The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) has reportedly warned beachgoers and boaters to take caution on the coast over the weekend, as damaging waves are expected between Cape Columbine and Plettenberg Bay.
IOL quoted the NSRI on Friday as saying the waves could be dangerous for rock anglers and members of the public on low-lying rocks along the shoreline.
“A very high wave period of 18 to 20 seconds with wave heights of 3 to 3.5m is expected.
“The swell will be predominantly southerly to south-westerly and are expected between Table Bay and Plettenberg Bay from Friday evening into Saturday morning,” the NSRI said.
A Times Live report said strong rip currents are also expected around the Cape Peninsula from late Friday into Saturday.
The level 1 warning is the first forecast from an experimental SA Weather Service (SAWS) rip current forecast system expected to be finalised before the end of the year.