A VERY strong south westerly system which is predicted to arrive off the KwaZulu-Natal coastline tonight (Thursday) is expected to produce a strong southerly groundswell and fresh south westerly winds for the next three or four days.
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This is according to the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board Maritime Centre of Excellence’s (KZNSB) Operational management team, which has been monitoring the progress of the system.
The following beaches will be closed for bathing during this period and shark safety gear will be reinstalled as soon as conditions settle early next week.
- Lucien (Margate north)
- Ski Boat Bay
- Marina Beach
- Leisure Bay
- Port Edward
- Banana Beach
Mike Anderson-Reade, head of KZNSB operations, said that large swells and very unsettled seas may result in movement and damage to shark safety gear.
“In order to minimise damage or losses the KZNSB, in consultation with the affected municipalities, the shark safety gear at a number of bathing beaches was removed on Thursday morning ahead of the unsettled weather,” he said.
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