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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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Alkantstrand Surf Forecast / KZN North / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Tuesday 02 Mar 2021 SAST
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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 27.0 °C (Statistics for 02 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 26.3 max: 27.7 min: 25.5 °C)
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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 27.0 °C (Statistics for 02 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 26.3 max: 27.7 min: 25.5 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Alkantstrand (calm at Richards Bay 9 km from Alkantstrand). 1.4m 8 s period swell from E with an additional 0.8m 11 s period swell from S

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Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Alkantstrand this week:

The surf forecast for Alkantstrand over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Mar 02) at 8AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.4m and 8s period with a secondary swell of 0.6m and 11s. The wind is predicted to be cross-shore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Alkantstrand in the next 7 days are 2.0m 10s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Mar 03) at 2PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.8m 4s period and expected on Saturday (Mar 06) at 5AM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 8AM (Tue 2nd Mar)4.5ft (1.4m) 8s
Best Surf 5AM (Wed 3rd Mar)6.5ft (2.0m) 10s
Most Powerful 2PM (Wed 3rd Mar)6.5ft (2.0m) 10s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Alkantstrand over the next 7 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
Monday
08
Tue
09
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
30332331232331321210120
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.18.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
1.6
E
2
E
1.9
E
2
E
2
E
1.8
E
1.7
E
1.6
E
1.5
E
1.4
E
1.3
E
1.2
E
0.8
E
0.9
E
1
E
1
E
1
S
0.9
SSW
0.9
E
0.8
E
0.8
E
0.8
E
0.7
E
8910101010101099991515141415141313131313
343609652784800612535474392334282229298352411394435336289222212212163
10
ENE
25
ENE
10
N
15
ENE
20
ENE
10
NNW
10
ENE
20
ENE
5
NW
5
SSE
10
SE
10
WSW
15
SSE
15
ESE
10
N
15
NE
15
ENE
15
N
20
NNE
25
NE
15
NNE
15
NNE
15
NNE
cross-
on
oncross-
on
ononcrossononcrosscross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
ononcross-
on
ononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
5:51PM
1.97
6:13AM
2.03
6:25PM
1.85
6:49AM
1.87
7:01PM
1.68
7:28AM
1.67
7:44PM
1.48
8:18AM
1.44
8:49PM
1.27
9:56AM
1.25
11:33PM
1.18
12:46PM
1.27
1:36AM
1.34
11:48AM
-0.00
11:58PM
-0.05
12:23PM
0.11
12:33AM
0.09
12:59PM
0.27
1:10AM
0.28
1:40PM
0.46
1:56AM
0.51
2:38PM
0.67
3:11AM
0.73
4:49PM
0.80
6:10AM
0.78
7:16PM
0.69
7:49AM
0.62

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

Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
Monday
08
Tue
09
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearrain shwrssome cloudssome cloudsrisk thund- dersome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearsome cloudssome clouds
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2526242626232627242627252626252827252829242324
2225222325212326232426232425242426242527232324
2526242626232627242627252626252827252829242324
5:43--5:43--5:45--5:46--5:46--5:47--5:47--5:48-
-6:22--6:21--6:20--6:19--6:17--6:16--6:15--6:15

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 27°C on Thu afternoon, min 21°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Fri night. Warm air temperatures (max 29°C on Mon afternoon, min 23°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

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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.