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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 Light wind has turned cross-on at North Beach (light winds from the ENE at Durban Virginia 9 km from North Beach). 1.3m 10 s period swell from SSE with an additional 0.6m 12 s period swell from SSE
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Moderate
17 km/h
ENE
Cross-On
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North Beach Surf Forecast / Durban/KZN South / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 pm Tuesday 17 Jul 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 22.2 °C (Statistics for 17 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 21.8 max: 22.7 min: 20.5 °C)

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0
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11
4
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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.4
SE
1.2
ENE
0.8
SSE
1
ENE
1.2
ENE
1.1
ENE
1.3
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1.1
E
2.2
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2.4
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2.3
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1.4
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1.2
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1.6
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Period(s) (?)99996667688888997888899
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)32118894719482127123390437932602550735643827778664572636284227364
Wind
(km/h)
20
NE
15
N
20
NNE
25
NE
20
NNE
20
NNE
30
NE
20
N
15
NNE
30
NE
15
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5
NE
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NE
10
NNW
10
NE
20
NE
15
N
10
NNE
10
NE
5
WNW
5
NNE
10
NE
10
NNE
Wind State(?)cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
crossglasscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
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glasscross-
on
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High Tide
/ height (m)
7:02PM
1.83

7:16AM
1.67
7:49PM
1.71

8:05AM
1.53

8:43PM
1.58
9:06AM
1.40

9:50PM
1.48
10:29AM
1.32

11:15PM
1.44
12:04PM
1.33

12:34AM
1.47
1:16PM
1.40

1:34AM
1.54

2:07PM
1.50

Low Tide
/ height (m)

1:13AM
0.45
1:28PM
0.43

2:03AM
0.58

2:17PM
0.57
3:03AM
0.70

3:18PM
0.70
4:21AM
0.77

4:39PM
0.78

5:52AM
0.77
6:08PM
0.79

7:05AM
0.71
7:18PM
0.72

7:57AM
0.61


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
1918181918182119202220202221212220212422242522
Low °C
1816161816162116162217172218182218182320202322
Chill °C (?)
1917181817182118202220202221212220212422242522
Sunrise
--6:48--6:48--6:47--6:47--6:46--6:46--6:45--
Sunset
5:15--5:15--5:15--5:15--5:16--5:16--5:17--5:19-
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Fri afternoon, min 16°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 25°C on Tue afternoon, min 17°C on Sat morning). 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.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.