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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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Swell
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Surface
wind
CSIR buoy
Durban
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Richards Bay
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Weather Margate

KZN South Coast

  • Sea Temp: 20.1 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 6:08 PM
  • Sunrise: 5:12 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Sat 20

      •    
      •    
      • 13  
      • 14  
      • 14  
  • Sun 21

      • 12  
      • 12  
      • 11  
      • 11  
      • 11  
  • Mon 22

      • 11  
      • 11  
      • 10  
      • 10  
      • 10  
  • Tue 23

      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 9  
  • Wed 24

      • 9  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Thu 25

      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 4  
      • 4  
      • 4  
  • Fri 26

      • 4  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      • 9  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 9  
      20
      • 10  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 11  
      20
      • 12  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 12  
      20
      • 11  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 9  
      20
      • 7  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 7  
      14
      • 7  
      17
      • 7  
      20
      • 7  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 7  
      17
      • 6  
      20
      • 8  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 8  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Sat 20

      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      • 30  
      14
      • 31  
      17
      • 29  
      20
  • Sun 21

      • 24  
      08
      • 22  
      11
      • 20  
      14
      • 17  
      17
      • 15  
      20
  • Mon 22

      • 5  
      08
      • 5  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 15  
      20
  • Tue 23

      • 20  
      08
      • 23  
      11
      • 24  
      14
      • 25  
      17
      • 26  
      20
  • Wed 24

      • 24  
      08
      • 21  
      11
      • 19  
      14
      • 18  
      17
      • 17  
      20
  • Thu 25

      • 8  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 4  
      17
      • 0  
      20
  • Fri 26

      • 4  
      08
      • 6  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 14  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Sat 20
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      144-53-55-76-84-5
      174-54-55-76-84-5
      204-64-55-76-84-5
      234-64-55-76-84-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      12.93.98.8S190
      13.64.19.0SSW194
      13.64.19.1SSW194
      13.04.09.3S189

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      3056SSW205Near Gale
      3158SSW206Near Gale
      2955SSW202Near Gale
      2649SSW203Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:19 AM/1.42m
        • 1:39 PM/1.61m
      • Low
        • 7:22 AM/0.66m
        • 7:53 PM/0.60m
  • Sun 21
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      024-64-55-76-84-5
      054-64-55-75-74-6
      084-64-55-75-74-5
      114-54-55-74-64-5
      144-64-55-74-64-5
      174-64-65-74-54-6
      204-64-65-74-54-6
      234-64-65-74-64-6
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      12.43.89.4S182
      12.03.79.6S177
      11.73.69.8S174
      11.53.59.9S171
      11.33.510.2SSE166
      11.33.410.4SSE164
      11.13.410.8SSE163
      11.13.411.6SSE163

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2547SSW203Strong Wind
      2546SSW200Strong Wind
      2445SSW196Strong Wind
      2241SSW195Strong Wind
      2037S190Fresh Wind
      1732S185Fresh Wind
      1528S179Fresh Wind
      1223SSE167Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:53 AM/1.57m
        • 2:09 PM/1.77m
      • Low
        • 7:55 AM/0.52m
        • 8:22 PM/0.45m
  • Mon 22
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      024-64-65-74-64-6
      054-64-65-74-64-6
      084-64-65-74-64-6
      114-64-65-74-64-6
      144-64-65-74-54-6
      174-54-54-63-44-5
      203-53-54-53-43-5
      233-53-54-53-43-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      11.03.312.1SSE165
      11.03.312.2SSE165
      11.03.412.2SSE165
      10.83.312.3SSE163
      10.43.212.1SSE159
      9.93.011.9SSE157
      9.52.911.7SSE154
      9.32.811.4SSE150

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      713S174Mod. Wind
      814SSE162Mod. Wind
      510SE126Light Wind
      510E100Light Wind
      917E84Mod. Wind
      1222ENE65Mod. Wind
      1528ENE58Fresh Wind
      1731NE46Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:23 AM/1.71m
        • 2:38 PM/1.90m
      • Low
        • 8:25 AM/0.38m
        • 8:50 PM/0.33m
  • Tue 23
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      023-43-53-53-43-4
      053-43-53-43-43-4
      083-43-53-43-43-4
      113-43-53-43-43-4
      143-44-53-43-43-4
      173-54-53-43-53-5
      204-54-64-54-54-5
      232-31-22-32-32-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.02.811.2SSE147
      8.82.711.1SE144
      8.62.611.1SE141
      8.62.611.2SE137
      8.62.611.1SE135
      8.72.611.0SE133
      9.02.88.9ESE106
      9.52.96.8NE36

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1834NNE24Fresh Wind
      1834NNE27Fresh Wind
      2038NNE30Fresh Wind
      2343NNE28Strong Wind
      2445NE38Strong Wind
      2546NE42Strong Wind
      2648NE36Strong Wind
      2751NNE31Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:52 AM/1.82m
        • 3:06 PM/2.01m
      • Low
        • 8:54 AM/0.27m
        • 9:18 PM/0.23m
  • Wed 24
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      022-31-22-32-32-3
      052-31-22-32-32-3
      082-31-22-32-32-3
      111-21-21-21-21-2
      141-21-21-21-21-2
      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°
      9.73.07.2NNE33
      9.62.97.3NNE32
      9.22.87.4NNE32
      8.42.67.3NNE33
      7.62.37.2NE36
      7.02.17.1NE38
      6.72.07.0NE40
      6.42.07.0NE40

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2649NNE28Strong Wind
      2547NNE23Strong Wind
      2445NNE17Strong Wind
      2139NNE22Strong Wind
      1935NNE29Fresh Wind
      1833NNE29Fresh Wind
      1732NNE24Fresh Wind
      1528NNE15Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:21 AM/1.91m
        • 3:35 PM/2.08m
      • Low
        • 9:24 AM/0.19m
        • 9:47 PM/0.16m
  • Thu 25
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      021-21-21-21-21-2
      051-20-11-21-21-2
      080-10-10-10-10-1
      110-10-10-10-10-1
      140-11-21-20-10-1
      170-10-10-10-10-1
      200-10-10-10-10-1
      230-10-10-10-10-1
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.01.87.6NE41
      5.41.77.5NE41
      4.91.56.8NE41
      4.61.47.2NE42
      4.41.48.4SE140
      4.11.26.6NE45
      3.71.16.3NE52
      3.51.16.2ENE69

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      917N2Mod. Wind
      47NW313Light Wind
      816SW229Mod. Wind
      1223SSW214Mod. Wind
      917SSW197Mod. Wind
      49SSE163Light Wind
      01ESE110Calm
      12NE51Calm

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:51 AM/1.97m
        • 4:05 PM/2.11m
      • Low
        • 9:54 AM/0.16m
        • 10:16 PM/0.14m
  • Fri 26
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      020-10-10-10-10-1
      050-10-10-10-10-1
      080-10-11-21-20-1
      111-20-11-21-21-2
      141-21-21-21-21-2
      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°
      3.61.16.2SE125
      3.91.27.7S177
      4.31.37.9S175
      4.61.48.0S171
      4.81.58.0SSE168
      5.11.58.1SSE165
      5.21.68.1SSE161
      5.41.78.0SSE156

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      25NE47Calm
      47NE43Light Wind
      48NE47Light Wind
      611ENE64Light Wind
      1020ENE63Mod. Wind
      1426ENE59Mod. Wind
      1325NE51Mod. Wind
      1528NE52Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:21 AM/1.98m
        • 4:36 PM/2.08m
      • Low
        • 10:25 AM/0.16m
        • 10:48 PM/0.16m
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