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North of Zinkwazi

Wednesday 19 September 2017

Some S swell to 4' hits open coast Wednesday in mild SSW to cleanish winds early, puffing a little towards the S at times later. Kind of marginal. Thursday glassy early with clean long period 3-4' sets open coast, with long lulls. Winds lekker early, and fun open coast surf if a bit inconsistent. However a stiff onshore wind comes up soon after an early brekkie. Nasty NE beasterly blows. Friday riproaring NNE onshore destroys the coast. Mangled mixed up swell mayhem ensues. Saturday now a buster is thro and the pendulum swings wildly into the honking S sideshore zone. Miff. Sunday lots of mixed swell - coupled with a strong 6' SSW swell, is pushed ashore by a honking beasterly blowouts in the south, but up this side, milder onshores start the day before it goes pearshaped.

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  • Sea Temp: 20.4 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 5:51 PM
  • Sunrise: 5:46 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Thu 21

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      • 6  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Fri 22

      • 8  
      • 8  
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      • 9  
      • 8  
  • Sat 23

      • 13  
      • 14  
      • 14  
      • 13  
      • 12  
  • Sun 24

      • 11  
      • 10  
      • 9  
      • 8  
      • 8  
  • Mon 25

      • 8  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 8  
      • 8  
  • Tue 26

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 9  
      • 10  
      • 10  
  • Wed 27

      • 12  
      • 12  
      • 11  
      • 10  
      •    
        -
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        -
      • 16  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 15  
      20
      • 8  
      08
      • 6  
      11
      • 7  
      14
      • 7  
      17
      • 7  
      20
      • 9  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 9  
      14
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      17
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      20
      • 13  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 10  
      20
      • 6  
      08
      • 6  
      11
      • 7  
      14
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      17
      • 7  
      20
      • 7  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 7  
      14
      • 7  
      17
      • 8  
      20
      • 13  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 14  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Thu 21

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        -
      •    
        -
      • 16  
      14
      • 17  
      17
      • 19  
      20
  • Fri 22

      • 24  
      08
      • 25  
      11
      • 27  
      14
      • 26  
      17
      • 21  
      20
  • Sat 23

      • 31  
      08
      • 29  
      11
      • 28  
      14
      • 25  
      17
      • 24  
      20
  • Sun 24

      • 11  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 18  
      20
  • Mon 25

      • 26  
      08
      • 27  
      11
      • 25  
      14
      • 23  
      17
      • 23  
      20
  • Tue 26

      • 10  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 23  
      14
      • 25  
      17
      • 23  
      20
  • Wed 27

      • 22  
      08
      • 22  
      11
      • 19  
      14
      • 17  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Thu 21
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      143-40-12-3
      173-40-12-3
      203-40-12-3
      233-40-12-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.41.915.6SSW211
      6.72.015.1SSW211
      6.82.114.6SSW210
      6.92.114.2SSW210

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1630NNE20Fresh Wind
      1732NNE21Fresh Wind
      1935NNE26Fresh Wind
      2139NNE28Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:10 AM/2.00m
        • 4:26 PM/2.09m
      • Low
        • 10:15 AM/0.13m
        • 10:36 PM/0.16m
  • Fri 22
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-40-12-3
      050-10-10-1
      080-10-10-1
      110-10-10-1
      140-10-10-1
      170-10-10-1
      200-10-11-2
      233-40-12-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.22.214.4SSW211
      7.62.38.4WNW292
      7.92.47.6NNE19
      8.42.56.3NNE21
      8.82.76.5NNE22
      9.02.76.7NNE26
      8.42.67.4NE37
      7.72.412.6SSW208

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2242NNE23Strong Wind
      2445NNE15Strong Wind
      2445N9Strong Wind
      2547NNE12Strong Wind
      2750NNE19Strong Wind
      2649NNE23Strong Wind
      2138NNE20Strong Wind
      916WNW295Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:40 AM/1.98m
        • 4:55 PM/2.05m
      • Low
        • 10:44 AM/0.16m
        • 11:04 PM/0.21m
  • Sat 23
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-50-12-3
      053-50-13-4
      085-71-24-5
      116-81-25-7
      146-81-25-7
      175-72-34-6
      204-52-34-6
      233-52-34-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.12.512.6SSW208
      10.93.37.0SSW201
      13.44.18.6SSW201
      13.94.29.2SSW198
      13.54.19.2SSW195
      12.73.99.0S189
      11.93.68.8S183
      11.23.48.8S175

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2546SSW204Strong Wind
      3260SSW191Near Gale
      3158S183Near Gale
      2954S174Near Gale
      2852SSE167Near Gale
      2547SSE164Strong Wind
      2444SSE146Strong Wind
      1630SE141Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:08 AM/1.92m
        • 5:23 PM/1.98m
      • Low
        • 11:12 AM/0.23m
        • 11:32 PM/0.29m
  • Sun 24
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      024-52-34-5
      055-71-24-6
      085-71-24-5
      114-61-23-5
      143-51-23-4
      173-41-23-4
      203-42-32-3
      233-42-32-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      10.93.310.2S182
      10.93.311.8SSW192
      10.53.212.5SSW198
      9.83.012.2SSW197
      9.02.711.9SSW196
      8.22.511.0S185
      7.62.39.7SSE154
      7.32.29.0SE138

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1325SE131Mod. Wind
      1222ESE124Mod. Wind
      1121ESE110Mod. Wind
      1122E87Mod. Wind
      1325ENE68Mod. Wind
      1528NE56Fresh Wind
      1833NE44Fresh Wind
      2037NNE30Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:35 AM/1.83m
        • 5:49 PM/1.87m
      • Low
        • 11:39 AM/0.33m
  • Mon 25
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-42-32-3
      053-41-22-3
      080-10-10-1
      110-10-10-1
      140-10-10-1
      170-10-10-1
      200-10-10-1
      230-10-11-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.42.28.3ESE124
      7.72.37.2E94
      8.22.56.2NNE30
      8.72.66.3NNE11
      8.72.76.6NNE14
      8.32.56.7NNE21
      8.12.56.6NNE28
      8.32.56.7NE37

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2240NNE19Strong Wind
      2444N9Strong Wind
      2648N4Strong Wind
      2750N5Strong Wind
      2546N8Strong Wind
      2343NNE27Strong Wind
      2342NNE31Strong Wind
      2546NNE33Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:03 AM/1.72m
      • Low
        • 12:00 AM/0.40m
        • 12:06 PM/0.46m
  • Tue 26
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      020-10-11-2
      051-20-11-2
      081-20-11-2
      114-52-33-4
      142-31-23-4
      173-40-12-3
      203-41-23-4
      234-60-13-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.42.67.0NE41
      8.12.57.4NE48
      8.02.47.4NE47
      8.32.59.3ESE102
      9.02.87.4S175
      9.62.96.8SSW194
      10.13.18.0SSW194
      10.53.210.5SSW201

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1834NNE22Fresh Wind
      714N10Mod. Wind
      1019NNE21Mod. Wind
      1528SSW214Fresh Wind
      2343S178Strong Wind
      2547S177Strong Wind
      2344S171Strong Wind
      2343SSE168Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:31 AM/1.58m
      • Low
        • 12:28 AM/0.53m
        • 12:34 PM/0.61m
  • Wed 27
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      025-71-24-5
      056-81-24-6
      086-80-14-6
      116-80-14-6
      146-80-14-5
      175-70-13-5
      205-70-13-5
      235-70-13-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      11.23.410.9SSW199
      11.83.612.2SSW202
      12.03.713.4SSW207
      11.73.613.4SSW206
      11.13.413.6SSW205
      10.23.113.7SSW205
      9.62.913.9SSW204
      9.42.915.5SW214

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2241S173Strong Wind
      2344SSE166Strong Wind
      2241SSE163Strong Wind
      2241S169Strong Wind
      1936SSE166Fresh Wind
      1731SSE160Fresh Wind
      1324SSE157Mod. Wind
      1223SSE157Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:05 AM/1.44m
      • Low
        • 1:00 AM/0.67m
        • 1:08 PM/0.76m

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