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Ballito Bay to north of Zwinkazi

Tuesday 17 April 2018

Fair clean peaks in smooth start Tuesday with open coast long range 3-4' swell feasible, tho small at protected spots. The onshore will blow tho, and picks up early in the south, but already wobbly in the north by brekkie time. Partly cloudy and warm to hot. Wednesday more solid S swell pulses @ 17 second periods, and there 4-5' sets along open coast. Howerver, moderate to fresh N winds are due. Rare south facing spots will be kiff. Partly cloudy and hot. Thursday a fresh devillish N to NW wind is the precursor to a southerly buster that heads your way from the south, but not before a window of okay west winds late morning or noon ish with 2-4' surf open coast. Arvi and evening caned by honking S buster. Cloudy with lots of rain. Friday lots of S swell 2-5' options open coast but fresh to strong leftover buster is now SSE and it goes moderate SE to E. Partly cloudy with showers. Saturday morning sick yech in wake of onshore followed by stiff southerly again. More ambient swell looks to go to waste. Partly cloudy and warm.

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  • Sea Temp: 23.5 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 5:32 PM
  • Sunrise: 6:17 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Thu 19

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      • 9  
  • Fri 20

      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 8  
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  • Sat 21

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Sun 22

      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 4  
      • 4  
  • Mon 23

      • 4  
      • 4  
      • 4  
      • 4  
      • 4  
  • Tue 24

      • 6  
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      • 5  
      • 5  
  • Wed 25

      • 7  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      •    
        -
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        -
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        -
      • 8  
      20
      • 9  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 11  
      20
      • 14  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 13  
      20
      • 12  
      08
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      11
      • 12  
      14
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      17
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      20
      • 12  
      08
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      11
      • 12  
      14
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      17
      • 12  
      20
      • 6  
      08
      • 6  
      11
      • 6  
      14
      • 8  
      17
      • 8  
      20
      • 11  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 14  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Thu 19

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        -
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        -
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      • 25  
      20
  • Fri 20

      • 19  
      08
      • 17  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 13  
      20
  • Sat 21

      • 7  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 6  
      14
      • 8  
      17
      • 10  
      20
  • Sun 22

      • 4  
      08
      • 4  
      11
      • 5  
      14
      • 7  
      17
      • 8  
      20
  • Mon 23

      • 9  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 17  
      20
  • Tue 24

      • 21  
      08
      • 20  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 7  
      17
      • 7  
      20
  • Wed 25

      • 12  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 13  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Thu 19
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      203-41-23-4
      233-41-23-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.42.98.1SSW194
      9.93.07.8S190

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2546SSE166Strong Wind
      2445SSE162Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:34 AM/2.00m
        • 5:53 PM/1.89m
      • Low
        • 11:45 AM/0.25m
  • Fri 20
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-41-23-4
      052-31-23-4
      083-41-23-4
      113-41-23-4
      143-41-22-3
      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°
      9.73.07.9S185
      9.22.87.8S179
      8.92.78.8S183
      8.62.69.9S190
      8.12.510.4SSW194
      7.52.310.9SSW199
      7.12.210.8SSW198
      6.92.110.8SSW198

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2242SSE161Strong Wind
      2038SSE159Fresh Wind
      1936SSE155Fresh Wind
      1732SSE149Fresh Wind
      1528SSE148Fresh Wind
      1426SE146Mod. Wind
      1325SE141Mod. Wind
      1223SE132Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:11 AM/1.86m
      • Low
        • 12:01 AM/0.32m
        • 12:23 PM/0.38m
  • Sat 21
    • 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
      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°
      6.92.113.1SSW203
      7.12.214.6SSW208
      7.12.214.3SSW210
      6.92.113.8SSW209
      6.62.013.5SSW210
      6.21.913.3SSW210
      5.81.813.0SSW207
      5.51.712.8SSW207

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      918SE140Mod. Wind
      816SE144Mod. Wind
      713SE135Mod. Wind
      714SE129Mod. Wind
      612ESE122Light Wind
      816SE124Mod. Wind
      1018ESE113Mod. Wind
      713ESE110Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:54 AM/1.69m
      • Low
        • 12:43 AM/0.48m
        • 1:09 PM/0.54m
  • Sun 22
    • 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°
      5.21.612.6SSW207
      5.01.512.4SSW208
      4.81.512.1SSW204
      4.71.412.0SSW202
      4.51.411.9SSW203
      4.41.311.9SSW204
      4.31.311.9SSW204
      4.31.311.9SSW205

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      48ESE115Light Wind
      48ESE123Light Wind
      49ESE108Light Wind
      47E96Light Wind
      59E98Light Wind
      713E100Mod. Wind
      815E86Mod. Wind
      713ENE72Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:50 AM/1.51m
      • Low
        • 1:36 AM/0.66m
        • 2:12 PM/0.70m
  • Mon 23
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      021-20-10-1
      051-20-10-1
      081-20-10-1
      111-20-10-1
      141-20-10-1
      171-20-10-1
      201-20-10-1
      231-20-11-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      4.21.311.9SSW207
      4.11.211.9SSW208
      4.01.211.8SSW209
      4.01.211.7SSW209
      4.01.211.7SSW210
      4.11.211.7SSW210
      4.31.312.3SSW211
      4.71.413.4SSW214

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      59NE55Light Wind
      510NE37Light Wind
      916NNE28Mod. Wind
      1121N8Mod. Wind
      1223N6Mod. Wind
      1427NNE23Mod. Wind
      1732NNE32Fresh Wind
      1835NNE25Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 9:26 AM/1.37m
      • Low
        • 3:04 AM/0.81m
        • 4:00 PM/0.80m
  • Tue 24
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      021-20-10-1
      050-10-10-1
      080-10-10-1
      110-10-10-1
      140-10-10-1
      170-10-10-1
      201-20-10-1
      231-20-10-1
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.11.68.3SW235
      5.61.77.5WNW288
      6.01.85.5N358
      6.21.95.8N354
      5.51.75.8N354
      4.91.57.8WNW289
      4.91.57.7SW229
      5.11.68.3SSW213

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1936NNE15Fresh Wind
      2038N5Fresh Wind
      2139N358Strong Wind
      2038N350Fresh Wind
      1324NW313Mod. Wind
      713WSW236Mod. Wind
      713S177Mod. Wind
      510SE142Light Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 11:38 AM/1.38m
      • Low
        • 5:18 AM/0.82m
        • 5:58 PM/0.74m
  • Wed 25
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      021-20-10-1
      051-20-11-2
      082-30-11-2
      113-50-12-3
      143-50-12-3
      173-50-12-3
      203-40-12-3
      233-40-12-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.31.66.6SSW208
      5.71.87.5SSW205
      6.62.010.7SSW211
      7.62.314.7SW214
      8.12.514.3SSW213
      8.02.414.1SSW213
      7.62.314.0SSW213
      7.02.113.7SSW214

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      713SSE151Mod. Wind
      1121SSE146Mod. Wind
      1223SE134Mod. Wind
      1222SE125Mod. Wind
      1223ESE115Mod. Wind
      1324E99Mod. Wind
      1324E87Mod. Wind
      1019E79Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:27 AM/1.51m
        • 12:59 PM/1.51m
      • Low
        • 6:49 AM/0.68m
        • 7:09 PM/0.60m
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