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Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Mapelane Surf Forecast / KZN North / South Africa

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Tuesday 18 May 2021 SAST
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Mapelane surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Mapelane sea temperature is 24.6 °C (Statistics for 18 May 1981-2005 - mean: 24.1 max: 25.1 min: 23.1 °C)
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Mapelane surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Mapelane sea temperature is 24.6 °C (Statistics for 18 May 1981-2005 - mean: 24.1 max: 25.1 min: 23.1 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for KZN North

  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-on at Mapelane (light winds from the NNE at Richards Bay 58 km from Mapelane).

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How big are the waves at Mapelane today?

The current surf forecast for Mapelane at 11PM is: 1.2m 12s primary swell from a South-southwest direction and 0.5m 9s secondary swell from a East direction, 0.9m 4s secondary swell from a North-northeast direction (forecast issued at 07:00pm May 18). The wind direction is predicted to be cross-onshore.

Time (SAST) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (18 May)--
Afternoon (18 May)5.5ft (1.7m)12s
Evening (18 May)4.5ft (1.4m)12s

Table - waves today at Mapelane. (Swell directed towards the surf break)

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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)
Temp. °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wed
26
5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM
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T southafrica.htsgw.metric.12.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.18.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.36.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.42.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.60.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.66.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.84.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.90.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.108.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.114.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.132.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.138.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.156.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.162.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.180.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.186.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
1.6
S
1.4
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.1
SSW
1
S
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.7
SSW
1.5
NE
1.6
NE
0.5
SSW
0.4
ESE
0.4
ESE
0.4
ESE
0.4
ESE
1.6
NE
1.9
NE
1.8
NE
1.7
NE
1.6
NE
1.4
NE
1.2
ENE
1.1
ENE
1
ENE
1.4
S
0.8
SSW
1.8
S
2.2
S
2.4
S
2.5
S
2.3
S
2.1
S
1.9
S
1.8
S
1.7
S
1.6
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.6
E
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
1.3
E
0.9
SSW
1.2
E
1.1
E
1.1
E
1.3
E
1.4
E
1.5
E
1.5
E
1.6
E
1.7
E
1.7
E
1.7
E
1.7
E
1.7
E
1.7
E
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25
NE
30
NNE
30
N
30
N
30
N
30
N
30
N
30
NNE
35
NNE
35
NNE
30
N
35
N
35
N
35
N
35
N
35
NNE
40
NNE
35
N
35
N
30
N
30
SW
30
SSW
25
SSW
25
SSE
25
SSE
25
SSE
25
SSE
20
SSE
20
S
20
S
20
SSE
20
SW
20
SW
30
SSE
25
SE
10
SE
10
SW
10
SW
10
SSE
15
ENE
15
ENE
15
ENE
10
NE
15
NNE
15
N
15
N
20
NNE
20
NE
25
NE
20
NNE
20
N
20
N
25
N
20
N
25
NNE
25
NNE
25
NE
25
NNE
25
N
25
N
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
crossoffcross-
off
crossonononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
7:45PM
1.40
8:11AM
1.36
9:16PM
1.35
9:56AM
1.30
11:02PM
1.41
11:37AM
1.37
12:17AM
1.57
12:44PM
1.51
1:11AM
1.76
1:35PM
1.67
1:57AM
1.93
2:19PM
1.82
2:39AM
2.05
3:00PM
1.93
1:57AM
0.71
2:40PM
0.68
3:40AM
0.77
4:24PM
0.68
5:29AM
0.69
5:50PM
0.58
6:39AM
0.52
6:50PM
0.42
7:30AM
0.34
7:39PM
0.26
8:14AM
0.18
8:23PM
0.13
8:55AM
0.06
9:05PM
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 Mapelane blow from the WSW

Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wed
26
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clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
cloudy
partially cloudy
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clear
clear
cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
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cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
light rain
light rain
thunderstorm
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
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clear
partially cloudy
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clear
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