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

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 am Thursday 25 Feb 2021 SAST
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Richards Bay (Outside) surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Richards Bay (Outside) sea temperature is 26.9 °C (Statistics for 25 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 26.5 max: 27.7 min: 25.4 °C)
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Richards Bay (Outside) surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Richards Bay (Outside) sea temperature is 26.9 °C (Statistics for 25 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 26.5 max: 27.7 min: 25.4 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Light wind has turned cross-on at Richards Bay (Outside) (light winds from the SE at Richards Bay 9 km from Richards Bay (Outside)). no significant swell

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2 h 12 min ago

Light
15 km/h
SE
Cross-On
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Richards Bay (Outside) this week:

The surf forecast for Richards Bay (Outside) over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (Feb 25) at 11PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.7m and 8s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 10s. Another secondary swell of 0.6m and 5s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Richards Bay (Outside) in the next 7 days are 1.6m 15s and forecast to arrive on Sunday (Feb 28) at 5AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.7m 8s period and expected on Tuesday (Mar 02) at 8AM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)11PM (Thu 25th Feb)2.5ft (0.7m) 8s
Best Surf 5AM (Sun 28th Feb)5ft (1.6m) 15s
Most Powerful 5AM (Sun 28th Feb)5ft (1.6m) 15s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Richards Bay (Outside) 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
Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thu
04
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
10000222442420311332331
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.12.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
1
S
0.8
E
0.7
E
0.6
S
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.7
S
1.3
S
1.6
S
1.4
S
1.2
S
0.9
SSW
1.3
E
1.4
E
1.5
E
1.7
E
1.7
E
1.8
E
1.8
E
1.7
E
1.6
E
1.6
E
688141413121816141413127889999999
6886611531921701553088641072780513256163222305425461533556497450450
10
SSW
15
SSE
15
SSW
20
S
20
SSE
15
SSW
5
S
10
ESE
5
W
10
SE
15
ESE
10
W
15
NE
20
ENE
15
N
20
NE
20
ENE
10
N
10
ENE
20
ENE
5
NW
10
E
20
E
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
off
ononcross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
crosscross-
on
offcross-
on
cross-
on
3:10PM
1.77
3:31AM
1.83
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
9:03AM
0.32
9:21PM
0.18
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

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 Richards Bay (Outside) blow from the NW

Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thu
04
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
rain showers
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
rain showers
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
risk thund- dersome cloudsrain shwrsrisk thund- derrisk thund- dersome cloudssome cloudsclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearrain shwrsrain shwrsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclear
18-234-------11---------
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2124222323212224212223212225222326222327242428
2324232323232324232423232425242628242728252828
5:39--5:41--5:41--5:41--5:43--5:43--5:43--5:45-
-6:28--6:27--6:25--6:23--6:22--6:22--6:21--6:20

Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 27mm), heaviest during Thu morning. Warm air temperatures (max 24°C on Thu afternoon, min 21°C on Thu morning). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Mon morning. Warm air temperatures (max 28°C on Tue afternoon, min 21°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Richards Bay (Outside) Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Richards Bay (Outside) 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 (Outside) can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Richards Bay (Outside) 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 (Outside)) 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 (Outside) 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.