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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: 22.3 °C

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Monday, 27 June 2016, 09:38 Local time
Monday 27
Wave (m) 1.3
Period (s) 8 8 8 9
Wind (km/h) 5
SW 10
SE 5
SSE 10
Wind State glass cross-
glass cross-

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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

Tide Times:

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Umdloti Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Mount Edgecombe, 6 km from Umdloti.


Air temperature
10.4 °C

Current weather near Umdloti

Overall Umdloti Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June

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Tide stations nearest to Umdloti:

  • Closest tide station
    12 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    12 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    39 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    74 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    91 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Umdloti:

  • Closest ski area
    Afri-Ski (Lesotho)
    157 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    202 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    720 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Mount Hermon (Israel)
    4367 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Sepidan Ski Resort (Iran (Islamic Republic of))
    4372 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Umdloti:

  • Closest city location
    14 mi
  • Second closest city location
    27 mi
  • Third closest city location
    30 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    43 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    52 mi


  • 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.
Umdloti break location map and break info

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