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North of Zinkwazi

Tuesday 21 March 2017

Beasterly onshores smash southern KZN for three days, but much less wind up by Richards Bay, with Tuesday light to moderate and mushy and 3-4' east windswell running. Wednesday looks similar, with a glassy dawnie and light to moderate NE onshores later. Weak 2-3' east swell about. Thursday same again Sam. Friday a devils breeze NW offshore starts off, and its much cleaner, with small 2' maybe 3' east swell around. The buster on the way, but it may puff moderate S in arvi and then overnight the buster is smacking it hard. Saturday honking blasting rumping S busterly. That is all.

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KZN North Coast

  • Sea Temp: 25.1 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 5:57 PM
  • Sunrise: 6:04 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Tue 28

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 5  
      • 5  
  • Wed 29

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 5  
  • Thu 30

      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 6  
  • Fri 31

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Sat 01

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 5  
      • 5  
  • Sun 02

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Mon 03

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 10  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 10  
      20
      • 8  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 8  
      17
      • 10  
      20
      • 12  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 14  
      20
      • 13  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 11  
      20
      • 12  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 11  
      20
      • 10  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 11  
      20
      • 16  
      08
      • 16  
      11
      • 16  
      14
      • 15  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Tue 28

      • 17  
      08
      • 16  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 5  
      20
  • Wed 29

      • 15  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 13  
      20
  • Thu 30

      • 6  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 17  
      20
  • Fri 31

      • 17  
      08
      • 17  
      11
      • 17  
      14
      • 17  
      17
      • 18  
      20
  • Sat 01

      • 18  
      08
      • 17  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 7  
      20
  • Sun 02

      • 6  
      08
      • 4  
      11
      • 3  
      14
      • 5  
      17
      • 9  
      20
  • Mon 03

      • 17  
      08
      • 18  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 6  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Tue 28
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      021-21-21-2
      052-31-21-2
      082-31-21-2
      112-31-21-2
      142-31-21-2
      172-31-21-2
      201-21-21-2
      231-21-21-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.31.69.9SSE151
      5.41.610.1SSE148
      5.61.710.0SE145
      5.71.79.9SE138
      5.51.79.8SE129
      5.21.69.8SE130
      5.01.59.7SE131
      4.81.59.7SE134

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1630NNE19Fresh Wind
      1731NNE16Fresh Wind
      1732N8Fresh Wind
      1630N359Fresh Wind
      1426N359Mod. Wind
      917NNE17Mod. Wind
      510NE38Light Wind
      24NNE26Calm

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:58 AM/2.15m
        • 4:12 PM/2.11m
      • Low
        • 10:07 AM/0.12m
        • 10:20 PM/0.06m
  • Wed 29
    • 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
      141-21-21-2
      171-21-21-2
      202-31-21-2
      232-31-21-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      4.71.49.7SE137
      5.21.69.7SE142
      5.81.88.1SSE164
      6.11.97.7S175
      6.01.87.7S171
      5.71.78.2SSE154
      5.41.69.5SE131
      5.21.69.6SE128

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      59W267Light Wind
      1122SSW201Mod. Wind
      1527S182Fresh Wind
      1528S176Fresh Wind
      1527S173Fresh Wind
      1528SSE164Fresh Wind
      1325SSE147Mod. Wind
      1222SE134Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:31 AM/2.19m
        • 4:46 PM/2.12m
      • Low
        • 10:41 AM/0.09m
        • 10:54 PM/0.06m
  • Thu 30
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-31-21-2
      051-21-21-2
      081-21-21-2
      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°
      5.01.59.6SE126
      4.91.59.6SE125
      5.01.512.3SSE169
      5.11.614.9SSW203
      5.21.614.5SSW203
      5.41.614.5SSW204
      5.61.714.1SSW204
      5.91.813.8SSW203

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      917ESE111Mod. Wind
      611ENE63Light Wind
      612NNE20Light Wind
      1018N6Mod. Wind
      1222N11Mod. Wind
      1427NNE24Mod. Wind
      1732NNE32Fresh Wind
      1834NNE30Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:06 AM/2.16m
        • 5:21 PM/2.07m
      • Low
        • 11:15 AM/0.12m
        • 11:29 PM/0.13m
  • Fri 31
    • 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
      171-20-12-3
      201-21-22-3
      232-30-11-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.01.813.6SSW203
      6.01.813.3SSW202
      5.91.813.0SSW201
      5.81.812.8SSW201
      5.71.812.7SSW201
      5.71.711.8S185
      5.71.811.4S178
      5.81.812.1SSW197

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1834NNE20Fresh Wind
      1733NNE13Fresh Wind
      1732N8Fresh Wind
      1732N5Fresh Wind
      1732N9Fresh Wind
      1732NNE21Fresh Wind
      1835NNE28Fresh Wind
      1834NNE30Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:41 AM/2.08m
        • 5:58 PM/1.97m
      • Low
        • 11:51 AM/0.22m
  • Sat 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
      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°
      5.91.811.9SSW199
      6.01.811.7SSW200
      6.01.811.5SSW200
      5.91.811.3SSW197
      5.61.711.1SSW196
      5.31.611.0SSW195
      5.01.510.8S188
      4.91.510.7S178

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1733NNE23Fresh Wind
      1732NNE15Fresh Wind
      1833N8Fresh Wind
      1732N1Fresh Wind
      1527N6Fresh Wind
      1324NNE26Mod. Wind
      714NE37Mod. Wind
      23W265Calm

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:18 AM/1.94m
      • Low
        • 12:06 AM/0.26m
        • 12:29 PM/0.36m
  • Sun 02
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      021-21-21-2
      051-20-11-2
      082-30-11-2
      111-20-11-2
      142-31-21-2
      172-31-21-2
      201-20-11-2
      232-30-11-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.11.610.7S172
      5.71.710.6S182
      6.01.810.1SSW204
      6.11.99.5S189
      5.91.89.3SSE151
      5.81.89.9SSE154
      5.71.711.2S184
      5.71.812.2SSW201

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      36S177Calm
      48ESE115Light Wind
      611E81Light Wind
      48ENE62Light Wind
      37NE48Calm
      510NE51Light Wind
      917NE38Mod. Wind
      1324NNE22Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:00 AM/1.76m
      • Low
        • 12:47 AM/0.43m
        • 1:13 PM/0.53m
  • Mon 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
      202-30-11-2
      232-30-11-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.81.812.1SSW201
      5.81.811.9SSW200
      5.81.816.4SSW210
      5.81.816.1SSW210
      5.41.715.6SSW210
      5.11.615.4SSW211
      5.21.615.1SSW211
      5.71.714.6SSW212

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1528NNE14Fresh Wind
      1630N2Fresh Wind
      1733N355Fresh Wind
      1834N355Fresh Wind
      1426NNW343Mod. Wind
      612NW317Light Wind
      714SSW212Mod. Wind
      1121S189Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:51 AM/1.56m
      • Low
        • 1:35 AM/0.63m
        • 2:10 PM/0.72m

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