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Namaqualand and N Cape

Sporadically updated

Cranking though inconsistent long range swell to 5' rises gradually Wednesday to six foot in kiff light S winds in morning, going moderate or fresh S in arvi. Thursday 4-6' lines still running a bit more consistent in moderate to fresh S breezes. Friday swell has dropped to 4' open coast with light S winds going moderate. Saturday light NW to N breeze for a mild onshore bump and small 3ft surf likely open coast. Sunday small to flat conditions with light NW to N breezes puffing moderately bumpy onshore.

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Swell height and direction Swell period (interval) in seconds Surface Wind around South Africa CSIR buoy Saldanha Bay table-bay-buoy Webcam for Table View Webcam for Blouberg
Swell
height
Swell
period
Surface
wind
CSIR buoy
Saldanha Bay
CSIR buoy
Table Bay
Webcam
TableView
Webcam
Blouberg
Weather Alexander Bay
  • Sea Temp: 12.7 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 7:51 PM
  • Sunrise: 5:28 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Tue 12

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 9  
      • 9  
  • Wed 13

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 7  
      • 8  
      • 7  
  • Thu 14

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Fri 15

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 6  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Sat 16

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
  • Sun 17

      • 6  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 8  
  • Mon 18

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

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Tue 12

      • 17  
      08
      • 17  
      11
      • 18  
      14
      • 19  
      17
      • 19  
      20
  • Wed 13

      • 15  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 17  
      14
      • 19  
      17
      • 17  
      20
  • Thu 14

      • 13  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 17  
      14
      • 18  
      17
      • 17  
      20
  • Fri 15

      • 13  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 18  
      17
      • 16  
      20
  • Sat 16

      • 8  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 13  
      20
  • Sun 17

      • 16  
      08
      • 17  
      11
      • 18  
      14
      • 19  
      17
      • 19  
      20
  • Mon 18

      • 17  
      08
      • 18  
      11
      • 18  
      14
      • 19  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Tue 12
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimePort Nolloth
      023-4
      053-4
      083-4
      115-7
      145-7
      175-7
      204-6
      234-6
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.02.49.3S181
      8.12.59.2S179
      8.22.59.2S178
      8.32.516.5SW218
      8.42.616.2SW218
      8.52.615.6SW218
      8.52.615.3SW218
      8.52.615.0SW218

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1630SSE158Fresh Wind
      1732SSE157Fresh Wind
      1732SSE158Fresh Wind
      1731SSE164Fresh Wind
      1834S172Fresh Wind
      1935S170Fresh Wind
      1935SSE164Fresh Wind
      1834SSE163Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 11:27 AM/1.52m
      • Low
        • 5:10 AM/0.72m
        • 6:06 PM/0.63m
  • Wed 13
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimePort Nolloth
      024-6
      054-5
      084-5
      113-5
      143-5
      173-5
      203-4
      233-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.42.514.5SW218
      8.22.514.3SW218
      7.92.414.1SW218
      7.62.313.7SW218
      7.42.313.4SW219
      7.52.313.3SW219
      7.42.213.2SW220
      7.12.212.8SW220

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1833SSE161Fresh Wind
      1630SSE156Fresh Wind
      1528SSE154Fresh Wind
      1528SSE165Fresh Wind
      1732S174Fresh Wind
      1935S170Fresh Wind
      1733SSE160Fresh Wind
      1631SSE162Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:10 AM/1.40m
        • 12:24 PM/1.56m
      • Low
        • 6:12 AM/0.69m
        • 6:55 PM/0.57m
  • Thu 14
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimePort Nolloth
      023-4
      053-4
      082-3
      112-3
      143-4
      173-4
      203-4
      233-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.82.112.6SW220
      6.41.912.5SW220
      6.11.912.3SW219
      6.21.911.9SW216
      6.62.011.5SSW211
      7.02.110.9SSW207
      7.32.210.6SSW205
      7.32.210.3SSW204

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1629SSE159Fresh Wind
      1325SSE156Mod. Wind
      1325SSE157Mod. Wind
      1325SSE165Mod. Wind
      1731S178Fresh Wind
      1834S172Fresh Wind
      1732SSE161Fresh Wind
      1731SSE161Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:01 AM/1.46m
        • 1:09 PM/1.61m
      • Low
        • 7:00 AM/0.65m
        • 7:35 PM/0.52m
  • Fri 15
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimePort Nolloth
      023-4
      053-4
      082-3
      112-3
      142-3
      172-3
      202-3
      232-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.32.29.9SSW204
      7.32.29.6SSW204
      7.02.19.3SSW203
      6.72.09.1SSW202
      6.42.09.1SSW202
      6.62.09.1SSW201
      6.62.09.1SSW200
      6.62.09.0SSW199

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1732SSE162Fresh Wind
      1631SSE158Fresh Wind
      1325SSE157Mod. Wind
      1325SSE167Mod. Wind
      1528S181Fresh Wind
      1834S177Fresh Wind
      1630SSE165Fresh Wind
      1426S174Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:42 AM/1.53m
        • 1:48 PM/1.65m
      • Low
        • 7:41 AM/0.61m
        • 8:08 PM/0.47m
  • Sat 16
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimePort Nolloth
      022-3
      052-3
      082-3
      111-2
      141-2
      171-2
      202-3
      231-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.42.08.9SSW198
      6.11.98.9SSW199
      5.81.89.0SSW199
      5.51.78.9SSW199
      5.31.69.6SSW213
      5.31.611.3WSW247
      5.31.613.6W263
      5.31.613.2WSW258

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1120S180Mod. Wind
      1019S176Mod. Wind
      816S179Mod. Wind
      916S177Mod. Wind
      1222S179Mod. Wind
      1427S175Mod. Wind
      1324SSE169Mod. Wind
      1324SSE166Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:18 AM/1.58m
        • 2:22 PM/1.67m
      • Low
        • 8:16 AM/0.57m
        • 8:38 PM/0.44m
  • Sun 17
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimePort Nolloth
      021-2
      052-3
      082-3
      112-3
      143-5
      174-5
      204-5
      234-6
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.51.712.6WSW243
      6.01.812.1SW234
      6.31.911.7SW235
      6.62.012.2SW230
      6.92.116.6SW220
      7.32.216.5SW220
      7.72.316.2SW220
      8.02.415.7SW221

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1426SSE164Mod. Wind
      1631SSE159Fresh Wind
      1630SSE166Fresh Wind
      1732S176Fresh Wind
      1834S174Fresh Wind
      1936SSE168Fresh Wind
      1936SSE166Fresh Wind
      1935SSE161Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:50 AM/1.63m
        • 2:54 PM/1.69m
      • Low
        • 8:48 AM/0.55m
        • 9:07 PM/0.41m
  • Mon 18
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimePort Nolloth
      024-6
      054-6
      084-5
      114-5
      144-5
      174-5
      204-5
      234-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.22.515.4SW221
      8.32.515.1SW221
      8.32.514.5SW223
      8.32.514.3SW222
      8.32.513.8SW224
      8.42.613.5SW224
      8.52.613.3SW222
      8.52.612.9SW225

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1935SSE160Fresh Wind
      1834SSE159Fresh Wind
      1733SSE157Fresh Wind
      1833SSE166Fresh Wind
      1835S171Fresh Wind
      1936S173Fresh Wind
      1936SSE167Fresh Wind
      1833SSE162Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:22 AM/1.66m
        • 3:25 PM/1.69m
      • Low
        • 9:19 AM/0.54m
        • 9:36 PM/0.40m

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