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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 Continuing clean conditions at Zinkwazi (calm at Mtunzini 38 km from Zinkwazi). no significant swell
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38 km away, 4 h 11 min ago

Calm
0 km/h
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8.1
21.7
Air / Water (°C)
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Zinkwazi Surf Forecast / KZN North / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Thursday 19 Jul 2018 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 21.7 °C (Statistics for 19 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 21.8 max: 22.6 min: 20.6 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.6
SSE
1.4
ENE
0.9
NNE
1
NNE
0.3
SSW
0.2
SSW
0.2
SSW
0.2
SSW
1.1
NNE
1.6
NNE
0.2
SSW
0.2
SSW
0.2
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0.3
SSW
0.2
SSW
0.1
SW
0.1
SW
0.1
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0.4
SSW
0.4
S
0.3
SSW
0.3
SSW
0.3
SSW
Period(s) (?)954161514141456121215141311111045131211
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)529128914620191866178151418411655268353123
Wind
(km/h)
15
NNE
25
NE
15
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NE
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NE
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15
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0
SSE
5
SE
15
SW
5
SSE
15
ENE
15
NNE
15
NNE
15
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Wind State(?)cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
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on
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High Tide
/ height (m)


8:40PM
1.50
8:58AM
1.32

9:49PM
1.39
10:21AM
1.23

11:15PM
1.34
12:00PM
1.24

12:37AM
1.37
1:15PM
1.32

1:37AM
1.45

2:07PM
1.42
2:21AM
1.54

2:46PM
1.53



Low Tide
/ height (m)

2:12PM
0.42
2:57AM
0.60

3:13PM
0.56
4:16AM
0.68

4:37PM
0.66

5:49AM
0.68
6:10PM
0.66

7:05AM
0.61
7:20PM
0.60

7:57AM
0.50

8:10PM
0.50
8:37AM
0.40

8:49PM
0.41


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
1922192023202124202124212126222324202121201717
Low °C
1521161622171723171723171725181922191920181717
Chill °C (?)
1922192023202124202124212126222324202121201617
Sunrise
6:45--6:43--6:43--6:43--6:43--6:43--6:41--6:41-
Sunset
-5:15--5:15--5:15--5:16--5:16--5:17--5:17--5:19
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 24°C on Sat afternoon, min 15°C on Thu morning). Mainly fresh winds.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Mon afternoon, min 17°C on Sun night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NE on Mon afternoon, calm by Tue morning).

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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.