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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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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Umzumbe (calm at PenningtonSouth 8 km from Umzumbe). 1.1m 14 s period swell from SSW with 2.0m 7 s period wind swell from NE
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Umzumbe Surf Forecast / Durban/KZN South / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Thursday 26 Apr 2018 SAST

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

Today's Umzumbe sea temperature is 24.0 °C (Statistics for 26 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 24.3 max: 25.4 min: 22.8 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.8
SSW
1.2
S
1.6
SSW
1.2
SSW
0.8
SSW
1.2
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2.1
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1.4
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1.6
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1.7
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1.4
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0.9
SSW
0.7
SW
0.7
SW
0.6
SSW
Period(s) (?)1515141112121213781110810131217161514141313
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)92872613387744261754264912463711841444362527526581796945592362186180111
Wind
(km/h)
10
NE
5
SE
15
SW
5
E
15
ENE
20
N
20
NNE
35
SSW
25
SSW
20
NE
25
NE
30
SW
30
SSW
35
SSW
20
WSW
10
SSW
10
E
10
NNW
20
NNE
25
NE
10
NNW
15
N
15
N
Wind State(?)cross-
on
glasscross-
off
glasscross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
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cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
1:44PM
1.41

2:06AM
1.61

2:26PM
1.53
2:43AM
1.72

3:00PM
1.62
3:16AM
1.79

3:32PM
1.68
3:46AM
1.81

4:03PM
1.70
4:15AM
1.79

4:32PM
1.68
4:43AM
1.74

5:01PM
1.63



Low Tide
/ height (m)

7:49PM
0.29

8:22AM
0.23

8:29PM
0.18
8:57AM
0.13

9:03PM
0.10
9:28AM
0.06

9:35PM
0.06
9:58AM
0.04

10:05PM
0.06
10:27AM
0.05

10:35PM
0.10
10:55AM
0.10

11:04PM
0.17


Note: the tide data above is for Banana Beach which is 9 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Umzumbe.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Umzumbe blow from the W.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
2728242525232527232223222122202021192223212122
Low °C
2227232324202123212123201921171820171822212122
Chill °C (?)
2728242525232527232223222122202021192223212122
Sunrise
6:22--6:24--6:24--6:24--6:26--6:26--6:26--6:28-
Sunset
-5:25--5:24--5:23--5:22--5:22--5:21--5:20--5:19
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Sat night. Warm air temperatures (max 28°C on Thu afternoon, min 20°C on Fri night). Mainly fresh winds.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Wed afternoon, min 17°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SSW on Sun night, light winds from the E by Tue afternoon).

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Information about the Umzumbe Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Umzumbe provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Umzumbe can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Umzumbe 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 (Umzumbe) 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 Umzumbe 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.

Umzumbe is 22 km (14 miles) from Scottburgh. If you plan a holiday in Durban/KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, look for hotels and other accommodation in Scottburgh. Scottburgh has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.