High Waves Pound South Africa’s Coastline

Massive Waves Pound Harbour House Restaurant in Kalk Bay  Image Link

High waves of 7-9.5 meters (23 to 31 feet) crashed into parts of South Africa’s coastline over the weekend, generated by a 952 mb storm low to the south. Buildings and vehicles were damaged and at least two deaths are being connected to the high surf.




Damage was reported from the outskirts of Cape Town in the southwest to as far as the eastern coast of the KwaZulu-Natal province.

Significant Wave Heights Saturday Sept. 15th



Farther to the south near the storm center, wave heights were up to 14 meters (46 feet).

Storm Low Saturday 16 Sept. 2023


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About Fred Pickhardt

I am a marine meteorologist and sailed briefly with American Export Lines in the Far East trade after graduating from State University of New York Maritime College. I have extensive experience in weather analysis, weather forecasting, optimum ship routing, vessel performance evaluations and forensic weather event reconstructions. I founded Ocean Weather Services and as Owner and Chief Consultant currently provide optimum ship routing services and forensic marine weather reports to the maritime industry.
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