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Ballito Bay to north of Zwinkazi

Thursday 8 February 2018

Mostly easterly onshores ahead, with Thursday blasted by stiff N to NNE winds and a mixed up messy sea. Friday looks continued N to NE winds, less, but still messy and dirty seas. Saturday starts mildly, with light early winds, and some east swell around, mostly a messy peaky 1-3'. A mild NE to E onshore builds into a moderately mushy blow. Sunday moderate becoming fresh NE onshores build in the morning. A new 4-5' groundswell at good energy is running along open coast, but the onshores will kill it. Hope for a dawnie at exposed breaks open to the swell direction. Monday 2-4' SSW swell running open coast, but again, more NE onshore due. Hope for a window at dawn, otherwise sloppy seconds in moderate to fresh miff NE onshore.

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KZN North Coast

  • Sea Temp: 24.2 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 6:40 PM
  • Sunrise: 5:38 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Sun 18

      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
  • Mon 19

      • 7  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 5  
  • Tue 20

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Wed 21

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 5  
  • Thu 22

      • 5  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Fri 23

      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
  • Sat 24

      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 6  
      • 15  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 13  
      20
      • 12  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 11  
      20
      • 9  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 8  
      17
      • 10  
      20
      • 14  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 13  
      20
      • 14  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 12  
      20
      • 10  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 8  
      17
      • 8  
      20
      • 7  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 7  
      14
      • 6  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Sun 18

      • 12  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 18  
      17
      • 19  
      20
  • Mon 19

      • 16  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 15  
      20
  • Tue 20

      • 12  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 13  
      20
  • Wed 21

      • 7  
      08
      • 6  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 10  
      20
  • Thu 22

      • 10  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 11  
      20
  • Fri 23

      • 11  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 16  
      20
  • Sat 24

      • 16  
      08
      • 17  
      11
      • 18  
      14
      • 19  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Sun 18
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-50-13-4
      054-60-13-4
      084-60-13-4
      114-50-13-4
      143-50-13-4
      173-50-12-3
      203-40-12-3
      233-40-12-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.62.316.5SSW203
      8.72.715.5SSW203
      9.12.814.6SSW204
      8.82.714.1SSW205
      8.32.513.7SSW206
      7.92.413.4SSW206
      7.82.413.1SSW206
      7.72.312.8SSW205

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1120E94Mod. Wind
      1120E91Mod. Wind
      1223E86Mod. Wind
      1325E80Mod. Wind
      1528ENE78Fresh Wind
      1833ENE75Fresh Wind
      1936ENE65Fresh Wind
      1936NE56Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:16 AM/2.04m
        • 5:23 PM/1.97m
      • Low
        • 11:21 AM/0.30m
        • 11:32 PM/0.21m
  • Mon 19
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-40-12-3
      053-40-12-3
      082-30-12-3
      112-30-11-2
      142-30-11-2
      171-20-11-2
      201-20-11-2
      231-20-11-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.42.212.6SSW204
      6.92.112.2SSW203
      6.52.012.0SSW202
      6.11.911.9SSW200
      5.71.811.7SSW199
      5.51.710.3S190
      5.41.710.6SSW194
      5.41.610.5SSW195

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1834NE51Fresh Wind
      1630NE49Fresh Wind
      1629NE49Fresh Wind
      1426NE51Mod. Wind
      1324ENE61Mod. Wind
      1528ENE71Fresh Wind
      1529ENE69Fresh Wind
      1426ENE66Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:44 AM/2.02m
        • 5:52 PM/1.93m
      • Low
        • 11:51 AM/0.34m
  • Tue 20
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      021-20-11-2
      051-20-11-2
      081-20-11-2
      111-21-21-2
      142-31-21-2
      172-31-21-2
      201-20-11-2
      232-30-11-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.41.69.1S177
      5.41.69.2S179
      5.51.79.2S180
      5.61.78.4SSE150
      5.81.87.8ESE118
      5.91.88.1ESE122
      6.01.810.2S184
      5.91.811.4SSW204

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1223ENE62Mod. Wind
      1223ENE65Mod. Wind
      1223ENE64Mod. Wind
      1324ENE71Mod. Wind
      1527ENE78Fresh Wind
      1529E79Fresh Wind
      1325E79Mod. Wind
      1120ENE78Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:15 AM/1.96m
      • Low
        • 12:01 AM/0.26m
        • 12:22 PM/0.41m
  • Wed 21
    • 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°
      5.91.811.2SSW204
      5.81.814.3SSW211
      5.81.814.2SSW211
      5.71.713.9SSW212
      5.61.713.6SSW212
      5.51.713.5SSW213
      5.31.613.4SSW213
      5.21.613.3SW214

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      816E82Mod. Wind
      713E94Mod. Wind
      713ESE103Mod. Wind
      612ESE104Light Wind
      815ESE114Mod. Wind
      1120ESE119Mod. Wind
      1019ESE123Mod. Wind
      917SE130Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:49 AM/1.87m
      • Low
        • 12:33 AM/0.35m
        • 12:57 PM/0.51m
  • Thu 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
      232-30-11-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.21.613.2SW214
      5.31.613.5SW215
      5.41.713.9SW214
      5.61.713.6SSW214
      5.71.713.4SSW213
      5.71.713.2SSW213
      5.71.711.8SSW202
      5.71.711.6SSW202

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      916SE142Mod. Wind
      918SE136Mod. Wind
      1019SE128Mod. Wind
      815ESE119Mod. Wind
      917ESE111Mod. Wind
      1019ESE102Mod. Wind
      1121E84Mod. Wind
      1222ENE73Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:30 AM/1.74m
      • Low
        • 1:10 AM/0.47m
        • 1:41 PM/0.64m
  • Fri 23
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-30-11-2
      051-20-11-2
      081-21-21-2
      112-31-21-2
      141-21-21-2
      171-21-21-2
      201-21-21-2
      231-21-21-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.51.711.5SSW203
      5.41.711.4SSW203
      5.31.69.8SSE156
      5.31.68.7ESE104
      5.21.68.3E92
      5.21.68.2E92
      5.31.68.2E92
      5.41.68.1E92

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1019ENE58Mod. Wind
      1120ENE57Mod. Wind
      1121NE43Mod. Wind
      1324NNE31Mod. Wind
      1426NNE28Mod. Wind
      1529NE34Fresh Wind
      1631NE37Fresh Wind
      1732NNE33Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 8:24 AM/1.59m
      • Low
        • 1:58 AM/0.63m
        • 2:43 PM/0.78m
  • Sat 24
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      021-21-21-2
      051-20-11-2
      081-20-11-2
      111-20-11-2
      141-20-11-2
      170-10-11-2
      200-10-11-2
      230-10-10-1
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.41.78.0E91
      5.51.77.3E82
      5.41.77.4E81
      5.31.67.4E80
      5.31.67.4E81
      5.51.76.3ENE60
      5.91.86.0NE56
      6.42.05.6NE48

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1833NNE26Fresh Wind
      1833NNE16Fresh Wind
      1631N8Fresh Wind
      1731NNE12Fresh Wind
      1833NNE24Fresh Wind
      1936NNE32Fresh Wind
      2140NE36Strong Wind
      2241NNE29Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 9:54 AM/1.47m
      • Low
        • 3:12 AM/0.78m
        • 4:33 PM/0.86m
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