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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 / Durban/KZN South / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 am Sunday 18 Feb 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 23.5 °C (Statistics for 18 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 25.7 max: 26.8 min: 24.5 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.5
SSW
1.2
SSW
0.8
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.4
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.9
SW
0.9
SSW
1.1
SW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SW
0.7
SW
1.9
NE
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
0.4
SSW
3
SSW
4.5
SSW
Period(s) (?)131212117121313141313141313612121212121779
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)72140617932818612325728143731330432324516222737363840371117442625
Wind
(km/h)
30
NE
35
NE
20
NNE
15
SSW
20
SSW
10
SW
15
SSE
10
SSE
10
SSW
15
SSW
25
S
15
SSW
10
SSE
20
NE
25
NNE
30
NE
35
NE
20
NNE
20
ENE
20
NE
15
N
45
SSW
50
SSW
Wind State(?)cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
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on
crosscross-
on
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on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)

5:18PM
1.72

5:38AM
1.77
5:47PM
1.67

6:08AM
1.72
6:18PM
1.59

6:42AM
1.63
6:55PM
1.47

7:22AM
1.52
7:38PM
1.33

8:16AM
1.37

8:45PM
1.18
9:44AM
1.25

10:47PM
1.11
11:53AM
1.25

Low Tide
/ height (m)
11:15AM
0.09

11:26PM
0.02
11:44AM
0.12

11:54PM
0.07
12:17PM
0.18

12:26AM
0.15
12:53PM
0.28

1:02AM
0.27
1:38PM
0.41

1:50AM
0.42

2:39PM
0.55
3:01AM
0.57

4:28PM
0.63

5:10AM
0.63

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
2828262425242625252526242626252829273030272522
Low °C
2527252424242425242425232426242528252729262422
Chill °C (?)
2828262425242625252526242626252829273030272522
Sunrise
5:39--5:39--5:41--5:41--5:41--5:43--5:43--5:45-
Sunset
-6:42--6:40--6:39--6:38--6:37--6:37--6:36--6:35
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 16mm), heaviest on Wed night. Warm air temperatures (max 28°C on Sun morning, min 23°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the NE on Sun afternoon, light winds from the W by Sun night).Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Wed night. Very warm air temperatures (max 30°C on Sat morning, min 22°C on Sun afternoon). Winds increasing (light winds from the SSE on Thu morning, strong winds from the SSW by Sun 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.