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Thursday 2 May 2019

The calm before the swell Friday with small 2-4' SE bumps on open coast and nice clean SW offshores. Fun ones perhaps down the coast. A proper swell on the way, but only arrives late in the day. A 17 second SSW groundswell shows from 6pm or so in moderate S sideshore winds. Partly cloudy and warm with showers. Saturday oh my hat. A thumping 18 second SSW swell is thundering onto the points, with sets to solid 6-8ft in clean dawnie, but wind puffing moderate S going strong later. Brown waters not good still. Partly cloudy and warm with showers. Sunday drats. Cranking S swell to 8ft or more is hitting the coast but a pumping NE beast wind due too. Partly cloudy and cool with showers. Monday a peak 10ft swell hits open coast which is hit by stiff SW offshores as a buster moves thro quickly going fresh to strong S then SE. Damn. Too much swell. Bad winds. Sob. Partly cloudy and warm. Tuesday even worse beasterly onshore! Such a pity. Still 6-8ft, but subsiding now. Partly cloudy and warm to hot. Jury's out about whether any spots would hold this swell tho.

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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: 22.7 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 5:06 PM
  • Sunrise: 6:37 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Thu 23

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

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 7  
  • Sat 25

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 7  
  • Sun 26

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 8  
  • Mon 27

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 7  
      • 8  
      • 10  
  • Tue 28

      • 10  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 10  
  • Wed 29

      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 8  
      • 13  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 13  
      20
      • 14  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 15  
      20
      • 14  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 14  
      20
      • 13  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 13  
      20
      • 7  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 7  
      14
      • 6  
      17
      • 7  
      20
      • 10  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 18  
      14
      • 18  
      17
      • 17  
      20
      • 16  
      08
      • 16  
      11
      • 16  
      14
      • 16  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Thu 23

      • 6  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 11  
      20
  • Fri 24

      • 5  
      08
      • 5  
      11
      • 7  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 8  
      20
  • Sat 25

      • 5  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 12  
      20
  • Sun 26

      • 19  
      08
      • 20  
      11
      • 20  
      14
      • 21  
      17
      • 22  
      20
  • Mon 27

      • 21  
      08
      • 20  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 26  
      17
      • 28  
      20
  • Tue 28

      • 17  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 13  
      20
  • Wed 29

      • 17  
      08
      • 19  
      11
      • 20  
      14
      • 21  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Thu 23
    • 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
      111-21-21-23-41-2
      141-21-21-23-41-2
      171-21-21-23-41-2
      201-21-22-33-41-2
      231-21-22-33-51-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.82.113.0SW220
      6.82.112.8SW219
      6.62.012.7SW218
      6.52.012.6SW217
      6.52.012.6SW216
      6.72.012.6SW215
      7.02.112.6SW215
      7.32.213.5SSW212

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1731NNE15Fresh Wind
      1325N2Mod. Wind
      611NW315Light Wind
      714WSW242Mod. Wind
      1122SSW203Mod. Wind
      1223S177Mod. Wind
      1121S174Mod. Wind
      1019S170Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:59 AM/1.68m
        • 6:25 PM/1.62m
      • Low
        • 12:12 PM/0.48m
  • Fri 24
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      022-31-22-34-52-3
      052-31-22-34-52-3
      082-31-22-34-52-3
      111-21-22-34-51-2
      141-21-22-33-51-2
      171-21-22-33-51-2
      201-21-22-34-51-2
      231-21-22-33-51-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.72.414.3SSW212
      8.02.414.2SSW213
      8.02.413.8SW214
      7.92.413.5SW215
      7.72.313.5SW216
      7.52.314.2SW215
      7.42.214.7SW215
      7.32.214.6SW215

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      713S170Mod. Wind
      611SSE158Light Wind
      510SE130Light Wind
      59ESE103Light Wind
      714ESE102Mod. Wind
      1018ESE102Mod. Wind
      815E86Mod. Wind
      510ENE63Light Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:35 AM/1.55m
      • Low
        • 12:30 AM/0.61m
        • 12:48 PM/0.59m
  • Sat 25
    • Beach forecast

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

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.12.214.4SW215
      6.92.114.3SW215
      6.72.014.2SW215
      6.52.014.2SW215
      6.42.013.9SW214
      6.41.913.8SW214
      6.52.013.7SSW213
      6.72.013.6SSW212

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      35NE54Calm
      25NE49Calm
      59NNE33Light Wind
      714NNE31Mod. Wind
      815NE40Mod. Wind
      1019NE39Mod. Wind
      1223NNE27Mod. Wind
      1527NNE20Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:17 AM/1.42m
      • Low
        • 1:15 AM/0.73m
        • 1:34 PM/0.71m
  • Sun 26
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      021-21-22-33-41-2
      051-21-22-33-41-2
      082-31-22-33-52-3
      112-31-22-33-52-3
      142-31-22-33-52-3
      172-31-22-33-42-3
      202-32-32-33-52-3
      232-31-22-32-32-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.92.113.5SSW210
      7.12.113.4SSW208
      7.22.213.2SSW207
      7.32.213.0SSW206
      7.32.212.7SSW205
      7.32.212.6SSW204
      7.52.312.5SSW202
      7.92.47.1NE42

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1631NNE20Fresh Wind
      1732NNE18Fresh Wind
      1935NNE17Fresh Wind
      2037NNE17Fresh Wind
      2037NNE23Fresh Wind
      2139NNE27Strong Wind
      2241NNE24Strong Wind
      2344NNE21Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 8:20 AM/1.30m
      • Low
        • 2:18 AM/0.84m
        • 2:41 PM/0.80m
  • Mon 27
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      022-31-21-22-32-3
      051-21-21-22-31-2
      081-21-21-21-21-2
      111-21-21-21-21-2
      141-21-21-21-21-2
      172-32-32-32-32-3
      202-31-22-34-52-3
      232-32-33-45-72-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.12.56.8NE39
      7.92.47.0NE39
      7.72.37.0NE39
      7.52.37.0NE41
      6.72.07.0NE44
      7.62.36.3ESE119
      10.43.27.4SSW210
      12.13.78.7SW214

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2343NNE19Strong Wind
      2140NNE20Strong Wind
      2139NNE19Strong Wind
      2038NNE16Fresh Wind
      815WSW247Mod. Wind
      2649SSW193Strong Wind
      2853SSW199Near Gale
      2751SSW202Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 10:01 AM/1.25m
      • Low
        • 3:58 AM/0.88m
        • 4:19 PM/0.83m
  • Tue 28
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      022-32-33-46-82-3
      052-32-33-45-72-3
      082-31-22-34-52-3
      112-32-33-45-72-3
      142-32-33-46-82-3
      172-32-33-46-82-3
      202-32-33-46-82-3
      232-32-33-46-82-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      11.93.69.3SW215
      10.83.39.5SSW214
      9.73.09.6SSW213
      9.12.813.6SW215
      9.02.818.2SW221
      9.42.917.9SW222
      9.73.017.3SW223
      9.73.016.9SW222

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2444SSW200Strong Wind
      1936S186Fresh Wind
      1732S175Fresh Wind
      1427SSE158Mod. Wind
      1325SE140Mod. Wind
      1324ESE119Mod. Wind
      1324E100Mod. Wind
      1426E86Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 11:40 AM/1.29m
      • Low
        • 5:38 AM/0.83m
        • 5:45 PM/0.77m
  • Wed 29
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      022-31-23-46-82-3
      052-31-23-45-72-3
      082-31-23-45-72-3
      112-31-23-45-72-3
      142-31-22-35-72-3
      172-31-22-35-72-3
      202-31-23-45-72-3
      232-31-23-45-72-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.42.916.8SW222
      9.02.816.6SW222
      8.82.716.4SW221
      8.72.616.2SW220
      8.52.615.8SW220
      8.42.615.6SW219
      8.52.615.5SW218
      8.72.615.3SW217

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1528ENE70Fresh Wind
      1630ENE63Fresh Wind
      1732NE56Fresh Wind
      1935NE49Fresh Wind
      2037NE48Fresh Wind
      2139NE46Strong Wind
      2342NE40Strong Wind
      2444NNE33Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:14 AM/1.48m
        • 12:43 PM/1.39m
      • Low
        • 6:41 AM/0.72m
        • 6:43 PM/0.67m
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