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Baggies Surf Forecast / Durban/KZN South / South Africa

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Sunday 29 Jan 2023 SAST
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Baggies surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Baggies sea temperature is 25.2 °C (Statistics for 29 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 25.8 max: 27.1 min: 24.6 °C)
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Baggies surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Baggies sea temperature is 25.2 °C (Statistics for 29 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 25.8 max: 27.1 min: 24.6 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Still cross-shore at Baggies (light winds from the SW at DurbanIntnl.Airport 8 km from Baggies).

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15 km/h
SW
Cross-Shore
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Baggies this week:

The surf forecast for Baggies over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Sunday (Jan 29) at 11PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.8m and 10s period with a secondary swell of 1.4m and 11s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Baggies in the next 12 days are 3.0m 8s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Feb 01) at 11PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.4m 3s period and expected on Saturday (Feb 04) at 8AM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)11PM (Sun 29th Jan)6ft (1.8m) 10s
Best Surf 2AM (Wed 1st Feb)10ft (3.0m) 8s
Most Powerful11PM (Wed 1st Feb)10ft (3.0m) 8s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Baggies over the next 12 days.

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Monday
30
Tuesday
31
Wednesday
01
Thursday
02
Friday
03
Saturday
04
Sunday
05
Monday
06
Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
Thursday
09
Fri
10
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
Rating
(10 max)
433321501400112221310310310322311311
Swell
Height Map
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.9.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.222.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.246.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.270.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.291.cc23
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.7
S
1.6
SSE
1.4
E
1.2
E
1.6
ENE
1.8
E
3
NE
1.9
ENE
2.3
ENE
2.5
NE
1.1
ENE
0.9
ENE
1
E
1.1
E
1
E
0.9
E
0.6
SSW
0.9
SSW
1.4
ENE
1.2
ENE
1.5
ENE
1.6
ENE
1.5
E
1.6
E
1.6
E
1.4
E
1.4
E
1.4
E
1.3
E
1.4
E
1.5
E
1.5
E
1.5
E
1.5
E
1.2
E
1
E
Period(s) (?)109111067888888881091816988999999999109101099
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)573418457308188312103244163984415194117169188125243362295217300366363393386320320332276298417405440398241164
Wind
(km/h)
10
WSW
10
ENE
5
NNE
10
NNE
10
ENE
20
NE
15
N
25
NE
30
NE
5
WNW
20
S
25
S
10
SW
10
S
10
SE
5
W
15
ENE
20
ENE
10
N
25
NE
25
NE
15
NNE
25
NE
25
NE
10
N
25
ENE
25
NE
5
NW
15
E
15
E
10
WNW
20
ENE
20
NE
5
WNW
15
SSE
15
S
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
onglasscross-
on
crosscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
crosscrossoffcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
crossglassoncross-
on
High Tide
/ height (m)
9:24PM
1.11
10:27AM
1.18
11:34PM
1.05
12:30PM
1.17
1:27AM
1.12
1:48PM
1.25
2:23AM
1.25
2:35PM
1.36
3:01AM
1.37
3:10PM
1.47
3:32AM
1.49
3:39PM
1.57
4:00AM
1.59
4:07PM
1.65
4:28AM
1.67
4:33PM
1.70
4:54AM
1.73
4:59PM
1.72
5:20AM
1.76
5:24PM
1.71
5:45AM
1.76
5:50PM
1.67
6:11AM
1.72
6:17PM
1.61
Low Tide
/ height (m)
3:32AM
0.66
5:06PM
0.73
5:36AM
0.74
7:09PM
0.68
7:27AM
0.67
8:12PM
0.56
8:23AM
0.56
8:50PM
0.44
9:01AM
0.44
9:21PM
0.32
9:32AM
0.34
9:49PM
0.22
10:01AM
0.26
10:15PM
0.13
10:28AM
0.20
10:41PM
0.08
10:55AM
0.17
11:06PM
0.05
11:22AM
0.17
11:31PM
0.06
11:49AM
0.19
11:57PM
0.10
12:17PM
0.23

Note: the tide data above is for Amanzimtoti which is 3 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Baggies.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Baggies blow from the NW

Monday
30
Tuesday
31
Wednesday
01
Thursday
02
Friday
03
Saturday
04
Sunday
05
Monday
06
Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
Thursday
09
Fri
10
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
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Rain (mm)
2--3-11------145-----------------1--
Temp. °C202121202526242829262727242525242627252727252727242727252727242728252828
Low °C192021202226222527232425232325222326232526222426222527232526222528252626
Feels °C (?)182121212726242728262726262726272727272626262626252626262827282728282929
Sunrise-5:22--5:22--5:24--5:24--5:26--5:26--5:26--5:28--5:28--5:30--5:31--5:31-
Sunset--6:55--6:54--6:54--6:53--6:52--6:52--6:52--6:51--6:51--6:50--6:49--6:47

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Mon night. Warm (max 29°C on Wed afternoon, min 19°C on Sun night). Winds increasing (calm on Mon morning, fresh winds from the ENE by Wed afternoon).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 10mm), heaviest on Fri afternoon. Warm (max 27°C on Thu morning, min 22°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NE on Wed night, calm by Fri night).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 27°C on Sun morning, min 22°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Fri night. Warm (max 28°C on Thu afternoon, min 22°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Baggies Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Baggies provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Baggies can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Baggies 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 (Baggies) 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 Baggies 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.

Baggies is 11 km (7 miles) from Umlazi. If you plan a holiday in Durban/KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, look for hotels and other accommodation in Umlazi. Umlazi has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.