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

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Sodwana Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(KwaZulu-Natal North Coast, South Africa)


Sodwana Spot ID:

Type: beach and reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 26.2 °C

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Sunday, 19 April 2015, 12:59 Local time

Sunday 19
11AM 2PM 5PM 8PM
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 14 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 5
NE 20
NE 25
NE 30
Wind State cross cross cross cross-

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Sodwana in KwaZulu-Natal North Coast is an exposed beach and reef break that has unreliable waves. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the northwest. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Rarely crowded here. Beware of sharks and rocks.

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Live Weather:

At Makatini, 74 km from Sodwana.


Air temperature
22.3 °C

Current weather near Sodwana

Overall Sodwana Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Visitor Reviews of Sodwana

ragged from SOUTH AFRICA writes:

Waste of time, petrol and holiday destination.
R120 Dec 2014...for 2 people and a car to go see if its glassy enough for a paddle
Not a surfers spot, just up country destination for fishermen and divers .. drunken at that, can't understand it as no alcohol is allowed on any beach or public area
So if you would like to hang out at Boksburg by the Sea, then pull in,
for a Surfie?...BAH!..never again


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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Sodwana:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Kosi Bay 16 mi
Second closest break St Lucia 92 mi
Third closest break Mapelane 94 mi
Fourth closest break Alkantstrand 127 mi
Fifth closest break Senoritas 127 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Sodwana:

Closest wave buoy Brazil Buoy 4902 mi
Second closest wave buoy Lion Buoy 5094 mi
Third closest wave buoy Nice Buoy 5108 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy Gascogne Ouest Arcachon Buoy 5535 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy Greenwich Buoy 5715 mi

Tide stations nearest to Sodwana:

Closest tide station Maputo 78 mi
Second closest tide station Matola 81 mi
Third closest tide station eSikhawini 137 mi
Fourth closest tide station Ballitoville 197 mi
Fifth closest tide station Durban 221 mi

snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Sodwana:

Closest ski area Afri-Ski (Lesotho) 279 mi
Second closest ski area Tiffindell (South Africa) 387 mi
Third closest ski area Matroosberg (South Africa) 898 mi
Fourth closest ski area Sepidan Ski Resort (Iran (Islamic Republic of)) 4166 mi
Fifth closest ski area Pooladkaf Ski Resort (Iran (Islamic Republic of)) 4169 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Sodwana:

Closest city location Maputo (Mozambique) 81 mi
Second closest city location Matola (Mozambique) 81 mi
Third closest city location Manzini (Swaziland) 103 mi
Fourth closest city location Mbabane (Swaziland) 118 mi
Fifth closest city location Empangeni (South Africa) 128 mi
  • The closest passenger airport to Sodwana is Maputo Airport (MPM) in Mozambique, 133 km (83 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Sodwana is Matsapha (Manzini) Airport (MTS) in Swaziland, 165 km (102 miles) away.
  • Third is Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi (Ulundi) Airport (ULD) in South Africa, 196 km (122 miles) away.
  • Richards Bay (Richard's Bay) Airport (RCB) in South Africa is 198 km (123 miles) away.
  • Vryheid Airport (VYD), also in South Africa is the fifth nearest airport to Sodwana and is 216 km (134 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Sodwana, KZN North. Use the tab navigation above to view Sodwana sea temperature, Sodwana photographs, Sodwana detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Sodwana webcams, current wind from KZN North live weather stations and Sodwana 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 Sodwana.


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