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The Spot ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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The Spot Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Durban/KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, South Africa)

The Spot Spot ID

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Type: beach and reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 25.7 °C

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Tuesday, 19 February 2019, 20:45 Local time
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Wave (m) 1.3
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 25
NNE 25
NNE 25
NNE 20
Wind State on cross-

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The Spot in Hibiscous Coast is an exposed beach and reef break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the southwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south.. Sometimes crowded. Beware of sharks,.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Umkomaas, 8 km from The Spot.

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The Spot Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At PenningtonSouth, 16 km from The Spot.

light winds from the NNE

Air temperature
23.9 °C

Current weather near The Spot

Overall The Spot Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February

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The Spot Location Maps

The Spot Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to The Spot:


  • The closest passenger airport to The Spot is Durban International Airport (DUR) in South Africa, 38 km (24 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to The Spot is Virginia (Durban) Airport (VIR), also in South Africa, 62 km (39 miles) away.
  • Third is Margate Airport (MGH) in South Africa, 77 km (48 miles) away.
  • Pietermaritzburg Airport (PZB) in South Africa is 77 km (48 miles) away.
  • Ladysmith Airport (LAY), also in South Africa is the fifth nearest airport to The Spot and is 212 km (132 miles) away.
The Spot break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for The Spot, Durban/KZN South. Use the tab navigation above to view The Spot sea temperature, The Spot photographs, The Spot detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, The Spot webcams, current wind from Durban/KZN South live weather stations and The Spot 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 The Spot.