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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: 23.8 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 5:55 PM
  • Sunrise: 6:04 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Wed 29

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

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

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

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 6  
  • Sun 02

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 7  
      • 8  
  • Mon 03

      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 10  
      • 9  
      • 8  
  • Tue 04

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

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Wed 29

      • 8  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 14  
      20
  • Thu 30

      • 23  
      08
      • 24  
      11
      • 24  
      14
      • 23  
      17
      • 23  
      20
  • Fri 31

      • 23  
      08
      • 22  
      11
      • 20  
      14
      • 17  
      17
      • 6  
      20
  • Sat 01

      • 18  
      08
      • 18  
      11
      • 18  
      14
      • 16  
      17
      • 12  
      20
  • Sun 02

      • 4  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 17  
      14
      • 22  
      17
      • 25  
      20
  • Mon 03

      • 18  
      08
      • 24  
      11
      • 23  
      14
      • 18  
      17
      • 12  
      20
  • Tue 04

      • 5  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 17  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Wed 29
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      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
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      4.71.49.8SE140
      4.61.49.7SE134
      4.51.49.8SE134
      4.51.49.8SE133
      4.71.410.6SE142
      5.11.613.8S189

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      816S182Mod. Wind
      816SE146Mod. Wind
      918E101Mod. Wind
      1121ENE67Mod. Wind
      1426NE43Mod. Wind
      1630NE35Fresh 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
      021-21-22-33-41-2
      051-21-22-33-41-2
      081-21-22-33-51-2
      111-21-22-33-51-2
      141-21-22-33-51-2
      171-21-22-33-51-2
      202-33-42-32-32-3
      233-42-33-43-43-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.81.815.0SSW206
      6.52.016.1SW217
      7.22.215.5SW217
      7.82.411.7SW214
      8.22.511.7SW215
      8.22.511.8SW214
      8.32.58.9SE136
      8.62.68.2NE51

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1935NNE33Fresh Wind
      2139NNE30Strong Wind
      2343NNE25Strong Wind
      2445NNE24Strong Wind
      2444NNE28Strong Wind
      2342NNE32Strong Wind
      2344NNE28Strong Wind
      2445NNE23Strong 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
      022-31-22-32-32-3
      052-31-22-32-32-3
      082-32-32-32-32-3
      112-32-32-32-32-3
      142-32-32-32-32-3
      173-42-33-43-43-4
      202-33-42-32-32-3
      232-32-32-32-32-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.72.77.0NE40
      8.82.77.2NE41
      8.92.77.4NE41
      8.82.77.5NE41
      8.52.67.6NE44
      8.12.58.7NE55
      7.72.39.4SE137
      7.32.29.3SE135

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2444NNE22Strong Wind
      2344NNE21Strong Wind
      2343NNE19Strong Wind
      2242NNE19Strong Wind
      2037NNE24Fresh Wind
      1732NNE23Fresh Wind
      611NNW328Light Wind
      815SW232Mod. 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
      021-21-22-33-41-2
      051-21-21-23-41-2
      081-21-21-23-41-2
      111-21-21-22-31-2
      141-21-21-22-31-2
      171-21-21-23-41-2
      201-21-21-22-31-2
      231-21-21-22-31-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.12.210.0SSW200
      7.12.210.8SSW211
      7.02.19.9SW214
      6.72.09.8SSW212
      6.62.08.6SSW211
      6.62.011.5SSW213
      6.41.911.3SSW212
      6.21.911.0SSW213

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1426SW217Mod. Wind
      1835SSW208Fresh Wind
      1833SSW206Fresh Wind
      1833SSW205Fresh Wind
      1834S189Fresh Wind
      1629S172Fresh Wind
      1223S170Mod. Wind
      1019SSE167Mod. 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
      081-21-21-22-31-2
      111-20-11-22-31-2
      141-21-21-23-41-2
      171-21-21-23-41-2
      202-33-42-32-32-3
      233-42-33-43-43-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.91.810.8SSW211
      5.91.811.2SSW207
      6.01.812.8SW216
      6.01.812.7SW217
      6.31.912.7SW217
      7.12.110.1SSW213
      8.22.58.2SE136
      9.42.97.6NE46

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      713SSE167Mod. Wind
      13SSE159Calm
      48NNW347Light Wind
      1019NNE13Mod. Wind
      1733NNE31Fresh Wind
      2242NNE33Strong Wind
      2546NNE24Strong Wind
      2750NNE20Strong 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
      023-42-33-43-43-4
      053-42-33-43-43-4
      083-43-53-43-43-4
      112-32-33-45-72-3
      142-32-33-44-52-3
      172-31-22-33-52-3
      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°
      10.13.17.4NE40
      10.33.17.7NE42
      9.02.710.4SE138
      9.12.812.9SSW212
      9.62.99.4SSW209
      9.02.79.7SSW207
      8.02.412.2SSW213
      7.22.212.0SSW210

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2750NNE18Strong Wind
      2546NNE14Strong Wind
      1833SW220Fresh Wind
      2445SSW207Strong Wind
      2343SSW200Strong Wind
      1833S186Fresh Wind
      1222S180Mod. Wind
      916S179Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:51 AM/1.56m
      • Low
        • 1:35 AM/0.63m
        • 2:10 PM/0.72m
  • Tue 04
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeUmkomaasScottburghSt MikesPort ShepstonePoint Breaks
      021-21-21-23-41-2
      051-21-22-33-41-2
      081-21-22-33-51-2
      112-31-22-34-52-3
      142-31-22-34-52-3
      172-31-22-33-52-3
      201-21-22-33-51-2
      232-31-22-34-52-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.72.013.5SW215
      6.92.113.6SSW213
      7.62.313.6SSW212
      8.22.513.4SSW211
      8.12.513.2SSW211
      7.82.413.0SSW211
      7.72.412.8SSW212
      8.02.512.7SSW212

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      510S172Light Wind
      36SE138Calm
      59NE39Light Wind
      815NNE32Mod. Wind
      1325NE42Mod. Wind
      1732NE39Fresh Wind
      1936NNE28Fresh Wind
      2140NNE25Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 9:18 AM/1.38m
      • Low
        • 2:50 AM/0.81m
        • 3:54 PM/0.85m

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