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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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  1. weather stationWind Update Previously calm conditions have become cross-shore at Zinkwazi (fresh winds from the S at ASCAT32E30S 53 km from Zinkwazi). 2.4m 10 s period swell from S
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Zinkwazi Surf Forecast / KZN North / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Tuesday 26 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 21.0 °C (Statistics for 26 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 21.7 max: 23.2 min: 21.0 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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SSW

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SSW

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Period(s) (?)1015161514141413121211116611141315135111110
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)65379414401576116375844220915370412326283821313522718713842118
Wind
(km/h)
10 WSW10
10 ESE10
10 ESE10
10 SSE10
15 NE15
30 NE30
30 NNE30
20 NE20
25 ENE25
10 SW10
20 SSW20
15 S15
5 WNW5
15 E15
20 SSE20
15 SSW15
15 S15
5 SSE5
15 NE15
25 NE25
35 NE35
30 NE30
30 NNE30
Wind State(?)offoncross-
on
crosscross-
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cross-
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cross-
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cross-
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cross-
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cross-
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crossglassoncrosscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

6:57AM
1.37
7:15PM
1.33

7:44AM
1.21

8:20PM
1.18
9:56AM
1.10

11:20PM
1.14
12:34PM
1.21

12:53AM
1.28
1:26PM
1.39

1:38AM
1.46
1:59PM
1.57

2:12AM
1.62

2:31PM
1.75


Low Tide
/ height (m)
12:51AM
0.53
1:03PM
0.61

1:30AM
0.68
1:52PM
0.77

3:03AM
0.81

4:35PM
0.86

6:04AM
0.77
6:43PM
0.74

7:07AM
0.60
7:31PM
0.56

7:47AM
0.43

8:08PM
0.38
8:20AM
0.26

8:38PM
0.21

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
1617191818191719262020201820232020212021242121
Chill °C (?)
1819191918191825282321212023242122212123252221
Sunrise
-5:37--5:35--5:35--5:33--5:31--5:31--5:30--5:28
Sunset
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Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Wed night. Warm air temperatures (max 28°C on Fri afternoon, min 16°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (calm on Thu morning, fresh winds from the NNE by Thu night).Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 8mm), mostly falling on Sun night. Warm air temperatures (max 25°C on Tue afternoon, min 18°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (calm on Sat night, fresh winds from the NE by Tue afternoon).

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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.