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Trafalgar ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 2.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 3.6

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Trafalgar Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

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

Trafalgar Spot ID

golden nugget, Trafalgar photo


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Type: beach and reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 25.9 °C

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Thursday, 17 January 2019, 19:20 Local time
Thursday 17Fri
Wave (m) 2.2
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 30
NE 30
NE 20
NE 25
Wind State cross-

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Trafalgar in Hibiscous Coast is a quite exposed beach and reef break that has quite consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the west. Surfable in an onshore breeze Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the south. Waves at the beach break both left and right and there is a right hand reef break as well.. It very rarely gets crowded here. Be warned that sharks have been sighted.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Lucien, 3 km from Trafalgar.

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Trafalgar Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Miami Street Hibberdene wx, 13 km from Trafalgar.

wind obs. (9.0 kph from 121 degs) was rejected

Air temperature
28.9 °C

Current weather near Trafalgar

Overall Trafalgar Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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  • The closest passenger airport to Trafalgar is Margate Airport (MGH) in South Africa, 26 km (16 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Trafalgar is Durban International Airport (DUR), also in South Africa, 89 km (55 miles) away.
  • Third is Virginia (Durban) Airport (VIR) in South Africa, 114 km (71 miles) away.
  • Pietermaritzburg Airport (PZB) in South Africa is 115 km (71 miles) away.
  • Umtata Airport (UTT), also in South Africa is the fifth nearest airport to Trafalgar and is 200 km (124 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Trafalgar, Durban/KZN South. Use the tab navigation above to view Trafalgar sea temperature, Trafalgar photographs, Trafalgar detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Trafalgar webcams, current wind from Durban/KZN South live weather stations and Trafalgar 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 Trafalgar.