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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 Continuing clean conditions at Umhlanga (light winds from the N at Durban Virginia 5 km from Umhlanga). 1.6m 13 s period swell from S with an additional 0.6m 7 s period swell from E , plus 0.7m 4 s period wind swell from NE
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Umhlanga Surf Forecast / KZN North / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Saturday 18 Aug 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 20.2 °C (Statistics for 18 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 21.3 max: 22.1 min: 20.2 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.9
S
0.9
S
1.6
ENE
1.5
ENE
0.5
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.7
E
1.9
S
1.9
S
2
SSE
2
ESE
1.8
E
1
S
0.8
S
1.5
SSE
0.8
SE
1
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
2
E
1.5
E
1.5
E
Period(s) (?)1212781817151278887121267161716888
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)22823225124417626713012937650555148829530118416059463399298471280287
Wind
(km/h)
15
N
15
NNE
20
NE
10
W
15
SSE
15
S
15
SW
20
SSW
25
SSW
5
ESE
15
E
15
E
10
N
10
S
25
SSW
15
S
5
S
15
NNE
20
N
20
NE
10
E
10
WSW
5
WNW
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
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off
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on
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High Tide
/ height (m)
8:34PM
1.32
9:02AM
1.17

9:59PM
1.20
11:08AM
1.11

12:05AM
1.20
1:01PM
1.19

1:23AM
1.30
1:56PM
1.32

2:08AM
1.42

2:33PM
1.46
2:42AM
1.54

3:03PM
1.58
3:12AM
1.65

3:32PM
1.69


Low Tide
/ height (m)
2:56AM
0.68

3:18PM
0.70
4:43AM
0.75

5:28PM
0.76

6:42AM
0.69
7:07PM
0.68

7:43AM
0.57
8:00PM
0.56

8:22AM
0.43

8:36PM
0.43
8:54AM
0.31

9:07PM
0.32
9:22AM
0.20

9:36PM
0.22

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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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
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Sunrise
-6:24--6:22--6:22--6:20--6:20--6:18--6:18--6:16
Sunset
--5:32--5:34--5:35--5:35--5:36--5:36--5:37--
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 31mm), heaviest during Wed morning. Warm air temperatures (max 24°C on Sun afternoon, min 14°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 47mm), heaviest during Fri night. Warm air temperatures (max 25°C on Sat afternoon, min 16°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (calm on Wed night, fresh winds from the N 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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