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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 Recent glassy conditions at Zinkwazi have likely become affected by the arrival of onshore winds (light winds from the ENE at Palm Lake Estates Dolphin Coast wx 31 km from Zinkwazi). no significant swell
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31 km away, 37 min ago

Moderate
18.5 km/h
ENE
22.7
22.4
Air / Water (°C)
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Zinkwazi Surf Forecast / KZN North / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 am Friday 24 Nov 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 22.4 °C (Statistics for 24 Nov 1981-2005 - mean: 23.7 max: 24.5 min: 22.2 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.5
SSW
1.5
ESE
1.6
ESE
1.4
SE
1.5
SE
1.1
SE
0.8
SE
0.6
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0.2
SSW
3
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2.1
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1.6
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1.5
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0.8
SSW
0.7
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1.5
NE
0.6
S
0.4
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0.7
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0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
Period(s) (?)118777777148816151413121261114141313
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)713002431732121307538211148581132215098563452021421548663187173170
Wind
(km/h)
20
ESE
25
SE
20
SSW
20
SSW
15
SE
5
NW
15
ENE
15
ESE
30
SSW
35
SSW
20
SSE
10
SSW
20
ENE
30
NE
10
NNE
10
SE
20
E
20
NNE
30
NE
35
ENE
20
NNE
25
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25
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Wind State(?)cross-
on
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cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

6:31PM
1.47

7:04AM
1.40
7:18PM
1.35

8:07AM
1.31

8:29PM
1.24
9:43AM
1.28

10:22PM
1.21
11:22AM
1.36

11:55PM
1.31
12:31PM
1.52

12:56AM
1.45
1:19PM
1.69

1:43AM
1.61


Low Tide
/ height (m)
12:25PM
0.51

12:48AM
0.48
1:10PM
0.63

1:39AM
0.59

2:23PM
0.73
3:02AM
0.67

4:12PM
0.75
4:44AM
0.65

5:51PM
0.64

6:03AM
0.54
6:51PM
0.47

7:00AM
0.40
7:39PM
0.30

7:47AM
0.24

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
4:48--4:47--4:47--4:47--4:47--4:47--4:47--4:47-
Sunset
-6:32--6:34--6:35--6:36--6:37--6:37--6:37--6:38
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 53mm), heaviest during Fri night. Warm air temperatures (max 24°C on Sun afternoon, min 18°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (calm on Fri morning, strong winds from the SSW by Mon morning).Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 14mm), heaviest on Thu afternoon. Very warm air temperatures (max 31°C on Thu afternoon, min 17°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (calm on Wed morning, fresh winds from the ENE by Thu 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.