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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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  • Sea Temp: 23.1 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 5:04 PM
  • Sunrise: 6:41 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Fri 29

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  • Sat 30

      • 13  
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  • Sun 31

      • 10  
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      • 9  
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  • Mon 01

      • 8  
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      • 7  
  • Tue 02

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  • Wed 03

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  • Thu 04

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        -
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      14
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Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Fri 29

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      • 4  
      14
      • 3  
      17
      • 10  
      20
  • Sat 30

      • 8  
      08
      • 4  
      11
      • 3  
      14
      • 5  
      17
      • 7  
      20
  • Sun 31

      • 12  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 16  
      17
      • 18  
      20
  • Mon 01

      • 18  
      08
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      11
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      14
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      17
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      20
  • Tue 02

      • 15  
      08
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      11
      • 15  
      14
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      20
  • Wed 03

      • 16  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 9  
      14
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      • 6  
      20
  • Thu 04

      • 8  
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      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Fri 29
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      145-70-13-5
      176-80-13-5
      206-80-13-5
      236-80-14-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.83.016.1SSW209
      10.03.015.6SSW209
      10.13.115.4SSW209
      10.63.215.4SSW208

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      48WNW284Light Wind
      36W264Calm
      1019S182Mod. Wind
      1833S179Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:58 AM/1.44m
      • Low
        • 1:53 AM/0.70m
        • 2:19 PM/0.64m
  • Sat 30
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      026-80-14-6
      058-100-15-7
      088-100-16-8
      118-100-16-8
      148-100-15-7
      178-100-15-7
      208-100-15-7
      236-80-14-6
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      11.63.515.5SSW208
      12.63.815.4SSW207
      13.14.015.3SSW207
      13.14.015.2SSW207
      12.83.915.1SSW207
      12.53.815.0SSW207
      12.03.715.0SSW207
      11.53.514.9SSW207

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1630S174Fresh Wind
      1223SSE167Mod. Wind
      816SSE159Mod. Wind
      48SSE157Light Wind
      36E92Calm
      510NE53Light Wind
      714NE49Mod. Wind
      917NNE31Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 9:26 AM/1.38m
      • Low
        • 3:20 AM/0.76m
        • 3:46 PM/0.68m
  • Sun 31
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      026-80-14-6
      056-80-14-5
      085-70-13-5
      115-70-13-4
      144-60-13-4
      174-60-13-4
      204-50-13-4
      234-50-13-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      11.03.414.9SSW207
      10.53.214.8SSW208
      10.03.014.7SSW208
      9.62.914.6SSW208
      9.22.814.5SSW208
      8.92.714.4SSW208
      8.72.614.4SSW208
      8.62.614.4SSW207

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1019NNE15Mod. Wind
      1019N8Mod. Wind
      1222NNE14Mod. Wind
      1426NNE16Mod. Wind
      1527NNE16Fresh Wind
      1631NNE21Fresh Wind
      1833NNE23Fresh Wind
      1935NNE21Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 11:03 AM/1.41m
      • Low
        • 4:57 AM/0.72m
        • 5:16 PM/0.64m
  • Mon 01
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      024-50-13-4
      054-50-13-4
      083-50-13-4
      113-50-12-3
      143-40-12-3
      173-40-12-3
      203-40-12-3
      233-40-12-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.42.614.3SSW207
      8.22.514.2SSW206
      7.92.414.2SSW205
      7.72.414.0SSW205
      7.42.213.8SSW205
      7.12.213.6SSW205
      6.92.113.4SSW205
      6.72.013.3SSW204

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1834NNE15Fresh Wind
      1732N8Fresh Wind
      1834N7Fresh Wind
      1732N3Fresh Wind
      1732N8Fresh Wind
      1732NNE13Fresh Wind
      1732NNE20Fresh Wind
      1732NNE24Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:19 PM/1.51m
      • Low
        • 6:13 AM/0.60m
        • 6:27 PM/0.53m
  • Tue 02
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-30-12-3
      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°
      6.42.013.0SSW204
      6.11.912.7SSW203
      5.91.812.6SSW203
      5.81.812.5SSW202
      5.61.712.3SSW201
      5.51.712.1SSW199
      5.51.711.9SSW198
      5.61.711.8SSW196

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1629NNE20Fresh Wind
      1427NNE14Mod. Wind
      1528N11Fresh Wind
      1629N5Fresh Wind
      1528N4Fresh Wind
      1629NNE15Fresh Wind
      1833NNE24Fresh Wind
      1834NNE24Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:50 AM/1.73m
        • 1:17 PM/1.64m
      • Low
        • 7:11 AM/0.47m
        • 7:23 PM/0.42m
  • Wed 03
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-30-11-2
      051-20-11-2
      081-20-11-2
      111-21-21-2
      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°
      5.61.711.8SSW194
      5.51.711.8S191
      5.41.711.8S186
      5.21.611.8S178
      4.81.511.7SSE168
      4.51.411.4SSE157
      4.31.311.3SSE149
      4.31.311.2SE145

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1834NNE18Fresh Wind
      1732N9Fresh Wind
      1630N4Fresh Wind
      1324N352Mod. Wind
      917NNW344Mod. Wind
      713N5Mod. Wind
      611NNE28Light Wind
      612NNE31Light Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:41 AM/1.84m
        • 2:06 PM/1.76m
      • Low
        • 7:59 AM/0.34m
        • 8:11 PM/0.32m
  • Thu 04
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      021-20-11-2
      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°
      4.41.413.9S179
      4.81.516.1SSW206
      5.21.617.0SW216
      5.31.616.3SW216
      5.31.615.7SW216
      5.31.615.2SW216
      5.31.613.8SSW205
      5.31.613.5SSW204

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      612NNE31Light Wind
      611NNE27Light Wind
      815NNE30Mod. Wind
      917N6Mod. Wind
      1120N10Mod. Wind
      1324NNE21Mod. Wind
      1528NNE20Fresh Wind
      1630NNE18Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:26 AM/1.93m
        • 2:50 PM/1.85m
      • Low
        • 8:42 AM/0.24m
        • 8:55 PM/0.26m

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