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Ballito Bay to north of Zwinkazi

Weekend 8 September 2018

A stiff NE to N howling beasterly cross onshore hammers Friday and a messy 1-4' windswell sea is the best you'll see. Scattered showers. Saturday fresh N winds blow down towards an upcoming buster. It rains quite hard. In arvi, the winds ease away tho not really helping a wishy washy 2-5' onshore sea, and then a strong S buster smacks thro into the evening, pumping all night and howling Sunday ripping galeforce and pomping gusts to 40kts and there's a fair bit of carnage as a solid 10ft windswell builds upon open shores. Partly cloudy with showers. Cooler. Monday the buster still busting, but easing, while the swell has eased back to perhaps 6-8' or bigger open coast. Partly cloudy and cool to warm with showers. Tuesday calm day with variable breezes, tho strong NE onshore in south by debben. A mild onshore worsens in arvi. There might be a bit of 4' SE swell about. Sunny and warm. Spring is back.

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KZN North Coast

  • Sea Temp: 21.3 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 6:08 PM
  • Sunrise: 5:12 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Sat 20

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      • 11  
      • 12  
      • 14  
  • Sun 21

      • 16  
      • 15  
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      • 14  
      • 14  
  • Mon 22

      • 13  
      • 13  
      • 13  
      • 12  
      • 12  
  • Tue 23

      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 7  
  • Wed 24

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
  • Thu 25

      • 4  
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      • 4  
      • 4  
      • 3  
  • Fri 26

      • 3  
      • 3  
      • 3  
      • 3  
      •    
        -
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        -
      • 8  
      14
      • 9  
      17
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      20
      • 10  
      08
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      11
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      14
      • 11  
      17
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      20
      • 12  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 13  
      14
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      20
      • 12  
      08
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      11
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      14
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      20
      • 10  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 10  
      14
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      20
      • 9  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 10  
      20
      • 9  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 7  
      14
      • 8  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Sat 20

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        -
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        -
      • 25  
      14
      • 27  
      17
      • 29  
      20
  • Sun 21

      • 29  
      08
      • 27  
      11
      • 26  
      14
      • 25  
      17
      • 24  
      20
  • Mon 22

      • 19  
      08
      • 16  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 12  
      20
  • Tue 23

      • 5  
      08
      • 6  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 15  
      20
  • Wed 24

      • 13  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 16  
      17
      • 19  
      20
  • Thu 25

      • 13  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 11  
      20
  • Fri 26

      • 6  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 11  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Sat 20
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      143-52-33-5
      174-62-34-6
      205-72-35-7
      236-82-36-8
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      11.13.48.2S184
      12.13.78.9S185
      13.54.19.5S186
      14.54.49.8S190

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2548S184Strong Wind
      2751S191Strong Wind
      2954SSW196Near Gale
      2955SSW196Near Gale

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:19 AM/1.42m
        • 1:39 PM/1.61m
      • Low
        • 7:22 AM/0.66m
        • 7:53 PM/0.60m
  • Sun 21
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      028-103-46-8
      058-103-46-8
      088-103-46-8
      116-83-46-8
      146-83-46-8
      176-83-56-8
      205-74-56-8
      235-74-56-8
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      15.24.610.2S188
      15.64.810.3S189
      15.54.710.3S188
      15.04.610.3S186
      14.64.410.4S183
      14.34.410.6S179
      14.04.310.8S173
      13.74.211.1S172

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      3056SSW194Near Gale
      3056SSW192Near Gale
      2955S191Near Gale
      2751SSW193Strong Wind
      2648S187Strong Wind
      2547S185Strong Wind
      2445S181Strong Wind
      2241S178Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:53 AM/1.57m
        • 2:09 PM/1.77m
      • Low
        • 7:55 AM/0.52m
        • 8:22 PM/0.45m
  • Mon 22
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      025-74-66-8
      056-84-66-8
      086-84-66-8
      116-84-66-8
      146-84-66-8
      176-84-66-8
      205-74-56-8
      235-74-55-7
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      13.34.011.5S170
      13.04.011.7SSE168
      12.93.911.9SSE168
      13.04.012.5SSE168
      12.83.913.1SSE167
      12.23.712.8SSE166
      11.63.512.5SSE164
      11.03.312.3SSE161

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2037S182Fresh Wind
      1935S182Fresh Wind
      1935S175Fresh Wind
      1630S172Fresh Wind
      1426SSE167Mod. Wind
      1426SSE155Mod. Wind
      1223SE139Mod. Wind
      1019SE126Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:23 AM/1.71m
        • 2:38 PM/1.90m
      • Low
        • 8:25 AM/0.38m
        • 8:50 PM/0.33m
  • Tue 23
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      025-73-54-6
      054-63-44-5
      084-63-44-5
      114-53-43-5
      143-53-43-4
      173-42-33-4
      203-42-32-3
      233-42-32-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      10.43.211.9SSE160
      9.93.011.8SSE158
      9.42.911.7SSE155
      8.82.711.5SSE152
      8.22.511.2SSE151
      7.72.311.0SSE148
      7.32.210.8SSE147
      6.92.110.6SSE147

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      713ESE117Mod. Wind
      35ESE104Calm
      59E95Light Wind
      611ENE61Light Wind
      815NE46Mod. Wind
      1120NE55Mod. Wind
      1528ENE60Fresh Wind
      1427NE40Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:52 AM/1.82m
        • 3:06 PM/2.01m
      • Low
        • 8:54 AM/0.27m
        • 9:18 PM/0.23m
  • Wed 24
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-32-32-3
      052-31-21-2
      082-31-21-2
      112-31-21-2
      142-31-21-2
      171-21-21-2
      202-31-21-2
      231-21-21-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.52.010.3SE146
      6.11.910.2SE144
      5.81.810.1SE143
      5.61.710.0SE143
      5.41.69.8SE142
      5.21.69.6SE141
      5.31.69.5SE141
      5.31.68.3SE130

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1324NNE29Mod. Wind
      1223NNE17Mod. Wind
      1325N5Mod. Wind
      1528N1Fresh Wind
      1529NNE15Fresh Wind
      1629NNE32Fresh Wind
      1935NNE31Fresh Wind
      1835NNE20Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:21 AM/1.91m
        • 3:35 PM/2.08m
      • Low
        • 9:24 AM/0.19m
        • 9:47 PM/0.16m
  • Thu 25
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      021-21-21-2
      051-21-21-2
      081-21-21-2
      111-20-11-2
      140-10-11-2
      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°
      5.11.68.2SE130
      4.71.49.1SE139
      4.41.38.9SE139
      4.11.29.4SSE149
      3.81.19.8SSE162
      3.51.19.0SSE146
      3.31.09.5SSE160
      3.21.010.0S176

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1427N10Mod. Wind
      1324N8Mod. Wind
      1325N2Mod. Wind
      1222N356Mod. Wind
      816NNE12Mod. Wind
      918NE56Mod. Wind
      1121ENE62Mod. Wind
      1120NE51Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:51 AM/1.97m
        • 4:05 PM/2.11m
      • Low
        • 9:54 AM/0.16m
        • 10:16 PM/0.14m
  • Fri 26
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      020-10-10-1
      050-10-10-1
      080-10-10-1
      110-10-10-1
      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°
      3.10.99.8S173
      2.90.99.6S171
      2.80.89.2SSE165
      2.70.88.8SSE158
      2.70.87.3ESE117
      3.00.97.8SE144
      3.41.08.7S171
      3.91.28.7S178

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      815NNE30Mod. Wind
      611NE35Light Wind
      611NE50Light Wind
      713ENE67Mod. Wind
      1018E86Mod. Wind
      1122E96Mod. Wind
      1222ESE105Mod. Wind
      1020ESE117Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:21 AM/1.98m
        • 4:36 PM/2.08m
      • Low
        • 10:25 AM/0.16m
        • 10:48 PM/0.16m
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