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North of Zinkwazi

Amanzimtoti to Ballito Bay

Weekend 27 May 2017

Lots of fresh to strong NNW to N devils wind by Richards Bay Friday while a solid 4-5' S swell hits open coast. Saturday swell holding at 3-4' and the wind has gone SE now. Sunday the S buster blasts and the coast is bust. Big windswell chunks crinkle the horizon and 2-5' bumps hit open coast. Monday fresh southerlies and 4-5' lines along open coast. Winds a bit iffy. Tuesday down south the onshores look quite bad but the North Coast proper could be fun today, 5' south swell and glassy to variable morning winds. Mild onshore puffs later.

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KZN North Coast

  • Sea Temp: 22.9 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 5:04 PM
  • Sunrise: 6:41 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Sun 28

      • 12  
      • 12  
      • 12  
      • 12  
      • 11  
  • Mon 29

      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
  • Tue 30

      • 7  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 7  
  • Wed 31

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Thu 01

      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Fri 02

      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
  • Sat 03

      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 9  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 11  
      20
      • 13  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 13  
      20
      • 13  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 15  
      20
      • 16  
      08
      • 19  
      11
      • 18  
      14
      • 17  
      17
      • 16  
      20
      • 15  
      08
      • 19  
      11
      • 18  
      14
      • 17  
      17
      • 16  
      20
      • 14  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 18  
      14
      • 17  
      17
      • 16  
      20
      • 14  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 14  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Sun 28

      • 26  
      08
      • 25  
      11
      • 23  
      14
      • 21  
      17
      • 19  
      20
  • Mon 29

      • 16  
      08
      • 16  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 11  
      20
  • Tue 30

      • 4  
      08
      • 1  
      11
      • 0  
      14
      • 2  
      17
      • 4  
      20
  • Wed 31

      • 7  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 9  
      20
  • Thu 01

      • 4  
      08
      • 3  
      11
      • 1  
      14
      • 1  
      17
      • 2  
      20
  • Fri 02

      • 6  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 7  
      14
      • 5  
      17
      • 4  
      20
  • Sat 03

      • 5  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 12  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Sun 28
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      084-61-23-5
      115-71-24-5
      145-71-24-5
      175-70-13-5
      204-60-13-4
      234-50-13-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      11.73.69.1SSW200
      12.43.89.8SSW202
      12.23.710.2SSW203
      11.53.510.4SSW204
      10.73.310.5SSW205
      9.93.010.6SSW204

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2648SSW194Strong Wind
      2546SSW195Strong Wind
      2343SSW192Strong Wind
      2140S183Strong Wind
      1935S177Fresh Wind
      1834S172Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:13 AM/1.98m
        • 5:39 PM/1.92m
      • Low
        • 11:26 AM/0.17m
        • 11:48 PM/0.30m
  • Mon 29
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-50-13-4
      053-50-13-4
      084-50-13-4
      114-50-13-4
      144-50-13-4
      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°
      9.42.910.8SSW200
      9.02.711.4SSW201
      8.72.613.0SSW204
      8.52.614.1SSW206
      8.42.513.8SSW205
      8.12.513.4SSW206
      7.82.413.2SSW206
      7.52.313.1SSW206

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1732SSE167Fresh Wind
      1731SSE167Fresh Wind
      1630SSE164Fresh Wind
      1630SSE163Fresh Wind
      1528SSE164Fresh Wind
      1325SSE160Mod. Wind
      1122SSE152Mod. Wind
      917SE143Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:55 AM/1.86m
        • 6:25 PM/1.81m
      • Low
        • 12:09 PM/0.28m
  • Tue 30
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-40-12-3
      053-40-12-3
      082-30-11-2
      112-30-11-2
      142-30-11-2
      172-30-12-3
      203-40-12-3
      233-40-12-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.12.212.9SSW206
      6.82.112.8SSW207
      6.52.012.7SSW207
      6.31.912.6SSW207
      6.31.912.5SSW207
      6.31.913.3SSW206
      6.52.015.2SSW205
      6.62.015.0SSW205

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      713SE136Mod. Wind
      59SSE152Light Wind
      48SSE150Light Wind
      13SE144Calm
      01SSE163Calm
      24E94Calm
      48NE45Light Wind
      612NNE18Light Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:41 AM/1.71m
      • Low
        • 12:34 AM/0.44m
        • 12:56 PM/0.42m
  • Wed 31
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-40-12-3
      053-40-12-3
      083-40-12-3
      113-50-12-3
      143-40-12-3
      173-40-12-3
      202-30-11-2
      232-30-11-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.82.114.7SSW206
      6.92.114.5SSW207
      6.92.115.6SSW208
      6.82.118.6SSW210
      6.52.017.6SSW211
      6.21.916.9SSW212
      5.81.816.2SSW213
      5.41.715.6SW214

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      714N360Mod. Wind
      713NNW347Mod. Wind
      714N354Mod. Wind
      917N357Mod. Wind
      1018N355Mod. Wind
      1019NNE13Mod. Wind
      918NNE16Mod. Wind
      917N4Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:33 AM/1.55m
      • Low
        • 1:27 AM/0.58m
        • 1:49 PM/0.57m
  • Thu 01
    • 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°
      5.21.615.3SW215
      5.01.515.0SW215
      4.91.514.6SW214
      5.11.618.8SSW211
      5.31.617.8SSW211
      5.61.716.8SSW211
      5.71.716.1SSW212
      5.71.715.5SSW212

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      916NNW333Mod. Wind
      713NW314Mod. Wind
      47NW316Light Wind
      35NW321Calm
      12WNW295Calm
      11E98Calm
      25ENE62Calm
      47NNE21Light Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 8:39 AM/1.41m
      • Low
        • 2:33 AM/0.71m
        • 2:58 PM/0.69m
  • Fri 02
    • 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°
      5.61.714.9SSW212
      5.41.714.4SSW213
      5.31.614.0SSW213
      5.21.613.7SSW212
      5.21.617.7SSW211
      5.21.616.9SSW212
      5.21.616.3SSW213
      5.21.615.6SSW213

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      510N353Light Wind
      612NNW342Light Wind
      612N349Light Wind
      713N351Mod. Wind
      713N350Mod. Wind
      510N3Light Wind
      49NNE21Light Wind
      36NNE13Calm

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 10:08 AM/1.34m
      • Low
        • 4:00 AM/0.78m
        • 4:24 PM/0.75m
  • Sat 03
    • 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
      202-30-12-3
      233-40-12-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.21.615.1SSW214
      5.21.614.5SSW213
      5.21.614.2SSW213
      5.31.613.7SSW210
      5.51.713.6SSW209
      5.91.813.7SSW206
      6.41.913.6SSW203
      6.62.013.3SSW202

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      24NNW329Calm
      24NNW348Calm
      59N11Light Wind
      814N1Mod. Wind
      918N0Mod. Wind
      1222NNE13Mod. Wind
      1427NNE19Mod. Wind
      1631NNE18Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 11:40 AM/1.35m
      • Low
        • 5:32 AM/0.76m
        • 5:47 PM/0.73m

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