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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 Continuing clean conditions at Alkantstrand (light winds from the N at Richards Bay 9 km from Alkantstrand). 1.7m 14 s period swell from SSW with an additional 0.5m 5 s period swell from NE , plus 1.2m 5 s period wind swell from NNE
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Light
7 km/h
N
Clean
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Alkantstrand Surf Forecast / KZN North / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Friday 17 Aug 2018 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 21.5 °C (Statistics for 17 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 21.5 max: 22.3 min: 20.5 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
3
SSW
3.5
SSW
3
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2.1
SSE
1.5
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1.1
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1
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1.4
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0.9
SSW
0.9
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0.7
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0.6
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0.9
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1.3
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0.9
SSW
2.1
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1.4
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1.7
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1.4
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1.3
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Period(s) (?)799881312714121717161514138121111111111
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)66615561337592324389295175304224273211443784331142013971438469698448389317
Wind
(km/h)
45
SSW
35
S
25
SSE
10
SE
10
ENE
20
N
30
N
25
NE
15
NNW
15
SSW
25
SSW
20
SSW
5
SSW
15
E
5
NE
40
SSW
35
SSW
20
SSW
10
SW
15
ESE
10
ENE
5
E
10
E
Wind State(?)offcross-
off
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off
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on
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High Tide
/ height (m)

7:43PM
1.57

7:57AM
1.41

8:33PM
1.39
9:00AM
1.25

9:57PM
1.26
11:03AM
1.17

12:05AM
1.25
12:59PM
1.25

1:25AM
1.36
1:56PM
1.39

2:10AM
1.49

2:33PM
1.53



Low Tide
/ height (m)
1:24PM
0.38

1:55AM
0.55

2:09PM
0.57
2:52AM
0.70

3:18PM
0.73
4:38AM
0.79

5:27PM
0.80

6:41AM
0.74
7:08PM
0.71

7:44AM
0.60

8:01PM
0.58
8:24AM
0.46

8:38PM
0.44


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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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
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Sunrise
6:20--6:20--6:18--6:18--6:16--6:16--6:15--6:13-
Sunset
-5:29--5:30--5:30--5:30--5:30--5:31--5:31--5:32
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 24mm), heaviest during Fri night. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Sun afternoon, min 16°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SSW on Fri morning, light winds from the WNW by Sun night).Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 13mm), heaviest on Fri afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Tue afternoon, min 18°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (calm on Tue morning, strong winds from the SSW by Wed afternoon).

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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.