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Port Edward to Amanzimtoti

Tuesday 21 March 2017

Three horrid days of stiff miff sif onshore beasterly yeasterly Tuesday through Wednesday and Thursday which are write-offs despite solid 4' south swell x 15 seconds lasting through Tuesday and tapering off Wednesday. Friday a stiff S buster has come through and its sideshore and humping and not ideal either. Strong winds. White caps. Saturday sees new groundswell to 4' fill in during the arvi. Winds still strong S easing into moderate S to SE onshore. Not the best stretch you've ever seen.

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KZN South Coast

  • Sea Temp: 24.0 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 5:57 PM
  • Sunrise: 6:04 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Tue 28

      • 5  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Wed 29

      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
  • Thu 30

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
  • Fri 31

      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 7  
  • Sat 01

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Sun 02

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Mon 03

      • 8  
      • 9  
      • 10  
      • 9  
      • 10  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 10  
      20
      • 10  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 11  
      20
      • 16  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 12  
      20
      • 7  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 10  
      20
      • 9  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 12  
      20
      • 12  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 13  
      20
      • 13  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 10  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Tue 28

      • 12  
      08
      • 16  
      11
      • 19  
      14
      • 16  
      17
      • 14  
      20
  • Wed 29

      • 10  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 7  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 12  
      20
  • Thu 30

      • 21  
      08
      • 22  
      11
      • 22  
      14
      • 21  
      17
      • 22  
      20
  • Fri 31

      • 23  
      08
      • 20  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 10  
      20
  • Sat 01

      • 9  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 17  
      14
      • 20  
      17
      • 16  
      20
  • Sun 02

      • 9  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 19  
      17
      • 21  
      20
  • Mon 03

      • 13  
      08
      • 27  
      11
      • 26  
      14
      • 20  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Tue 28
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      021-21-21-21-21-2
      051-21-21-21-21-2
      081-21-21-21-21-2
      111-21-21-21-21-2
      141-21-21-22-31-2
      171-21-22-32-31-2
      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°
      4.81.59.9S182
      5.01.59.9S179
      5.21.69.9S172
      5.61.710.0S172
      6.01.88.8S184
      6.01.810.2S178
      5.71.710.1S176
      5.31.610.0SSE167

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      59SW214Light Wind
      918SSW211Mod. Wind
      1223SSW213Mod. Wind
      1630SSW204Fresh Wind
      1935SSW194Fresh Wind
      1631S181Fresh Wind
      1427S186Mod. Wind
      1324S187Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:58 AM/2.15m
        • 4:12 PM/2.11m
      • Low
        • 10:07 AM/0.12m
        • 10:20 PM/0.06m
  • Wed 29
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      021-21-21-21-21-2
      051-21-21-21-21-2
      081-21-21-21-21-2
      111-21-21-21-21-2
      141-21-21-21-21-2
      171-21-21-21-21-2
      201-21-21-21-21-2
      231-21-21-22-31-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.11.69.9SSE157
      4.91.59.8SE146
      4.81.59.8SE141
      4.61.49.7SE135
      4.51.49.8SE135
      4.51.49.8SE134
      4.61.410.6SE143
      4.91.513.8S189

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1222SSW199Mod. Wind
      1222SSW193Mod. Wind
      1018S173Mod. Wind
      714SSE150Mod. Wind
      714ESE111Mod. Wind
      1019E79Mod. Wind
      1222ENE56Mod. Wind
      1426NE42Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:31 AM/2.19m
        • 4:46 PM/2.12m
      • Low
        • 10:41 AM/0.09m
        • 10:54 PM/0.06m
  • Thu 30
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      021-21-21-22-31-2
      051-21-21-23-41-2
      081-21-22-33-41-2
      111-21-22-33-51-2
      141-21-22-34-51-2
      171-21-22-33-41-2
      201-21-22-33-41-2
      232-33-42-32-32-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.41.615.0SSW206
      6.11.916.1SW217
      6.72.015.5SW217
      7.32.214.9SW217
      7.62.314.5SW217
      7.52.311.5SW214
      7.62.311.5SW214
      7.92.48.8SE138

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1631NE37Fresh Wind
      1936NNE28Fresh Wind
      2140NNE23Strong Wind
      2241NNE24Strong Wind
      2242NNE28Strong Wind
      2139NNE31Strong Wind
      2240NNE27Strong Wind
      2242NNE20Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:06 AM/2.16m
        • 5:21 PM/2.07m
      • Low
        • 11:15 AM/0.12m
        • 11:29 PM/0.13m
  • Fri 31
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      022-32-32-32-32-3
      052-31-22-32-32-3
      082-31-22-32-32-3
      112-32-32-32-32-3
      142-32-32-32-32-3
      172-33-42-32-32-3
      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°
      8.22.58.2NE44
      8.52.67.2NE40
      8.72.77.4NE41
      8.62.67.6NE45
      8.12.57.8NE47
      7.62.39.5SE138
      7.32.210.2SSW205
      7.22.210.0SSW202

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2342NNE18Strong Wind
      2343NNE17Strong Wind
      2343NNE17Strong Wind
      2038NNE16Fresh Wind
      1528NNE18Fresh Wind
      1121NNE12Mod. Wind
      1018N0Mod. Wind
      47N355Light Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:41 AM/2.08m
        • 5:58 PM/1.97m
      • Low
        • 11:51 AM/0.22m
  • Sat 01
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      022-32-32-32-32-3
      052-32-32-32-32-3
      082-32-32-32-32-3
      112-32-32-32-32-3
      141-21-22-32-31-2
      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°
      7.02.19.3SE139
      6.92.18.6ENE67
      6.72.08.6ENE68
      6.62.08.6ENE70
      6.82.110.1SSW203
      7.22.29.8SW216
      7.12.211.5SW216
      6.82.111.1SW214

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      48NNW336Light Wind
      510WSW245Light Wind
      918SW224Mod. Wind
      1324SW216Mod. Wind
      1733SSW199Fresh Wind
      2037S188Fresh Wind
      1630S185Fresh Wind
      1528S180Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:18 AM/1.94m
      • Low
        • 12:06 AM/0.26m
        • 12:29 PM/0.36m
  • Sun 02
    • 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
      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°
      6.52.010.8SSW213
      6.42.011.0SSW205
      6.52.012.0SSW207
      6.62.013.1SW217
      6.72.013.1SW217
      7.02.113.0SW217
      7.32.212.7SW217
      7.82.412.2SSW213

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1425S170Mod. Wind
      1120SE141Mod. Wind
      917E90Mod. Wind
      1222NE53Mod. Wind
      1529NE48Fresh Wind
      1936NE48Fresh Wind
      2140NE38Strong Wind
      2343NNE25Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:00 AM/1.76m
      • Low
        • 12:47 AM/0.43m
        • 1:13 PM/0.53m
  • Mon 03
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      022-33-43-42-32-3
      051-21-22-34-51-2
      082-31-22-34-52-3
      112-31-22-34-62-3
      142-31-22-34-52-3
      172-31-22-34-52-3
      201-21-22-33-51-2
      231-21-22-33-41-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.52.68.7SE141
      8.72.610.7SSW214
      8.12.512.9SSW210
      8.52.614.8SW217
      9.62.99.2SSW211
      9.22.89.6SSW209
      8.12.510.7SSW212
      7.12.211.8SSW213

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2547NNE18Strong Wind
      2140N8Strong Wind
      1325WSW258Mod. Wind
      2751SSW214Strong Wind
      2649SSW203Strong Wind
      2038SSW194Fresh Wind
      1527SSW193Fresh Wind
      1019S188Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:51 AM/1.56m
      • Low
        • 1:35 AM/0.63m
        • 2:10 PM/0.72m

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