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Alkantstrand ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 3.8

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  1. weather stationWind Update The cross-on wind has turned onshore at Alkantstrand (moderate winds from the NE at Richards Bay 9 km from Alkantstrand). 1.9m 15 s period swell from S with 1.1m 6 s period wind swell from ENE
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Actual: 55 min ago

Moderate
20 km/h
NE
Onshore
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Alkantstrand Surf Forecast / KZN North / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 am Friday 19 Apr 2019 SAST

Alkantstrand surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Alkantstrand sea temperature is 25.7 °C (Statistics for 19 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 25.1 max: 26.2 min: 24.2 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.5
S
1.7
S
1.5
S
1.3
S
1.6
S
1.5
S
1.8
S
1.1
S
1.8
ESE
2
ESE
2
ESE
2.3
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2.1
ESE
1.9
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1.7
ENE
2.1
ENE
2.1
E
1.8
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1.9
ENE
1.6
E
1.3
E
1.2
E
1.9
SSW
Period(s) (?)1314131515141413899888999999997
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)771114373774012329311190430392576586652597475453645660492534395262229352
Wind
(km/h)
10
NNE
30
NE
35
NNE
30
NNE
35
S
20
SSW
15
SSE
20
SSE
15
SE
15
ESE
15
ESE
10
E
10
NNE
20
NE
15
NNE
20
NNE
25
NE
30
N
20
NNE
20
SSW
25
SSW
25
SSW
30
SSW
Wind State(?)ononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
ononcross-
on
ononcross-
on
cross-
on
offcross-
off
offcross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

3:53PM
2.01
4:11AM
2.14

4:26PM
2.02
4:43AM
2.10

4:59PM
1.97

5:15AM
2.00
5:31PM
1.87

5:45AM
1.85
6:02PM
1.74

6:16AM
1.69
6:36PM
1.58

6:48AM
1.51
7:14PM
1.41

7:28AM
1.33

Low Tide
/ height (m)
9:49AM
-0.05

9:59PM
-0.09
10:22AM
-0.07

10:32PM
-0.07
10:54AM
-0.03

11:04PM
0.01
11:25AM
0.07

11:36PM
0.14
11:55AM
0.20

12:08AM
0.30
12:27PM
0.35

12:41AM
0.48
1:01PM
0.52

1:20AM
0.66
1:48PM
0.69

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Alkantstrand blow from the SW.
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rain showers
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Summary
clearclearclearclearrain shwrsrain shwrsrisk thund- dersome cloudsrain shwrsrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrisk thund- derclearrisk thund- derclearclearsome cloudsclearrain shwrsrisk thund- derclearclear
Rain (mm)
----112-133243-1----22--
High °C
2527242731242324222222222425242627252831242424
Low °C
2226232324232323222222212124222326232425232324
Chill °C (?)
2527242731242324222222222425242627252831242424
Sunrise
6:11--6:11--6:13--6:13--6:13--6:13--6:15--6:15-
Sunset
-5:29--5:28--5:27--5:25--5:24--5:23--5:22--5:22
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 23mm), heaviest during Mon night. Very warm air temperatures (max 31°C on Sat afternoon, min 22°C on Fri morning). Mainly fresh winds.Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 20mm), heaviest during Mon night. Very warm air temperatures (max 31°C on Thu afternoon, min 21°C on Mon night). Winds increasing (light winds from the N on Tue morning, fresh winds from the N by Wed night).

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Information about the Alkantstrand Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Alkantstrand provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Alkantstrand can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Alkantstrand surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Alkantstrand) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Alkantstrand may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Are you planning a holiday in KwaZulu-Natal North Coast? If you are looking for accommodation near Alkantstrand, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in KwaZulu-Natal North Coast, consider staying in Richards Bay which is 1 km (1 miles) away. Other places in and around KwaZulu-Natal North Coast where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Richards Bay which is 1 km (1 miles) away, Empangeni, eSikhawini and Eshowe.