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Zinkwazi ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.2
Consistency of Surf: 3.8
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 4.2

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Zinkwazi Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(KwaZulu-Natal North Coast, South Africa)

Zinkwazi Spot ID

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Type: beach reef and point

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 21.9 °C

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Friday, 31 July 2015, 21:26 Local time
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Wave (m) 4.5
SSW
4.5
SSW
4.0
S
3.5
S
Period (s) 11 12 14 14
Wind (km/h) 45
S 45
SSW 35
SW 25
WSW
Wind State cross-
off
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Zinkwazi in Kwazulu-Natal is an exposed beach reef and point break that usually has waves The best wind direction is from the west. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights together with both left and right hand reef breaks offshore. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Beware of Shark protected,.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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Zinkwazi Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Mandini, 13 km from Zinkwazi.

light winds from the WSW

km/h
Air temperature
14.0 °C

Current weather near Zinkwazi

Overall Zinkwazi Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Wave buoys nearest to Zinkwazi:

Tide stations nearest to Zinkwazi:

  • Closest tide station
    Ballitoville
    28 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    eSikhawini
    35 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Durban
    51 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Umkomaas
    78 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Margate
    131 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Zinkwazi:

  • Closest ski area
    Afri-Ski (Lesotho)
    170 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Tiffindell (South Africa)
    236 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Matroosberg (South Africa)
    754 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Mount Hermon (Israel)
    4333 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Sepidan Ski Resort (Iran (Islamic Republic of))
    4333 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Zinkwazi:

  • Closest city location
    Stanger (South Africa)
    13 mi
  • Second closest city location
    eSikhawini (South Africa)
    35 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Empangeni (South Africa)
    42 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Durban (South Africa)
    53 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Pietermaritzburg (South Africa)
    70 mi

Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to Zinkwazi is Virginia (Durban) Airport (VIR) in South Africa, 73 km (45 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Zinkwazi is Richards Bay (Richard's Bay) Airport (RCB), also in South Africa, 80 km (50 miles) away.
  • Third is Durban International Airport (DUR) in South Africa, 97 km (60 miles) away.
  • Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi (Ulundi) Airport (ULD) in South Africa is 102 km (63 miles) away.
  • Pietermaritzburg Airport (PZB), also in South Africa is the fifth nearest airport to Zinkwazi and is 115 km (71 miles) away.
Zinkwazi break location map and break info

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