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Ballito Bay to north of Zwinkazi

Tuesday 5 March 2019

Oh my hat, you ous are going to get so shacked. North Coast is where the cyclone swell is at baby! Wednesday sadly blown out by a fresh NE onshore which destroys a solid 4' SSW groundswell. Partly cloudy and hot. Thursday more onshores after clean dawnie and 3-4' waves. Signs of east cyclone grunt late in day or overnight. Partly cloudy and hot. Friday watch the cyclone swell grow today. Maybe 3' early, gradually reaching 3-5' or more in light SE going light to moderate. Partly cloudy with rain showers. Saturday oh my word. You're getting so barrelled for hours on end. The morning landbreeze dies into glassy variable conditions and it's only after lunch that a light onshore puffs crumbled. This gives a six foot x 15 second east cyclone swell time to shine. Cloudy and cool with some showers. Sunday off its tits again. Due for light onshore worsening, but watch the winds. They may stabilise into light variable cookery. Partly cloudy and hot.

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KZN North Coast

  • Sea Temp: 22.7 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 5:30 PM
  • Sunrise: 6:18 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Sun 21

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      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
  • Mon 22

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Tue 23

      • 7  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
  • Wed 24

      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
  • Thu 25

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
  • Fri 26

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Sat 27

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

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Sun 21

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        -
      •    
        -
      • 2  
      14
      • 8  
      17
      • 11  
      20
  • Mon 22

      • 13  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 14  
      20
  • Tue 23

      • 14  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 17  
      20
  • Wed 24

      • 13  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 16  
      17
      • 16  
      20
  • Thu 25

      • 17  
      08
      • 17  
      11
      • 19  
      14
      • 19  
      17
      • 20  
      20
  • Fri 26

      • 18  
      08
      • 19  
      11
      • 19  
      14
      • 18  
      17
      • 15  
      20
  • Sat 27

      • 16  
      08
      • 16  
      11
      • 16  
      14
      • 16  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Sun 21
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      142-31-23-4
      173-42-32-3
      203-42-32-3
      233-42-32-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.22.510.2S176
      8.02.48.8SSE151
      7.72.48.4SE132
      7.42.39.7SE143

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      24NE55Calm
      815E87Mod. Wind
      1121E88Mod. Wind
      815ESE106Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:44 AM/2.10m
        • 5:01 PM/2.00m
      • Low
        • 10:55 AM/0.15m
        • 11:07 PM/0.19m
  • Mon 22
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-42-32-3
      053-42-32-3
      083-42-32-3
      113-42-32-3
      143-42-32-3
      173-42-32-3
      203-42-32-3
      233-42-32-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.32.29.5ESE118
      7.42.29.4ESE118
      7.62.39.2ESE119
      7.62.39.2ESE122
      7.32.29.2ESE117
      7.02.19.1ESE111
      6.92.19.0ESE108
      6.92.18.9ESE107

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      916SE130Mod. Wind
      1121SE134Mod. Wind
      1325SE135Mod. Wind
      1224SE127Mod. Wind
      1120ESE115Mod. Wind
      1222ESE110Mod. Wind
      1427ESE109Mod. Wind
      1427ESE103Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:16 AM/2.01m
        • 5:33 PM/1.89m
      • Low
        • 11:26 AM/0.24m
        • 11:38 PM/0.32m
  • Tue 23
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-42-32-3
      053-42-32-3
      083-42-32-3
      113-42-32-3
      143-42-32-3
      173-42-32-3
      203-52-33-4
      233-52-33-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.02.18.1ESE118
      7.22.27.8ESE119
      7.32.28.0ESE117
      7.52.38.2ESE115
      7.62.38.3ESE112
      7.82.48.5ESE112
      8.12.58.7ESE111
      8.32.58.9ESE107

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1426E99Mod. Wind
      1324E89Mod. Wind
      1427ENE79Mod. Wind
      1324ENE69Mod. Wind
      1223ENE71Mod. Wind
      1529ENE72Fresh Wind
      1731ENE70Fresh Wind
      1630ENE70Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:47 AM/1.87m
        • 6:04 PM/1.76m
      • Low
        • 11:57 AM/0.37m
  • Wed 24
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      024-52-33-4
      054-52-33-4
      084-52-33-4
      114-52-33-4
      144-52-33-4
      174-52-33-4
      203-52-33-4
      233-52-33-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.52.69.1ESE105
      8.62.69.2ESE104
      8.52.69.2ESE103
      8.52.69.3E101
      8.42.59.4E98
      8.32.59.5E98
      8.22.59.5E97
      8.12.59.5E97

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1529ENE67Fresh Wind
      1427ENE64Mod. Wind
      1324ENE58Mod. Wind
      1324NE54Mod. Wind
      1528NE52Fresh Wind
      1630NE53Fresh Wind
      1630NE51Fresh Wind
      1631NE43Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:18 AM/1.72m
      • Low
        • 12:09 AM/0.46m
        • 12:29 PM/0.52m
  • Thu 25
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-52-33-4
      053-52-33-4
      083-52-33-4
      113-52-33-4
      143-52-33-4
      173-52-33-4
      203-52-33-4
      233-52-33-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.02.49.5E96
      7.92.49.6E95
      8.02.49.6E94
      8.02.59.6E93
      8.12.59.6E91
      8.12.59.6E90
      8.12.59.6E89
      8.32.59.5E88

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1529NNE30Fresh Wind
      1529NNE21Fresh Wind
      1733NNE15Fresh Wind
      1733N6Fresh Wind
      1935NNE12Fresh Wind
      1935NNE19Fresh Wind
      2038NNE25Fresh Wind
      2037NNE13Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:51 AM/1.55m
      • Low
        • 12:42 AM/0.63m
        • 1:04 PM/0.68m
  • Fri 26
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      023-52-33-4
      053-42-32-3
      083-42-32-3
      113-42-33-4
      143-42-32-3
      173-42-32-3
      203-41-22-3
      233-41-22-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.82.410.1E99
      7.42.39.5E88
      7.52.39.5E89
      7.72.39.4E89
      7.62.39.3E90
      7.42.39.2E91
      7.12.29.2E91
      6.82.19.1E92

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      714NW315Mod. Wind
      1120SW229Mod. Wind
      1834SSW202Fresh Wind
      1935SSW195Fresh Wind
      1936S188Fresh Wind
      1833S188Fresh Wind
      1529S189Fresh Wind
      1426SSW192Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:33 AM/1.38m
      • Low
        • 1:24 AM/0.79m
        • 1:52 PM/0.83m
  • Sat 27
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeRichards BayAlkanstrandSodwana Bay
      022-31-22-3
      052-31-22-3
      082-31-22-3
      112-31-22-3
      142-31-22-3
      172-31-22-3
      203-40-12-3
      233-40-12-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.62.09.1E93
      6.42.09.1E93
      6.31.99.0E93
      6.21.99.0E93
      6.11.99.4ESE105
      6.21.911.8SSE155
      6.42.014.4SSW204
      6.62.015.5SW214

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1528SSW197Fresh Wind
      1528SSW197Fresh Wind
      1630S190Fresh Wind
      1629S180Fresh Wind
      1630S175Fresh Wind
      1631SSE159Fresh Wind
      1630SSE147Fresh Wind
      1427SE144Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 8:58 AM/1.24m
      • Low
        • 2:39 AM/0.93m
        • 3:40 PM/0.93m
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