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North Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.7
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 1.7

Overall: 3.1

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North Beach Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

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

North Beach Spot ID

Winter time!, North Beach photo

North Beach

Photo credit: Clint Cooper

New Pier, North Beach photo

North Beach

Photo credit: Mike

Type: beach/Pier

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 22.4 °C

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Friday, 21 September 2018, 14:13 Local time
Friday 21
Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 11 10 13 14
Wind (km/h) 10
SSE 20
SSE 15
S 5
Wind State cross cross cross cross-

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North Beach in Durban is an exposed beach/Pier break that has fairly consistent surf The best wind direction is from the west. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach breaks offers right-handers. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Take care of sharks ,rocks and jellyfish.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Durban, South Africa, 3 km from North Beach.

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North Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Essenwood Berea wx, 4 km from North Beach.


Air temperature
26.6 °C

Current weather near North Beach

Overall North Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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North Beach Location Maps

North Beach Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to North Beach:


  • The closest passenger airport to North Beach is Virginia (Durban) Airport (VIR) in South Africa, 8 km (5 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to North Beach is Durban International Airport (DUR), also in South Africa, 16 km (10 miles) away.
  • Third is Pietermaritzburg Airport (PZB) in South Africa, 65 km (40 miles) away.
  • Margate Airport (MGH) in South Africa is 131 km (81 miles) away.
  • Richards Bay (Richard's Bay) Airport (RCB), also in South Africa is the fifth nearest airport to North Beach and is 160 km (99 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for North Beach, Durban/KZN South. Use the tab navigation above to view North Beach sea temperature, North Beach photographs, North Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, North Beach webcams, current wind from Durban/KZN South live weather stations and North 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 North Beach.