Battery Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

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Battery Beach Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Durban/KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, South Africa)


Battery Beach Spot ID:

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 25.4 °C

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Sunday, 1 March 2015, 12:58 Local time

Sunday 01
11AM 2PM 5PM 8PM
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 15 15 14 14
Wind (km/h) 15
SSE 25
SSE 35
SSW 35
Wind State on cross-

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Battery Beach in Durban is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the northwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. It very rarely gets crowded here. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

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Tide Times:

For Durban, South Africa, 5 km from Battery Beach.

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Battery Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Durban Virginia, 8 km from Battery Beach.

light winds from the SSE

Air temperature
26.5 °C

Current weather near Battery Beach

Overall Battery Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Battery Beach Location Maps

Battery Beach Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Battery Beach:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Bay of Plenty 1 mi
Second closest break Country Club (African Beach) 1 mi
Third closest break Snake Park 1 mi
Fourth closest break Dairy Beach (New Pier) 1 mi
Fifth closest break North Beach 1 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Battery Beach:

Closest wave buoy Brazil Buoy 4720 mi
Second closest wave buoy Lion Buoy 5230 mi
Third closest wave buoy Nice Buoy 5252 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy Gascogne Ouest Arcachon Buoy 5656 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy Greenwich Buoy 5852 mi

Tide stations nearest to Battery Beach:

Closest tide station Durban 3 mi
Second closest tide station Ballitoville 22 mi
Third closest tide station Umkomaas 29 mi
Fourth closest tide station Margate 81 mi
Fifth closest tide station eSikhawini 83 mi

snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Battery Beach:

Closest ski area Afri-Ski (Lesotho) 156 mi
Second closest ski area Tiffindell (South Africa) 195 mi
Third closest ski area Matroosberg (South Africa) 712 mi
Fourth closest ski area Mount Hermon (Israel) 4376 mi
Fifth closest ski area Sepidan Ski Resort (Iran (Islamic Republic of)) 4382 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Battery Beach:

Closest city location Durban (South Africa) 4 mi
Second closest city location Stanger (South Africa) 37 mi
Third closest city location Pietermaritzburg (South Africa) 41 mi
Fourth closest city location Zuma (South Africa) 71 mi
Fifth closest city location Margate (South Africa) 81 mi
  • The closest passenger airport to Battery Beach is Virginia (Durban) Airport (VIR) in South Africa, 7 km (4 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Battery Beach is Durban International Airport (DUR), also in South Africa, 18 km (11 miles) away.
  • Third is Pietermaritzburg Airport (PZB) in South Africa, 65 km (40 miles) away.
  • Margate Airport (MGH) in South Africa is 133 km (83 miles) away.
  • Richards Bay (Richard's Bay) Airport (RCB), also in South Africa is the fifth nearest airport to Battery Beach and is 158 km (98 miles) away.
Battery Beach break location map and break info
This is the Surf-Forecast page for Battery Beach, Durban/KZN South. Use the tab navigation above to view Battery Beach sea temperature, Battery Beach photographs, Battery Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Battery Beach webcams, current wind from Durban/KZN South live weather stations and Battery Beach 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 Battery Beach.


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