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Salt Rock ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Salt Rock Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(KwaZulu-Natal North Coast, South Africa)

Salt Rock Spot ID

Salt Rock Beach photo

Salt Rock

Photo credit: Erik

Salt Rock Beach photo

Salt Rock

Photo credit: Erik

Salt Rock Beach photo

Salt Rock

Photo credit: Erik

Salt Rock Beach photo

Salt Rock

Photo credit: Erik

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 25.9 °C

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Wednesday, 20 March 2019, 01:05 Local time
TueWednesday 20
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 9 9 8 8
Wind (km/h) 15
NNE 10
N 5
Wind State cross-

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Salt Rock in Kwazulu-Natal is a reasonably exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the northwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell angle is from the south. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Sometimes crowded. Sharks may be a hazard at this break.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Ballitoville, 4 km from Salt Rock.

IS AT (local time)

Salt Rock Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At King Shaka Int l Airport, 13 km from Salt Rock.

light winds from the NNE

no report
Air temperature
24.3 °C

Current weather near Salt Rock

Overall Salt Rock Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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  • The closest passenger airport to Salt Rock is Virginia (Durban) Airport (VIR) in South Africa, 32 km (20 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Salt Rock is Durban International Airport (DUR), also in South Africa, 56 km (35 miles) away.
  • Third is Pietermaritzburg Airport (PZB) in South Africa, 81 km (50 miles) away.
  • Richards Bay (Richard's Bay) Airport (RCB) in South Africa is 121 km (75 miles) away.
  • Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi (Ulundi) Airport (ULD), also in South Africa is the fifth nearest airport to Salt Rock and is 135 km (84 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Salt Rock, KZN North. Use the tab navigation above to view Salt Rock sea temperature, Salt Rock photographs, Salt Rock detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Salt Rock webcams, current wind from KZN North live weather stations and Salt Rock 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 Salt Rock.