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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

Overall: 3.8

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Zinkwazi Surf Forecast / KZN North / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Thursday 21 Sep 2017 SAST

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

Today's Zinkwazi sea temperature is 21.4 °C (Statistics for 21 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 21.6 max: 23.2 min: 20.6 °C)

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Swell
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)1514161515788131211101510-147151515151515
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)288250179233227579809565144338914637228036319462657639838675648
Wind
(km/h)
20 ENE20
35 NE35
20 NNE20
10 E10
25 SSW25
35 S35
30 S30
25 SSE25
15 ENE15
30 NE30
40 NE40
30 NNE30
15 NE15
5 E5
5 NE5
30 SSW30
25 SSE25
30 SSE30
20 SSE20
30 SSW30
15 W15
10 W10
5 NW5
Wind State(?)cross-
on
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crossoncross-
off
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High Tide
/ height (m)

4:23PM
2.01
4:34AM
1.92

4:51PM
1.98

5:03AM
1.87
5:19PM
1.90

5:29AM
1.78
5:45PM
1.78

5:56AM
1.66
6:12PM
1.65

6:25AM
1.52
6:40PM
1.49

6:57AM
1.37
7:15PM
1.33



Low Tide
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10:11AM
-0.04

10:31PM
0.02
10:40AM
-0.01

10:59PM
0.06
11:08AM
0.06

11:27PM
0.14
11:35AM
0.16

11:53PM
0.25
12:02PM
0.30

12:21AM
0.38
12:30PM
0.45

12:51AM
0.53
1:03PM
0.61

1:30AM
0.68


Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Zinkwazi blow from the W.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
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Sunrise
5:43--5:43--5:41--5:41--5:39--5:37--5:37--5:35-
Sunset
-5:49--5:50--5:50--5:51--5:51--5:52--5:52--5:52
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 10mm), heaviest on Sat afternoon. Very warm air temperatures (max 34°C on Fri morning, min 17°C on Sat afternoon). Winds increasing (light winds from the NNE on Thu morning, strong winds from the NE by Sun afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 51mm), heaviest during Wed night. Very warm air temperatures (max 34°C on Mon afternoon, min 15°C on Wed afternoon). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NNE on Sun night, calm by Mon night).

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Information about the Zinkwazi Surf forecast

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

Are you planning a holiday in KwaZulu-Natal North Coast? If you are looking for accommodation near Zinkwazi, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in KwaZulu-Natal North Coast, consider staying in Stanger which is 21 km (13 miles) away. Other places in and around KwaZulu-Natal North Coast where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Eshowe which is 38 km (24 miles) away, Ballitoville, eSikhawini and Empangeni.