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

Overall: 3.3

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Sodwana Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(KwaZulu-Natal North Coast, South Africa)

Sodwana Spot ID

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Type: beach and reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 23.6 °C

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Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 00:15 Local time
TueWednesday 29
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 6 6 6 6
Wind (km/h) 15
SSE 10
S 10
SW 10
Wind State cross-
cross cross

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Sodwana in Kwazulu-Natal is an exposed beach and reef break that has unreliable waves. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Beware of sharks and rocks.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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Sodwana Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Makatini, 74 km from Sodwana.


Air temperature
16.7 °C

Current weather near Sodwana

Overall Sodwana Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June

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Sodwana Location Maps

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Sodwana:

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Wave buoys nearest to Sodwana:

Tide stations nearest to Sodwana:

  • Closest tide station
    78 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    81 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    137 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    197 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    221 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Sodwana:

  • Closest ski area
    Afri-Ski (Lesotho)
    279 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    387 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    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
    Piet Retief
    126 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.
Sodwana break location map and break info

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.