204

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2343S171Strong Wind
      2139SSE167Strong Wind
      1834SSE161Fresh Wind
      1629SSE161Fresh Wind
      1427SSE160Mod. Wind
      1426SSE151Mod. Wind
      1324SE137Mod. Wind
      1121SE131Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:05 AM/1.84m
      • Low
        • 12:02 AM/0.31m
        • 12:14 PM/0.28m

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