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Port Edward to Amanzimtoti

Thursday 16 November 2017

Solid 8ft SSE swell blasts open coast Thursday with bigger sets at 11 secs with heavy rain squalls cold winds and staunch southerly busters white kupping it. Wild and woolly. Friday winds are still pomping but proper SW direction opens a few possibilities for protected spots but the swell is still lank powerful, and getting strong as the windswell transitions to a much more punchy groundswell at 12 seconds. Wind dies off late in day. Saturday is 6-8ft and clean and glassy at dawn but a northerly breeze builds quite fast into moderate NNE to NE onshore. Sunday epic though way smaller 3-5' leftovers from the SE easing off to 2-4' in kiff light winds. Goes moderate NE onshore. Monday screaming heebie beasterly onshore masks arrival of cranking SW groundswell with much more SE swell again. Ruination

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Swell Height and Direction Swell period (interval in seconds) and Direction Ocean Surface Wind around SA CSIR Buoy Durban CSIR Buoy Richards Bay Webcam for Durban beachfront Cam images of South Coast with regular updates
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KZN South Coast

  • Sea Temp: 21.2 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 6:50 PM
  • Sunrise: 4:48 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Mon 11

      •    
      •    
      •    
      •    
      • 7  
  • Tue 12

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Wed 13

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

      • 17  
      • 17  
      • 16  
      • 15  
      • 14  
  • Fri 15

      • 10  
      • 10  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 9  
  • Sat 16

      • 11  
      • 11  
      • 11  
      • 12  
      • 13  
  • Sun 17

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

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Mon 11

      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      • 11  
      20
  • Tue 12

      • 10  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 16  
      17
      • 13  
      20
  • Wed 13

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

      • 31  
      08
      • 28  
      11
      • 26  
      14
      • 23  
      17
      • 20  
      20
  • Fri 15

      • 5  
      08
      • 4  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 15  
      20
  • Sat 16

      • 29  
      08
      • 29  
      11
      • 27  
      14
      • 30  
      17
      • 31  
      20
  • Sun 17

      • 8  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 16  
      14
      • 14  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Mon 11
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      202-32-32-32-32-3
      231-21-22-31-21-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.62.09.6SSE167
      6.31.99.4SSE165

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1122ENE68Mod. Wind
      918ENE69Mod. 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
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      021-21-22-31-21-2
      051-21-21-21-21-2
      081-21-22-31-21-2
      111-21-22-31-21-2
      141-21-22-32-31-2
      171-21-22-32-31-2
      201-21-22-32-31-2
      231-21-21-22-31-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.11.99.3SSE161
      6.01.89.1SSE158
      5.91.89.4SSE165
      6.01.89.7S172
      6.21.910.0S180
      6.52.010.3S190
      6.52.010.7SSW199
      6.31.910.6SSW200

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1120ENE58Mod. Wind
      1019ENE70Mod. Wind
      1018E94Mod. Wind
      1122ESE122Mod. Wind
      1528SE132Fresh Wind
      1630SE142Fresh Wind
      1324SE131Mod. Wind
      1019SE125Mod. 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
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      021-21-22-33-41-2
      051-21-22-33-41-2
      081-21-22-33-41-2
      111-21-22-33-41-2
      141-21-22-33-41-2
      171-21-22-33-41-2
      201-21-22-33-41-2
      231-21-22-33-51-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.31.913.2SSW205
      6.41.915.4SSW213
      6.52.014.9SSW212
      6.62.014.6SSW213
      6.72.013.8SSW211
      6.72.013.6SSW212
      6.72.013.4SW214
      7.42.213.2SW215

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1121SE131Mod. Wind
      816ESE104Mod. Wind
      1222ENE61Mod. Wind
      1223NE46Mod. Wind
      1121ENE71Mod. Wind
      713SE125Mod. Wind
      1019S185Mod. Wind
      2444SSW206Strong 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
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      022-32-32-34-52-3
      053-43-44-58-103-4
      084-64-56-810-124-6
      116-85-78-1010-156-8
      145-75-78-1010-155-7
      175-74-66-810-125-7
      204-64-56-88-104-6
      234-53-55-78-104-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      10.63.27.7SSW209
      14.34.49.2SW214
      16.55.010.8SSW211
      16.75.111.8SSW208
      15.84.812.1SSW206
      14.64.512.3SSW203
      13.54.112.2SSW203
      12.43.812.2SSW203

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      3158SW222Near Gale
      3260SW219Near Gale
      3158SW215Near Gale
      2853SSW209Near Gale
      2648SSW200Strong Wind
      2343SSW194Strong Wind
      2037SSW194Fresh Wind
      1427SSW200Mod. 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
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      023-53-44-66-83-5
      053-43-44-56-83-4
      083-43-43-55-73-4
      113-43-43-55-73-4
      143-42-33-44-63-4
      172-32-33-44-52-3
      202-32-33-44-52-3
      232-32-33-44-52-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      11.53.512.1SSW202
      10.83.311.9SSW202
      10.23.111.8SSW201
      9.73.011.7SSW200
      9.32.811.6SSW199
      8.92.711.5SSW198
      8.72.611.4SSW197
      8.62.611.2SSW195

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1325SSW199Mod. Wind
      917S189Mod. Wind
      59S172Light Wind
      48ESE107Light Wind
      816ENE72Mod. Wind
      1223ENE61Mod. Wind
      1528NE52Fresh Wind
      1834NE37Fresh 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
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      023-43-43-44-53-4
      054-64-55-74-54-6
      085-75-76-84-65-7
      113-42-33-43-43-4
      143-42-33-43-43-4
      173-53-43-53-53-5
      204-63-44-64-64-6
      234-63-44-54-64-6
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.92.711.5S191
      9.62.914.1SSE164
      10.53.214.1SSE163
      11.33.47.9NE36
      11.43.57.7NE34
      12.03.78.0NE38
      12.93.98.4NE39
      12.33.88.9NE40

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2342NNE33Strong Wind
      2648NNE28Strong Wind
      2954NNE28Near Gale
      2954NNE30Near Gale
      2751NE36Strong Wind
      3056NE38Near Gale
      3157NNE33Near Gale
      2139NNE21Strong 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
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      023-53-43-43-53-5
      053-42-33-43-43-4
      082-32-32-32-32-3
      112-31-22-32-32-3
      142-31-22-32-32-3
      172-31-22-32-32-3
      202-31-22-32-32-3
      232-32-32-33-42-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      10.73.39.0NE40
      9.32.88.9NE41
      8.32.58.6NE42
      7.62.38.4NE45
      7.22.28.1NE48
      6.82.17.8NE52
      6.72.07.6NE55
      6.52.013.0S184

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      714SW217Mod. Wind
      714S183Mod. Wind
      815SW224Mod. Wind
      1427SW218Mod. Wind
      1630SSW206Fresh Wind
      1427SSW201Mod. Wind
      1732SSW212Fresh Wind
      1426SSW201Mod. 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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