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Umhlanga ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.8
Consistency of Surf: 3.6
Difficulty Level: 3.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.5
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.7

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Umhlanga Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(KwaZulu-Natal North Coast, South Africa)

Umhlanga Spot ID

looking to get shacked up, Umhlanga photo


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Summer at its best..., Umhlanga photo


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Sea View, Umhlanga photo


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Slade, Umhlanga photo


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Type: beach and reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 24.0 °C

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Monday, 21 January 2019, 03:09 Local time
Monday 21
Wave (m) 1.3
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 15
N 20
NNE 25
NE 35
Wind State cross-
cross cross

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Umhlanga in Kwazulu-Natal is an exposed beach and reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Works best in offshore winds from the north northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights and in addition, both left and right reef breaks add variety.. Sometimes crowded. Beware of rips, rocks, locals, sharks, shark protected,.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Umdloti, 4 km from Umhlanga.

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Umhlanga Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Mount Edgecombe, 5 km from Umhlanga.


Air temperature
19.0 °C

Current weather near Umhlanga

Overall Umhlanga Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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  • The closest passenger airport to Umhlanga is Virginia (Durban) Airport (VIR) in South Africa, 6 km (4 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Umhlanga is Durban International Airport (DUR), also in South Africa, 30 km (19 miles) away.
  • Third is Pietermaritzburg Airport (PZB) in South Africa, 67 km (42 miles) away.
  • Margate Airport (MGH) in South Africa is 145 km (90 miles) away.
  • Richards Bay (Richard's Bay) Airport (RCB), also in South Africa is the fifth nearest airport to Umhlanga and is 146 km (91 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Umhlanga, KZN North. Use the tab navigation above to view Umhlanga sea temperature, Umhlanga photographs, Umhlanga detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Umhlanga webcams, current wind from KZN North live weather stations and Umhlanga 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 Umhlanga.