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Port Edward to Amanzimtoti

Weekend 18 February 2017

Not much going on at all Friday with a sickly morning, leftover mixed east windswell and light onshores due to worsen to fresh or strong. Been better days. Windswell leftovers from Cyclone Dineo from very NE direction. Stiff onshore builds in arvi. Saturday oooh, now the NE beasterly is really smashing it proper. Sunday now a honking S buster is caning the coast and everything shredded in reverse. Quite SSW swell 4-6' is largely smeared by stiff sideshore winds blasting up the coast. Monday onshores continue despite 4'+ SE windswell. Lots of east swell ahead. Tuesday lots of SE windswell 4-5'+ in moderate to fresh SE onshore.

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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: 25.1 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 6:36 PM
  • Sunrise: 5:41 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Wed 22

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
  • Thu 23

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Fri 24

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Sat 25

      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 6  
      • 8  
      • 9  
  • Sun 26

      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 9  
  • Mon 27

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Tue 28

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 12  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 12  
      20
      • 12  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 11  
      20
      • 10  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 10  
      20
      • 9  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 7  
      14
      • 7  
      17
      • 7  
      20
      • 8  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 11  
      20
      • 12  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 11  
      20
      • 10  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 7  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Wed 22

      • 16  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 13  
      20
  • Thu 23

      • 10  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 9  
      20
  • Fri 24

      • 10  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 13  
      20
  • Sat 25

      • 10  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 25  
      14
      • 26  
      17
      • 25  
      20
  • Sun 26

      • 21  
      08
      • 19  
      11
      • 19  
      14
      • 18  
      17
      • 15  
      20
  • Mon 27

      • 8  
      08
      • 6  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 14  
      20
  • Tue 28

      • 24  
      08
      • 24  
      11
      • 23  
      14
      • 23  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Wed 22
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      023-42-33-44-53-4
      053-42-33-44-53-4
      083-42-33-43-53-4
      113-42-33-43-53-4
      143-42-33-43-43-4
      173-42-33-43-43-4
      203-42-33-43-53-4
      232-32-33-43-52-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.62.611.9S190
      8.42.511.8S189
      8.32.511.8S187
      8.12.511.8S183
      8.02.511.8S180
      8.02.511.8S181
      8.02.411.8S183
      7.92.411.8S186

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1426SSE159Mod. Wind
      1426SSE155Mod. Wind
      1629SSE149Fresh Wind
      1528SSE151Fresh Wind
      1426SSE152Mod. Wind
      1426SSE154Mod. Wind
      1325SSE154Mod. Wind
      1222SSE160Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:25 AM/1.38m
        • 1:44 PM/1.52m
      • Low
        • 7:29 AM/0.82m
        • 8:02 PM/0.70m
  • Thu 23
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      022-32-33-43-42-3
      052-32-33-43-42-3
      082-32-33-43-42-3
      112-32-33-43-42-3
      142-32-33-42-32-3
      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°
      7.82.411.7S189
      7.62.311.6S190
      7.42.211.5S188
      7.22.211.3S179
      7.12.111.1S176
      7.02.111.0S173
      6.82.110.9S171
      6.62.010.8SSE167

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1120SSE161Mod. Wind
      1019SSE166Mod. Wind
      1019SSE168Mod. Wind
      1019SSE156Mod. Wind
      1018SE139Mod. Wind
      1019ESE119Mod. Wind
      917E99Mod. Wind
      814ENE74Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:12 AM/1.55m
        • 2:24 PM/1.67m
      • Low
        • 8:16 AM/0.67m
        • 8:38 PM/0.54m
  • Fri 24
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      022-32-32-31-22-3
      052-32-32-31-21-2
      081-22-32-31-21-2
      111-22-31-21-21-2
      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°
      6.42.010.7SSE158
      6.31.910.5SE146
      6.21.910.3SE143
      6.11.910.2SE138
      6.21.910.2SE132
      6.21.910.1SE129
      6.01.89.7ESE117
      5.81.89.5ESE118

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      816ENE68Mod. Wind
      918ENE61Mod. Wind
      1019NE54Mod. Wind
      1223NE53Mod. Wind
      1325NE54Mod. Wind
      1325NE52Mod. Wind
      1325NE39Mod. Wind
      1426NNE23Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:48 AM/1.72m
        • 2:58 PM/1.81m
      • Low
        • 8:52 AM/0.51m
        • 9:09 PM/0.38m
  • Sat 25
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      022-32-32-32-32-3
      051-22-31-21-21-2
      081-21-21-21-21-2
      111-21-21-21-21-2
      141-21-21-21-21-2
      171-21-21-22-31-2
      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°
      5.61.79.3ESE116
      5.31.69.2ESE119
      5.01.59.0ESE120
      4.91.59.3SE126
      6.41.97.0S172
      8.32.56.7SSW210
      9.22.87.4SSW207
      9.12.87.8SSW207

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1325NNE16Mod. Wind
      1223NNE16Mod. Wind
      1019N9Mod. Wind
      1529SW229Fresh Wind
      2547SSW209Strong Wind
      2648SSW201Strong Wind
      2546SSW199Strong Wind
      2343SSW191Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:20 AM/1.88m
        • 3:31 PM/1.94m
      • Low
        • 9:25 AM/0.37m
        • 9:40 PM/0.25m
  • Sun 26
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      022-31-22-33-41-2
      052-31-22-33-42-3
      082-31-22-33-42-3
      112-32-32-33-42-3
      142-32-32-33-42-3
      172-32-33-43-52-3
      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°
      9.12.87.8SSW205
      9.12.87.8SSW202
      8.82.78.0SSW199
      8.62.68.2SSW196
      8.62.68.6SSW193
      8.62.610.0SSW200
      8.52.611.2SSW205
      8.32.511.6SSW200

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2444SSW192Strong Wind
      2343S190Strong Wind
      2139S189Strong Wind
      1936SSW192Fresh Wind
      1936SSW192Fresh Wind
      1833S186Fresh Wind
      1529S190Fresh Wind
      1325S191Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:51 AM/2.01m
        • 4:02 PM/2.03m
      • Low
        • 9:57 AM/0.27m
        • 10:11 PM/0.15m
  • Mon 27
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      022-32-33-43-52-3
      052-32-32-33-52-3
      082-31-22-33-42-3
      111-21-22-33-41-2
      141-21-22-33-41-2
      171-21-22-33-41-2
      201-21-22-33-41-2
      231-21-22-33-41-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.02.511.7SSW200
      7.82.411.6SSW201
      7.42.311.6SSW202
      7.12.211.6SSW204
      6.82.111.6SSW205
      6.62.011.6SSW205
      6.52.011.4SSW201
      6.62.011.4SSW199

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1223S188Mod. Wind
      1121S182Mod. Wind
      815SSE165Mod. Wind
      611SE125Light Wind
      815E87Mod. Wind
      1121ENE67Mod. Wind
      1426NE54Mod. Wind
      1732NE42Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:22 AM/2.10m
        • 4:33 PM/2.08m
      • Low
        • 10:29 AM/0.20m
        • 10:42 PM/0.10m
  • Tue 28
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      022-31-22-33-42-3
      052-32-33-43-42-3
      082-32-33-43-42-3
      112-32-33-42-32-3
      142-32-33-42-32-3
      171-21-21-21-21-2
      201-21-21-21-21-2
      231-21-21-21-21-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.92.111.5SSW195
      7.32.212.1S187
      7.72.410.2S175
      8.12.59.1SSE154
      8.12.59.1SSE149
      8.12.57.0NE36
      8.32.56.7NNE31
      8.02.56.9NNE33

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2037NE36Fresh Wind
      2241NNE32Strong Wind
      2444NNE27Strong Wind
      2444NNE26Strong Wind
      2343NNE29Strong Wind
      2343NNE28Strong Wind
      2444NNE24Strong Wind
      1935NNE18Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:54 AM/2.14m
        • 5:06 PM/2.09m
      • Low
        • 11:01 AM/0.18m
        • 11:15 PM/0.10m

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