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Ballito Bay to north of Zwinkazi

Weekend 23 February 2019

Ay cuz! It's going off Friday with sublime 4-5ft cyclonic SE swell in lukka glassy landbreezes. The offshore continues in morning and a light becoming moderate NE onshore blows by arvi. Make hay! Partly cloudy and hot with showers. Saturday the N to NE onshore puffs, but could be kiff quick dawn patrol. Chance of early skunkage with early onshore. Expect cross-mixture of SW and E swell open coast. Partly cloudy and hot with showers. Sunday smooth clean 2-4' SSW swell on open coast in glassy landbreezes with mild NE puffing soon. Partly cloudy and hot with showers. Monday lekker 3-4' surf open coast epic light W offshores and nice conditions. Super fun surf. Partly cloudy and warm with showers. Tuesday the epic run is over, with stiff beastly onshores kapping it. Partly cloudy and hot.

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KZN North Coast

  • Sea Temp: 23.7 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 6:35 PM
  • Sunrise: 5:42 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Sat 23

      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Sun 24

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 5  
  • Mon 25

      • 5  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Tue 26

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 7  
  • Wed 27

      • 8  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 9  
  • Thu 28

      • 11  
      • 11  
      • 10  
      • 9  
      • 8  
  • Fri 01

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 10  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 13  
      17
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      20
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      08
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      11
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      14
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      17
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      20
      • 13  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 14  
      14
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      17
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      20
      • 13  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 7  
      14
      • 8  
      17
      • 6  
      20
      • 6  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 8  
      17
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      20
      • 10  
      08
      • 11  
      11
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      14
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      17
      • 11  
      20
      • 11  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 12  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Sat 23

      • 14  
      08
      • 16  
      11
      • 17  
      14
      • 19  
      17
      • 16  
      20
  • Sun 24

      • 12  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 8  
      17
      • 9  
      20
  • Mon 25

      • 8  
      08
      • 6  
      11
      • 7  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 15  
      20
  • Tue 26

      • 17  
      08
      • 18  
      11
      • 19  
      14
      • 21  
      17
      • 22  
      20
  • Wed 27

      • 24  
      08
      • 21  
      11
      • 21  
      14
      • 23  
      17
      • 23  
      20
  • Thu 28

      • 19  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 7  
      14
      • 7  
      17
      • 9  
      20
  • Fri 01

      • 16  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 2  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Sat 23
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-31-21-2
      051-21-21-2
      081-21-21-2
      111-21-21-2
      141-21-21-2
      172-30-11-2
      202-30-11-2
      232-30-11-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.11.69.6SE127
      5.11.610.1SE141
      5.11.610.0SE143
      5.21.610.5SSE155
      5.41.611.2S171
      5.71.713.1SSW200
      5.81.813.1SSW199
      6.01.814.2SSW209

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1121NE48Mod. Wind
      1528NNE18Fresh Wind
      1426NNE13Mod. Wind
      1629NNE16Fresh Wind
      1732NNE31Fresh Wind
      1935NE49Fresh Wind
      1630NE47Fresh Wind
      1631NE50Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:12 AM/2.07m
        • 6:23 PM/1.93m
      • Low
        • 12:20 PM/0.30m
  • Sun 24
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-30-11-2
      052-30-11-2
      082-30-11-2
      112-30-11-2
      142-30-11-2
      172-30-11-2
      202-30-11-2
      232-30-11-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.11.914.5SSW209
      6.11.914.3SSW209
      6.01.814.1SSW209
      5.91.814.1SSW209
      5.81.813.7SSW208
      5.61.713.3SSW207
      5.41.613.0SSW204
      5.31.612.6SSW204

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1528NE38Fresh Wind
      1223NNE29Mod. Wind
      1223NNE24Mod. Wind
      1223NNE28Mod. Wind
      1121NNE30Mod. Wind
      816NE41Mod. Wind
      917ENE65Mod. Wind
      917ENE69Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:47 AM/1.93m
      • Low
        • 12:32 AM/0.28m
        • 12:55 PM/0.45m
  • Mon 25
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-30-11-2
      051-20-11-2
      082-30-11-2
      112-30-11-2
      142-30-11-2
      172-30-11-2
      202-30-11-2
      232-30-11-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.31.612.3SSW201
      5.41.612.0S191
      5.41.712.8SSW195
      5.51.713.8SSW202
      5.51.714.3SSW206
      5.51.714.1SSW206
      5.51.713.7SSW204
      5.61.713.5SSW204

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      714ENE71Mod. Wind
      816ENE60Mod. Wind
      816NE39Mod. Wind
      611NNE19Light Wind
      713NE49Mod. Wind
      1120ENE67Mod. Wind
      1527ENE62Fresh Wind
      1528NE45Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:24 AM/1.76m
      • Low
        • 1:07 AM/0.45m
        • 1:33 PM/0.62m
  • Tue 26
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-30-11-2
      052-30-11-2
      082-30-11-2
      112-30-11-2
      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°
      5.51.713.4SSW204
      5.51.713.3SSW204
      5.51.713.3SSW204
      5.61.713.1SSW201
      5.81.87.3WNW295
      6.11.97.7WNW297
      6.62.05.6NNE31
      6.92.15.9NE36

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1426NE42Mod. Wind
      1529NNE30Fresh Wind
      1731NNE13Fresh Wind
      1835N1Fresh Wind
      1936N7Fresh Wind
      2140NNE20Strong Wind
      2242NNE24Strong Wind
      2140NNE20Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 8:04 AM/1.57m
      • Low
        • 1:43 AM/0.64m
        • 2:18 PM/0.80m
  • Wed 27
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      020-10-10-1
      050-10-11-2
      083-42-31-2
      112-30-12-3
      143-40-12-3
      173-40-12-3
      203-40-12-3
      233-41-23-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.72.06.2NE40
      6.72.06.4NE46
      7.92.46.4SE131
      8.72.67.1SSW205
      8.82.77.7SSW207
      9.02.77.9SSW204
      9.12.87.9SSW199
      9.62.97.8SSW195

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1731N9Fresh Wind
      918W267Mod. Wind
      2444SSW198Strong Wind
      2139S187Strong Wind
      2140S182Strong Wind
      2343SSE167Strong Wind
      2343S173Strong Wind
      2546S176Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 9:05 AM/1.41m
      • Low
        • 2:30 AM/0.82m
        • 3:37 PM/0.95m
  • Thu 28
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-40-13-4
      053-50-13-4
      084-60-13-5
      115-70-13-5
      144-60-13-4
      173-50-13-4
      203-40-12-3
      233-40-12-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.73.08.4SSW198
      10.13.19.2SSW199
      10.83.310.4SSW202
      10.73.211.2SSW206
      9.93.011.2SSW206
      9.02.811.1SSW206
      8.22.511.0SSW206
      7.42.310.8SSW206

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2037S171Fresh Wind
      2140S170Strong Wind
      1935S171Fresh Wind
      1325SSE166Mod. Wind
      714S172Mod. Wind
      713ESE124Mod. Wind
      918E80Mod. Wind
      917NE38Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 11:22 AM/1.32m
      • Low
        • 4:14 AM/0.97m
        • 6:26 PM/0.95m
  • Fri 01
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-30-11-2
      052-30-11-2
      082-30-11-2
      112-30-11-2
      141-20-11-2
      171-20-11-2
      201-20-11-2
      232-30-11-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.82.110.5SSW204
      6.21.911.1SSW207
      6.01.811.1SSW204
      5.71.812.2SSW210
      5.31.611.9SSW208
      4.91.511.6SSW209
      4.81.411.4SSW207
      5.51.711.6SSW205

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1020NNE19Mod. Wind
      1324N10Mod. Wind
      1630N354Fresh Wind
      1528NNW340Fresh Wind
      815NNW337Mod. Wind
      24SSW205Calm
      1324S171Mod. Wind
      1833S169Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:49 AM/1.27m
        • 1:21 PM/1.41m
      • Low
        • 6:57 AM/0.93m
        • 7:48 PM/0.82m
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