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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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Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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: 13.5 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 7:52 PM
  • Sunrise: 5:29 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Thu 13

      •    
      •    
      • 10  
      • 10  
      • 11  
  • Fri 14

      • 10  
      • 10  
      • 10  
      • 10  
      • 9  
  • Sat 15

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 9  
  • Sun 16

      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 8  
      • 7  
  • Mon 17

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 6  
      • 6  
  • Tue 18

      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
  • Wed 19

      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      • 15  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 14  
      20
      • 13  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 12  
      20
      • 12  
      08
      • 12  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 8  
      20
      • 9  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 9  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 9  
      20
      • 10  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 11  
      20
      • 11  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 11  
      20
      • 11  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 11  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Thu 13

      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      • 19  
      14
      • 22  
      17
      • 21  
      20
  • Fri 14

      • 17  
      08
      • 18  
      11
      • 19  
      14
      • 20  
      17
      • 19  
      20
  • Sat 15

      • 17  
      08
      • 19  
      11
      • 21  
      14
      • 24  
      17
      • 23  
      20
  • Sun 16

      • 19  
      08
      • 20  
      11
      • 19  
      14
      • 18  
      17
      • 15  
      20
  • Mon 17

      • 6  
      08
      • 4  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 9  
      17
      • 5  
      20
  • Tue 18

      • 4  
      08
      • 5  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 7  
      17
      • 4  
      20
  • Wed 19

      • 0  
      08
      • 2  
      11
      • 5  
      14
      • 8  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Thu 13
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimePort Nolloth
      146-8
      176-8
      206-8
      236-8
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      9.52.915.1SW215
      10.43.214.6SW215
      11.03.314.3SW214
      11.13.413.9SW216

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1936SSE168Fresh Wind
      2241SSE167Strong Wind
      2139SSE162Strong Wind
      2037SSE162Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:48 AM/1.48m
      • Low
        • 12:18 AM/0.63m
        • 12:57 PM/0.76m
  • Fri 14
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimePort Nolloth
      026-8
      056-8
      086-8
      115-7
      145-7
      174-6
      204-6
      234-6
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      11.03.413.5SW217
      10.83.313.3SW218
      10.43.213.1SW219
      9.93.012.8SW220
      9.62.912.7SW220
      9.52.912.5SW220
      9.42.912.3SW220
      9.12.812.1SW220

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1936SSE160Fresh Wind
      1935SSE158Fresh Wind
      1732SSE156Fresh Wind
      1833SSE166Fresh Wind
      1935S171Fresh Wind
      2037S169Fresh Wind
      1935SSE163Fresh Wind
      1834SSE162Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:38 AM/1.43m
      • Low
        • 1:04 AM/0.70m
        • 2:00 PM/0.81m
  • Sat 15
    • Beach forecast

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

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.92.712.0SW220
      8.62.611.9SW220
      8.22.511.8SW220
      7.92.411.7SW220
      7.92.411.6SW219
      8.42.611.5SW218
      8.92.78.2SSW194
      8.82.77.9S190

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1834SSE158Fresh Wind
      1833SSE151Fresh Wind
      1731SSE148Fresh Wind
      1935SSE158Fresh Wind
      2139SSE167Strong Wind
      2445SSE168Strong Wind
      2344SSE160Strong Wind
      2140SSE160Strong Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 8:40 AM/1.40m
      • Low
        • 2:04 AM/0.77m
        • 3:17 PM/0.81m
  • Sun 16
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimePort Nolloth
      023-4
      053-4
      083-4
      113-4
      143-4
      173-4
      203-4
      232-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.72.67.9S191
      8.32.57.5S186
      8.02.48.5SSW196
      7.82.49.0SSW202
      7.72.49.0SSW204
      7.52.39.0SSW204
      7.42.29.0SSW205
      7.12.29.0SSW205

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2139SSE160Strong Wind
      2037SSE156Fresh Wind
      1935SSE153Fresh Wind
      2037SSE161Fresh Wind
      1936SSE168Fresh Wind
      1834S171Fresh Wind
      1528SSE167Fresh Wind
      918S173Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 9:52 AM/1.41m
      • Low
        • 3:20 AM/0.80m
        • 4:34 PM/0.76m
  • Mon 17
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimePort Nolloth
      022-3
      052-3
      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°
      6.82.19.7SSW213
      6.72.010.2SW221
      6.62.010.1SW220
      6.62.010.3SW218
      6.52.010.9SW221
      6.42.011.1SW222
      6.21.910.9SW223
      5.91.810.8SW225

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1019S178Mod. Wind
      815SSE159Mod. Wind
      612SSW193Light Wind
      48SW225Light Wind
      815WSW256Mod. Wind
      916WSW258Mod. Wind
      510WNW294Light Wind
      713WNW296Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 11:00 AM/1.47m
      • Low
        • 4:37 AM/0.78m
        • 5:36 PM/0.68m
  • Tue 18
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimePort Nolloth
      022-3
      051-2
      081-2
      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°
      5.71.710.8SW227
      5.41.610.8SW229
      5.21.610.9SW231
      5.01.510.9SW232
      4.91.510.9SW232
      4.91.510.9SW232
      4.81.510.9SW233
      4.81.510.9SW234

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      611WNW283Light Wind
      47W267Light Wind
      48W274Light Wind
      510WSW238Light Wind
      816SW219Mod. Wind
      713SSW204Mod. Wind
      48SSW200Light Wind
      12S190Calm

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 11:58 AM/1.55m
      • Low
        • 5:40 AM/0.72m
        • 6:27 PM/0.57m
  • Wed 19
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimePort Nolloth
      021-2
      051-2
      081-2
      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°
      4.91.510.8SW235
      4.91.510.8SW235
      4.91.510.8SW233
      4.91.510.9SW231
      4.81.511.0SW229
      4.81.410.9SW228
      4.71.410.9SW227
      4.61.410.9SW226

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      12SW215Calm
      12SW222Calm
      01WNW298Calm
      25W279Calm
      510WSW243Light Wind
      815SSW213Mod. Wind
      713S181Mod. Wind
      714S174Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:38 AM/1.46m
        • 12:47 PM/1.65m
      • Low
        • 6:34 AM/0.63m
        • 7:12 PM/0.46m
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