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Agulhas to Plettenberg Bay

Wednesday 19 July 2017

Oh my hat. It's huge Thursday with wild, messy, heaving stormsea with sets to 15ft hitting open coast in strong frontal west winds. The swell has serious deep grunt, and its out of control pretty much everywhere. The wind eases though, puffing moderate by day's end. Wax the wino chaser and go dodge some bullets. Friday calms to a panic, with 6-8ft sets open coast easing a bit all day. Winds crisp moderate W, and slightly more protected breaks are firing 6'. Saturday open coast sees the downward trend continue, with 5-7' sets dropping off to 4-5' by day's end. Kiff crisp west offshores. Firing. Sunday still firing. Smaller. But waves. Maybe 4' and super fun in kiff light W offshore. Monday 2-3' peaks in calm early seas puffing bumpy onshore NE.

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  • Sea Temp: 16.4 Degrees C
  • Sunset: 5:43 PM
  • Sunrise: 7:32 AM

Swell Height And Direction (feet)

  • Fri 21

      • 14  
      • 14  
      • 13  
      • 13  
      • 13  
  • Sat 22

      • 11  
      • 10  
      • 10  
      • 9  
      • 9  
  • Sun 23

      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Mon 24

      • 6  
      • 6  
      • 7  
      • 7  
      • 7  
  • Tue 25

      • 9  
      • 11  
      • 13  
      • 14  
      • 15  
  • Wed 26

      • 14  
      • 14  
      • 13  
      • 13  
      • 13  
  • Thu 27

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

Wind Speed And Direction (knots)

  • Fri 21

      • 19  
      08
      • 19  
      11
      • 19  
      14
      • 17  
      17
      • 16  
      20
  • Sat 22

      • 9  
      08
      • 7  
      11
      • 6  
      14
      • 5  
      17
      • 2  
      20
  • Sun 23

      • 9  
      08
      • 9  
      11
      • 8  
      14
      • 5  
      17
      • 2  
      20
  • Mon 24

      • 12  
      08
      • 10  
      11
      • 6  
      14
      • 1  
      17
      • 1  
      20
  • Tue 25

      • 22  
      08
      • 20  
      11
      • 25  
      14
      • 23  
      17
      • 32  
      20
  • Wed 26

      • 17  
      08
      • 14  
      11
      • 10  
      14
      • 5  
      17
      • 2  
      20
  • Thu 27

      • 10  
      08
      • 8  
      11
      • 5  
      14
      • 7  
      17

Detailed Beach and Regional Forecasts - click tab for data

  • Fri 21
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape AgulhasStilbaaiMossel BayVictoria Bay
      088-106-810-125-7
      118-105-710-124-6
      148-105-78-104-6
      178-105-78-104-6
      206-85-78-104-6
      236-84-68-104-6
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      14.14.314.3SW220
      13.64.114.0SW220
      13.24.013.7SW219
      13.14.013.5SW219
      13.04.013.3SW219
      12.73.913.0SW216

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1936W272Fresh Wind
      1936W270Fresh Wind
      1935W267Fresh Wind
      1732W259Fresh Wind
      1630W259Fresh Wind
      1427W264Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 1:43 AM/1.91m
        • 2:17 PM/1.83m
      • Low
        • 8:08 AM/0.32m
        • 8:21 PM/0.36m
  • Sat 22
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape AgulhasStilbaaiMossel BayVictoria Bay
      026-84-68-104-5
      055-74-56-83-5
      085-73-56-83-4
      114-63-45-73-4
      144-53-45-72-3
      174-53-44-62-3
      203-52-34-52-3
      233-42-33-52-3
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      12.23.712.8SW217
      11.53.512.6SW219
      10.83.312.5SW221
      10.23.112.4SW221
      9.62.912.3SW222
      9.12.812.2SW223
      8.62.612.2SW224
      8.22.512.2SW226

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1325W266Mod. Wind
      1222W266Mod. Wind
      918WSW257Mod. Wind
      712WSW257Mod. Wind
      611WSW243Light Wind
      59SW218Light Wind
      24SW224Calm
      48W260Light Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 2:35 AM/2.01m
        • 3:05 PM/1.95m
      • Low
        • 8:54 AM/0.22m
        • 9:10 PM/0.28m
  • Sun 23
    • Beach forecast

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

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      7.92.412.2SW226
      7.62.312.2SW226
      7.42.312.2SW225
      7.22.212.1SW223
      6.92.112.0SW223
      6.72.011.8SW223
      6.72.011.8SW224
      6.72.011.7SW225

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      714W260Mod. Wind
      917W267Mod. Wind
      918WNW283Mod. Wind
      918WNW284Mod. Wind
      815W271Mod. Wind
      510WSW242Light Wind
      24SSW201Calm
      59NE45Light Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 3:22 AM/2.07m
        • 3:50 PM/2.04m
      • Low
        • 9:36 AM/0.15m
        • 9:54 PM/0.23m
  • Mon 24
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape AgulhasStilbaaiMossel BayVictoria Bay
      022-31-23-41-2
      052-31-22-31-2
      082-31-22-31-2
      112-31-22-31-2
      142-31-23-41-2
      172-31-23-41-2
      202-31-23-41-2
      232-31-23-41-2
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.62.011.6SW226
      6.52.011.6SW225
      6.41.911.7SW224
      6.41.911.7SW222
      6.52.012.4SW215
      6.52.012.6SSW213
      6.52.012.5SSW213
      6.42.012.4SSW213

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1018NE42Mod. Wind
      1223NE49Mod. Wind
      1222NE43Mod. Wind
      1018NNE27Mod. Wind
      611NNE19Light Wind
      13NNE12Calm
      13WSW254Calm
      916WSW253Mod. Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:05 AM/2.08m
        • 4:32 PM/2.08m
      • Low
        • 10:15 AM/0.13m
        • 10:36 PM/0.24m
  • Tue 25
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape AgulhasStilbaaiMossel BayVictoria Bay
      022-31-23-41-2
      052-32-33-42-3
      083-53-44-62-3
      115-73-56-83-4
      146-85-78-104-6
      178-105-78-104-5
      208-105-710-124-5
      2310-126-810-124-5
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      6.62.012.4SSW209
      7.52.312.4SSW210
      9.32.811.8SW218
      11.43.511.4SW224
      13.34.112.8SW220
      13.64.112.7SW223
      14.54.412.4SW227
      16.14.910.8SW233

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      1528WSW253Fresh Wind
      2037W259Fresh Wind
      2241W274Strong Wind
      2038W264Fresh Wind
      2547WSW251Strong Wind
      2343W270Strong Wind
      3259WSW250Near Gale
      3158WSW250Near Gale

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 4:47 AM/2.04m
        • 5:13 PM/2.06m
      • Low
        • 10:53 AM/0.16m
        • 11:16 PM/0.29m
  • Wed 26
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape AgulhasStilbaaiMossel BayVictoria Bay
      0210-126-810-124-5
      058-105-710-124-5
      088-105-78-103-5
      118-105-78-103-5
      148-105-78-104-5
      178-105-78-104-5
      208-104-68-103-5
      236-84-68-103-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      15.94.811.5SW232
      14.84.511.9SW232
      14.04.312.2SW231
      13.64.112.9SW230
      13.44.113.4SW226
      13.24.013.6SW227
      12.63.913.6SW228
      11.93.613.6SW229

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      2649WSW254Strong Wind
      2139WSW259Strong Wind
      1732W266Fresh Wind
      1426W279Mod. Wind
      1019WNW287Mod. Wind
      59WNW299Light Wind
      23NW325Calm
      48NNE27Light Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 5:27 AM/1.96m
        • 5:54 PM/2.00m
      • Low
        • 11:29 AM/0.23m
        • 11:55 PM/0.38m
  • Thu 27
    • Beach forecast

      surf range in feet
      TimeCape AgulhasStilbaaiMossel BayVictoria Bay
      026-84-56-83-4
      055-73-56-83-4
      085-73-55-73-4
      115-73-56-83-4
      146-83-56-83-4
      176-83-56-83-4
      206-83-56-83-4
      236-84-56-83-4
    • Regional forecast

      Time

      hours
      02
      05
      08
      11
      14
      17
      20
      23

      Open Ocean Swell

      feetmperioddir°
      11.03.413.6SW230
      10.33.113.5SW230
      10.13.113.4SW228
      10.43.213.6SW227
      10.73.313.8SW226
      10.73.313.8SW227
      10.73.313.6SW228
      11.03.313.6SW229

      Wind

      ktskphdir°beaufort
      612NE39Light Wind
      510NE51Light Wind
      1019NNE32Mod. Wind
      814NNE31Mod. Wind
      511NE50Light Wind
      713NE55Mod. Wind
      612NE41Light Wind
      48NE35Light Wind

      Tides

      time / range
      • High
        • 6:07 AM/1.85m
        • 6:34 PM/1.90m
      • Low
        • 12:05 PM/0.32m

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