Several Durban beaches closed ahead of large swells

THE KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board will be closing a number of beaches along KwaZulu-Natal’s coast after reports of a large south westerly system. The board will remove shark nets after monitoring the progress of the system. According to Mike Anderson-Reade, head of operations at the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board Maritime Centre of Excellence, the system is due to arrive off the KZN coastline on Thursday evening.

“The system is expected to produce a strong southerly groundswell and fresh south westerly winds for a period of three to possibly four days. 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, has removed shark safety gear at a number of bathing beaches this morning ahead of the unsettled weather,” he said.

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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:

eMdloti, Bronze Beach, Durban – from Country Club to Laguna Beach, Westbrook, Brighton Beach, Uvongo, Lucien (Margate north), Ski Boat Bay, Marina, Leisure Bay, Port Edward.• Umtentwini, Banana Beach, Isipingo, Karridene, Warner Beach, Umgababa, Pipeline Beach• Alkanstrand, Newark, Zinkwazi, Blythedale , Thompsons Bay and Willards Beach.

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Shiraz Habbib

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