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

Overall: 3.2

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Thompsons Bay Surf Forecast / KZN North / South Africa

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Saturday 27 Feb 2021 SAST
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Thompsons Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Thompsons Bay sea temperature is 26.6 °C (Statistics for 27 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 26.1 max: 27.5 min: 25.0 °C)
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Thompsons Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Thompsons Bay sea temperature is 26.6 °C (Statistics for 27 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 26.1 max: 27.5 min: 25.0 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for KZN North

  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Thompsons Bay (light winds from the SSW at Durban Shaka 14 km from Thompsons Bay). 0.9m 5 s period swell from S with an additional 0.8m 13 s period swell from SSW

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1 h 26 min ago

Light
6 km/h
SSW
Clean
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How big are the waves at Thompsons Bay today?

The current surf forecast for Thompsons Bay at 3AM is: 0.7m 13s primary swell from a South-southwest direction and 0.7m 5s secondary swell from a South direction (forecast issued at 01:00am February 27). The wind direction is predicted to be offshore.

Time (SAST) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (27 Feb)2ft (0.6m)12s
Afternoon (27 Feb)2.5ft (0.7m)18s
Evening (27 Feb)3.5ft (1.0m)17s

Table - waves today at Thompsons Bay. (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
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM
11111013344421123322000
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.6.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.12.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.30.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.36.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.54.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.60.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
S
0.8
S
1
S
1.2
S
1.5
S
1.6
S
1.6
S
1.5
S
1.5
S
1.4
S
1.3
S
1.2
S
1.2
S
1.1
S
1
S
0.9
SSW
0.9
S
1.5
E
131312121218181716161515141414141313131212127
176165160157111239393560750107811641089906881768622511495392314248232205
5
SW
10
WNW
5
WNW
5
W
10
E
15
E
10
ESE
5
E
0
NW
5
NW
10
WNW
5
WNW
10
ESE
15
E
15
E
10
NE
10
NNW
10
WNW
10
NW
5
NNW
20
ENE
30
ENE
30
NE
glassoffglassglasscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
glassglassglassoffcross-
off
oncross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
offoffoffcrosscross-
on
cross
4:01AM
1.91
4:12PM
1.92
4:33AM
2.02
4:44PM
1.96
5:05AM
2.06
9:50PM
0.02
10:08AM
0.03
10:21PM
-0.08
10:41AM
-0.03
10:52PM
-0.13
11:14AM
-0.05

Note: the tide data above is for Ballitoville which is 3 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Thompsons Bay.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Thompsons Bay blow from the NW

Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
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