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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: 8.9 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 5:59 PM
  • Sunrise: 7:46 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Fri 21

      • 12  
      • 11  
      • 11  
      • 11  
      • 10  
  • Sat 22

      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 9  
  • Sun 23

      • 8  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Mon 24

      • 6  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
  • Tue 25

      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 6  
      • 7  
      • 8  
  • Wed 26

      • 12  
      • 12  
      • 13  
      • 13  
      • 13  
  • Thu 27

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

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Fri 21

      • 18  
      08
      • 17  
      11
      • 16  
      14
      • 17  
      17
      • 16  
      20
  • Sat 22

      • 14  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 16  
      14
      • 16  
      17
      • 14  
      20
  • Sun 23

      • 14  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 16  
      14
      • 18  
      17
      • 19  
      20
  • Mon 24

      • 6  
      08
      • 3  
      11
      • 6  
      14
      • 8  
      17
      • 4  
      20
  • Tue 25

      • 5  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 13  
      20
  • Wed 26

      • 19  
      08
      • 18  
      11
      • 17  
      14
      • 21  
      17
      • 22  
      20
  • Thu 27

      • 13  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 12  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Fri 21
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimePort Nolloth
      088-10
      116-8
      146-8
      176-8
      206-8
      235-7
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      11.53.514.6SW224
      11.23.414.3SW225
      10.93.314.1SW226
      10.63.213.8SW224
      10.43.213.6SW225
      10.13.113.4SW225

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1834SSE151Fresh Wind
      1732SSE151Fresh Wind
      1631SSE159Fresh Wind
      1732SSE166Fresh Wind
      1631SSE161Fresh Wind
      1528SSE160Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:18 AM/1.70m
        • 1:55 PM/1.67m
      • Low
        • 7:43 AM/0.34m
        • 8:03 PM/0.40m
  • Sat 22
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimePort Nolloth
      025-7
      055-7
      084-6
      114-6
      144-6
      174-5
      204-5
      233-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.93.013.2SW226
      9.62.913.0SW221
      9.42.912.9SW221
      9.12.812.8SW221
      8.92.712.7SW222
      8.72.712.5SW222
      8.52.612.4SW223
      8.22.512.2SW220

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1527SSE159Fresh Wind
      1528SSE157Fresh Wind
      1427SSE156Mod. Wind
      1427SSE159Mod. Wind
      1630SSE165Fresh Wind
      1630SSE165Fresh Wind
      1427SSE162Mod. Wind
      1426SSE160Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:12 AM/1.77m
        • 2:44 PM/1.76m
      • Low
        • 8:32 AM/0.26m
        • 8:53 PM/0.33m
  • Sun 23
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimePort Nolloth
      023-5
      053-4
      083-4
      113-4
      143-4
      173-4
      203-4
      233-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.92.412.1SW220
      7.72.412.0SW222
      7.52.311.9SW225
      7.32.211.8SW227
      7.12.211.8SW228
      7.22.211.8SW229
      7.32.211.8SW230
      7.32.211.8SW230

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1426SSE156Mod. Wind
      1427SSE153Mod. Wind
      1427SE144Mod. Wind
      1426SSE146Mod. Wind
      1629SSE159Fresh Wind
      1834SSE160Fresh Wind
      1936SSE150Fresh Wind
      1732SSE147Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:00 AM/1.81m
        • 3:30 PM/1.83m
      • Low
        • 9:17 AM/0.22m
        • 9:40 PM/0.29m
  • Mon 24
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimePort Nolloth
      022-3
      052-3
      082-3
      111-2
      141-2
      171-2
      202-3
      232-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.82.111.7SW230
      6.31.911.5SW230
      5.81.811.4SW229
      5.41.711.3SW229
      5.21.611.3SW229
      5.21.611.2SW229
      5.21.612.8SW221
      5.31.613.7SW217

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1223SE141Mod. Wind
      916SE133Mod. Wind
      612ESE121Light Wind
      37SE127Calm
      611SSW210Light Wind
      816SW221Mod. Wind
      49SSW199Light Wind
      48SW230Light Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:46 AM/1.81m
        • 4:14 PM/1.85m
      • Low
        • 10:00 AM/0.21m
        • 10:25 PM/0.30m
  • Tue 25
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimePort Nolloth
      022-3
      052-3
      082-3
      112-3
      142-3
      173-4
      204-5
      235-7
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.31.613.4SW218
      5.21.613.1SW220
      5.21.612.7SW221
      5.31.612.6SW222
      5.71.713.3SW220
      6.92.114.1SW218
      8.42.613.4SW219
      9.62.912.9SW222

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      611WSW243Light Wind
      611WSW255Light Wind
      510WNW299Light Wind
      917NW322Mod. Wind
      1223NNW328Mod. Wind
      918W262Mod. Wind
      1324S178Mod. Wind
      1427SSE158Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:30 AM/1.78m
        • 4:56 PM/1.83m
      • Low
        • 10:41 AM/0.25m
        • 11:09 PM/0.34m
  • Wed 26
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimePort Nolloth
      025-7
      056-8
      086-8
      116-8
      148-10
      178-10
      208-10
      238-10
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      10.53.212.5SW225
      11.43.512.4SW227
      12.03.712.5SW228
      12.43.813.0SW228
      12.73.913.9SW225
      12.93.914.2SW223
      13.14.014.1SW223
      12.73.913.9SW224

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1834SE146Fresh Wind
      2037SE140Fresh Wind
      1935SE137Fresh Wind
      1834SE136Fresh Wind
      1733SSE153Fresh Wind
      2138SSE157Strong Wind
      2242SSE152Strong Wind
      2038SE143Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:12 AM/1.71m
        • 5:38 PM/1.78m
      • Low
        • 11:21 AM/0.31m
        • 11:52 PM/0.41m
  • Thu 27
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimePort Nolloth
      028-10
      056-8
      085-7
      114-6
      144-6
      174-5
      204-6
      234-6
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      11.93.613.7SW224
      11.13.413.6SW224
      10.23.113.4SW224
      9.42.913.2SW224
      8.82.713.2SW224
      8.72.613.1SW223
      8.92.713.2SW221
      9.12.813.2SW220

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1528SE133Fresh Wind
      1427SE136Mod. Wind
      1325ESE119Mod. Wind
      1019E96Mod. Wind
      917SE139Mod. Wind
      1223SSE154Mod. Wind
      1427SE145Mod. Wind
      1120SE144Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:54 AM/1.62m
        • 6:20 PM/1.69m
      • Low
        • 12:01 PM/0.40m

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