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Port Edward to Amanzimtoti

Thursday 11 October 2018

Weather volatility in store as the heat of a new summer mixes with the dwindling coolness of winter. Thursday sick with stiff morning NE beast wind onshore. This gives way to a late crisp SW switch, but only after dark or at dusk. Lots of mangled mixed up swell. Partly cloudy and warm with showers. Friday the SW offshore has overnight become a stiff S sideshore wind. By arvi, it freshens into a blasted 20kts+ southerly buster. A mixed up 3-5ft S and SE and NE windswell and groundswell cocktail makes it hard to tell the wood for the trees. Not big. Cloudy with heavy showers. Saturday A DIK new south swell has made landfall, sadly wasted for the most part by the wind. Expect solid 6-8' sets open coast. The fresh S winds dwindles all day, becoming moderate SSE by evening. Showers continue. Sunday starts mild and cleanish, but a NE beasterly on the way, building into a nominally blown out fresh NE onshore. The S groundswell has died off into more of a windswell 3-5' from the south, and it's slowly going more SSE as a twirly SE of Durban starts to send new swell. Partly cloudy with showers. Monday the new swell begins to shows its colours. Solid 4-5' sets in the morning build to solid 6' by arvi, with some bigger sets. Winds however are light to moderate onshore and it doesn't look great. Partly cloudy and warm with light showers.

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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: 22.9 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 6:51 PM
  • Sunrise: 4:48 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Thu 13

      •    
      •    
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 8  
  • Fri 14

      • 9  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
  • Sat 15

      • 9  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Sun 16

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
  • Mon 17

      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Tue 18

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Wed 19

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

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Thu 13

      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      • 15  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 12  
      20
  • Fri 14

      • 9  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 18  
      20
  • Sat 15

      • 16  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 13  
      20
  • Sun 16

      • 12  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 8  
      20
  • Mon 17

      • 12  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 17  
      17
      • 12  
      20
  • Tue 18

      • 24  
      08
      • 22  
      11
      • 17  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 19  
      20
  • Wed 19

      • 21  
      08
      • 19  
      11
      • 16  
      14
      • 14  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Thu 13
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      143-43-43-43-43-4
      173-43-43-43-43-4
      202-33-43-43-42-3
      233-42-33-44-53-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.12.210.3ESE102
      7.12.110.3ESE107
      7.62.311.3SE139
      8.42.512.5S190

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1527SSE169Fresh Wind
      1426SSE158Mod. Wind
      1223SSE149Mod. Wind
      1120SSE154Mod. 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
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      022-32-33-44-62-3
      052-32-33-44-62-3
      082-32-33-44-62-3
      112-32-33-44-62-3
      141-21-22-34-61-2
      171-21-22-34-51-2
      202-31-22-33-52-3
      232-31-22-34-52-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.72.612.8SSW208
      8.72.613.2SSW208
      8.62.613.8SSW208
      8.42.613.6SSW208
      8.22.514.4SW219
      7.92.414.1SW219
      7.82.412.9SSW209
      8.22.512.7SSW209

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1222SSE161Mod. Wind
      1121SSE154Mod. Wind
      918SE135Mod. Wind
      1018ESE114Mod. Wind
      1121E80Mod. Wind
      1528NE47Fresh Wind
      1833NE42Fresh Wind
      2343NE42Strong 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
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      022-31-22-34-51-2
      053-43-43-43-43-4
      082-33-43-43-42-3
      112-33-43-42-32-3
      141-21-22-33-41-2
      171-21-22-33-41-2
      201-21-22-33-41-2
      231-21-22-33-41-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.92.711.3SW215
      9.02.89.1SE140
      8.72.79.3SE141
      8.22.59.3SE142
      7.72.310.1SSW207
      7.32.211.2SW214
      7.02.111.6SSW210
      6.72.011.6SSW208

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2344NE43Strong Wind
      2037NE39Fresh Wind
      1630NE51Fresh Wind
      1325ENE58Mod. Wind
      1528ENE63Fresh Wind
      1427ENE59Mod. Wind
      1324NE55Mod. Wind
      1325NE49Mod. 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
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      021-21-21-22-31-2
      051-21-21-22-31-2
      081-21-21-22-31-2
      111-20-11-22-31-2
      140-10-11-22-30-1
      170-10-11-22-30-1
      200-10-11-22-30-1
      231-20-11-22-30-1
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.31.911.6SSW209
      6.11.911.6SSW207
      5.91.811.5SSW206
      5.61.712.0SW215
      5.41.611.8SW214
      5.21.611.7SW214
      5.21.611.6SSW213
      5.11.611.4SSW209

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1222ENE58Mod. Wind
      1324NE44Mod. Wind
      1223NE36Mod. Wind
      918NE42Mod. Wind
      917ENE64Mod. Wind
      917ENE68Mod. Wind
      815NE55Mod. Wind
      917NNE30Mod. 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
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      020-10-11-21-20-1
      050-10-11-21-20-1
      080-10-11-21-20-1
      111-20-11-22-31-2
      141-21-21-22-31-2
      171-21-21-22-31-2
      201-21-21-22-31-2
      231-21-21-22-31-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.01.511.3SSW208
      5.01.511.2SSW209
      5.01.511.1SSW209
      5.21.611.0SSW209
      5.41.610.9SSW204
      5.81.810.8SSW204
      6.01.810.9SSW205
      6.21.910.8SSW201

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      713NE34Mod. Wind
      1019NNE32Mod. Wind
      1222NE37Mod. Wind
      1324NE44Mod. Wind
      1325ENE60Mod. Wind
      1732NE55Fresh Wind
      1223NE50Mod. Wind
      1833NE35Fresh 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
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      021-21-22-32-31-2
      052-31-22-32-32-3
      082-31-22-32-32-3
      112-32-32-32-32-3
      142-32-32-32-32-3
      172-32-32-32-32-3
      202-32-32-32-32-3
      232-32-32-32-32-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.52.010.6SSW201
      7.12.16.8ENE58
      7.72.46.4NE53
      7.92.46.8ENE57
      7.62.37.1ENE59
      7.22.27.3ENE61
      7.12.27.3ENE58
      7.22.27.4ENE58

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1936NNE30Fresh Wind
      2344NE34Strong Wind
      2445NE36Strong Wind
      2241NE36Strong Wind
      1732NNE34Fresh Wind
      1529NNE15Fresh Wind
      1936NNE27Fresh Wind
      1833N359Fresh 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
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      022-32-32-32-32-3
      053-42-33-43-43-4
      081-21-22-33-41-2
      111-21-22-33-41-2
      141-21-22-33-41-2
      171-21-22-32-31-2
      201-21-22-32-31-2
      231-21-22-32-31-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.02.17.5ENE57
      7.92.46.9ENE73
      8.42.56.9SSW199
      8.42.67.3SSW199
      8.12.57.6SSW195
      7.52.37.7S188
      6.92.18.6S184
      6.42.010.7SSW199

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1833SW228Fresh Wind
      2547SSW213Strong Wind
      2139SSW212Strong Wind
      1936SSW206Fresh Wind
      1629S187Fresh Wind
      1427S183Mod. Wind
      917S172Mod. Wind
      916SSW196Mod. 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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