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Ballito to Richards Bay

 

Weekend 25 July 2020

Expect a three-day run of mangled onshores starting Friday and broken 2-4' open coast surf. Sunny and warm. Saturday is Same Same. Sunday is Same Same, only different. The wind is now a straight N and blowing hard. It eases in the arvi and evening, going light variable. Expected a mangled peaky 1-4ft sea, a mix of NE, E and SW wind and a smidge of groundswell. Partly cloudy and warm with showers. Monday the buster has smashed through with strong S to SSE onshore winds obliterating the ocean. The surf looks 2-3' open coast. The wind eases in arvi, but not by nearly enoug. Partly cloudy and cool with strong showers. Tuesday mild onshores build into fresh beasterlies. Dawn has small feasibility of 2-3' sets open coast. Partly cloudy and warm.

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  • Sea Temp: 20.8 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 6:13 PM
  • Sunrise: 5:06 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Mon 26

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  • Tue 27

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  • Wed 28

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  • Thu 29

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  • Fri 30

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  • Sat 31

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  • Sun 01

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Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Mon 26

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      20
  • Tue 27

      • 1  
      08
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      11
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      14
      • 17  
      17
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      20
  • Wed 28

      • 20  
      08
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      11
      • 23  
      14
      • 25  
      17
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      20
  • Thu 29

      • 20  
      08
      • 18  
      11
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      14
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      17
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      20
  • Fri 30

      • 6  
      08
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      11
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      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 12  
      20
  • Sat 31

      • 5  
      08
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  • Sun 01

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Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Mon 26
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      201-21-21-2
      231-21-21-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.21.68.1SE126
      5.01.58.2ESE112

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1121SSW197Mod. Wind
      916SSW214Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:49 AM/1.35m
        • 1:18 PM/1.53m
      • Low
        • 6:56 AM/0.74m
        • 7:35 PM/0.68m
  • Tue 27
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      021-21-21-2
      051-20-11-2
      082-30-11-2
      112-30-11-2
      142-31-22-3
      172-31-22-3
      202-30-12-3
      232-30-12-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      4.91.59.4SE138
      5.01.511.1S180
      5.41.613.3SSW204
      5.81.812.9SSW203
      6.01.815.7S189
      6.11.914.9S190
      6.21.914.3S191
      6.41.913.6SSW191

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      916SW220Mod. Wind
      25SW233Calm
      13ENE62Calm
      611N11Light Wind
      1223NE38Mod. Wind
      1733NE43Fresh Wind
      1834NE45Fresh Wind
      1833NE37Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:35 AM/1.49m
        • 1:52 PM/1.68m
      • Low
        • 7:36 AM/0.61m
        • 8:06 PM/0.54m
  • Wed 28
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-30-12-3
      052-30-12-3
      082-31-22-3
      111-20-11-2
      140-10-11-2
      170-10-11-2
      201-20-11-2
      231-20-11-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.41.913.1SSW191
      6.42.012.7S190
      6.82.110.4S182
      7.12.17.2ENE63
      7.42.26.6NE44
      7.82.46.2NE45
      8.12.56.4NE54
      8.32.56.7ENE59

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1630NNE28Fresh Wind
      1835NNE19Fresh Wind
      2038NNE15Fresh Wind
      2139NNE19Strong Wind
      2343NNE27Strong Wind
      2546NE39Strong Wind
      2445NE39Strong Wind
      2344NE36Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:07 AM/1.61m
        • 2:20 PM/1.80m
      • Low
        • 8:07 AM/0.49m
        • 8:33 PM/0.42m
  • Thu 29
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-31-22-3
      052-31-22-3
      082-31-22-3
      113-41-22-3
      143-41-22-3
      173-42-32-3
      203-52-33-4
      234-52-33-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.42.67.0ENE64
      8.42.67.3ENE71
      8.42.57.5ENE72
      8.22.57.8E82
      7.92.48.1E85
      7.82.48.4E91
      8.32.58.7E91
      8.92.78.9E90

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2038NNE25Fresh Wind
      1936NNE15Fresh Wind
      2037N11Fresh Wind
      1833N5Fresh Wind
      1529NNE18Fresh Wind
      1935NE44Fresh Wind
      2343NE50Strong Wind
      2140NE47Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:34 AM/1.72m
        • 2:46 PM/1.90m
      • Low
        • 8:35 AM/0.39m
        • 8:59 PM/0.33m
  • Fri 30
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-52-33-4
      053-52-33-4
      083-42-33-4
      113-42-32-3
      143-41-22-3
      173-42-32-3
      203-42-33-4
      233-52-33-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
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      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.82.79.1E89
      8.42.69.2E89
      8.02.49.3E89
      7.62.39.2E89
      7.32.29.2E90
      7.32.29.4E93
      7.52.39.7E95
      8.12.510.0E94

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1019NNE25Mod. Wind
      612NNE21Light Wind
      612NE40Light Wind
      48NE49Light Wind
      36SSE148Calm
      917S174Mod. Wind
      1224S181Mod. Wind
      1631SSW201Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:00 AM/1.80m
        • 3:12 PM/1.98m
      • Low
        • 9:01 AM/0.31m
        • 9:24 PM/0.26m
  • Sat 31
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      024-63-43-5
      055-73-44-5
      086-83-54-5
      115-73-53-5
      145-73-43-4
      174-63-43-4
      204-53-43-4
      234-52-33-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.02.710.2E94
      9.83.010.2E100
      10.13.110.2ESE111
      9.83.010.1ESE117
      9.32.810.0ESE121
      8.72.69.9ESE116
      8.42.69.9ESE110
      8.22.59.9ESE106

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1834SSW206Fresh Wind
      1529SSW203Fresh Wind
      510SSE163Light Wind
      47SE131Light Wind
      918SE133Mod. Wind
      1426SE144Mod. Wind
      1732SE145Fresh Wind
      1527SE131Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:26 AM/1.86m
        • 3:37 PM/2.02m
      • Low
        • 9:26 AM/0.27m
        • 9:49 PM/0.23m
  • Sun 01
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      024-52-33-4
      054-52-33-4
      083-52-33-4
      113-52-33-4
      143-42-32-3
      173-42-32-3
      203-42-32-3
      233-42-32-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.12.510.0ESE103
      8.02.410.2E100
      7.82.410.2E99
      7.52.310.2E99
      7.32.210.1E101
      7.12.29.8E98
      7.02.19.7E99
      6.92.19.6ESE101

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1527SE134Fresh Wind
      1630SE130Fresh Wind
      1630ESE112Fresh Wind
      1426ESE110Mod. Wind
      1426ESE112Mod. Wind
      1529ESE122Fresh Wind
      1630SE125Fresh Wind
      1528ESE114Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:52 AM/1.88m
        • 4:02 PM/2.02m
      • Low
        • 9:52 AM/0.25m
        • 10:14 PM/0.23m

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