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Ballito Bay to north of Zwinkazi

Weekend 8 September 2018

A stiff NE to N howling beasterly cross onshore hammers Friday and a messy 1-4' windswell sea is the best you'll see. Scattered showers. Saturday fresh N winds blow down towards an upcoming buster. It rains quite hard. In arvi, the winds ease away tho not really helping a wishy washy 2-5' onshore sea, and then a strong S buster smacks thro into the evening, pumping all night and howling Sunday ripping galeforce and pomping gusts to 40kts and there's a fair bit of carnage as a solid 10ft windswell builds upon open shores. Partly cloudy with showers. Cooler. Monday the buster still busting, but easing, while the swell has eased back to perhaps 6-8' or bigger open coast. Partly cloudy and cool to warm with showers. Tuesday calm day with variable breezes, tho strong NE onshore in south by debben. A mild onshore worsens in arvi. There might be a bit of 4' SE swell about. Sunny and warm. Spring is back.

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KZN North Coast

  • Sea Temp: 22.5 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 6:51 PM
  • Sunrise: 4:48 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Thu 13

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  • Fri 14

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  • Sat 15

      • 6  
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  • Sun 16

      • 5  
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  • Mon 17

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      • 6  
  • Tue 18

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  • Wed 19

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        -
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      14
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      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Thu 13

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      • 3  
      14
      • 6  
      17
      • 8  
      20
  • Fri 14

      • 8  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 15  
      20
  • Sat 15

      • 16  
      08
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      11
      • 17  
      14
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      17
      • 14  
      20
  • Sun 16

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      08
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      11
      • 9  
      14
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      17
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      20
  • Mon 17

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      08
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  • Tue 18

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      08
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      11
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      14
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      17
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      20
  • Wed 19

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Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Thu 13
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      142-31-21-2
      172-31-21-2
      202-31-21-2
      232-31-21-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.81.89.9ESE112
      5.81.89.8ESE112
      5.81.89.8ESE112
      5.81.89.7ESE111

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      36SE133Calm
      612E88Light Wind
      815ENE75Mod. Wind
      713ENE71Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:54 AM/1.60m
      • Low
        • 12:35 AM/0.54m
        • 12:59 PM/0.72m
  • Fri 14
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-31-21-2
      052-31-21-2
      082-31-22-3
      112-30-12-3
      143-40-12-3
      173-40-12-3
      203-40-12-3
      233-40-11-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.71.79.7ESE110
      5.81.89.7ESE110
      6.11.911.8SSE163
      6.42.013.6SSW203
      6.62.014.0SSW203
      6.62.014.0SSW203
      6.62.015.1SW214
      6.52.014.7SW215

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      713ENE78Mod. Wind
      816E79Mod. Wind
      814ENE76Mod. Wind
      714ENE66Mod. Wind
      917ENE64Mod. Wind
      1223ENE65Mod. Wind
      1529ENE62Fresh Wind
      1324NE37Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:42 AM/1.52m
      • Low
        • 1:15 AM/0.64m
        • 1:50 PM/0.82m
  • Sat 15
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-40-11-2
      052-30-11-2
      082-30-11-2
      112-30-11-2
      142-30-11-2
      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°
      6.31.914.3SW215
      6.21.914.0SW215
      6.11.913.7SW215
      6.01.813.6SW215
      5.91.812.5SSW204
      5.81.812.3SSW204
      5.61.712.0SSW204
      5.41.611.9SSW204

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1325NE37Mod. Wind
      1527NNE31Fresh Wind
      1630NNE27Fresh Wind
      1631NNE22Fresh Wind
      1731NE36Fresh Wind
      1833NE53Fresh Wind
      1427ENE62Mod. Wind
      1121ENE61Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 8:46 AM/1.46m
      • Low
        • 2:07 AM/0.73m
        • 3:05 PM/0.89m
  • Sun 16
    • 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
      141-20-11-2
      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°
      5.21.611.8SSW205
      5.11.511.7SSW205
      5.01.511.6SSW204
      5.01.511.1S186
      4.91.511.9SSW203
      5.01.511.7SSW202
      5.21.611.5SSW201
      5.21.611.3SSW200

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1120NE55Mod. Wind
      1018NE46Mod. Wind
      1018NE44Mod. Wind
      1019NNE21Mod. Wind
      916NE35Mod. Wind
      1223ENE64Mod. Wind
      1528ENE74Fresh Wind
      917ENE78Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 10:11 AM/1.45m
      • Low
        • 3:21 AM/0.79m
        • 4:43 PM/0.88m
  • Mon 17
    • Beach forecast

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

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.21.610.5S182
      5.21.610.6S181
      5.11.610.1SSE155
      5.11.510.0SSE153
      5.01.59.9SSE152
      5.01.59.7SSE152
      5.51.79.5SSE153
      5.71.79.9S177

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      917ENE73Mod. Wind
      917NE52Mod. Wind
      1018NNE29Mod. Wind
      816NNE19Mod. Wind
      1120NE46Mod. Wind
      1528ENE65Fresh Wind
      1936ENE66Fresh Wind
      1528NE44Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 11:34 AM/1.51m
      • Low
        • 4:51 AM/0.78m
        • 6:05 PM/0.79m
  • Tue 18
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      021-20-11-2
      051-20-11-2
      081-20-11-2
      112-30-11-2
      141-21-21-2
      172-31-21-2
      200-10-11-2
      231-20-11-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.41.710.3SSW194
      5.31.610.9SSW195
      5.41.611.6SSW196
      5.71.710.9SSW195
      5.71.87.8SE145
      6.11.97.2ESE123
      6.82.15.7NE46
      6.62.06.2ENE58

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      917NNE18Mod. Wind
      1425NNE25Mod. Wind
      1529N8Fresh Wind
      1833NNE12Fresh Wind
      1835NNE25Fresh Wind
      2241NE39Strong Wind
      2446NE40Strong Wind
      1019NE52Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:03 AM/1.38m
        • 12:37 PM/1.62m
      • Low
        • 6:07 AM/0.70m
        • 7:02 PM/0.66m
  • Wed 19
    • Beach forecast

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

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.52.06.1NE49
      6.52.06.2NE44
      6.62.06.3NE43
      6.01.86.4NE43
      5.51.76.3NE43
      5.41.611.4SSW195
      5.61.713.5SSW203
      6.21.910.8SSW201

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2139NNE15Strong Wind
      1936N355Fresh Wind
      1936N349Fresh Wind
      816WNW297Mod. Wind
      1121SSW207Mod. Wind
      1324S175Mod. Wind
      1325S187Mod. Wind
      1935S191Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:03 AM/1.51m
        • 1:27 PM/1.75m
      • Low
        • 7:06 AM/0.59m
        • 7:48 PM/0.51m
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