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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 / KZN North / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 pm Sunday 25 Feb 2018 SAST

Umhlanga surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Umhlanga sea temperature is 25.0 °C (Statistics for 25 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 26.0 max: 27.4 min: 24.8 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.5
S
1.9
S
1.6
SSE
1.6
SE
1.4
SE
1.2
ESE
1.1
SE
0.9
ESE
1.2
ESE
0.9
ESE
0.8
ESE
0.9
ESE
0.9
ESE
0.8
ESE
0.7
ESE
1.4
ENE
1.6
NE
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
1
E
1.1
E
1.2
E
1.2
E
Period(s) (?)9888810810101010109995614148888
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)115746433432226624816616829415412014213610367111176158143136165196196
Wind
(km/h)
25
SSW
20
SW
10
SSE
15
ENE
15
NNE
20
NE
25
NE
10
NNE
15
ENE
25
ENE
15
NNE
10
ENE
15
ENE
10
NNE
25
NE
30
NE
5
N
10
SE
10
SSE
15
SSW
10
E
10
E
10
NNE
Wind State(?)crosscrossoncrosscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
crosscrossglassoncross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
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High Tide
/ height (m)

12:47AM
1.29
1:21PM
1.45

1:55AM
1.50

2:17PM
1.62
2:43AM
1.69

3:00PM
1.76
3:23AM
1.86

3:38PM
1.87
3:59AM
1.97

4:13PM
1.92
4:34AM
2.01

4:47PM
1.92

5:07AM
1.99
5:18PM
1.87

Low Tide
/ height (m)
6:29PM
0.59

7:01AM
0.54
7:42PM
0.41

8:06AM
0.36

8:30PM
0.23
8:52AM
0.19

9:11PM
0.07
9:32AM
0.06

9:47PM
-0.04
10:08AM
-0.02

10:22PM
-0.10
10:43AM
-0.03

10:54PM
-0.09
11:15AM
0.01


Note: the tide data above is for Umdloti which is 4 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Umhlanga.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Umhlanga blow from the NW.
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rain showers
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Summary
light rainrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsrisk thund- derclearclearsome clouds
Rain (mm)
4311---------------2---
High °C
2020222221242624252624242424262624262624262625
Low °C
1919202219212622232522232422232523242523242625
Chill °C (?)
2020222221242624252624242424262624262624262625
Sunrise
--5:43--5:45--5:46--5:46--5:47--5:48--5:48--
Sunset
6:31--6:30--6:30--6:29--6:28--6:27--6:25--6:24-
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 9mm), mostly falling on Sun afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Tue afternoon, min 19°C on Sun afternoon). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SW on Sun afternoon, light winds from the SSE by Mon morning).Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Sat night. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Fri morning, min 22°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the ENE on Fri afternoon, calm by Fri night).

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Information about the Umhlanga Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Umhlanga provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Umhlanga can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Umhlanga surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Umhlanga) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Umhlanga may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

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