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Richards Bay (Inside) Surf Forecast / KZN North / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Friday 26 Feb 2021 SAST
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Richards Bay (Inside) surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Richards Bay (Inside) sea temperature is 26.9 °C (Statistics for 26 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 26.5 max: 27.7 min: 25.4 °C)
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Richards Bay (Inside) surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Richards Bay (Inside) sea temperature is 26.9 °C (Statistics for 26 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 26.5 max: 27.7 min: 25.4 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Richards Bay (Inside) (light winds from the W at Richards Bay 9 km from Richards Bay (Inside)). no significant swell

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Light
6 km/h
W
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Richards Bay (Inside) this week:

The surf forecast for Richards Bay (Inside) over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (Feb 26) at 11PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.7m and 13s period with a secondary swell of 0.5m and 8s. Another secondary swell of 1.0m and 6s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Richards Bay (Inside) in the next 7 days are 1.6m 15s and forecast to arrive on Sunday (Feb 28) at 5AM. Winds are predicted to be glassy at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 2.2m 9s period and expected on Tuesday (Mar 02) at 8PM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)11PM (Fri 26th Feb)2.5ft (0.7m) 13s
Best Surf 2AM (Sun 28th Feb)4.5ft (1.3m) 16s
Most Powerful 5AM (Sun 28th Feb)5ft (1.6m) 15s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Richards Bay (Inside) over the next 7 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
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Fri
05
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
00222432330221323332333
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.18.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
0.6
S
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.7
S
1.3
S
1.5
S
1.4
S
1.2
S
1
S
1.5
E
1.4
E
1.6
E
2
E
1.7
E
1.8
E
2
E
1.7
E
1.5
E
1.6
E
1.5
E
1.5
E
1.5
E
141413121816141413127899999999999
153192170155308864944780506304222228373627480551680471367427365365365
20
S
20
SSE
10
S
5
SSE
15
SE
5
WNW
10
SE
15
ESE
0
WNW
10
E
25
ENE
10
NNW
20
NE
25
ENE
10
N
15
NE
25
NE
15
NNE
5
E
20
ENE
15
NNE
15
NNE
15
NNE
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
ononcross-
off
ononglasscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
3:42PM
1.91
4:02AM
1.99
4:14PM
2.01
4:34AM
2.10
4:46PM
2.05
5:06AM
2.14
5:18PM
2.04
5:39AM
2.12
5:51PM
1.97
6:13AM
2.03
6:25PM
1.85
6:49AM
1.87
7:01PM
1.68
7:28AM
1.67
9:36AM
0.15
9:52PM
0.03
10:09AM
0.03
10:22PM
-0.08
10:41AM
-0.04
10:53PM
-0.13
11:15AM
-0.06
11:25PM
-0.12
11:48AM
-0.00
11:58PM
-0.05
12:23PM
0.11
12:33AM
0.09
12:59PM
0.27
1:10AM
0.28

Note: the tide data above is for Alkantstrand which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Richards Bay (Inside).New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Richards Bay (Inside) blow from the NW

Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Fri
05
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
risk thund- derrisk thund- dersome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearsome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclear
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2223222224212223222224222326222428232427242425
2323232224232424232424232628242729252727252425
5:41--5:41--5:41--5:43--5:43--5:43--5:45--5:46-
-6:27--6:25--6:23--6:22--6:22--6:21--6:20--6:19

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 8mm), mostly falling on Fri morning. Warm air temperatures (max 24°C on Sat afternoon, min 21°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 29°C on Wed afternoon, min 22°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Richards Bay (Inside) Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Richards Bay (Inside) provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Richards Bay (Inside) can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Richards Bay (Inside) 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 (Richards Bay (Inside)) 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 Richards Bay (Inside) 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.