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North of Zinkwazi

Weekend 18 February 2017

The weird NE to E swell direction of a mushy bit of windsea Friday eases slightly but onshores build again, mild at first, mild to miffish later. Cyclone Dineo's effects are diminishing. Saturday a NE onshore builds from mild to mostly moderate. Smashes the coast down south tho. Messy leftover windswell from east, 2-3' or more. Lots of east swell ahead. Sunday sickly start eases into glassy day, and lots of 3 going on 4' east swell around. Might be quite nice waves actually. Light N winds and glassy fun looking conditions. Monday glassy start and a mixed bit of fun 4' south swell and lots of 2-4' east swell could mean plenty options. SE onshores puff. Tuesday lots of SE windswell 4-5' pours through from big high pressure system in the east. Winds nice light S at first, going moderate SE onshore.

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KZN North Coast

  • Sea Temp: 25.5 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 6:35 PM
  • Sunrise: 5:42 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Thu 23

      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 8  
      • 8  
  • Fri 24

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Sat 25

      • 5  
      • 4  
      • 4  
      • 4  
      • 4  
  • Sun 26

      • 9  
      • 10  
      • 10  
      • 10  
      • 10  
  • Mon 27

      • 14  
      • 15  
      • 15  
      • 15  
      • 14  
  • Tue 28

      • 10  
      • 9  
      • 8  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Wed 01

      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 10  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 11  
      20
      • 11  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 10  
      20
      • 9  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 9  
      20
      • 7  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 9  
      20
      • 13  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 14  
      20
      • 12  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 11  
      20
      • 10  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 10  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Thu 23

      • 19  
      08
      • 17  
      11
      • 17  
      14
      • 16  
      17
      • 16  
      20
  • Fri 24

      • 11  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 10  
      20
  • Sat 25

      • 7  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 12  
      20
  • Sun 26

      • 27  
      08
      • 24  
      11
      • 22  
      14
      • 21  
      17
      • 21  
      20
  • Mon 27

      • 22  
      08
      • 21  
      11
      • 21  
      14
      • 20  
      17
      • 17  
      20
  • Tue 28

      • 10  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 6  
      14
      • 8  
      17
      • 9  
      20
  • Wed 01

      • 13  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 16  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Thu 23
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      024-53-43-4
      053-53-43-4
      083-42-33-4
      113-42-33-4
      143-41-23-4
      173-41-23-4
      202-31-23-4
      232-31-23-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.52.97.8SE137
      9.22.88.9SSE152
      9.12.89.6SSE160
      8.92.710.9S179
      8.62.611.5S185
      8.22.511.4S181
      7.82.411.3S176
      7.42.211.2S179

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1936SE146Fresh Wind
      1936SSE155Fresh Wind
      1935SSE152Fresh Wind
      1733SSE148Fresh Wind
      1731SE144Fresh Wind
      1630SE145Fresh Wind
      1629SE140Fresh Wind
      1325SE135Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:12 AM/1.55m
        • 2:24 PM/1.67m
      • Low
        • 8:16 AM/0.67m
        • 8:38 PM/0.54m
  • Fri 24
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-31-22-3
      052-31-22-3
      082-31-22-3
      112-31-22-3
      142-31-22-3
      172-31-21-2
      202-31-21-2
      232-31-21-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.02.111.1S180
      6.72.010.9S180
      6.42.010.8S179
      6.21.910.6SSE156
      6.11.910.3SSE151
      5.91.810.1SSE151
      5.61.79.8SE133
      5.41.69.6SE133

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1324SE128Mod. Wind
      1222ESE123Mod. Wind
      1121ESE115Mod. Wind
      1019ESE107Mod. Wind
      918ESE101Mod. Wind
      1019E98Mod. Wind
      1019ENE79Mod. Wind
      714ENE57Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:48 AM/1.72m
        • 2:58 PM/1.81m
      • Low
        • 8:52 AM/0.51m
        • 9:09 PM/0.38m
  • Sat 25
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-31-21-2
      051-21-21-2
      081-21-21-2
      111-21-21-2
      141-21-21-2
      171-21-21-2
      201-20-10-1
      231-20-10-1
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.11.69.4SE131
      4.91.59.3SE128
      4.61.49.1SE126
      4.41.39.0SE125
      4.21.38.8ESE123
      4.21.38.7ESE122
      4.11.28.7ESE120
      3.91.28.7ESE119

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      612NNE34Light Wind
      511NNE25Light Wind
      713NNE30Mod. Wind
      917NNE29Mod. Wind
      1121NE36Mod. Wind
      1324NE42Mod. Wind
      1222NE37Mod. Wind
      714N9Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:20 AM/1.88m
        • 3:31 PM/1.94m
      • Low
        • 9:25 AM/0.37m
        • 9:40 PM/0.25m
  • Sun 26
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      021-20-11-2
      051-20-11-2
      082-30-12-3
      113-41-23-4
      143-41-23-4
      173-41-23-4
      203-51-23-4
      234-50-13-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      4.11.28.9ESE120
      6.41.96.0SSW192
      8.92.77.1SSW195
      9.73.07.9SSW195
      9.83.08.4SSW196
      9.83.08.7SSW196
      10.13.19.0SSW198
      10.43.29.4SSW202

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      713SW229Mod. Wind
      2750S183Strong Wind
      2750S178Strong Wind
      2445S177Strong Wind
      2241S177Strong Wind
      2140S178Strong Wind
      2139S182Strong Wind
      2140SSW192Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:51 AM/2.01m
        • 4:02 PM/2.03m
      • Low
        • 9:57 AM/0.27m
        • 10:11 PM/0.15m
  • Mon 27
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      024-60-13-4
      056-81-24-5
      088-102-36-8
      1110-123-48-10
      1410-123-48-10
      1710-123-48-10
      208-102-36-8
      236-82-35-7
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      11.03.49.9SSW203
      12.13.711.0SSW202
      13.74.213.1SSW199
      15.14.614.5SSW196
      15.44.714.6SSW195
      14.74.514.2SSW195
      13.54.113.7SSW196
      12.33.813.3SSW196

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2343SSW196Strong Wind
      2343SSW195Strong Wind
      2241SSW194Strong Wind
      2139SSW192Strong Wind
      2139S191Strong Wind
      2037S186Fresh Wind
      1732S182Fresh Wind
      1426S183Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:22 AM/2.10m
        • 4:33 PM/2.08m
      • Low
        • 10:29 AM/0.20m
        • 10:42 PM/0.10m
  • Tue 28
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      026-81-24-6
      055-71-24-5
      084-51-23-5
      113-51-23-4
      143-41-23-4
      173-40-12-3
      202-30-12-3
      232-30-12-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      11.33.412.9SSW196
      10.33.112.5SSW196
      9.52.912.2SSW196
      8.72.711.8SSW195
      8.02.511.6SSW195
      7.42.311.4SSW194
      6.92.111.1SSW193
      6.41.910.9SSW192

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1426S182Mod. Wind
      1223S177Mod. Wind
      1019SSE167Mod. Wind
      713SSE161Mod. Wind
      611SE140Light Wind
      815ESE109Mod. Wind
      917ENE75Mod. Wind
      1019NE52Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:54 AM/2.14m
        • 5:06 PM/2.09m
      • Low
        • 11:01 AM/0.18m
        • 11:15 PM/0.10m
  • Wed 01
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-30-11-2
      051-20-11-2
      081-20-11-2
      111-20-11-2
      141-20-11-2
      171-20-11-2
      201-20-11-2
      231-20-11-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.91.810.7S190
      5.51.710.4S188
      5.31.610.2S187
      5.11.610.0S184
      5.01.59.8S180
      4.91.59.6S178
      4.91.511.1S188
      4.81.513.2SSW199

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1120NNE33Mod. Wind
      1122NNE18Mod. Wind
      1324N4Mod. Wind
      1527N356Fresh Wind
      1528N2Fresh Wind
      1629NNE13Fresh Wind
      1630NNE20Fresh Wind
      1427NNE16Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:27 AM/2.13m
        • 5:39 PM/2.04m
      • Low
        • 11:34 AM/0.21m
        • 11:48 PM/0.16m

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