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Port Edward to Amanzimtoti

Friday 11 May 2018

Yecchy morning sickness blight upon Friday and the beast wind NE blows all day, fresh to strong, with elements of N in it. This messes up a small 3' SSW swell. Partly cloudy and hot. Saturday blasted sideways by a ripping southerly buster to white-kapped neargale 30kt gusts. Pumps all day. A ripped up rising windswell is smeared ashore. Partly cloudy and warm with showers. Sunday swell direction SSW and nice and straight 4' lines likely on open pointbreaks. BUT, the wind not really playing ball. Still looks quite stiff SSW and increasingly sideshore southerly by arvi. Monday looks like nice swell direction and size, with solid 4' lines around, but barring a kiff dawnie, winds are fresh S. Partly cloudy with showers. Tuesday epic long range 22 second swell, yes, 22 seconds! That's rare as a hen's tooth. But dratted southerlies blow again. Would be so good if not. Probably smaller than it suggests, but very long lulled 4' sets growing to epic 6-7ft slightly more frequent sets.

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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: 22.4 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 5:07 PM
  • Sunrise: 6:37 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Tue 22

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 7  
      • 9  
      • 11  
  • Wed 23

      • 12  
      • 11  
      • 11  
      • 10  
      • 9  
  • Thu 24

      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 9  
  • Fri 25

      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 10  
      • 10  
  • Sat 26

      • 8  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 8  
      • 8  
  • Sun 27

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 6  
  • Mon 28

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

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Tue 22

      • 6  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 16  
      17
      • 12  
      20
  • Wed 23

      • 18  
      08
      • 19  
      11
      • 18  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 12  
      20
  • Thu 24

      • 2  
      08
      • 2  
      11
      • 6  
      14
      • 7  
      17
      • 6  
      20
  • Fri 25

      • 13  
      08
      • 17  
      11
      • 19  
      14
      • 18  
      17
      • 14  
      20
  • Sat 26

      • 6  
      08
      • 6  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 19  
      17
      • 18  
      20
  • Sun 27

      • 10  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 5  
      14
      • 4  
      17
      • 6  
      20
  • Mon 28

      • 21  
      08
      • 22  
      11
      • 23  
      14
      • 22  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Tue 22
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      021-21-21-21-21-2
      052-32-32-32-32-3
      081-21-21-21-21-2
      111-21-22-32-31-2
      141-21-22-33-41-2
      172-31-22-34-61-2
      202-32-33-46-82-3
      233-53-45-710-123-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.71.810.5SSE149
      5.51.79.7E98
      5.51.710.3SSE150
      6.11.911.0SSW195
      7.22.211.9SSW212
      8.72.613.3SW219
      10.53.214.1SW218
      12.43.816.2SW217

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      01NNW337Calm
      35W266Calm
      612SW225Light Wind
      1020SSW198Mod. Wind
      1529S188Fresh Wind
      1630S175Fresh Wind
      1223SSE167Mod. Wind
      612SE138Light Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 9:15 AM/1.39m
      • Low
        • 3:04 AM/0.74m
        • 3:38 PM/0.71m
  • Wed 23
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      024-53-55-710-124-5
      054-53-45-710-124-5
      083-43-44-68-103-4
      113-42-34-58-103-4
      143-42-33-56-83-4
      172-32-33-46-82-3
      202-31-23-45-72-3
      232-31-22-35-72-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      13.54.116.4SW217
      13.24.016.3SW218
      12.23.716.1SW219
      11.33.415.9SW220
      10.63.215.7SW219
      9.93.015.6SW219
      9.22.815.4SW219
      8.62.615.2SW220

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      815ENE60Mod. Wind
      1426NNE32Mod. Wind
      1834NNE20Fresh Wind
      1935NNE15Fresh Wind
      1833NNE16Fresh Wind
      1529NNE12Fresh Wind
      1223N4Mod. Wind
      917N359Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 11:00 AM/1.37m
      • Low
        • 4:48 AM/0.76m
        • 5:15 PM/0.71m
  • Thu 24
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      021-21-22-34-61-2
      052-31-22-34-62-3
      082-31-23-45-72-3
      112-31-23-45-72-3
      142-32-33-45-72-3
      173-42-33-46-83-4
      203-43-44-56-83-4
      233-43-43-56-83-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.22.514.9SW220
      8.52.615.0SW220
      9.12.815.3SW220
      9.32.815.1SW220
      9.32.815.1SW218
      9.32.815.8SSW213
      9.32.816.5SSW207
      9.32.816.0SSW207

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      612N2Light Wind
      37N3Calm
      24NNE31Calm
      25S169Calm
      611SE140Light Wind
      713ESE119Mod. Wind
      611SE130Light Wind
      713SSE158Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:23 PM/1.45m
      • Low
        • 6:14 AM/0.68m
        • 6:30 PM/0.63m
  • Fri 25
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      023-42-33-56-83-4
      053-42-33-55-73-4
      082-32-33-45-72-3
      112-32-33-45-72-3
      143-42-33-55-73-4
      173-43-43-56-83-4
      203-42-33-56-83-4
      233-42-33-45-73-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.22.815.5SSW208
      9.12.815.2SSW208
      8.92.714.8SSW209
      8.92.714.5SSW208
      9.42.914.4SSW208
      9.83.014.3SSW207
      9.62.914.1SSW207
      9.02.813.9SSW206

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      714S172Mod. Wind
      1019S178Mod. Wind
      1324S185Mod. Wind
      1732S170Fresh Wind
      1935SE140Fresh Wind
      1834SE129Fresh Wind
      1427ESE122Mod. Wind
      1020ESE108Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:51 AM/1.62m
        • 1:19 PM/1.56m
      • Low
        • 7:13 AM/0.56m
        • 7:23 PM/0.53m
  • Sat 26
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      022-32-33-44-62-3
      052-32-33-44-52-3
      082-32-33-43-52-3
      112-32-33-43-52-3
      142-32-32-33-52-3
      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°
      8.52.613.7SSW205
      8.02.413.6SSW203
      7.62.313.5SSW202
      7.42.313.3SSW201
      7.32.213.2SSW201
      7.72.413.1SSW201
      7.92.412.9SSW201
      7.92.412.7SSW200

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      611E83Light Wind
      611ENE62Light Wind
      612NE37Light Wind
      611N3Light Wind
      1426SW235Mod. Wind
      1935SSW213Fresh Wind
      1834SW215Fresh Wind
      1631SW214Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:39 AM/1.72m
        • 2:03 PM/1.66m
      • Low
        • 7:57 AM/0.45m
        • 8:06 PM/0.44m
  • Sun 27
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      022-32-32-33-52-3
      052-32-32-33-42-3
      082-31-22-33-42-3
      112-31-22-33-42-3
      141-21-22-33-41-2
      171-21-22-33-41-2
      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°
      7.52.312.6SSW200
      7.32.212.4SSW200
      7.22.212.1SSW201
      7.12.211.9SSW201
      6.92.111.8SSW201
      6.62.011.6SSW201
      6.31.911.5SSW201
      6.01.811.2SSW199

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1325SW223Mod. Wind
      1325SW232Mod. Wind
      1019SW227Mod. Wind
      714SW220Mod. Wind
      59S180Light Wind
      47ESE103Light Wind
      612NE35Light Wind
      1120NNE23Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:18 AM/1.81m
        • 2:40 PM/1.74m
      • Low
        • 8:34 AM/0.36m
        • 8:42 PM/0.38m
  • Mon 28
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      021-21-21-22-31-2
      051-21-21-22-31-2
      081-21-22-33-41-2
      112-32-32-33-52-3
      142-32-33-43-52-3
      172-32-33-43-52-3
      202-31-22-33-52-3
      231-21-22-33-41-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.91.811.1SSW199
      6.11.911.1SSW198
      6.62.012.4SSW198
      7.02.114.1SSW199
      7.32.214.0SSW200
      7.42.313.8SSW201
      7.12.113.5SSW202
      6.72.013.2SSW203

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1528NNE18Fresh Wind
      1935NNE17Fresh Wind
      2140NNE12Strong Wind
      2242NNE13Strong Wind
      2342NNE15Strong Wind
      2241NNE17Strong Wind
      1223N350Mod. Wind
      1427SW214Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:53 AM/1.87m
        • 3:14 PM/1.79m
      • Low
        • 9:07 AM/0.30m
        • 9:16 PM/0.34m
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