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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 Offshore wind has become cross-off at Alkantstrand (moderate winds from the SSW at Richards Bay 9 km from Alkantstrand). 2.7m 7 s period wind swell from S is too big
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Actual: 39 min ago

Moderate
26 km/h
SSW
Cross-Off
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Alkantstrand Surf Forecast / KZN North / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Sunday 09 Dec 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 23.3 °C (Statistics for 09 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 24.6 max: 25.7 min: 23.2 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.4
S
1.9
S
1.5
SSE
1.6
SE
1.2
ESE
1.5
ESE
1.4
ESE
1.3
ESE
2
E
1.6
E
2.3
SSW
2.1
S
1.6
S
1.2
ESE
0.9
SSW
1.3
ESE
1.1
E
1.8
ENE
0.8
E
1.2
E
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
1.2
ENE
Period(s) (?)77678888887779159969914136
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)5263351762891922532512465223135574782472543332602032489623515813790
Wind
(km/h)
35
SSW
25
S
20
SSE
15
SSW
10
SSE
20
ENE
20
N
25
NNE
30
NE
10
NW
35
SSW
30
S
15
S
10
SE
20
ENE
20
NNE
25
NNE
30
ENE
10
NE
15
NNE
25
NE
25
NNE
20
NNE
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
ononcrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

5:05AM
1.79
5:15PM
1.78

5:37AM
1.72
5:46PM
1.69

6:10AM
1.63
6:18PM
1.59

6:48AM
1.53
6:55PM
1.47

7:33AM
1.43
7:43PM
1.35

8:36AM
1.34

8:56PM
1.25
10:04AM
1.32

10:38PM
1.23

Low Tide
/ height (m)
10:56PM
0.15
11:09AM
0.25

11:27PM
0.21
11:40AM
0.34

11:58PM
0.30
12:14PM
0.44

12:33AM
0.40
12:52PM
0.55

1:13AM
0.50
1:40PM
0.66

2:05AM
0.61

2:51PM
0.75
3:21AM
0.68

4:32PM
0.76


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)
7755--------------12---1
High °C
2220212123242228302424242324242428292427282524
Low °C
2020212021242124272323242222242325262324262424
Chill °C (?)
2220212123242228302424242324242428292427282524
Sunrise
-4:46--4:46--4:46--4:47--4:47--4:47--4:48--4:48
Sunset
--6:42--6:43--6:44--6:44--6:45--6:45--6:45--
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 24mm), heaviest during Mon morning. Very warm air temperatures (max 30°C on Wed afternoon, min 20°C on Sun night). Mainly fresh winds.Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 13mm), heaviest on Sat night. Warm air temperatures (max 29°C on Sat afternoon, min 22°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the S on Thu afternoon, light winds from the SSE by Fri morning).

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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.