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Namaqualand and N Cape

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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: 9.9 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 6:16 PM
  • Sunrise: 7:13 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Sun 21

      •    
      •    
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 9  
  • Mon 22

      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 9  
  • Tue 23

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Wed 24

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Thu 25

      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
  • Fri 26

      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 6  
      • 7  
  • Sat 27

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

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Sun 21

      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      • 20  
      14
      • 20  
      17
      • 20  
      20
  • Mon 22

      • 14  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 16  
      14
      • 19  
      17
      • 18  
      20
  • Tue 23

      • 14  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 14  
      20
  • Wed 24

      • 8  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 12  
      20
  • Thu 25

      • 8  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 11  
      20
  • Fri 26

      • 15  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 17  
      14
      • 20  
      17
      • 19  
      20
  • Sat 27

      • 16  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 14  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Sun 21
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimePort Nolloth
      144-5
      174-5
      204-5
      234-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.22.812.6SW230
      9.22.812.4SW229
      9.32.89.6SSW210
      9.42.99.4SSW206

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2037SSE167Fresh Wind
      2038SSE168Fresh Wind
      2037SSE164Fresh Wind
      1936SSE162Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:25 AM/1.90m
        • 4:48 PM/1.77m
      • Low
        • 10:39 AM/0.27m
        • 10:49 PM/0.38m
  • Mon 22
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimePort Nolloth
      024-5
      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°
      9.42.99.6SSW205
      9.32.89.7SSW201
      9.12.89.8SSW197
      8.82.79.8SSW192
      8.62.69.8S189
      8.52.69.8S186
      8.52.69.7S184
      8.52.69.5S183

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1834SSE160Fresh Wind
      1630SSE155Fresh Wind
      1427SSE149Mod. Wind
      1427SSE150Mod. Wind
      1630SSE168Fresh Wind
      1935S170Fresh Wind
      1833S170Fresh Wind
      1731SSE167Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:01 AM/1.80m
        • 5:25 PM/1.68m
      • Low
        • 11:14 AM/0.36m
        • 11:25 PM/0.49m
  • Tue 23
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimePort Nolloth
      023-4
      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°
      8.22.59.2S181
      7.82.49.1S181
      7.42.39.7S188
      7.32.210.8SSW197
      7.12.212.2SSW206
      7.02.111.8SSW200
      6.82.111.5SSW199
      6.62.011.6SSW202

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1121SE142Mod. Wind
      1121SSE152Mod. Wind
      1426SSE150Mod. Wind
      1223SSE151Mod. Wind
      1426S170Mod. Wind
      1528SSE167Fresh Wind
      1426S170Mod. Wind
      1223S175Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:37 AM/1.67m
        • 6:04 PM/1.57m
      • Low
        • 11:49 AM/0.48m
  • Wed 24
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimePort Nolloth
      023-4
      053-4
      083-4
      113-4
      143-4
      173-4
      202-3
      232-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.41.912.3SSW212
      6.21.915.2SW220
      6.11.916.5SW217
      6.11.916.0SW219
      6.11.915.5SW219
      6.01.815.1SW219
      5.91.814.7SW221
      5.71.814.4SW221

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1121S169Mod. Wind
      918SSE157Mod. Wind
      815SSE153Mod. Wind
      713SSE163Mod. Wind
      916S170Mod. Wind
      1223S180Mod. Wind
      1223SSE164Mod. Wind
      1018SSE148Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:16 AM/1.53m
      • Low
        • 12:03 AM/0.61m
        • 12:26 PM/0.60m
  • Thu 25
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimePort Nolloth
      022-3
      052-3
      082-3
      111-2
      141-2
      171-2
      201-2
      231-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      5.51.714.1SW221
      5.31.613.8SW223
      5.11.513.6SW223
      4.81.513.5SW223
      4.61.413.4SW223
      4.61.413.3SW223
      4.51.413.2SW223
      4.51.412.8SW225

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      917SSE159Mod. Wind
      816SSE164Mod. Wind
      816SSE166Mod. Wind
      815SSE166Mod. Wind
      1121S185Mod. Wind
      1222S173Mod. Wind
      1121SSE165Mod. Wind
      1222SSE159Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:00 AM/1.39m
      • Low
        • 12:48 AM/0.73m
        • 1:12 PM/0.72m
  • Fri 26
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimePort Nolloth
      021-2
      051-2
      081-2
      111-2
      141-2
      172-3
      203-4
      234-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      4.51.412.7SW224
      4.51.412.6SW224
      4.61.412.4SW224
      4.81.512.1SW225
      5.01.511.9SW225
      5.81.811.8SW225
      6.82.113.8SW217
      7.52.315.0SSW213

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1121SSE158Mod. Wind
      1222SSE156Mod. Wind
      1528SSE153Fresh Wind
      1528SSE153Fresh Wind
      1732SSE162Fresh Wind
      2037SSE166Fresh Wind
      1936SSE154Fresh Wind
      1630SSE159Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 8:00 AM/1.27m
      • Low
        • 1:53 AM/0.84m
        • 2:22 PM/0.82m
  • Sat 27
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimePort Nolloth
      024-5
      054-5
      084-5
      114-5
      144-5
      174-5
      203-5
      233-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.12.514.2SSW213
      8.32.513.6SW215
      8.42.613.3SW216
      8.42.512.9SW218
      8.32.512.7SW217
      8.32.512.6SW216
      8.22.512.3SW216
      8.02.512.2SW217

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1731SSE154Fresh Wind
      1630SSE152Fresh Wind
      1630SSE153Fresh Wind
      1528SSE157Fresh Wind
      1529SSE167Fresh Wind
      1426SSE165Mod. Wind
      1122SSE157Mod. Wind
      1018SSE161Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 9:41 AM/1.20m
      • Low
        • 3:43 AM/0.89m
        • 4:07 PM/0.85m
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