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:

Type: beach reef and point

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 24.0 °C

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Sunday, 29 March 2015, 14:27 Local time

Sunday 29
11AM 2PM 5PM 8PM
Wave (m) 1.5
Period (s) 10 10 9 9
Wind (km/h) 15
E 25
ESE 20
E 10
Wind State on on on cross-

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Zinkwazi in KwaZulu-Natal North Coast is an exposed beach reef and point break that has consistent surf The best wind direction is from the west. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southwest. Waves at the beach tend to peel to the left and in addition, both left and right reef breaks add variety. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Hazards include Shark protected,.

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At Mandini, 13 km from Zinkwazi.

light winds from the ENE

Air temperature
25.2 °C

Current weather near Zinkwazi

Overall Zinkwazi Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Zinkwazi:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Blythedale 14 mi
Second closest break Siyayi 16 mi
Third closest break Mtunzini 25 mi
Fourth closest break Salt Rock 25 mi
Fifth closest break Thompsons Bay 26 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Zinkwazi:

Closest wave buoy Brazil Buoy 4763 mi
Second closest wave buoy Lion Buoy 5201 mi
Third closest wave buoy Nice Buoy 5221 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy Gascogne Ouest Arcachon Buoy 5631 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy Greenwich Buoy 5823 mi

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

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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
  • 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.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Zinkwazi, KZN North. Use the tab navigation above to view Zinkwazi sea temperature, Zinkwazi photographs, Zinkwazi detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Zinkwazi webcams, current wind from KZN North live weather stations and Zinkwazi 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 Zinkwazi.


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