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Ballito to Richards Bay

 

Weekend 25 July 2020

Expect a three-day run of mangled onshores starting Friday and broken 2-4' open coast surf. Sunny and warm. Saturday is Same Same. Sunday is Same Same, only different. The wind is now a straight N and blowing hard. It eases in the arvi and evening, going light variable. Expected a mangled peaky 1-4ft sea, a mix of NE, E and SW wind and a smidge of groundswell. Partly cloudy and warm with showers. Monday the buster has smashed through with strong S to SSE onshore winds obliterating the ocean. The surf looks 2-3' open coast. The wind eases in arvi, but not by nearly enoug. Partly cloudy and cool with strong showers. Tuesday mild onshores build into fresh beasterlies. Dawn has small feasibility of 2-3' sets open coast. Partly cloudy and warm.

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KZN North Coast

  • Sea Temp: 19.8 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 5:28 PM
  • Sunrise: 6:34 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Sun 09

      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 8  
      • 9  
  • Mon 10

      • 9  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 9  
  • Tue 11

      • 8  
      • 7  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Wed 12

      • 7  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Thu 13

      • 7  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Fri 14

      • 14  
      • 13  
      • 12  
      • 11  
      • 10  
  • Sat 15

      • 10  
      • 11  
      • 11  
      • 10  
      • 7  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 7  
      14
      • 7  
      17
      • 7  
      20
      • 7  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 11  
      20
      • 11  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 10  
      20
      • 6  
      08
      • 6  
      11
      • 6  
      14
      • 7  
      17
      • 8  
      20
      • 14  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 15  
      14
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      17
      • 12  
      20
      • 16  
      08
      • 16  
      11
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      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 15  
      20
      • 7  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 8  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Sun 09

      • 26  
      08
      • 26  
      11
      • 24  
      14
      • 24  
      17
      • 24  
      20
  • Mon 10

      • 23  
      08
      • 19  
      11
      • 18  
      14
      • 16  
      17
      • 15  
      20
  • Tue 11

      • 1  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 19  
      17
      • 21  
      20
  • Wed 12

      • 15  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 17  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 11  
      20
  • Thu 13

      • 6  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 17  
      14
      • 20  
      17
      • 20  
      20
  • Fri 14

      • 2  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 22  
      17
      • 24  
      20
  • Sat 15

      • 28  
      08
      • 30  
      11
      • 29  
      14
      • 23  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Sun 09
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      080-10-10-1
      110-10-10-1
      140-10-10-1
      170-10-10-1
      200-10-10-1
      233-40-11-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.92.76.8NNW343
      8.92.76.9NNW348
      8.62.67.0N354
      8.42.67.0N358
      8.52.66.9N2
      7.92.49.9SW228

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2649NNW344Strong Wind
      2648NNW347Strong Wind
      2445N352Strong Wind
      2445N2Strong Wind
      2445N2Strong Wind
      1427NW306Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:37 AM/1.64m
      • Low
        • 12:39 AM/0.50m
        • 12:43 PM/0.46m
  • Mon 10
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-50-12-3
      053-40-12-3
      082-30-12-3
      112-30-12-3
      142-30-12-3
      173-40-12-3
      203-50-12-3
      234-50-13-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.82.413.5SSW208
      8.62.68.5SSW206
      8.82.77.3SSW195
      8.32.58.1SSW197
      7.92.48.7SSW199
      7.92.49.1SSW201
      8.62.611.1SSW205
      9.52.911.6SSW206

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2344SSW198Strong Wind
      2547S180Strong Wind
      2343S177Strong Wind
      1936S185Fresh Wind
      1834S189Fresh Wind
      1630S180Fresh Wind
      1528SSE167Fresh Wind
      1121S174Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:07 AM/1.54m
      • Low
        • 1:10 AM/0.59m
        • 1:14 PM/0.57m
  • Tue 11
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      024-50-13-4
      053-50-12-3
      083-40-12-3
      112-30-11-2
      142-30-11-2
      172-30-11-2
      202-30-11-2
      230-10-10-1
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.62.911.8SSW207
      8.92.711.6SSW209
      7.92.411.3SSW209
      7.02.110.9SSW211
      6.21.910.5SSW210
      5.81.810.1SSW209
      5.91.89.8SSW205
      6.31.96.9WNW284

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      815S180Mod. Wind
      48S183Light Wind
      13N358Calm
      816N354Mod. Wind
      1426N7Mod. Wind
      1936NNE21Fresh Wind
      2140NNE18Strong Wind
      2242NNE12Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:43 AM/1.43m
      • Low
        • 1:47 AM/0.70m
        • 1:51 PM/0.68m
  • Wed 12
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      020-10-10-1
      050-10-10-1
      080-10-10-1
      110-10-10-1
      140-10-10-1
      171-20-10-1
      202-30-11-2
      232-30-11-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.82.15.8N360
      7.02.16.2N357
      6.52.06.4N358
      5.81.86.3N1
      6.21.96.2NW320
      6.72.06.9SW233
      6.82.17.7SSW210
      6.62.08.5SSW209

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2344N3Strong Wind
      2240N356Strong Wind
      1529NW312Fresh Wind
      1223WSW249Mod. Wind
      1731SW218Fresh Wind
      1427SSW191Mod. Wind
      1121SSW201Mod. Wind
      1121SSW213Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 8:35 AM/1.32m
      • Low
        • 2:37 AM/0.80m
        • 2:45 PM/0.80m
  • Thu 13
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-40-11-2
      053-40-12-3
      083-40-11-2
      112-30-11-2
      143-40-11-2
      173-40-12-3
      203-40-12-3
      235-70-13-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.82.112.1SSW212
      7.02.115.1SW215
      6.72.013.9SW215
      6.21.914.1SW214
      6.21.915.2SSW213
      6.82.115.6SSW211
      7.42.312.2SSW207
      9.32.816.5SSW208

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1018SW215Mod. Wind
      611SW224Light Wind
      612WSW258Light Wind
      1121SW224Mod. Wind
      1732SSW204Fresh Wind
      2038S185Fresh Wind
      2037S175Fresh Wind
      1528S178Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 10:13 AM/1.24m
      • Low
        • 4:03 AM/0.88m
        • 4:28 PM/0.89m
  • Fri 14
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      028-101-26-8
      0510-121-26-8
      0810-120-16-8
      118-100-15-7
      148-100-14-6
      176-80-13-5
      205-70-13-4
      235-70-13-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      12.93.916.5SSW207
      14.74.516.1SSW208
      14.34.315.9SSW209
      13.04.015.8SSW210
      11.63.515.6SSW211
      10.53.215.3SSW212
      9.83.015.0SSW212
      9.62.914.5SSW212

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1120S181Mod. Wind
      612SSE164Light Wind
      24NE50Calm
      816N354Mod. Wind
      1529N5Fresh Wind
      2240N11Strong Wind
      2445N8Strong Wind
      2548N1Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:22 PM/1.29m
      • Low
        • 6:03 AM/0.85m
        • 6:30 PM/0.84m
  • Sat 15
    • 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
      200-10-10-1
      233-40-12-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.83.08.9WNW282
      10.23.16.9NNW348
      10.43.27.3N350
      10.83.37.5N354
      10.93.37.8N359
      10.13.17.8N3
      8.82.77.6N6
      9.93.08.0SSW212

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2953N354Near Gale
      2954N352Near Gale
      2853NNW344Near Gale
      3056N352Near Gale
      2954N357Near Gale
      2343N357Strong Wind
      1325SSW200Mod. Wind
      3157S177Near Gale

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:52 AM/1.43m
        • 1:36 PM/1.45m
      • Low
        • 7:20 AM/0.72m
        • 7:41 PM/0.70m

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