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Ballito Bay to Richards Bay

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Weekend 28 December 2019

A shtonking SSW buster arrives in Richards Bay Friday morning, and the coast is torn into salty sideshore southerly chunks. Windswell builds all day, bumps build on the horizon. Nothing going on along the shore. Partly cloudy and warm with showers. Saturday in the wake of the buster, a fresh southerly is too sideshore for decent waves, and the sheltered breaks north of any land or harbour walls need east in the swell, not south. Moderately miff SE winds will win the day. Partly cloudy and warm with occasional showers in the south. Sunday the onshore builds from light going fresh ENE and miffish. Sloppy 2' east windslop served salty. Partly cloudy and warm with showers. Monday leftover onshore morning sickness, moderate N winds and 2-3' windswell peaks. Winds swing NE and puff moderate, then ease into a light whiff of onshore by evening. Might be a couple of wobbly waves during the evening sesh. Partly cloudy and warm with showers. Tuesday New Year's Eve puffs moderate S in the morning, swinging bumpy onshore SE in arvi. Surf builds a bit in arvi as a new 14 second SSW swell 2-4' fills in on open coast. Cloudy and warm with showers.

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KZN North Coast

  • Sea Temp: 25.6 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 6:31 PM
  • Sunrise: 5:44 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Thu 27

      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 4  
      • 4  
      • 4  
  • Fri 28

      • 9  
      • 10  
      • 12  
      • 13  
      • 13  
  • Sat 29

      • 10  
      • 10  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 8  
  • Sun 01

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Mon 02

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Tue 03

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Wed 04

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 11  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 16  
      20
      • 17  
      08
      • 16  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 9  
      20
      • 10  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 11  
      20
      • 12  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 13  
      20
      • 14  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 13  
      20
      • 12  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 14  
      20
      • 11  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 9  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Thu 27

      • 15  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 6  
      17
      • 3  
      20
  • Fri 28

      • 22  
      08
      • 25  
      11
      • 29  
      14
      • 29  
      17
      • 27  
      20
  • Sat 29

      • 19  
      08
      • 18  
      11
      • 16  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 13  
      20
  • Sun 01

      • 5  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 18  
      20
  • Mon 02

      • 16  
      08
      • 16  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 17  
      20
  • Tue 03

      • 13  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 15  
      20
  • Wed 04

      • 11  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 12  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Thu 27
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      021-20-11-2
      051-20-11-2
      081-20-11-2
      111-20-11-2
      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°
      5.21.611.0S188
      5.01.510.9S186
      4.81.510.7S177
      4.61.410.6SSE167
      4.41.310.9SSE167
      4.21.311.0SSE167
      4.21.315.9SSW194
      4.51.419.5SSW211

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1732NNE16Fresh Wind
      1731N10Fresh Wind
      1529N0Fresh Wind
      1426N349Mod. Wind
      1019NNW335Mod. Wind
      612N359Light Wind
      36NNE14Calm
      59NW319Light Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:44 AM/1.98m
        • 5:49 PM/1.87m
      • Low
        • 11:50 AM/0.37m
        • 11:56 PM/0.32m
  • Fri 28
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-30-11-2
      053-50-12-3
      085-70-13-4
      116-80-13-5
      146-80-14-5
      176-81-24-6
      205-72-34-6
      234-62-34-6
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.31.618.6SSW211
      7.02.117.7SSW211
      8.82.716.9SSW211
      10.13.116.3SSW211
      11.53.513.2SSW208
      12.63.810.6SSW197
      12.73.99.1S185
      12.33.79.1S183

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      612W272Light Wind
      1528SSW213Fresh Wind
      2241SSW192Strong Wind
      2547S174Strong Wind
      2955SSE164Near Gale
      2955SSE164Near Gale
      2751SSE162Strong Wind
      2547SSE165Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:09 AM/1.91m
        • 6:14 PM/1.79m
      • Low
        • 12:15 PM/0.45m
  • Sat 29
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      024-52-34-5
      054-52-34-5
      083-51-23-5
      113-51-23-5
      143-51-23-4
      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°
      11.63.59.1S182
      11.13.49.7S187
      10.43.29.7S186
      9.93.010.3S191
      9.42.910.9SSW195
      8.82.711.5SSW202
      8.42.511.4SSW202
      7.92.412.3SSW208

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2343SSE164Strong Wind
      2140SSE164Strong Wind
      1936SSE162Fresh Wind
      1834SSE160Fresh Wind
      1630SSE161Fresh Wind
      1528SSE153Fresh Wind
      1325SE138Mod. Wind
      918SE134Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:35 AM/1.82m
      • Low
        • 12:21 AM/0.40m
        • 12:42 PM/0.55m
  • Sun 01
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-40-12-3
      053-40-12-3
      083-40-12-3
      112-30-12-3
      142-30-11-2
      172-30-11-2
      203-40-12-3
      233-41-22-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.62.312.3SSW207
      7.32.211.9SSW206
      7.12.111.8SSW205
      6.82.111.7SSW205
      6.62.011.6SSW204
      6.52.011.4SSW202
      6.72.013.2SSW194
      6.82.114.3S190

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      612SE139Light Wind
      611ESE121Light Wind
      510ENE74Light Wind
      713NE38Mod. Wind
      1018NE36Mod. Wind
      1528NE46Fresh Wind
      1833NE47Fresh Wind
      1732NE34Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:04 AM/1.70m
      • Low
        • 12:48 AM/0.51m
        • 1:12 PM/0.67m
  • Mon 02
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-41-23-4
      053-41-22-3
      083-41-22-3
      113-41-22-3
      142-31-22-3
      172-31-22-3
      202-31-22-3
      232-31-22-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.92.114.2S189
      6.92.113.9S190
      6.82.113.6S190
      6.82.113.4S189
      6.82.113.3S189
      6.72.013.0S189
      6.72.012.7S189
      6.41.912.5S188

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1732NNE26Fresh Wind
      1631NNE20Fresh Wind
      1630NNE18Fresh Wind
      1630N10Fresh Wind
      1223NE46Mod. Wind
      1427E79Mod. Wind
      1732E83Fresh Wind
      1223ENE76Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:40 AM/1.57m
      • Low
        • 1:19 AM/0.64m
        • 1:52 PM/0.80m
  • Tue 03
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-30-12-3
      052-30-12-3
      082-30-12-3
      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°
      6.01.812.4S188
      5.81.812.1S188
      5.81.811.8S188
      5.81.811.6S188
      5.81.811.5S188
      5.81.812.2SSW195
      6.01.813.7SSW205
      6.21.913.9SSW207

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      815ENE64Mod. Wind
      918E89Mod. Wind
      1324E89Mod. Wind
      1325E93Mod. Wind
      1426ESE111Mod. Wind
      1427ESE115Mod. Wind
      1529ESE102Fresh Wind
      1325E89Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 8:37 AM/1.42m
      • Low
        • 2:04 AM/0.79m
        • 3:05 PM/0.92m
  • Wed 04
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-30-12-3
      052-30-12-3
      082-32-32-3
      113-41-22-3
      142-31-22-3
      172-31-22-3
      202-31-22-3
      233-41-22-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.41.913.5SSW207
      6.62.012.3SSW194
      6.72.010.7SSE155
      6.62.09.2E98
      6.62.09.1E95
      6.62.09.1E93
      6.72.09.1E91
      7.02.19.2E89

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1222E85Mod. Wind
      1121ENE78Mod. Wind
      1120ENE70Mod. Wind
      1020ENE64Mod. Wind
      1120ENE65Mod. Wind
      1223ENE73Mod. Wind
      1529ENE77Fresh Wind
      1731ENE69Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 10:50 AM/1.34m
      • Low
        • 3:48 AM/0.93m
        • 5:47 PM/0.93m

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