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Port Edward to Amanzimtoti

Thursday 22 June 2017

Lekker surf on Thursday is a far cry from the carnage on the way. Could be small fun 3' lines in crisp offshores. A 6ft swell makes landfall from 5pm as the wind starts to freshen, going strong and honking overnight into Friday which dawns wild and crazy. Carnage. Swell to 15ft smacks open coast. There are howling white caps. The horizon is like battlezone of warring Jaegers. Too much swell and wind, tho both have settled a lot by evening but not enough. Saturday 8' swell eases to 6' by day's end, but onshore NE snuffs it out. Sunday glassy and kiff day of winter surf with 4' lines early puffing onshore in arvi. Monday proper new proper south swell to 6' or so could turn points on big time. Lekker light winds puff light SE going moderate E to NE 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: 19.8 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 5:05 PM
  • Sunrise: 6:51 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Mon 26

      •    
      •    
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 9  
  • Tue 27

      • 9  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
  • Wed 28

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Thu 29

      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 9  
  • Fri 30

      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
  • Sat 01

      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 9  
  • Sun 02

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 6  
      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      • 15  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 15  
      20
      • 14  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 13  
      20
      • 14  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 13  
      20
      • 11  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 14  
      20
      • 12  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 9  
      20
      • 15  
      08
      • 18  
      11
      • 17  
      14
      • 17  
      17
      • 17  
      20
      • 15  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 14  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Mon 26

      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      • 9  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 19  
      20
  • Tue 27

      • 15  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 16  
      17
      • 16  
      20
  • Wed 28

      • 8  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 3  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 22  
      20
  • Thu 29

      • 11  
      08
      • 6  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 20  
      20
  • Fri 30

      • 23  
      08
      • 21  
      11
      • 20  
      14
      • 22  
      17
      • 23  
      20
  • Sat 01

      • 19  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 6  
      14
      • 18  
      17
      • 20  
      20
  • Sun 02

      • 9  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 11  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Mon 26
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      142-32-33-45-72-3
      172-32-33-45-72-3
      202-32-33-45-72-3
      232-32-33-45-72-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.82.715.2SSW211
      8.62.614.9SSW211
      8.82.714.7SSW211
      9.22.814.5SSW211

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      918NE41Mod. Wind
      1528NE40Fresh Wind
      1936NE37Fresh Wind
      2242NNE28Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:03 AM/1.96m
        • 5:31 PM/1.95m
      • Low
        • 11:16 AM/0.15m
        • 11:39 PM/0.29m
  • Tue 27
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      023-42-33-56-83-4
      052-32-33-45-72-3
      082-32-33-45-72-3
      112-31-22-34-52-3
      141-21-22-33-51-2
      171-21-22-33-51-2
      201-21-22-33-51-2
      231-21-22-33-51-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.62.914.4SSW211
      9.52.914.2SSW211
      8.92.713.8SSW212
      8.22.513.6SSW213
      7.72.413.5SW214
      7.52.313.4SW215
      7.52.313.4SW215
      7.62.313.6SW216

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2343NNE23Strong Wind
      2038NNE15Fresh Wind
      1529N8Fresh Wind
      1426N356Mod. Wind
      1426N8Mod. Wind
      1630NNE16Fresh Wind
      1631N11Fresh Wind
      1629N6Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:45 AM/1.88m
        • 6:14 PM/1.87m
      • Low
        • 11:58 AM/0.23m
  • Wed 28
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      021-21-22-34-51-2
      051-21-22-34-51-2
      081-21-22-34-51-2
      111-21-22-33-51-2
      141-21-22-33-51-2
      171-21-21-23-41-2
      201-21-21-23-41-2
      231-21-22-33-51-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.82.413.8SW216
      7.92.413.8SW216
      7.92.413.7SW217
      7.72.413.6SW217
      7.42.213.5SW218
      7.02.113.5SW219
      7.12.213.4SW219
      8.12.510.8SW217

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1426N8Mod. Wind
      1223N353Mod. Wind
      816NNW344Mod. Wind
      916NW310Mod. Wind
      36WNW292Calm
      918SSW206Mod. Wind
      2241SSW196Strong Wind
      2343SSW204Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:27 AM/1.76m
      • Low
        • 12:23 AM/0.38m
        • 12:40 PM/0.34m
  • Thu 29
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      021-21-22-33-51-2
      051-21-22-33-51-2
      082-31-22-34-62-3
      112-32-33-45-72-3
      142-32-33-45-72-3
      172-32-33-44-62-3
      202-31-23-44-62-3
      232-32-33-44-62-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.92.78.9SSW213
      9.02.78.8SSW211
      9.12.811.2SSW213
      9.42.913.9SW217
      9.42.913.6SW215
      8.92.713.5SW214
      8.62.613.7SW214
      8.82.713.8SW214

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2240SSW195Strong Wind
      1732SSW193Fresh Wind
      1120S179Mod. Wind
      612SE136Light Wind
      816ENE73Mod. Wind
      1528NE53Fresh Wind
      2038NE39Fresh Wind
      2445NNE27Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:12 AM/1.63m
      • Low
        • 1:09 AM/0.50m
        • 1:24 PM/0.47m
  • Fri 30
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      022-32-33-45-72-3
      052-32-33-45-72-3
      081-21-22-34-61-2
      112-31-22-34-62-3
      141-21-22-34-51-2
      171-21-22-34-51-2
      202-33-42-32-32-3
      232-33-43-42-32-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.02.813.9SW214
      9.12.814.2SW215
      9.02.812.1SW218
      8.72.712.4SW216
      8.32.512.4SW216
      8.22.512.4SW216
      8.32.59.1SE137
      8.42.69.2SE141

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2547NNE21Strong Wind
      2546NNE20Strong Wind
      2344NNE19Strong Wind
      2140NNE19Strong Wind
      2038NNE24Fresh Wind
      2241NNE26Strong Wind
      2343NNE24Strong Wind
      2444NNE20Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 8:01 AM/1.49m
      • Low
        • 1:59 AM/0.62m
        • 2:13 PM/0.60m
  • Sat 01
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      022-33-43-43-42-3
      052-33-43-42-32-3
      082-31-22-35-72-3
      112-31-23-45-72-3
      142-31-22-35-71-2
      171-21-22-35-71-2
      201-21-22-35-71-2
      231-21-22-35-71-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.52.69.2SE139
      8.52.69.5SE144
      8.72.714.8SW219
      8.72.718.0SW223
      8.52.617.2SW223
      8.52.616.7SW223
      8.62.616.5SW224
      8.42.616.2SW224

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2343NNE20Strong Wind
      2139NNE15Strong Wind
      1936NNE19Fresh Wind
      1528NNE12Fresh Wind
      611WSW249Light Wind
      1833SSW195Fresh Wind
      2037SSW192Fresh Wind
      1732S191Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 9:02 AM/1.38m
      • Low
        • 3:00 AM/0.72m
        • 3:14 PM/0.71m
  • Sun 02
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      021-21-22-34-61-2
      051-21-22-34-51-2
      081-21-21-23-51-2
      111-21-21-23-41-2
      141-21-21-23-41-2
      171-21-21-23-41-2
      201-21-21-23-41-2
      231-21-21-23-41-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.02.415.7SW223
      7.52.315.3SW223
      7.12.215.0SW222
      6.82.114.5SW221
      6.52.014.2SW220
      6.42.013.8SW216
      6.42.013.5SW215
      6.62.013.3SW214

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1529S184Fresh Wind
      1223S171Mod. Wind
      918SSE157Mod. Wind
      714SE140Mod. Wind
      816ESE112Mod. Wind
      1121E91Mod. Wind
      1325ENE72Mod. Wind
      1427ENE61Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 10:22 AM/1.31m
      • Low
        • 4:17 AM/0.78m
        • 4:31 PM/0.77m

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