uk es it fr pt nl
Alkantstrand ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 3.8

See all 18 ratings

Based on 4 votes. Vote

Surf Report Feed

Alkantstrand Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(KwaZulu-Natal North Coast, South Africa)

Alkantstrand Spot ID

Sunrise Surfer, Alkantstrand photo


Photo credit: Graeme Swarts

Calla on new board, Alkantstrand photo


Photo credit: Eulindie

Teegan, Alkantstrand photo


Photo credit: Graeme

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 24.3 °C

Secret spot? We can hide it!

Tuesday, 18 June 2019, 00:35 Local time
MonTuesday 18
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 13 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 10
N 10
NW 10
WNW 10
Wind State cross-
cross cross-

View detailed 48hrs and full 7 days forecasts

Alkantstrand in Kwazulu-Natal is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southeast. The beach breaks offers right-handers. It's sometimes crowded here. Watch out for sharks.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At Alkantstrand (0 km).

IS AT (local time)

Alkantstrand Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Richards Bay, 9 km from Alkantstrand.

light winds from the NNW

Air temperature
16.3 °C

Current weather near Alkantstrand

Overall Alkantstrand Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June

The figure illustrates the variation of swells directed at Alkantstrand over a normal J... (show all text)

This chart describes how frequently and how strongly the wind blows from different dire... (show all text)

The two graphs above are also combined in the single Alkantstrand surf consistency graph.

Also see Alkantstrand surf quality by season and Alkantstrand surf quality by month.

Compare Alkantstrand with another surf break.

Alkantstrand Location Maps

Alkantstrand Location Map

Contours: Roads & Rivers: Select a surf spot from the menu
Surf spots located close to AlkantstrandShoreline around AlkantstrandRoads and rivers around Alkantstrand

Use this relief map to navigate to KZN North surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Alkantstrand

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Alkantstrand:

 (click location name for more details)

Wave buoys nearest to Alkantstrand:

Tide stations nearest to Alkantstrand:

snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Alkantstrand:

city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Alkantstrand:


  • The closest passenger airport to Alkantstrand is Richards Bay (Richard's Bay) Airport (RCB) in South Africa, 7 km (4 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Alkantstrand is Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi (Ulundi) Airport (ULD), also in South Africa, 85 km (53 miles) away.
  • Third is Virginia (Durban) Airport (VIR) in South Africa, 147 km (91 miles) away.
  • Durban International Airport (DUR) in South Africa is 170 km (106 miles) away.
  • Vryheid Airport (VYD), also in South Africa is the fifth nearest airport to Alkantstrand and is 170 km (106 miles) away.
Alkantstrand break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Alkantstrand, KZN North. Use the tab navigation above to view Alkantstrand sea temperature, Alkantstrand photographs, Alkantstrand detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Alkantstrand webcams, current wind from KZN North live weather stations and Alkantstrand tide predictions. The South Africa swell maps link will open up the big picture showing South Africa and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from South Africa wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Alkantstrand.