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Agulhas to Plettenberg Bay

Tuesday 17 April 2018

Nice surf Tuesday with lekker crisp 4-5' lines running along exposed coast in aweseome light to moderate west offshore puffing SW later. Waves for days. Partly cloudy and warm. Wednesday a cold front moves in from the west, with showers later and a moderate to fresh W offshore becomes a stiff white kapped buster by mid to late arvi. Before, some fun waves, with 4' SSW sets open coast in morning, potentially increasing in size from late morning. Partly cloudy with showers setting in during arvi. Thursday stiff W buster to 20kts washing sideways past coast, with 4-6' waves hitting open coast. Wind a tad strong. It moderates late in day, going light to moderate into the evening. Partly cloudy and cool to warm. Friday this could be an epic surf day. No wind to calm light whiff of crisp NW landbreeze puffing light variable W. Kiff man. Surf solid 4-6' open coast. Nice! Partly cloudy and cool. Saturday might be fun dawnie, with calm or light landbreeze, but a moderate to miff NE onshore will blow today. Partly cloudy and cool.

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  • Sea Temp: 18.3 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 6:03 PM
  • Sunrise: 6:57 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Thu 19

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  • Fri 20

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  • Sat 21

      • 8  
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  • Sun 22

      • 6  
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  • Mon 23

      • 7  
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      • 13  
  • Tue 24

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  • Wed 25

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      17

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Thu 19

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      • 15  
      20
  • Fri 20

      • 9  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 6  
      14
      • 4  
      17
      • 3  
      20
  • Sat 21

      • 8  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 3  
      14
      • 3  
      17
      • 6  
      20
  • Sun 22

      • 7  
      08
      • 6  
      11
      • 3  
      14
      • 0  
      17
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      20
  • Mon 23

      • 3  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 7  
      14
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      17
      • 31  
      20
  • Tue 24

      • 30  
      08
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      11
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      14
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      17
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      20
  • Wed 25

      • 7  
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Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Thu 19
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape AgulhasStilbaaiMossel BayVictoria Bay
      205-73-56-83-4
      236-84-56-83-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      11.13.411.8SW225
      11.83.612.8SW219

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1529W263Fresh Wind
      1325W271Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:32 AM/2.06m
        • 5:57 PM/1.87m
      • Low
        • 11:39 AM/0.24m
        • 11:50 PM/0.36m
  • Fri 20
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape AgulhasStilbaaiMossel BayVictoria Bay
      026-84-68-104-5
      056-84-68-104-5
      086-84-56-83-5
      115-73-56-83-4
      145-73-56-83-4
      174-63-45-73-4
      204-53-44-62-3
      233-53-44-62-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      12.43.813.2SW215
      12.43.813.2SW216
      11.83.613.0SW219
      11.23.412.8SW220
      10.53.212.7SW221
      9.93.012.6SW221
      9.42.912.5SW222
      8.92.712.4SW222

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1222W276Mod. Wind
      1020WNW283Mod. Wind
      918WNW291Mod. Wind
      815WNW285Mod. Wind
      611WSW257Light Wind
      48SSW210Light Wind
      35SE145Calm
      59ENE72Light Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:14 AM/1.92m
        • 6:44 PM/1.74m
      • Low
        • 12:21 PM/0.38m
  • Sat 21
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape AgulhasStilbaaiMossel BayVictoria Bay
      023-52-34-52-3
      053-42-33-52-3
      083-42-33-42-3
      113-42-33-41-2
      142-32-33-41-2
      172-32-33-41-2
      202-31-23-41-2
      232-31-22-31-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      8.52.612.2SW223
      8.12.512.1SW224
      7.72.411.9SW224
      7.42.211.9SW223
      7.12.211.8SW222
      6.82.111.8SW222
      6.62.011.8SW221
      6.42.011.7SW221

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      814ENE57Mod. Wind
      816NE55Mod. Wind
      815ENE58Mod. Wind
      713NE40Mod. Wind
      36N10Calm
      37W262Calm
      612WSW252Light Wind
      1018W272Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 7:05 AM/1.74m
      • Low
        • 12:36 AM/0.52m
        • 1:12 PM/0.55m
  • Sun 22
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape AgulhasStilbaaiMossel BayVictoria Bay
      022-31-22-31-2
      052-31-22-31-2
      082-31-22-31-2
      112-32-33-41-2
      143-42-33-51-2
      173-52-34-51-2
      203-52-33-51-2
      233-52-33-51-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.31.911.8SW221
      6.11.911.8SW221
      6.11.912.0SW223
      6.82.112.3SW224
      7.92.412.5SW228
      8.32.512.6SW232
      8.22.512.5SW234
      7.92.412.5SW235

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1121W270Mod. Wind
      1019W265Mod. Wind
      714WNW282Mod. Wind
      611NW305Light Wind
      37NNW340Calm
      01W265Calm
      36ENE73Calm
      25NNE11Calm

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 8:12 AM/1.56m
      • Low
        • 1:39 AM/0.69m
        • 2:27 PM/0.70m
  • Mon 23
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape AgulhasStilbaaiMossel BayVictoria Bay
      023-42-33-41-2
      053-42-33-41-2
      083-42-33-41-2
      113-42-33-41-2
      143-42-33-41-2
      173-42-33-51-2
      206-84-56-82-3
      2310-125-78-103-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.72.412.5SW234
      7.52.312.4SW234
      7.32.212.3SW234
      7.02.112.7SW231
      6.82.113.7SW228
      7.82.412.7SW231
      12.53.811.2WSW240
      16.14.910.7WSW244

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      23NE47Calm
      12NE37Calm
      36NW304Calm
      714WNW289Mod. Wind
      714W273Mod. Wind
      1427WSW247Mod. Wind
      3157WSW258Near Gale
      3260W266Near Gale

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 9:48 AM/1.44m
      • Low
        • 3:31 AM/0.81m
        • 4:28 PM/0.76m
  • Tue 24
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape AgulhasStilbaaiMossel BayVictoria Bay
      0210-156-810-123-4
      0515-188-1010-154-6
      0815-188-1015-185-7
      1110-158-1010-154-6
      1410-156-810-154-5
      1710-126-810-123-5
      208-105-78-103-4
      238-104-68-102-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      17.75.411.0WSW245
      18.85.712.1WSW240
      18.95.812.8WSW237
      17.85.412.9WSW238
      16.65.112.8WSW238
      15.54.712.6WSW238
      14.34.412.4WSW239
      13.04.012.1WSW241

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      3565W268Gale Force
      3361W270Near Gale
      3055W272Near Gale
      2851W272Near Gale
      2649W263Strong Wind
      2546WSW253Strong Wind
      2241WSW247Strong Wind
      1834WSW245Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 11:35 AM/1.46m
      • Low
        • 5:40 AM/0.75m
        • 6:05 PM/0.68m
  • Wed 25
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape AgulhasStilbaaiMossel BayVictoria Bay
      026-83-56-82-3
      055-73-45-71-2
      084-63-44-61-2
      114-53-44-51-2
      143-53-44-52-3
      173-53-44-52-3
      203-42-34-53-4
      233-42-34-53-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      11.73.611.8WSW242
      10.63.211.6WSW243
      9.83.011.3WSW241
      9.42.911.1SW236
      9.32.811.0SW227
      9.32.811.0SW218
      9.32.811.0SSW208
      9.42.911.2SSW199

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1427WSW245Mod. Wind
      1020WSW247Mod. Wind
      714WSW250Mod. Wind
      59WSW245Light Wind
      49S179Light Wind
      918ESE122Mod. Wind
      1427E99Mod. Wind
      2037E85Fresh Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 12:17 AM/1.63m
        • 12:50 PM/1.58m
      • Low
        • 6:53 AM/0.60m
        • 7:05 PM/0.55m
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