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Ballito Bay to Richards Bay

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Weekend 28 December 2019

A shtonking SSW buster arrives in Richards Bay Friday morning, and the coast is torn into salty sideshore southerly chunks. Windswell builds all day, bumps build on the horizon. Nothing going on along the shore. Partly cloudy and warm with showers. Saturday in the wake of the buster, a fresh southerly is too sideshore for decent waves, and the sheltered breaks north of any land or harbour walls need east in the swell, not south. Moderately miff SE winds will win the day. Partly cloudy and warm with occasional showers in the south. Sunday the onshore builds from light going fresh ENE and miffish. Sloppy 2' east windslop served salty. Partly cloudy and warm with showers. Monday leftover onshore morning sickness, moderate N winds and 2-3' windswell peaks. Winds swing NE and puff moderate, then ease into a light whiff of onshore by evening. Might be a couple of wobbly waves during the evening sesh. Partly cloudy and warm with showers. Tuesday New Year's Eve puffs moderate S in the morning, swinging bumpy onshore SE in arvi. Surf builds a bit in arvi as a new 14 second SSW swell 2-4' fills in on open coast. Cloudy and warm with showers.

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  • Sea Temp: 25.2 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 6:59 PM
  • Sunrise: 5:14 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Tue 21

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  • Wed 22

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  • Thu 23

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  • Fri 24

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  • Sat 25

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  • Sun 26

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  • Mon 27

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      08
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      14
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      20
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      11
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      14
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      08
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      11
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      11
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      20
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      08
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      20
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      08
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      20
      • 9  
      08
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      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 8  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Tue 21

      • 9  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 9  
      20
  • Wed 22

      • 6  
      08
      • 4  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 11  
      20
  • Thu 23

      • 8  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 14  
      20
  • Fri 24

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

      • 18  
      08
      • 17  
      11
      • 18  
      14
      • 18  
      17
      • 21  
      20
  • Sun 26

      • 23  
      08
      • 21  
      11
      • 21  
      14
      • 21  
      17
      • 22  
      20
  • Mon 27

      • 19  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 10  
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      • 21  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Tue 21
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-52-34-5
      053-42-33-5
      083-42-33-5
      113-42-33-4
      142-32-33-4
      172-31-23-4
      202-31-23-4
      232-31-22-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      10.13.111.0S177
      9.73.010.8S177
      9.32.810.7S176
      8.82.710.7S175
      8.32.510.8S174
      7.92.410.8S173
      7.62.310.6S172
      7.32.210.4S171

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1121SE140Mod. Wind
      918SE145Mod. Wind
      917SSE149Mod. Wind
      816SE138Mod. Wind
      1018SE132Mod. Wind
      1020ESE123Mod. Wind
      918SE138Mod. Wind
      713SE130Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:19 AM/1.47m
        • 1:44 PM/1.66m
      • Low
        • 7:23 AM/0.70m
        • 8:09 PM/0.60m
  • Wed 22
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-31-22-3
      051-21-22-3
      081-21-22-3
      111-21-22-3
      142-31-22-3
      172-31-22-3
      201-21-22-3
      231-21-22-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.02.110.2S170
      6.82.110.0S169
      6.72.09.8SSE168
      6.62.09.6SSE166
      6.52.09.5SSE163
      6.52.09.4SSE161
      6.42.09.9SSE166
      6.41.911.6S171

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      510SE143Light Wind
      611ESE121Light Wind
      611ESE108Light Wind
      48ESE102Light Wind
      815ENE73Mod. Wind
      1222ENE75Mod. Wind
      1120ENE73Mod. Wind
      815ENE64Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:17 AM/1.58m
        • 2:33 PM/1.75m
      • Low
        • 8:19 AM/0.61m
        • 8:53 PM/0.49m
  • Thu 23
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-31-22-3
      052-31-22-3
      082-31-22-3
      111-21-22-3
      141-21-22-3
      171-21-22-3
      201-21-22-3
      231-21-22-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.31.912.8SSE167
      6.31.912.8SSE165
      6.21.912.6SSE168
      6.01.812.4S174
      5.91.812.1S170
      5.81.811.8S172
      5.81.811.6S172
      5.61.711.4S171

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      714ENE71Mod. Wind
      815ENE69Mod. Wind
      815ENE68Mod. Wind
      1019ENE77Mod. Wind
      1120E80Mod. Wind
      1427E95Mod. Wind
      1426E95Mod. Wind
      1426E95Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:02 AM/1.70m
        • 3:13 PM/1.83m
      • Low
        • 9:03 AM/0.52m
        • 9:29 PM/0.40m
  • Fri 24
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      021-21-21-2
      051-21-21-2
      081-20-11-2
      111-20-11-2
      141-20-11-2
      171-20-11-2
      201-21-21-2
      231-21-21-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.41.611.0S170
      5.11.610.8S169
      4.81.510.3SSE168
      4.61.410.0SSE166
      4.41.49.7SSE165
      4.51.49.5SSE164
      5.01.59.4SSE162
      5.31.68.3SSE147

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1019E92Mod. Wind
      918E93Mod. Wind
      1019ENE71Mod. Wind
      1019NE55Mod. Wind
      1120NE47Mod. Wind
      1426NE55Mod. Wind
      1732NE53Fresh Wind
      1731NE44Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:39 AM/1.79m
        • 3:49 PM/1.89m
      • Low
        • 9:41 AM/0.45m
        • 10:03 PM/0.33m
  • Sat 25
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      021-20-11-2
      051-20-11-2
      081-20-11-2
      111-20-11-2
      141-21-21-2
      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°
      5.51.76.1E94
      5.71.75.9E83
      5.71.86.0E79
      5.61.76.0ENE77
      5.41.66.6E95
      5.31.66.4E86
      5.81.85.9ENE68
      6.31.96.0ENE71

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1732NE44Fresh Wind
      1835NE43Fresh Wind
      1833NE39Fresh Wind
      1732NNE32Fresh Wind
      1833NNE33Fresh Wind
      1834NE40Fresh Wind
      2138NE45Strong Wind
      2140NE40Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:13 AM/1.87m
        • 4:21 PM/1.92m
      • Low
        • 10:16 AM/0.40m
        • 10:34 PM/0.29m
  • Sun 26
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      021-20-11-2
      051-20-11-2
      080-10-11-2
      110-10-10-1
      140-10-10-1
      170-10-10-1
      200-10-10-1
      231-20-11-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.62.06.4ENE75
      6.82.16.4ENE65
      7.02.16.2NE48
      6.82.16.0NNE25
      6.62.05.9NNE20
      6.62.06.0NNE24
      6.82.16.3NE39
      7.22.27.1ENE61

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2038NNE25Fresh Wind
      2241NNE13Strong Wind
      2342N6Strong Wind
      2140N1Strong Wind
      2140N8Strong Wind
      2139NNE21Strong Wind
      2240NE37Strong Wind
      2241NNE31Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:44 AM/1.91m
        • 4:51 PM/1.92m
      • Low
        • 10:48 AM/0.38m
        • 11:03 PM/0.28m
  • Mon 27
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-31-22-3
      053-41-22-3
      083-41-22-3
      112-31-22-3
      142-31-22-3
      173-42-32-3
      203-40-13-4
      234-61-23-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.52.38.1ENE77
      7.62.38.7E86
      7.42.38.8E86
      6.82.18.8E86
      6.52.08.8E86
      8.12.57.6SSE147
      10.23.17.9SSW200
      12.13.78.5SSW197

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2139NNE21Strong Wind
      2038N10Fresh Wind
      1935N3Fresh Wind
      1325NNW331Mod. Wind
      1019WSW249Mod. Wind
      2140SSW193Strong Wind
      2751S181Strong Wind
      3157S176Near Gale

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:15 AM/1.92m
        • 5:21 PM/1.89m
      • Low
        • 11:18 AM/0.40m
        • 11:31 PM/0.30m

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