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North of Zinkwazi

Monday 16 October 2017

Crisp offshore Monday with a 4-5' SSE swell possibly running open coast. Wind puffs south later. Tuesday more 4-5' lines from similar southerly directions but now a stiff SSE to S busterish wind blows too hard for nice conditions. Pumps by late in the arvi. Wednesday swell is building with solid 6-8' swell starting to jack in the arvi as a clean formerly bumpy S wind glasses off with light glassy SE light wind in the arvi becoming moderate to fresh NE onshore. Thursday strong pre frontal N blaster smacks everything with lots of 6'+ south swell around. This becomes a strong SW buster through early Friday with the winds going increasingly SE onshore as it drops. Surf is pouring through 4-7' from southerly directions.

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KZN North Coast

  • Sea Temp: 21.3 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 6:09 PM
  • Sunrise: 5:11 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Sat 21

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 6  
  • Sun 22

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Mon 23

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 8  
      • 9  
  • Tue 24

      • 10  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 8  
      • 8  
  • Wed 25

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
  • Thu 26

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 6  
      • 7  
  • Fri 27

      • 14  
      • 13  
      • 12  
      • 12  
      • 10  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 12  
      20
      • 14  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 14  
      20
      • 16  
      08
      • 16  
      11
      • 15  
      14
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      17
      • 15  
      20
      • 18  
      08
      • 18  
      11
      • 17  
      14
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      17
      • 16  
      20
      • 15  
      08
      • 16  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 15  
      20
      • 14  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 13  
      20
      • 10  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 11  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Sat 21

      • 19  
      08
      • 19  
      11
      • 18  
      14
      • 16  
      17
      • 12  
      20
  • Sun 22

      • 13  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 18  
      20
  • Mon 23

      • 17  
      08
      • 18  
      11
      • 20  
      14
      • 23  
      17
      • 26  
      20
  • Tue 24

      • 10  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 6  
      14
      • 5  
      17
      • 3  
      20
  • Wed 25

      • 20  
      08
      • 21  
      11
      • 21  
      14
      • 21  
      17
      • 23  
      20
  • Thu 26

      • 10  
      08
      • 5  
      11
      • 2  
      14
      • 8  
      17
      • 21  
      20
  • Fri 27

      • 26  
      08
      • 22  
      11
      • 22  
      14
      • 23  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Sat 21
    • Beach forecast

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

      Time

      hours
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.02.110.2SSW192
      7.22.28.2S182
      7.12.29.6S189
      6.82.19.5S186
      6.41.912.4SSW206
      5.91.812.6SSW209

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1936SSE153Fresh Wind
      1935SSE157Fresh Wind
      1834SE144Fresh Wind
      1631SE126Fresh Wind
      1223ESE116Mod. Wind
      816ESE118Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:15 AM/1.94m
        • 4:27 PM/2.03m
      • Low
        • 10:17 AM/0.21m
        • 10:38 PM/0.21m
  • Sun 22
    • 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
      233-40-11-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.71.713.0SSW213
      5.61.712.9SSW212
      5.51.713.6SW215
      5.61.714.3SW214
      5.81.814.3SSW214
      5.91.814.2SSW213
      6.21.913.9SSW213
      6.41.913.7SSW213

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1325E99Mod. Wind
      1324E82Mod. Wind
      1325ENE57Mod. Wind
      1528NE36Fresh Wind
      1529NNE33Fresh Wind
      1528NE39Fresh Wind
      1834NE47Fresh Wind
      1732NE47Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:43 AM/1.90m
        • 4:54 PM/1.97m
      • Low
        • 10:44 AM/0.27m
        • 11:05 PM/0.27m
  • Mon 23
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-40-11-2
      053-40-12-3
      083-40-12-3
      113-50-12-3
      143-50-12-3
      173-50-12-3
      204-60-13-4
      236-80-14-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.52.013.6SSW213
      6.62.015.8SSW210
      6.92.116.1SSW210
      7.22.215.7SSW211
      7.42.215.3SSW212
      7.92.414.9SSW213
      8.92.714.7SSW208
      9.42.921.4SSW213

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1629NE35Fresh Wind
      1427NNE22Mod. Wind
      1732NNE21Fresh Wind
      1834NNE21Fresh Wind
      2037NNE30Fresh Wind
      2343NE39Strong Wind
      2648NE37Strong Wind
      2038NNE23Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:10 AM/1.83m
        • 5:21 PM/1.88m
      • Low
        • 11:12 AM/0.35m
        • 11:32 PM/0.36m
  • Tue 24
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      026-80-14-5
      056-80-14-5
      086-80-13-5
      115-70-13-5
      145-70-13-4
      174-60-13-4
      203-50-12-3
      233-40-12-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.73.020.2SSW213
      9.93.019.1SSW212
      9.83.018.2SSW212
      9.42.917.5SSW213
      8.82.716.8SSW213
      8.22.516.3SW214
      7.52.315.8SW214
      7.12.115.4SW214

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1833NNE11Fresh Wind
      1223N355Mod. Wind
      1019N360Mod. Wind
      1019NNW335Mod. Wind
      611W269Light Wind
      59S181Light Wind
      36NE46Calm
      1120N3Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:38 AM/1.74m
        • 5:48 PM/1.76m
      • Low
        • 11:39 AM/0.46m
  • Wed 25
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-40-12-3
      053-40-12-3
      083-40-12-3
      113-50-12-3
      143-50-12-3
      173-50-12-3
      204-50-12-3
      233-50-12-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.82.115.2SW215
      6.82.114.9SW214
      7.12.115.1SW214
      7.42.315.7SSW214
      7.72.315.2SSW213
      7.92.414.9SSW212
      8.22.514.7SSW212
      7.82.414.5SSW212

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1630N4Fresh Wind
      1732N1Fresh Wind
      2037N2Fresh Wind
      2140N2Strong Wind
      2139N9Strong Wind
      2140NNE18Strong Wind
      2343NNE18Strong Wind
      1223WSW247Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:08 AM/1.63m
      • Low
        • 12:00 AM/0.47m
        • 12:09 PM/0.59m
  • Thu 26
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-50-12-3
      053-40-12-3
      083-40-12-3
      113-40-12-3
      143-40-11-2
      172-30-11-2
      203-40-11-2
      233-40-12-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.72.414.2SSW212
      7.62.313.9SSW212
      7.32.213.7SSW213
      6.92.113.6SSW214
      6.52.013.5SW214
      6.21.913.5SSW213
      6.82.113.2SSW212
      9.02.88.8SSW203

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1426SSW200Mod. Wind
      1324SSW211Mod. Wind
      1018SSW203Mod. Wind
      59SW215Light Wind
      25SSE147Calm
      814SSE147Mod. Wind
      2139S189Strong Wind
      2851S189Near Gale

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:42 AM/1.51m
      • Low
        • 12:31 AM/0.60m
        • 12:44 PM/0.74m
  • Fri 27
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      024-51-23-4
      055-71-24-5
      086-80-14-6
      116-80-14-5
      145-70-13-5
      175-70-13-4
      205-70-13-4
      234-60-13-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      11.63.58.0SSW199
      13.14.09.1SSW202
      13.54.19.8SSW207
      13.04.010.2SSW210
      12.13.710.4SSW211
      11.63.510.5SSW210
      11.23.410.5SSW210
      10.83.310.4SSW208

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      3056S182Near Gale
      2853S183Near Gale
      2649S181Strong Wind
      2242S179Strong Wind
      2242S174Strong Wind
      2343SSE165Strong Wind
      2342SSE165Strong Wind
      2242SSE165Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:32 AM/1.38m
      • Low
        • 1:11 AM/0.73m
        • 1:38 PM/0.88m

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