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Port Edward to Amanzimtoti

Weekend 27 May 2017

There are waves Friday morning with 4-5' lines and crisp offshores in morning before the W buster bites. Saturday the buster builds into a ripsnorting white-capped SW ripper, busting a gut in arvi. A 4-5' SSW swell overlaid by building chunks on horizon as windswell jacks. Sunday the busters are blasting. Monday lots of 4-5' lines, maybe more, but the winds look a bit iffy. Moderate S winds are easing tho, but going light to moderate SE onshore. Tuesday horrid beasterly onshore ruins a nice new 3-4' SSW groundswell.

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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: 21.7 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 5:04 PM
  • Sunrise: 6:41 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Sun 28

      • 13  
      • 12  
      • 12  
      • 11  
      • 10  
  • Mon 29

      • 9  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Tue 30

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 8  
      • 8  
  • Wed 31

      • 8  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 6  
  • Thu 01

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Fri 02

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Sat 03

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 10  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 12  
      20
      • 13  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 13  
      20
      • 13  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 15  
      20
      • 17  
      08
      • 16  
      11
      • 16  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 15  
      20
      • 16  
      08
      • 16  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 14  
      20
      • 17  
      08
      • 16  
      11
      • 16  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 15  
      20
      • 13  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 10  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Sun 28

      • 27  
      08
      • 24  
      11
      • 23  
      14
      • 20  
      17
      • 16  
      20
  • Mon 29

      • 11  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 7  
      14
      • 5  
      17
      • 6  
      20
  • Tue 30

      • 13  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 16  
      14
      • 17  
      17
      • 17  
      20
  • Wed 31

      • 15  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 13  
      20
  • Thu 01

      • 7  
      08
      • 5  
      11
      • 2  
      14
      • 7  
      17
      • 11  
      20
  • Fri 02

      • 13  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 15  
      20
  • Sat 03

      • 18  
      08
      • 20  
      11
      • 20  
      14
      • 19  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Sun 28
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      023-43-43-56-83-4
      053-43-44-56-83-4
      083-43-44-56-83-4
      113-42-33-56-83-4
      143-42-33-56-83-4
      173-43-43-55-73-4
      203-42-33-55-73-4
      233-42-33-55-73-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      12.43.89.2SSW208
      13.24.09.7SSW209
      13.04.09.8SSW211
      12.23.79.9SSW210
      11.53.510.0SSW207
      10.73.310.7SSW202
      10.03.011.9SSW204
      9.42.914.3SSW208

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2954SW223Near Gale
      2853SW222Near Gale
      2750SW218Strong Wind
      2446SW217Strong Wind
      2343SSW210Strong Wind
      2037SSW206Fresh Wind
      1630SSW203Fresh Wind
      1324SSW197Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:13 AM/1.98m
        • 5:39 PM/1.92m
      • Low
        • 11:26 AM/0.17m
        • 11:48 PM/0.30m
  • Mon 29
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      022-32-33-45-72-3
      052-32-33-45-72-3
      082-32-33-44-62-3
      112-31-22-34-52-3
      142-31-22-33-52-3
      171-21-22-33-51-2
      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°
      9.12.814.1SSW208
      8.82.713.6SSW207
      8.52.613.3SSW209
      8.12.513.2SSW210
      7.62.313.1SSW210
      7.32.212.9SSW210
      6.92.112.7SSW211
      6.72.012.6SSW211

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1223S191Mod. Wind
      1223SSW192Mod. Wind
      1121S190Mod. Wind
      918S182Mod. Wind
      713SSE159Mod. Wind
      510ESE119Light Wind
      611E82Light Wind
      814NE49Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:55 AM/1.86m
        • 6:25 PM/1.81m
      • Low
        • 12:09 PM/0.28m
  • Tue 30
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      021-21-21-23-41-2
      051-21-21-23-41-2
      081-21-22-33-41-2
      111-21-22-33-51-2
      142-31-22-33-52-3
      172-31-22-34-52-3
      202-32-33-44-62-3
      232-32-33-44-62-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.52.012.6SSW211
      6.52.012.5SSW211
      6.62.012.7SSW211
      6.82.114.9SSW208
      7.22.214.8SSW208
      7.52.314.6SSW209
      7.92.414.6SSW211
      8.32.515.3SW214

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      917NE34Mod. Wind
      1121NNE27Mod. Wind
      1324NNE22Mod. Wind
      1528NNE21Fresh Wind
      1631NNE23Fresh Wind
      1732NNE27Fresh Wind
      1732NNE27Fresh Wind
      1833NNE21Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:41 AM/1.71m
      • Low
        • 12:34 AM/0.44m
        • 12:56 PM/0.42m
  • Wed 31
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      022-32-33-46-82-3
      052-32-33-45-72-3
      082-31-22-34-62-3
      111-21-22-34-51-2
      141-21-22-33-51-2
      171-21-21-23-41-2
      201-21-21-23-41-2
      231-21-21-23-41-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.42.618.6SW215
      8.32.517.7SW216
      7.82.416.9SW218
      7.32.216.3SW219
      6.92.115.8SW220
      6.52.015.4SW221
      6.31.915.1SW221
      6.31.914.8SW220

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1733NNE12Fresh Wind
      1630NNE13Fresh Wind
      1528NNE14Fresh Wind
      1425NNE12Mod. Wind
      1325NNE16Mod. Wind
      1325NNE20Mod. Wind
      1325N10Mod. Wind
      1426N359Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:33 AM/1.55m
      • Low
        • 1:27 AM/0.58m
        • 1:49 PM/0.57m
  • Thu 01
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      021-21-22-33-41-2
      051-21-22-33-51-2
      081-21-22-33-51-2
      111-21-22-33-51-2
      141-21-21-23-41-2
      171-21-21-23-41-2
      201-21-21-23-41-2
      231-21-21-23-41-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.41.916.3SW217
      6.62.017.2SW214
      6.72.016.4SW215
      6.72.015.8SW217
      6.62.015.3SW218
      6.41.914.8SW218
      6.31.914.4SW219
      6.41.914.1SW219

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1121N351Mod. Wind
      916NNW344Mod. Wind
      713NW326Mod. Wind
      510NW314Light Wind
      24N356Calm
      713NNE31Mod. Wind
      1121NNE15Mod. Wind
      1426N5Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 8:39 AM/1.41m
      • Low
        • 2:33 AM/0.71m
        • 2:58 PM/0.69m
  • Fri 02
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      021-21-21-23-41-2
      051-21-22-33-51-2
      081-21-22-33-51-2
      111-21-22-33-51-2
      141-21-22-33-51-2
      171-21-22-33-41-2
      201-21-21-23-41-2
      231-21-21-23-41-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.52.013.8SW217
      6.62.017.9SW216
      6.72.017.1SW217
      6.82.116.3SW218
      6.82.115.6SW218
      6.82.115.1SW219
      6.82.114.5SW219
      6.82.114.2SW219

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1426N4Mod. Wind
      1324N2Mod. Wind
      1324N359Mod. Wind
      1222N1Mod. Wind
      1223NNE13Mod. Wind
      1426NNE20Mod. Wind
      1529NNE15Fresh Wind
      1630NNE14Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 10:08 AM/1.34m
      • Low
        • 4:00 AM/0.78m
        • 4:24 PM/0.75m
  • Sat 03
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      021-21-21-23-41-2
      051-21-21-23-41-2
      081-21-21-23-41-2
      111-21-22-33-41-2
      141-21-22-33-41-2
      171-21-22-33-41-2
      203-42-33-43-43-4
      233-42-32-33-43-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.72.013.7SW217
      6.72.013.4SW217
      6.92.113.1SW216
      7.22.212.9SW215
      7.52.311.1SW215
      7.82.410.0SSW208
      7.82.48.5ENE60
      7.62.38.6NE56

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1630NNE17Fresh Wind
      1732NNE18Fresh Wind
      1835NNE19Fresh Wind
      2037NNE20Fresh Wind
      2038NNE25Fresh Wind
      1936NNE24Fresh Wind
      1630NNE19Fresh Wind
      1223NNE18Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 11:40 AM/1.35m
      • Low
        • 5:32 AM/0.76m
        • 5:47 PM/0.73m

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