Well it has not been a great start to the crayfish season with some larger surf around and bad viz up and down the coast. I still managed to scratch two bags up North (read…prawns…hahaha) but it was not easy pickings! I also managed to fluff a Couta (high shot) and lose one (barb did not open)! Oh the bleakness! Fish did come out though so let’s have a look see.
We have Garreth LeRoux with his 1st Threadfin Mirror fish on a boatdive off Durban, Keaton with a bomber snoek on a shoredive up North, Kevin with a Rock salmon on a shoredive up North today, Master Craig Harper and Ruan Potgieter with Wahoo on a boatdive down South (Ruans 1st Wahoo 21kg), Master Richardt Botes with a lovely brace of Snoek on a boatdive off Durban and Teegan Coulonval with a Couta boatdiving off Durban.
Let us see what the weekend weather god’s have in store for us!
For once we have a SW blowing today(Friday) so some viz and warmer water should come in somewhere along the coast line, either lower South or middle to lower North coast would be my guess. The SW drops off in the night switching to a light offshore tomorrow morning both North and South with a North Easterly in the afternoon being lighter in the North and puffing more in the South.
Sunday the NE dies off completely in the South switching to a light Southerly in the arvo. Durban and North there of the NE blows through the night then picks up in the arvo on Sunday.
The swell will be big in the South getting bigger on Sunday swinging to a proper southerly swell of 2m from 1.7 m on Saturday. Durban and North will have the same swing from the South but Durban smaller at 1.5m and North at 1.8m Saturday morning with Durban building towards Sunday at 1.7m and North getting smaller at 1.6m.
So Saturday looking better than Sunday morning unless you hitting a boatdive then Sunday morning looking great down South!
As always Dive Safe and Straight Spears from the Bear..,.
Jason Heyne getting to grips with his new broadcasting software, allowing us an almost 3D Bear weekend Dive Report 19-02-2021.
“Hi and welcome to the Bear’s weekend Dive Report brought to you by thesardine.co.za and Master watermen.co.za. Well peeps it’s pretty much been a nothing doing week due to some inclement weather , larger swell and viz being hard to find. Some fish did come out though and we have Christo Muller with a Dorado on a boatdive off Durban followed by Hennie boatdiving down South with a size Seapike and an exceptional Dageraad which are like hens teeh to find in KZN waters, then last but not least we have Keaton from the “putty team” slaying the Snoek as usual with a decent brace and a single fish both on shoredives up North.
As regards the weather this weekend it is looking Great for tomorrow morning (Saturday) with a light onshore in the afternoon only, more NE wind south and just about zip wind up the North coast. As for the swell for Saturday we have a large Northerly swell running at 2.2m Durban and 2.4m down South. North coast seems to not get the swell according to the predictions and will only get a 1.4m Northerly swell. Saturday the swell cranks South at 2.4m plus and 2.3m Durban to 17m up North with a fresh to moderate South Westerly coming through early bells. Hopefully the Tropical storm up North by Maputo in Moz does not affect us as much as the last one and dissipates by Thursday next week far offshore as predicted because those Mackies are out there thick ATM with February being prime time for them. So it looks like Saturday morning is a go for a dive and Sunday is cooked out. As always Dive Safe and Straight Spears from the Bear…”
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