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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: 14.1 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 7:33 PM
  • Sunrise: 6:26 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Tue 20

      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 10  
      • 10  
  • Wed 21

      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 9  
      • 9  
  • Thu 22

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Fri 23

      • 6  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
  • Sat 24

      • 5  
      • 6  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 9  
  • Sun 25

      • 11  
      • 11  
      • 12  
      • 12  
      • 12  
  • Mon 26

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

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Tue 20

      • 14  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 18  
      14
      • 20  
      17
      • 20  
      20
  • Wed 21

      • 17  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 18  
      14
      • 18  
      17
      • 16  
      20
  • Thu 22

      • 8  
      08
      • 4  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 10  
      17
      • 7  
      20
  • Fri 23

      • 5  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 6  
      20
  • Sat 24

      • 8  
      08
      • 17  
      11
      • 16  
      14
      • 16  
      17
      • 18  
      20
  • Sun 25

      • 14  
      08
      • 17  
      11
      • 21  
      14
      • 20  
      17
      • 20  
      20
  • Mon 26

      • 11  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 14  
      14
      • 18  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Tue 20
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimePort Nolloth
      024-5
      054-6
      085-7
      115-7
      145-7
      175-7
      205-7
      235-7
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.82.413.6SSW213
      8.32.514.3SSW213
      8.82.714.2SW214
      9.12.814.1SW215
      9.42.913.8SW215
      9.62.913.6SW216
      9.62.913.5SW217
      9.52.913.4SW217

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1629SSE161Fresh Wind
      1426SSE162Mod. Wind
      1426SSE160Mod. Wind
      1529SSE164Fresh Wind
      1834S171Fresh Wind
      2038S172Fresh Wind
      2037SSE164Fresh Wind
      2037SSE161Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:53 AM/1.77m
        • 6:12 PM/1.62m
      • Low
        • 12:05 PM/0.47m
  • Wed 21
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimePort Nolloth
      025-7
      054-6
      084-6
      114-6
      144-5
      174-6
      204-6
      234-6
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.32.813.2SW218
      9.02.813.2SW218
      8.82.713.2SW217
      8.62.613.1SW215
      8.52.613.0SW216
      8.72.612.9SW215
      8.82.712.7SW215
      8.82.712.6SW214

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1936SSE161Fresh Wind
      1935SSE160Fresh Wind
      1733SSE160Fresh Wind
      1528SSE163Fresh Wind
      1833S172Fresh Wind
      1834S172Fresh Wind
      1631S169Fresh Wind
      1427SSE167Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:33 AM/1.70m
      • Low
        • 12:12 AM/0.50m
        • 12:49 PM/0.54m
  • Thu 22
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimePort Nolloth
      024-5
      054-5
      083-5
      113-5
      143-4
      173-4
      203-4
      233-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.62.612.4SW214
      8.42.612.1SW215
      8.12.511.9SW215
      7.82.411.7SW216
      7.62.311.5SW215
      7.42.311.3SW214
      7.22.211.2SW215
      6.92.111.9SW218

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1222S175Mod. Wind
      1018S175Mod. Wind
      815S172Mod. Wind
      48S184Light Wind
      917SSW207Mod. Wind
      1020S188Mod. Wind
      713SSE168Mod. Wind
      816SSW194Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:21 AM/1.62m
      • Low
        • 12:57 AM/0.59m
        • 1:44 PM/0.62m
  • Fri 23
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimePort Nolloth
      023-4
      052-3
      082-3
      112-3
      141-2
      171-2
      201-2
      231-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.52.012.4SW219
      6.21.912.4SW219
      5.81.812.2SW219
      5.41.611.8SW219
      5.11.611.7SW219
      4.81.511.6SW219
      4.51.411.3SW219
      4.31.310.9SW219

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      816S180Mod. Wind
      815S172Mod. Wind
      59S169Light Wind
      917SW216Mod. Wind
      917SW220Mod. Wind
      918SSW197Mod. Wind
      612S169Light Wind
      47SSE162Light Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 8:26 AM/1.52m
      • Low
        • 1:57 AM/0.69m
        • 3:01 PM/0.70m
  • Sat 24
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimePort Nolloth
      021-2
      051-2
      081-2
      112-3
      143-4
      173-5
      204-6
      236-8
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      4.01.212.8SW218
      4.01.214.4SW217
      4.61.414.2SW217
      6.01.811.6SSW211
      7.52.310.9SSW207
      8.42.510.7SSW206
      9.02.812.6SSW206
      9.73.013.9SSW207

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      12S184Calm
      25SSW203Calm
      815S180Mod. Wind
      1732S175Fresh Wind
      1630S179Fresh Wind
      1630S178Fresh Wind
      1834S171Fresh Wind
      2038SSE169Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 9:54 AM/1.46m
      • Low
        • 3:27 AM/0.77m
        • 4:40 PM/0.71m
  • Sun 25
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimePort Nolloth
      026-8
      056-8
      086-8
      116-8
      146-8
      176-8
      206-8
      236-8
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      10.33.113.6SSW207
      10.63.213.3SSW206
      10.83.312.2SSW206
      11.13.411.1SSW205
      11.53.510.4SSW203
      11.73.610.4SSW200
      11.53.510.4SSW198
      11.13.410.4SSW197

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1935SSE168Fresh Wind
      1630SSE152Fresh Wind
      1427SSE147Mod. Wind
      1732SSE150Fresh Wind
      2139SSE162Strong Wind
      2037S171Fresh Wind
      2037S169Fresh Wind
      1936SSE162Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 11:32 AM/1.49m
      • Low
        • 5:15 AM/0.75m
        • 6:08 PM/0.63m
  • Mon 26
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimePort Nolloth
      025-7
      054-6
      084-5
      114-5
      144-5
      173-5
      203-5
      233-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      10.63.210.3SSW196
      10.03.110.2SSW195
      9.42.910.2SSW195
      8.82.711.3SSW201
      8.32.511.6SSW202
      8.02.411.6SSW201
      7.82.411.6SSW200
      7.62.311.4SSW201

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1834SSE158Fresh Wind
      1529SSE150Fresh Wind
      1121SE141Mod. Wind
      917SSE152Mod. Wind
      1427S180Mod. Wind
      1833S173Fresh Wind
      1833SSE160Fresh Wind
      1732SSE156Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:23 AM/1.49m
        • 12:48 PM/1.59m
      • Low
        • 6:38 AM/0.64m
        • 7:12 PM/0.51m
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