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Kelso (Happy Wanderers) ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 4.4

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Kelso (Happy Wanderers) Surf Forecast / Durban/KZN South / South Africa

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Tuesday 18 May 2021 SAST
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Kelso (Happy Wanderers) surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Kelso (Happy Wanderers) sea temperature is 24.5 °C (Statistics for 18 May 1981-2005 - mean: 23.6 max: 24.7 min: 22.7 °C)
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Kelso (Happy Wanderers) surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Kelso (Happy Wanderers) sea temperature is 24.5 °C (Statistics for 18 May 1981-2005 - mean: 23.6 max: 24.7 min: 22.7 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Kelso (Happy Wanderers) (light winds from the N at PenningtonSouth 18 km from Kelso (Happy Wanderers)).

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18 km away, 2 h 30 min ago

Light
7 km/h
N
20.0
24.5
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Kelso (Happy Wanderers) this week:

The surf forecast for Kelso (Happy Wanderers) over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Tuesday (May 18) at 11PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.1m and 12s period with a secondary swell of 0.3m and 10s. The wind is predicted to be cross-shore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Kelso (Happy Wanderers) in the next 12 days are 3.0m 13s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (May 22) at 2AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 2.2m 6s period and expected on Sunday (May 23) at 8PM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)11PM (Tue 18th May)3.5ft (1.1m) 12s
Best Surf11PM (Fri 21st May)8ft (2.5m) 12s
Most Powerful 2AM (Sat 22nd May)10ft (3.0m) 13s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Kelso (Happy Wanderers) 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
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.8
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.3
S
2.1
SSW
3
SSW
2.5
SSW
2
SSW
1.8
SSW
1.2
SSW
0.9
SSW
1
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.7
E
0.9
E
1.7
E
1.8
E
1.6
E
1.4
E
1.3
E
1.3
E
1.1
E
1.1
E
0.8
S
0.7
SSW
1.2
E
1
E
1.6
SSW
1.7
SSW
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10
NW
15
NE
20
NNE
10
NNW
15
NNE
15
NNE
45
SSW
15
SSE
15
S
15
SSW
15
SSW
5
SSW
10
NNW
30
NE
35
NE
15
N
20
NE
25
NNE
15
N
20
NE
20
NNE
5
NW
15
S
20
SSW
15
SSW
30
SSW
25
SSW
15
WSW
20
SW
10
SW
10
WNW
10
NE
20
NE
15
NNW
5
NNE
10
NNE
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
8:12AM
1.20
9:24PM
1.20
9:57AM
1.15
11:06PM
1.27
11:37AM
1.22
12:18AM
1.42
12:44PM
1.34
1:10AM
1.59
1:35PM
1.47
1:55AM
1.74
2:19PM
1.60
2:38AM
1.85
3:01PM
1.69
3:19AM
1.90
3:42PM
1.74
4:00AM
1.90
4:23PM
1.75
4:40AM
1.83
5:04PM
1.71
5:21AM
1.72
5:47PM
1.62
6:03AM
1.57
6:34PM
1.51
2:00AM
0.65
2:45PM
0.58
3:47AM
0.68
4:25PM
0.58
5:32AM
0.60
5:48PM
0.49
6:41AM
0.44
6:48PM
0.36
7:32AM
0.27
7:37PM
0.22
8:15AM
0.13
8:21PM
0.11
8:56AM
0.03
9:04PM
0.03
9:36AM
-0.02
9:46PM
0.01
10:15AM
-0.01
10:28PM
0.04
10:55AM
0.04
11:10PM
0.12
11:35AM
0.13
11:55PM
0.25
12:18PM
0.25

Note: the tide data above is for Umkomaas which is 6 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Kelso (Happy Wanderers).New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Kelso (Happy Wanderers) blow from the WSW

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
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
light rain
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
rain showers
light rain
light rain
rain showers
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
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-6:37--6:37--6:37--6:39--6:39--6:39--6:41--6:41--6:41--6:41--6:43--6:43-
--5:08--5:07--5:07--5:07--5:07--5:06--5:06--5:05--5:05--5:05--5:05--5:04

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 28°C on Thu morning, min 16°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (light winds from the NW on Tue night, strong winds from the SSW by Thu night).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 11mm), heaviest on Fri night. Warm (max 22°C on Fri night, min 14°C on Sun night). Winds increasing (calm on Sat afternoon, fresh winds from the NE by Sun afternoon).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 9mm), mostly falling on Thu morning. Warm (max 23°C on Tue morning, min 16°C on Mon night). Winds increasing (light winds from the NW on Tue night, fresh winds from the SSW by Thu afternoon).

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 9mm), mostly falling on Thu night. Warm (max 23°C on Sun morning, min 15°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SW on Thu night, light winds from the NW by Sun night).

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Information about the Kelso (Happy Wanderers) Surf forecast

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

Kelso (Happy Wanderers) is 5 km (3 miles) from Scottburgh. If you plan a holiday in Durban/KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, look for hotels and other accommodation in Scottburgh. Scottburgh has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.