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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

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Tuesday 18 May 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 24.1 °C (Statistics for 18 May 1981-2005 - mean: 24.1 max: 25.0 min: 23.1 °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 24.1 °C (Statistics for 18 May 1981-2005 - mean: 24.1 max: 25.0 min: 23.1 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Recent clean conditions at Alkantstrand have likely become affected by the arrival of onshore winds (light winds from the NNE at Richards Bay 9 km from Alkantstrand).

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Light
15 km/h
NNE
Onshore
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Alkantstrand this week:

The surf forecast for Alkantstrand over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (May 21) at 5AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.3m and 8s period with a secondary swell of 0.5m and 13s. The wind is predicted to be offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Alkantstrand in the next 12 days are 2.5m 13s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (May 22) at 8AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.4m 6s period and expected on Friday (May 21) at 5PM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 5AM (Fri 21st May)4.5ft (1.3m) 8s
Best Surf 2AM (Sat 22nd May)7ft (2.2m) 11s
Most Powerful 8AM (Sat 22nd May)8ft (2.5m) 13s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Alkantstrand over the next 12 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
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
Saturday
29
Sun
30
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
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T southafrica.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.216.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.240.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.264.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.288.cc23
1
S
0.8
S
0.6
S
1.4
NE
1.3
NE
1.5
NE
1.4
NE
1
ENE
0.9
ENE
2.2
S
2.2
S
1.8
S
1.6
S
1.4
S
1.2
S
1.4
E
1.2
E
1.1
E
1.4
E
1.7
E
1.7
E
1.7
E
1.6
E
1.8
E
1.6
E
1.5
E
1.4
E
1.5
E
1.2
E
1.1
E
1
E
0.9
E
0.9
E
0.8
E
0.8
E
1.3
SSW
12121267888811121213121299991010111013131212121211111010101012
279171106135179250247133112123614959429026134322862241893255926096465121104878690593628390289231174161122120486
30
NNE
20
N
25
NE
30
N
25
N
25
NNE
20
N
20
SSW
20
SSE
15
S
15
SSW
15
SSW
0
SSE
5
E
20
NE
15
N
20
NNE
25
NE
20
NNE
20
NNE
20
NE
20
NNE
15
N
10
NE
10
SW
20
SW
25
SSW
20
SW
30
SW
30
SW
15
WSW
5
WSW
15
ENE
25
NNE
15
NNW
5
ENE
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offglassglassoncross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
onoffoffoffoffoffoffoffglasscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
glass
8:11AM
1.33
9:18PM
1.31
9:56AM
1.27
11:04PM
1.38
11:37AM
1.34
12:18AM
1.54
12:44PM
1.48
1:12AM
1.72
1:35PM
1.63
1:57AM
1.89
2:19PM
1.77
2:39AM
2.01
3:00PM
1.87
3:20AM
2.07
3:41PM
1.94
4:00AM
2.07
4:21PM
1.95
4:40AM
2.00
5:02PM
1.90
5:20AM
1.89
5:44PM
1.81
6:01AM
1.74
6:30PM
1.68
1:57AM
0.69
2:42PM
0.65
3:41AM
0.75
4:25PM
0.65
5:30AM
0.66
5:51PM
0.55
6:40AM
0.50
6:51PM
0.40
7:31AM
0.32
7:39PM
0.25
8:15AM
0.17
8:23PM
0.11
8:55AM
0.05
9:05PM
0.03
9:35AM
-0.01
9:46PM
-0.01
10:13AM
-0.01
10:28PM
0.02
10:53AM
0.04
11:10PM
0.11
11:33AM
0.14
11:53PM
0.25
12:15PM
0.26

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

Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
Saturday
29
Sun
30
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
light rain
moderate rain
moderate rain
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
cloudy
cloudy
rain showers
clear
cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudslight rainmod. rainmod. rainrain shwrsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsrisk thund- dercloudycloudyrain shwrsclearcloudyclearclearclear
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181724191927212122181615161720171719151521161622181921191819171720171725
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-6:28--6:28--6:30--6:31--6:31--6:31--6:31--6:33--6:33--6:33--6:33--6:35-
--5:06--5:06--5:05--5:05--5:04--5:04--5:04--5:02--5:02--5:02--5:01--5:01

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 30°C on Thu afternoon, min 17°C on Wed morning). Mainly fresh winds.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 27mm), heaviest during Sat afternoon. Warm (max 22°C on Fri night, min 15°C on Sat afternoon). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 24°C on Wed afternoon, min 15°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Thu night. Warm (max 27°C on Sun afternoon, min 17°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SW on Fri afternoon, calm by Sat 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 12 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.