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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: 9.8 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 7:03 PM
  • Sunrise: 5:58 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Sat 20

      •    
      •    
      • 11  
      • 11  
      • 12  
  • Sun 21

      • 10  
      • 9  
      • 8  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Mon 22

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
  • Tue 23

      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 5  
      • 4  
  • Wed 24

      • 4  
      • 3  
      • 3  
      • 4  
      • 4  
  • Thu 25

      • 4  
      • 4  
      • 3  
      • 4  
      • 4  
  • Fri 26

      • 4  
      • 4  
      • 4  
      • 4  
      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      • 15  
      14
      • 15  
      17
      • 14  
      20
      • 13  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 12  
      17
      • 12  
      20
      • 11  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 14  
      20
      • 15  
      08
      • 15  
      11
      • 15  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 14  
      20
      • 13  
      08
      • 13  
      11
      • 13  
      14
      • 13  
      17
      • 12  
      20
      • 11  
      08
      • 11  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 11  
      17
      • 11  
      20
      • 10  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 10  
      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Sat 20

      •    
        -
      •    
        -
      • 21  
      14
      • 23  
      17
      • 22  
      20
  • Sun 21

      • 14  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 6  
      17
      • 3  
      20
  • Mon 22

      • 12  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 3  
      17
      • 2  
      20
  • Tue 23

      • 11  
      08
      • 4  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 8  
      17
      • 1  
      20
  • Wed 24

      • 7  
      08
      • 4  
      11
      • 11  
      14
      • 16  
      17
      • 17  
      20
  • Thu 25

      • 8  
      08
      • 4  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 14  
      17
      • 13  
      20
  • Fri 26

      • 7  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 12  
      14
      • 13  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Sat 20
    • 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°
      11.43.515.1SW232
      11.43.514.7SW232
      11.53.514.4SW231
      11.23.412.8SW219

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2139SSE162Strong Wind
      2342SSE159Strong Wind
      2241SE144Strong Wind
      2038SE129Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:44 AM/1.37m
        • 1:00 PM/1.51m
      • Low
        • 6:44 AM/0.65m
        • 7:14 PM/0.58m
  • Sun 21
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimePort Nolloth
      026-8
      055-7
      085-7
      114-6
      143-5
      173-4
      203-4
      233-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      10.53.211.7SSW206
      10.03.113.6SW226
      9.62.913.4SW223
      8.72.612.9SW218
      7.92.412.6SW216
      7.42.312.3SW214
      7.02.112.0SSW209
      6.92.111.8SSW209

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1935E100Fresh Wind
      1834E88Fresh Wind
      1427E93Mod. Wind
      714SSE148Mod. Wind
      1019S183Mod. Wind
      612SSW192Light Wind
      35W259Calm
      714NW323Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:20 AM/1.48m
        • 1:32 PM/1.62m
      • Low
        • 7:19 AM/0.56m
        • 7:45 PM/0.47m
  • Mon 22
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimePort Nolloth
      023-4
      053-4
      082-3
      112-3
      142-3
      171-2
      201-2
      232-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.92.111.6SSW207
      6.62.011.2SSW205
      6.21.911.0SSW206
      5.61.710.9SSW207
      5.21.610.8SSW207
      4.91.510.7SSW206
      4.61.413.7SW218
      4.51.416.7SW226

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1019NNW328Mod. Wind
      1019NNW329Mod. Wind
      1223NW326Mod. Wind
      815NW315Mod. Wind
      815WNW286Mod. Wind
      36WNW295Calm
      23SSE153Calm
      47SE136Light Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:52 AM/1.58m
        • 2:02 PM/1.71m
      • Low
        • 7:51 AM/0.48m
        • 8:15 PM/0.38m
  • Tue 23
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimePort Nolloth
      021-2
      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°
      4.51.416.1SW225
      4.61.415.6SW224
      4.71.415.2SW225
      4.61.414.8SW225
      4.61.414.7SW226
      4.51.414.4SW226
      4.41.314.2SW226
      4.11.314.1SW225

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1121SSE150Mod. Wind
      917E94Mod. Wind
      1121NE52Mod. Wind
      49NNW342Light Wind
      814WSW259Mod. Wind
      816WSW253Mod. Wind
      13S190Calm
      510SSE169Light Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:23 AM/1.66m
        • 2:32 PM/1.78m
      • Low
        • 8:22 AM/0.41m
        • 8:45 PM/0.30m
  • Wed 24
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimePort Nolloth
      021-2
      051-2
      081-2
      111-2
      140-1
      171-2
      201-2
      231-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      3.91.213.6SW226
      3.71.113.4SW225
      3.51.113.3SW225
      3.31.012.9SW226
      3.21.012.7SW227
      3.61.112.6SW232
      4.01.212.4WSW237
      4.31.312.0SW235

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      815SE128Mod. Wind
      816ENE59Mod. Wind
      713ENE68Mod. Wind
      49ESE103Light Wind
      1122S172Mod. Wind
      1630SSE167Fresh Wind
      1731SSE149Fresh Wind
      1731SSE147Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:54 AM/1.72m
        • 3:02 PM/1.84m
      • Low
        • 8:53 AM/0.36m
        • 9:16 PM/0.25m
  • Thu 25
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimePort Nolloth
      021-2
      051-2
      080-1
      110-1
      140-1
      170-1
      200-1
      230-1
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      4.31.311.9WSW240
      4.11.311.7WSW244
      3.81.211.4WSW244
      3.51.111.1WSW245
      3.31.011.0WSW247
      3.51.110.8WSW248
      3.91.210.5WSW247
      4.01.210.4WSW247

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1529SE146Fresh Wind
      1324SSE148Mod. Wind
      815SE145Mod. Wind
      49S175Light Wind
      1018SSW201Mod. Wind
      1427SSW192Mod. Wind
      1324SSE154Mod. Wind
      916SSE161Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:25 AM/1.76m
        • 3:34 PM/1.86m
      • Low
        • 9:24 AM/0.34m
        • 9:48 PM/0.24m
  • Fri 26
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimePort Nolloth
      020-1
      050-1
      080-1
      110-1
      140-1
      171-2
      201-2
      231-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      4.01.210.2WSW247
      4.01.210.1WSW246
      3.91.29.9WSW241
      3.81.29.8WSW239
      3.81.29.6WSW238
      4.01.210.0SW233
      4.31.311.8SW222
      4.51.412.3SW219

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      918S177Mod. Wind
      917SSE160Mod. Wind
      714SSE151Mod. Wind
      816SSE166Mod. Wind
      1222S173Mod. Wind
      1325S172Mod. Wind
      1324SSE167Mod. Wind
      1019SSE165Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:59 AM/1.77m
        • 4:09 PM/1.85m
      • Low
        • 9:58 AM/0.34m
        • 10:22 PM/0.26m
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