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Tongaat ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Tongaat Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(KwaZulu-Natal North Coast, South Africa)

Tongaat Spot ID

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Type: beach and point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SSE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.2 °C

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Saturday, 18 August 2018, 17:44 Local time
Saturday 18Sun
Wave (m) 1.3
Period (s) 8 8 12 13
Wind (km/h) 10
NE 15
NNE 20
NNE 20
Wind State cross-
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Tongaat in Kwazulu-Natal is an exposed beach and point break that has pretty consitent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the west. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southeast. The beach break provides left and right handers Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Beware of sharks ,rocks and rips.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Umdloti, 8 km from Tongaat.

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Tongaat Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Durban Shaka, 3 km from Tongaat.

light winds from the W

Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
17 °C

Current weather near Tongaat

Overall Tongaat Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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  • The closest passenger airport to Tongaat is Virginia (Durban) Airport (VIR) in South Africa, 18 km (11 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Tongaat is Durban International Airport (DUR), also in South Africa, 42 km (26 miles) away.
  • Third is Pietermaritzburg Airport (PZB) in South Africa, 72 km (45 miles) away.
  • Richards Bay (Richard's Bay) Airport (RCB) in South Africa is 135 km (84 miles) away.
  • Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi (Ulundi) Airport (ULD), also in South Africa is the fifth nearest airport to Tongaat and is 148 km (92 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Tongaat, KZN North. Use the tab navigation above to view Tongaat sea temperature, Tongaat photographs, Tongaat detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Tongaat webcams, current wind from KZN North live weather stations and Tongaat 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 Tongaat.