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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: 22.8 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 5:05 PM
  • Sunrise: 6:39 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Fri 26

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      • 9  
  • Sat 27

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Sun 28

      • 12  
      • 12  
      • 12  
      • 11  
      • 10  
  • Mon 29

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

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

      • 7  
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      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Thu 01

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      •    
        -
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        -
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        -
      • 13  
      20
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      08
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      11
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      17
      • 12  
      20
      • 9  
      08
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      11
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      14
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      17
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      20
      • 12  
      08
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      11
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      14
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      08
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      11
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      08
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      11
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      14
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      20
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      08
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      11
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      14
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      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Fri 26

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        -
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        -
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        -
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      • 9  
      20
  • Sat 27

      • 15  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 13  
      20
  • Sun 28

      • 25  
      08
      • 23  
      11
      • 22  
      14
      • 21  
      17
      • 20  
      20
  • Mon 29

      • 17  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 9  
      20
  • Tue 30

      • 7  
      08
      • 6  
      11
      • 6  
      14
      • 8  
      17
      • 9  
      20
  • Wed 31

      • 6  
      08
      • 6  
      11
      • 7  
      14
      • 6  
      17
      • 7  
      20
  • Thu 01

      • 7  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 6  
      14
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      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Fri 26
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      203-50-13-4
      233-50-13-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.52.613.2SSW199
      8.32.513.0SSW200

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      917NW315Mod. Wind
      1019SSW211Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:50 AM/2.08m
        • 4:14 PM/2.02m
      • Low
        • 10:04 AM/0.08m
        • 10:21 PM/0.14m
  • Sat 27
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-50-13-4
      053-50-13-4
      083-50-13-4
      113-40-13-4
      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°
      8.22.512.9SSW200
      8.32.512.8SSW200
      8.32.512.8SSW200
      8.02.512.7SSW200
      7.72.312.6SSW200
      7.32.212.4SSW199
      7.12.112.3SSW199
      7.12.112.0SSW199

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1528S184Fresh Wind
      1731S173Fresh Wind
      1529SSE164Fresh Wind
      1324SSE161Mod. Wind
      1324SSE162Mod. Wind
      1324SSE160Mod. Wind
      1325SSE157Mod. Wind
      1833S191Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:31 AM/2.06m
        • 4:56 PM/2.00m
      • Low
        • 10:45 AM/0.10m
        • 11:04 PM/0.20m
  • Sun 28
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-50-13-4
      053-41-23-4
      084-61-23-5
      115-70-13-5
      145-70-13-5
      174-60-13-4
      204-50-13-4
      233-50-13-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.62.611.8SSW199
      10.43.27.7SSW195
      11.53.58.9SSW201
      11.93.69.8SSW204
      11.53.510.2SSW203
      10.83.310.4SSW204
      10.13.110.5SSW203
      9.52.910.7SSW200

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2649S186Strong Wind
      2648S186Strong Wind
      2546SSW194Strong Wind
      2344S190Strong Wind
      2240S189Strong Wind
      2139S186Strong Wind
      2037S182Fresh Wind
      1631SSW194Fresh 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
      054-50-13-4
      084-50-13-4
      114-60-13-4
      144-50-13-4
      173-50-13-4
      203-50-12-3
      233-40-12-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.42.910.9SSW199
      9.52.910.9SSW200
      9.42.912.3SSW203
      9.22.814.1SSW206
      8.82.713.8SSW205
      8.32.513.4SSW206
      7.92.413.2SSW206
      7.42.313.1SSW206

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1630S191Fresh Wind
      1834S183Fresh Wind
      1732S177Fresh Wind
      1528S172Fresh Wind
      1324S169Mod. Wind
      1222SSE156Mod. Wind
      916SE126Mod. Wind
      918E95Mod. 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
      083-40-12-3
      112-30-12-3
      142-30-11-2
      172-30-11-2
      203-40-12-3
      233-40-12-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.22.212.9SSW206
      7.02.112.8SSW206
      6.82.112.7SSW207
      6.62.012.6SSW207
      6.41.912.5SSW207
      6.31.912.5SSW206
      6.31.915.1SSW207
      6.41.914.8SSW207

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1019E84Mod. Wind
      917ENE75Mod. Wind
      714NE56Mod. Wind
      612NE48Light Wind
      611NE42Light Wind
      815NE50Mod. Wind
      917NE42Mod. Wind
      816NNE29Mod. 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
      113-40-12-3
      143-40-12-3
      173-40-11-2
      202-30-11-2
      232-30-11-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.62.014.6SSW207
      6.82.114.6SSW208
      6.82.115.7SSW209
      6.72.017.0SSW211
      6.52.017.0SSW213
      6.21.916.0SW214
      5.91.815.3SW215
      5.61.715.2SW216

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      713NNE12Mod. Wind
      611N7Light Wind
      611NNE14Light Wind
      612N4Light Wind
      713N4Mod. Wind
      612NNE17Light Wind
      714NNE27Mod. Wind
      816NNE21Mod. 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
      083-40-12-3
      113-40-12-3
      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°
      5.51.713.4SSW206
      5.51.713.2SSW205
      5.61.720.1SSW213
      6.01.819.3SSW213
      6.31.918.5SSW213
      6.41.917.4SSW213
      6.41.916.6SSW213
      6.31.915.9SSW213

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      815N356Mod. Wind
      714NNW334Mod. Wind
      713NNW330Mod. Wind
      713NNW339Mod. Wind
      612NNW346Light Wind
      612N9Light Wind
      713NNE18Mod. Wind
      814N11Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 8:39 AM/1.41m
      • Low
        • 2:33 AM/0.71m
        • 2:58 PM/0.69m

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