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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: 25.4 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 5:55 PM
  • Sunrise: 6:04 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Sun 29

      • 6  
      • 6  
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      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Mon 30

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
  • Tue 31

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Wed 01

      • 8  
      • 9  
      • 11  
      • 12  
      • 12  
  • Thu 02

      • 11  
      • 11  
      • 10  
      • 10  
      • 10  
  • Fri 03

      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 7  
  • Sat 04

      • 6  
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      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 13  
      08
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      11
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      14
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      17
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      20
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      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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      14
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      08
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      11
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      08
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      08
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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)

  • Sun 29

      • 10  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 13  
      20
  • Mon 30

      • 6  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 14  
      20
  • Tue 31

      • 20  
      08
      • 20  
      11
      • 19  
      14
      • 19  
      17
      • 19  
      20
  • Wed 01

      • 6  
      08
      • 20  
      11
      • 23  
      14
      • 22  
      17
      • 21  
      20
  • Thu 02

      • 21  
      08
      • 18  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 16  
      17
      • 16  
      20
  • Fri 03

      • 14  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 12  
      20
  • Sat 04

      • 8  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 11  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Sun 29
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-40-12-3
      052-30-12-3
      082-30-12-3
      112-30-11-2
      142-30-11-2
      172-30-11-2
      202-30-11-2
      232-30-12-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.12.212.9SSW194
      6.62.012.7SSW194
      6.21.912.6SSW194
      5.91.812.4SSW196
      5.71.712.3SSW196
      5.61.712.3SSW196
      5.71.712.3SSW198
      5.91.815.1SSW203

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1018NE37Mod. Wind
      1018NNE12Mod. Wind
      1019N360Mod. Wind
      1020N5Mod. Wind
      1019NNE15Mod. Wind
      1019NE52Mod. Wind
      1325ENE70Mod. Wind
      1020ENE75Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:03 AM/1.84m
        • 6:13 PM/1.72m
      • Low
        • 12:11 PM/0.47m
  • Mon 30
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-40-12-3
      053-50-12-3
      083-50-12-3
      113-50-12-3
      144-50-13-4
      174-50-13-4
      204-50-13-4
      233-50-12-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.21.919.2SSW210
      6.62.018.7SSW209
      7.02.117.9SSW210
      7.32.217.6SSW209
      7.62.316.9SSW210
      7.72.416.6SSW210
      7.82.416.3SSW210
      7.72.315.9SSW210

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      612E80Light Wind
      59ENE71Light Wind
      612NE53Light Wind
      815NE36Mod. Wind
      916NNE33Mod. Wind
      1121NE43Mod. Wind
      1426NE37Mod. Wind
      1325NNE29Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:31 AM/1.72m
      • Low
        • 12:19 AM/0.48m
        • 12:40 PM/0.58m
  • Tue 31
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-50-12-3
      053-40-12-3
      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°
      7.42.315.7SSW210
      7.22.215.6SSW210
      7.12.215.5SSW211
      7.12.215.3SSW211
      7.02.115.3SSW211
      6.82.115.1SSW211
      6.82.114.7SSW211
      7.12.214.5SSW211

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1529NNE27Fresh Wind
      1733NNE19Fresh Wind
      2037N10Fresh Wind
      2038N359Fresh Wind
      1936N2Fresh Wind
      1935NNE18Fresh Wind
      1935NNE18Fresh Wind
      2139NNE16Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:06 AM/1.57m
      • Low
        • 12:52 AM/0.62m
        • 1:18 PM/0.72m
  • Wed 01
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-40-12-3
      053-40-12-3
      083-50-12-3
      114-60-13-4
      146-80-14-6
      178-100-15-7
      208-100-15-7
      238-100-15-7
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.22.214.5SSW211
      7.32.214.7SSW212
      7.62.315.3SSW212
      8.92.715.8SSW212
      10.73.318.1SSW210
      11.83.618.1SSW209
      12.23.717.5SSW210
      11.83.617.0SSW211

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1529N354Fresh Wind
      1425NNW328Mod. Wind
      611W279Light Wind
      2038SSW196Fresh Wind
      2344S188Strong Wind
      2242S182Strong Wind
      2140S178Strong Wind
      1936S171Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:58 AM/1.41m
      • Low
        • 1:38 AM/0.79m
        • 2:24 PM/0.86m
  • Thu 02
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      028-100-14-6
      056-80-14-6
      086-80-14-5
      116-80-14-5
      146-80-13-5
      176-80-13-5
      206-80-13-5
      235-70-13-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      11.43.516.5SSW211
      11.23.416.3SSW212
      11.13.415.8SSW212
      10.73.315.6SSW212
      10.33.115.6SSW213
      10.03.115.8SSW213
      10.03.015.8SSW213
      9.93.015.6SSW212

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2038SSE164Fresh Wind
      2139SSE157Strong Wind
      2139SSE156Strong Wind
      1833SSE157Fresh Wind
      1529SSE164Fresh Wind
      1629SSE160Fresh Wind
      1631SSE157Fresh Wind
      1629SSE156Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 10:09 AM/1.30m
      • Low
        • 3:25 AM/0.93m
        • 5:00 PM/0.90m
  • Fri 03
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      025-70-13-4
      054-60-13-5
      084-60-13-4
      114-50-13-4
      143-50-13-4
      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°
      9.83.015.3SSW212
      9.52.913.5SSW203
      9.22.813.3SSW203
      8.72.613.1SSW203
      8.22.513.0SSW202
      7.72.412.9SSW202
      7.32.212.8SSW201
      6.92.112.6SSW201

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1629SSE160Fresh Wind
      1528SSE167Fresh Wind
      1427S171Mod. Wind
      1324SSE157Mod. Wind
      1121SE132Mod. Wind
      1121E100Mod. Wind
      1222E81Mod. Wind
      1120ENE70Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:32 PM/1.40m
      • Low
        • 6:16 AM/0.86m
        • 6:50 PM/0.74m
  • Sat 04
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-30-12-3
      052-30-12-3
      082-30-11-2
      111-20-11-2
      141-21-21-2
      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°
      6.62.012.4SSW200
      6.21.912.3SSW200
      5.91.812.2SSW201
      5.81.811.2S187
      5.71.710.6S171
      5.71.712.8SSW200
      5.71.712.5SSW200
      5.71.812.3SSW200

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      917ENE64Mod. Wind
      815ENE58Mod. Wind
      816NE53Mod. Wind
      1018NE47Mod. Wind
      1019NE47Mod. Wind
      1121NE46Mod. Wind
      1325NE48Mod. Wind
      1629NE45Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:12 AM/1.55m
        • 1:35 PM/1.60m
      • Low
        • 7:28 AM/0.66m
        • 7:44 PM/0.52m

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