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

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Umdloti Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(KwaZulu-Natal North Coast, South Africa)


Umdloti Spot ID:

Type: sandbar

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SSE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 25.2 °C

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Friday, 27 February 2015, 02:29 Local time

Thursday 26 Fri
5PM 8PM 11PM 2AM
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 6 6 6 6
Wind (km/h) 30
NE 25
NE 25
NNE 10
Wind State 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.

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Live Weather:

At Mount Edgecombe, 6 km from Umdloti.

light winds from the NE

Air temperature
22.5 °C

Current weather near Umdloti

Overall Umdloti Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Umdloti:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Umhlanga 2 mi
Second closest break Tongaat 5 mi
Third closest break Salmon Bay 6 mi
Fourth closest break Bog Bay 7 mi
Fifth closest break Surfers 9 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Umdloti:

Closest wave buoy Brazil Buoy 4728 mi
Second closest wave buoy Lion Buoy 5223 mi
Third closest wave buoy Nice Buoy 5244 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy Gascogne Ouest Arcachon Buoy 5649 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy Greenwich Buoy 5845 mi

Tide stations nearest to Umdloti:

Closest tide station Ballitoville 12 mi
Second closest tide station Durban 12 mi
Third closest tide station Umkomaas 39 mi
Fourth closest tide station eSikhawini 74 mi
Fifth closest tide station Margate 91 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Umdloti:

Closest ski area Afri-Ski (Lesotho) 157 mi
Second closest ski area Tiffindell (South Africa) 202 mi
Third closest ski area Matroosberg (South Africa) 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 Durban (South Africa) 14 mi
Second closest city location Stanger (South Africa) 27 mi
Third closest city location Pietermaritzburg (South Africa) 43 mi
Fourth closest city location eSikhawini (South Africa) 74 mi
Fifth closest city location Empangeni (South Africa) 81 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.


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