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Umzumbe ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 1.7

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Umzumbe Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Durban/KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, South Africa)

Umzumbe Spot ID

going for a 360, Umzumbe photo


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Type: point

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 25.2 °C

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Thursday, 25 April 2019, 05:51 Local time
Thursday 25
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 12 16 15 15
Wind (km/h) 10
W 10
W 15
S 20
Wind State off off cross-

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Umzumbe in Hibiscous Coast is a fairly exposed point break that has very reliable surf and works all around the year. Works best in offshore winds from the west. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. It very rarely gets crowded here. Sharks have been reported here.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Banana Beach, 9 km from Umzumbe.

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Umzumbe Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At PenningtonSouth, 8 km from Umzumbe.

light winds from the W

Air temperature
20.1 °C

Current weather near Umzumbe

Overall Umzumbe Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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  • The closest passenger airport to Umzumbe is Margate Airport (MGH) in South Africa, 53 km (33 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Umzumbe is Durban International Airport (DUR), also in South Africa, 61 km (38 miles) away.
  • Third is Virginia (Durban) Airport (VIR) in South Africa, 86 km (53 miles) away.
  • Pietermaritzburg Airport (PZB) in South Africa is 94 km (58 miles) away.
  • Umtata Airport (UTT), also in South Africa is the fifth nearest airport to Umzumbe and is 224 km (139 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Umzumbe, Durban/KZN South. Use the tab navigation above to view Umzumbe sea temperature, Umzumbe photographs, Umzumbe detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Umzumbe webcams, current wind from Durban/KZN South live weather stations and Umzumbe 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 Umzumbe.