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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 Previously calm conditions have become cross-shore at Umzumbe (light winds from the SE at PenningtonSouth 8 km from Umzumbe). 1.7m 14 s period swell from SSW
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Moderate
19 km/h
SE
Cross-Shore
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Umzumbe Surf Forecast / Durban/KZN South / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 pm Friday 21 Sep 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 22.3 °C (Statistics for 21 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 21.3 max: 22.9 min: 20.4 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.6
SSW
2.3
SSW
3
SSW
4
SSW
4
SSW
3.5
SSW
3
SSW
2.2
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1.8
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1.5
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1.7
NE
0.5
SSW
1.8
NE
2.3
SSW
Period(s) (?)141517191817161514131312121161516141361187
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)10322396485211992108006336404321021267126769938030675549171184826430185660435
Wind
(km/h)
15
SSE
5
SW
15
SSE
10
SE
15
NE
15
ENE
10
ENE
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NE
20
SW
15
SSE
20
NNE
10
SE
20
SSW
15
SSW
10
SE
5
SE
10
ESE
15
ENE
30
NE
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NNE
10
N
40
SSW
30
SSW
Wind State(?)crossglasscrosscross-
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on
cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
2:14PM
1.38
2:23AM
1.43

2:42PM
1.52
2:51AM
1.55

3:08PM
1.64
3:17AM
1.64

3:34PM
1.74
3:44AM
1.71

4:00PM
1.81
4:11AM
1.74

4:27PM
1.84
4:38AM
1.74

4:54PM
1.83

5:07AM
1.71
5:24PM
1.77

Low Tide
/ height (m)

8:19PM
0.41
8:31AM
0.30

8:48PM
0.29
8:58AM
0.18

9:15PM
0.18
9:24AM
0.09

9:41PM
0.09
9:50AM
0.02

10:08PM
0.04
10:16AM
-0.01

10:36PM
0.02
10:43AM
0.00

11:04PM
0.05
11:12AM
0.05


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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High °C
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Chill °C (?)
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Sunrise
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Sunset
5:52--5:52--5:53--5:53--5:54--5:54--5:55--5:57-
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 61mm), heaviest during Sun night. Warm air temperatures (max 25°C on Sun afternoon, min 18°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SSW on Sun night, calm by Mon night).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 36mm), heaviest during Fri night. Very warm air temperatures (max 32°C on Fri morning, min 19°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (light winds from the E on Wed night, strong winds from the SSW by Fri 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.