PHOTOS of Big Surf that Closed Durban’s Beaches

The surf was UP in Durban this week, with an unexpected East swell that caused havoc, closing beaches yesterday. Local photographers NIC ABERDEIN and CRAIG DOVE captured the action… (UPDATE 12 MARCH 2017: If you’re looking for video and photos of the freak tsunami-like waves that hit Durban beachfront on Sunday 12 March 2017, please click here.)

Massive waves in Durban

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As surfers, bodyboarders and spectators seized the days…

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Craig said “Tuesday dished up a couple of Pearlers…

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and the beachfront was still taking a pounding this afternoon.”

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Nic described it as “three days of pure madness. Broken leashes, boards, arms.”

Massive waves in Durban

Massive waves in Durban

Sharks nets were removed due to the weather conditions, with 4-metre high waves!

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A South Easterly was blowing at 15 kilometres per hour.

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According to Durban Surf Club, the last spring high was on the 1st October, and the next one is on 16 October.

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This morning Ethekweni Municipality began the task of repairing the damage caused by the massive waves.

Massive waves in Durban

Massive waves in Durban

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View more awesome photos (prints available too):

CRAIG DOVE

Facebook: Craig”O”Pix

NIC ABERDEIN:

Facebook: Nic Aberdein Photography
Instagram: @nicaberdein

Extra Aerial Shots:

Durban’s North Beach Promenade in front of Durban Surf (club).

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Source: Durban Surf
Massive waves in Durban
Source: Facebook