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Richards Bay South Pier Surf Forecast / KZN North / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Friday 05 Mar 2021 SAST
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Richards Bay South Pier surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Richards Bay South Pier sea temperature is 26.4 °C (Statistics for 05 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 26.4 max: 27.6 min: 25.2 °C)
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Richards Bay South Pier surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Richards Bay South Pier sea temperature is 26.4 °C (Statistics for 05 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 26.4 max: 27.6 min: 25.2 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for KZN North

  1. weather stationWind Update Cross-on wind has become light (light winds from the SSW.(Wind varies from 170 to 230 degs) at Durban Shaka 130 km from Richards Bay South Pier). 1.0m 9 s period swell from E with 1.3m 6 s period wind swell from S

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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Richards Bay South Pier this week:

The surf forecast for Richards Bay South Pier over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Saturday (Mar 06) at 5AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.7m and 16s period with a secondary swell of 0.9m and 9s. Another secondary swell of 1.1m 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 South Pier in the next 7 days are 3.0m 8s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Mar 11) at 5AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.7m 6s period and expected on Tuesday (Mar 09) at 8PM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 5AM (Sat 6th Mar)2.5ft (0.7m) 16s
Best Surf 2PM (Thu 11th Mar)7ft (2.2m) 8s
Most Powerful 5AM (Thu 11th Mar)10ft (3.0m) 8s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Richards Bay South Pier 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
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
Monday
08
Tuesday
09
Wednesday
10
Thursday
11
Friday
12
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
02133243232223100021133
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.6.cc23
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.180.cc23
0.6
E
0.9
E
0.9
E
0.9
E
1
S
1.1
S
1.1
S
0.9
SSW
0.9
E
1
E
1
E
1.5
ENE
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
2.4
SSW
2.5
S
2
S
1.8
SE
1
S
1.5
E
1.4
ESE
1.5
ESE
1691514161615141313131212131468878778
183117352333533612522322280330311677161204322343850494321132243220264
15
SSW
10
SSE
15
ESE
10
NE
10
NE
20
ENE
20
NNE
20
NNE
30
NNE
20
WSW
10
ENE
25
NE
5
WNW
0
NE
15
NE
50
SSW
20
SSW
20
SE
10
ESE
10
ENE
25
NE
20
NNE
20
NNE
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrossglassglasscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
ononcrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
8:18AM
1.44
8:49PM
1.27
9:56AM
1.25
11:33PM
1.18
12:46PM
1.27
1:36AM
1.34
2:00PM
1.44
2:27AM
1.54
2:42PM
1.61
3:03AM
1.71
3:15PM
1.75
3:34AM
1.85
3:44PM
1.85
1:56AM
0.51
2:38PM
0.67
3:11AM
0.73
4:49PM
0.80
6:10AM
0.78
7:16PM
0.69
7:49AM
0.62
8:14PM
0.50
8:36AM
0.44
8:52PM
0.32
9:11AM
0.29
9:23PM
0.18
9:41AM
0.17
9:51PM
0.07

Note: the tide data above is for Alkantstrand which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Richards Bay South Pier.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Richards Bay South Pier blow from the NW

Saturday
06
Sunday
07
Monday
08
Tuesday
09
Wednesday
10
Thursday
11
Friday
12
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
rain showers
light rain
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
risk thund- dersome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearsome cloudssome cloudsclearclearsome cloudsclearclearrain shwrslight rainsome cloudsclearclearclearclear
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2524252426262428302727302827313024232324252322
-5:46--5:47--5:47--5:48--5:48--5:48--5:50--5:50
--6:17--6:16--6:15--6:15--6:14--6:12--6:10--

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Fri night. Very warm air temperatures (max 30°C on Mon afternoon, min 22°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (light winds from the SSE on Sat morning, fresh winds from the NNE by Mon afternoon).

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Thu afternoon. Very warm air temperatures (max 31°C on Wed afternoon, min 22°C on Thu morning). Winds increasing (calm on Wed morning, strong winds from the SSW by Wed night).

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Information about the Richards Bay South Pier Surf forecast

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