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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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  1. weather stationWind Update Previously calm conditions have become cross-shore at Umhlanga (light winds from the SW at Mount Edgecombe 5 km from Umhlanga). 3.4m 10 s period wind swell from S
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13 km/h
SW
Cross-Shore
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Umhlanga Surf Forecast / KZN North / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 am Sunday 21 Oct 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 22.8 °C (Statistics for 21 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 22.2 max: 23.6 min: 21.4 °C)

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Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
3
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3.5
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3
SSE
2.5
SSE
3
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2.5
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2.1
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1.8
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1.6
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2.3
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Period(s) (?)101011111212111111107777667888888
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)18952480214718352224170110547083571962224289350201469256671540446353720
Wind
(km/h)
35
S
25
S
10
SSW
10
ESE
20
ENE
15
N
25
NE
30
NE
15
NNE
15
ENE
20
NE
10
N
15
SSE
15
S
10
SSW
20
SSE
10
SSE
5
ENE
20
ENE
20
NE
20
NE
35
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40
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Wind State(?)cross-
on
cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

2:10PM
1.60
2:23AM
1.59

2:38PM
1.74
2:51AM
1.70

3:06PM
1.86
3:20AM
1.79

3:34PM
1.94
3:49AM
1.85

4:03PM
1.97
4:19AM
1.86

4:34PM
1.96
4:50AM
1.83

5:06PM
1.90

5:24AM
1.76

Low Tide
/ height (m)


8:20PM
0.31
8:27AM
0.23

8:48PM
0.18
8:55AM
0.12

9:16PM
0.07
9:23AM
0.04

9:45PM
0.00
9:52AM
-0.01

10:14PM
-0.03
10:23AM
-0.01

10:45PM
-0.01
10:55AM
0.04

11:18PM
0.06
11:29AM
0.14

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 (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
1717161818152223202627232625222323222120202223
Sunrise
5:11--5:09--5:09--5:07--5:07--5:05--5:05--5:03-
Sunset
-6:08--6:09--6:09--6:10--6:12--6:12--6:13--6:14
Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Sun night. Warm air temperatures (max 27°C on Wed afternoon, min 15°C on Sun night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SSW on Sun morning, calm by Mon morning).Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 11mm), heaviest on Sat morning. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Thu morning, min 19°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (calm on Fri night, strong winds from the ENE by Sun afternoon).

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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.

Are you planning a holiday in KwaZulu-Natal North Coast? If you are looking for accommodation near Umhlanga, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in KwaZulu-Natal North Coast, consider staying in Umhlanga which is 0 km (0 miles) away. Other places in and around KwaZulu-Natal North Coast where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Mount Edgecombe which is 6 km (4 miles) away, Kwamashu, Durban and Glenwood.