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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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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing glassy conditions at North Beach (light winds from the N at Essenwood Berea wx 3 km from North Beach). 2.0m 12 s period swell from ESE with 1.8m 7 s period wind swell from ENE
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Actual: 31 min ago

Light
7.2 km/h
N
Glassy
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North Beach Surf Forecast / Durban/KZN South / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 am Tuesday 23 Jan 2018 SAST

North Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's North Beach sea temperature is 24.3 °C (Statistics for 23 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 25.8 max: 27.0 min: 24.5 °C)

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Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.9
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1.5
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ENE
1.2
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1.6
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Period(s) (?)12121111111111141312121211111166688678
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)10459315535817596425918927345433782351571511151029166100101104264283
Wind
(km/h)
25
NE
25
NE
5
NNE
15
SSE
20
SSW
20
SW
20
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20
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10
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10
ESE
10
ENE
15
NNE
10
ESE
15
SSE
25
SW
20
SSE
20
SSE
5
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15
ENE
20
NE
25
NNE
20
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25
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Wind State(?)cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

7:24PM
1.62

8:05AM
1.67

8:17PM
1.51
9:10AM
1.58

9:36PM
1.41
10:42AM
1.53

11:28PM
1.41
12:19PM
1.59

1:02AM
1.53
1:32PM
1.72

2:06AM
1.70

2:27PM
1.87



Low Tide
/ height (m)
1:26PM
0.63

1:39AM
0.54

2:18PM
0.73
2:34AM
0.65

3:33PM
0.81
3:57AM
0.75

5:18PM
0.81

5:44AM
0.75
6:50PM
0.69

7:10AM
0.64
7:55PM
0.53

8:13AM
0.50

8:45PM
0.36


Note: the tide data above is for Durban, South Africa which is 3 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for North Beach.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at North Beach blow from the W.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
2729252626242626242627252728252323222324232728
Low °C
2427232525232425232426242527232322222223222428
Chill °C (?)
2729252626242626242627252728252323222324232728
Sunrise
5:16--5:16--5:18--5:18--5:20--5:20--5:22--5:22-
Sunset
-6:58--6:57--6:57--6:55--6:55--6:54--6:54--6:53
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 14mm), heaviest on Fri night. Warm air temperatures (max 29°C on Tue afternoon, min 23°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the ENE on Tue afternoon, calm by Tue night).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 32mm), heaviest during Fri night. Warm air temperatures (max 28°C on Sat afternoon, min 22°C on Sun afternoon). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the North Beach Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for North Beach provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at North Beach can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our North Beach surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (North Beach) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for North Beach may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Are you planning a holiday in Durban/KwaZulu-Natal South Coast? If you are looking for accommodation near North Beach, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Durban/KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, consider staying in Durban which is 6 km (4 miles) away. Other places in and around Durban/KwaZulu-Natal South Coast where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Glenwood which is 6 km (4 miles) away, Kwamashu, Umhlanga and Mount Edgecombe.