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Umdloti ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.2
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 2.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.5
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.6

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Umdloti Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(KwaZulu-Natal North Coast, South Africa)

Umdloti Spot ID

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Type: sandbar

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SSE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 24.3 °C

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Thursday, 5 May 2016, 10:35 Local time
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Wave (m) 1.8
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Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 10
NE 20
ENE 15
ENE 10
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Umdloti in Kwazulu-Natal is an exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf with no particular seasonal pattern. Works best in offshore winds from the west. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south southeast. The beach break offers mainly right hand waves. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Be warned that sharks have been sighted.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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Live Weather:

At Mount Edgecombe, 6 km from Umdloti.

light winds from the W

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Air temperature
16.8 °C

Current weather near Umdloti

Overall Umdloti Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

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  • The closest passenger airport to Umdloti is Virginia (Durban) Airport (VIR) in South Africa, 10 km (6 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Umdloti is Durban International Airport (DUR), also in South Africa, 34 km (21 miles) away.
  • Third is Pietermaritzburg Airport (PZB) in South Africa, 69 km (43 miles) away.
  • Richards Bay (Richard's Bay) Airport (RCB) in South Africa is 143 km (89 miles) away.
  • Margate Airport (MGH), also in South Africa is the fifth nearest airport to Umdloti and is 149 km (93 miles) away.
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