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North of Zinkwazi

Thursday 14 November 2017

Dik south swell to 10ft+ hits south facing coast Thursday with galeforce southerly buster smashing it. Friday calms to a panic. The period has boosted from wind to groundswell at 12 seconds with now SSE direction and solid 8-10ft sets ease off to 8ft during day in pumping more SW winds, easing slightly. Saturday clean and glassy and firing 6-8' on south facing coastline from just east of south direction. A lot of south in it. A fresh to strong NNE builds tho so get it early. Sunday a dawnie might be option with 4-5' surf easing to 2-4' but fresh to strong N to NE winds are due to blow it out quite soon after brekkie. Monday savaged by staunch NE beast winds.

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KZN North Coast

  • Sea Temp: 21.6 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 6:50 PM
  • Sunrise: 4:48 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Mon 11

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      • 7  
  • Tue 12

      • 7  
      • 7  
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      • 7  
  • Wed 13

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 8  
  • Thu 14

      • 12  
      • 13  
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      • 14  
  • Fri 15

      • 12  
      • 11  
      • 10  
      • 10  
      • 10  
  • Sat 16

      • 9  
      • 9  
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      • 9  
      • 9  
  • Sun 17

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

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Mon 11

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        -
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        -
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      • 11  
      20
  • Tue 12

      • 21  
      08
      • 21  
      11
      • 18  
      14
      • 17  
      17
      • 17  
      20
  • Wed 13

      • 12  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 18  
      17
      • 24  
      20
  • Thu 14

      • 29  
      08
      • 27  
      11
      • 27  
      14
      • 24  
      17
      • 19  
      20
  • Fri 15

      • 13  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 7  
      17
      • 9  
      20
  • Sat 16

      • 15  
      08
      • 18  
      11
      • 21  
      14
      • 22  
      17
      • 24  
      20
  • Sun 17

      • 18  
      08
      • 17  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 16  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Mon 11
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      202-30-12-3
      232-30-12-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.62.010.6S190
      6.31.910.4S189

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1121NE47Mod. Wind
      1325NE37Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 10:23 AM/1.49m
      • Low
        • 3:39 AM/0.74m
        • 4:55 PM/0.82m
  • Tue 12
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-30-11-2
      052-30-12-3
      082-31-22-3
      112-31-22-3
      142-31-22-3
      172-31-22-3
      201-21-22-3
      232-31-22-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.21.910.2S188
      6.31.910.1S187
      6.92.110.0S182
      7.42.28.1S176
      7.32.28.2SSE165
      6.92.19.6S175
      6.82.19.6S174
      6.92.18.2SE146

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1528NNE28Fresh Wind
      1833N10Fresh Wind
      2139N353Strong Wind
      2139N352Strong Wind
      1834N3Fresh Wind
      1731NE35Fresh Wind
      1731NE41Fresh Wind
      1120NNE21Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 11:49 AM/1.52m
      • Low
        • 5:11 AM/0.76m
        • 6:19 PM/0.76m
  • Wed 13
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      021-20-11-2
      050-10-11-2
      080-10-11-2
      110-10-11-2
      140-10-11-2
      173-40-12-3
      203-40-12-3
      231-20-11-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.22.28.2ENE57
      7.62.37.5NE41
      7.82.47.7NE40
      7.62.37.7NE40
      7.22.27.6NE43
      7.12.214.7SSW208
      8.12.512.1SSW205
      8.52.68.2NE41

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      59NNW336Light Wind
      1020NNW342Mod. Wind
      1222NW306Mod. Wind
      713NW318Mod. Wind
      1020NNW337Mod. Wind
      1834NNE14Fresh Wind
      2445NNE12Strong Wind
      1223NNW349Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:21 AM/1.40m
        • 12:51 PM/1.60m
      • Low
        • 6:25 AM/0.71m
        • 7:16 PM/0.66m
  • Thu 14
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      021-20-11-2
      053-42-33-4
      084-51-23-5
      115-71-24-5
      146-81-24-6
      176-81-25-7
      208-101-26-8
      238-101-26-8
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.42.58.7NE47
      10.03.08.4SSE161
      12.13.77.8S190
      12.73.98.7SSW198
      13.14.09.3SSW201
      13.74.210.4SSW204
      14.24.311.9SSW202
      14.04.312.6SSW200

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1529SSW213Fresh Wind
      3158S186Near Gale
      2954SSW193Near Gale
      2751S188Strong Wind
      2751S183Strong Wind
      2446S172Strong Wind
      1936S173Fresh Wind
      1935S177Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:19 AM/1.49m
        • 1:37 PM/1.70m
      • Low
        • 7:19 AM/0.63m
        • 7:58 PM/0.55m
  • Fri 15
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      028-101-26-8
      056-81-25-7
      086-81-24-6
      115-71-24-5
      144-61-23-5
      174-61-23-5
      204-51-23-5
      234-51-23-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      13.24.012.7SSW199
      12.23.712.7SSW200
      11.53.512.6SSW199
      10.83.312.5SSW199
      10.23.112.4SSW198
      9.83.012.3SSW198
      9.52.912.2SSW197
      9.32.812.2SSW197

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1629S173Fresh Wind
      1427S175Mod. Wind
      1325S170Mod. Wind
      1120S170Mod. Wind
      814SE146Mod. Wind
      713ESE116Mod. Wind
      918E91Mod. Wind
      1019ENE67Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:02 AM/1.59m
        • 2:15 PM/1.78m
      • Low
        • 8:01 AM/0.55m
        • 8:33 PM/0.46m
  • Sat 16
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      024-51-23-4
      053-51-23-5
      083-53-44-5
      113-43-44-5
      143-43-44-5
      173-43-44-5
      203-43-44-5
      233-43-44-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.12.812.2SSW195
      9.02.812.4SSW191
      8.92.714.6S174
      8.82.714.6S172
      8.82.714.5S171
      8.72.714.3S170
      8.82.714.1S170
      8.92.713.8S170

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      917NE43Mod. Wind
      1223NE37Mod. Wind
      1528NNE24Fresh Wind
      1834NNE22Fresh Wind
      2139NNE25Strong Wind
      2242NNE32Strong Wind
      2446NE37Strong Wind
      2445NNE31Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:38 AM/1.67m
        • 2:49 PM/1.85m
      • Low
        • 8:37 AM/0.48m
        • 9:05 PM/0.39m
  • Sun 17
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-43-44-5
      054-53-43-4
      083-52-33-4
      113-42-33-4
      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°
      8.92.713.6S169
      8.92.710.2SE142
      8.12.59.1E98
      7.32.211.3SSE160
      6.62.012.7SSE168
      6.21.912.6SSE167
      5.91.812.4SSE167
      5.71.712.3SSE167

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2445NNE22Strong Wind
      2445NNE18Strong Wind
      1834N8Fresh Wind
      1733N8Fresh Wind
      1528NNE17Fresh Wind
      1629NE41Fresh Wind
      1426NE51Mod. Wind
      1325NE51Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:11 AM/1.75m
        • 3:21 PM/1.90m
      • Low
        • 9:11 AM/0.43m
        • 9:36 PM/0.33m

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