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Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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Lucien Surf Forecast / Durban/KZN South / South Africa

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 am Friday 14 May 2021 SAST
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Lucien surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Lucien sea temperature is 24.4 °C (Statistics for 14 May 1981-2005 - mean: 23.6 max: 24.7 min: 22.5 °C)
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Lucien surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Lucien sea temperature is 24.4 °C (Statistics for 14 May 1981-2005 - mean: 23.6 max: 24.7 min: 22.5 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Lucien (light winds from the N at Paddock 28 km from Lucien).

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28 km away, 1 h 18 min ago

Light
9 km/h
N
26.0
24.4
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Lucien this week:

The surf forecast for Lucien over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (May 14) at 2PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.5m and 14s period with a secondary swell of 0.5m and 7s. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Lucien in the next 12 days are 3.0m 8s and forecast to arrive on Sunday (May 16) at 5PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.9m 5s period and expected on Sunday (May 16) at 11AM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 2PM (Fri 14th May)5ft (1.5m) 14s
Best Surf 2PM (Fri 14th May)5ft (1.5m) 14s
Most Powerful 5PM (Sun 16th May)10ft (3.0m) 8s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Lucien 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
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
444322012024312202203223335322301013
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.36.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.204.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.228.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.252.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.276.cc23
1.5
S
1.5
S
1.5
S
1.1
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
3
SSW
1.3
S
0.9
S
0.9
SSE
1.6
S
1.3
S
1.1
S
0.9
SSW
1.4
NE
1.4
ENE
1.2
ENE
1.1
ENE
0.7
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
2.5
S
3.5
SSW
1.7
S
1.8
S
3.5
SSW
1.6
S
1.2
S
1
S
1
S
0.8
S
0.6
E
0.7
E
0.6
E
1.3
SSW
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5
NE
15
NNE
10
NW
15
SW
5
NNE
10
WNW
40
SSW
35
SSW
15
WSW
10
SSE
10
ESE
5
SSW
10
NE
30
NE
15
NNW
15
NNE
20
NNE
15
NNW
5
SW
25
S
10
W
10
SE
30
SSW
25
SW
25
SSW
10
SSE
10
W
20
SSW
20
SSW
15
W
15
NE
35
NE
10
NNW
10
NNE
15
NNE
20
SW
glasscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
glassoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
crossoffcross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crossoffcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
off
5:05PM
1.53
5:14AM
1.57
5:35PM
1.47
5:45AM
1.49
6:09PM
1.38
6:19AM
1.39
6:52PM
1.29
7:04AM
1.28
7:53PM
1.21
8:13AM
1.18
9:27PM
1.18
9:58AM
1.13
11:07PM
1.25
11:37AM
1.19
12:17AM
1.40
12:44PM
1.31
1:10AM
1.57
1:35PM
1.44
1:55AM
1.71
2:19PM
1.56
2:38AM
1.82
3:01PM
1.65
3:19AM
1.87
10:59AM
0.17
11:07PM
0.25
11:28AM
0.23
11:37PM
0.33
12:00PM
0.31
12:11AM
0.43
12:38PM
0.40
12:55AM
0.54
1:29PM
0.50
2:02AM
0.64
2:46PM
0.57
3:49AM
0.67
4:26PM
0.56
5:33AM
0.58
5:48PM
0.47
6:41AM
0.42
6:47PM
0.34
7:32AM
0.26
7:36PM
0.22
8:16AM
0.12
8:21PM
0.11
8:57AM
0.02
9:04PM
0.03

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 Lucien blow from the W

Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
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6:35--6:35--6:37--6:37--6:37--6:39--6:39--6:39--6:41--6:41--6:41--6:41--
-5:12--5:10--5:09--5:09--5:08--5:08--5:07--5:07--5:07--5:07--5:06--5:06-

Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Sun night. Warm (max 29°C on Sat morning, min 18°C on Sun night). Winds increasing (calm on Fri morning, fresh winds from the SSW by Sun morning).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Mon night. Warm (max 26°C on Wed morning, min 18°C on Mon morning). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 30°C on Thu morning, min 15°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (light winds from the SW on Thu morning, fresh winds from the SSW by Fri afternoon).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 27°C on Tue afternoon, min 14°C on Sun morning). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NE on Mon afternoon, light winds from the NNE by Tue morning).

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Information about the Lucien Surf forecast

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

Lucien is 13 km (8 miles) from Port Shepstone. If you plan a holiday in Durban/KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, look for hotels and other accommodation in Port Shepstone. Port Shepstone has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.