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Alkantstrand Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(KwaZulu-Natal North Coast, South Africa)

Alkantstrand break guidePhoto by: Graeme Swarts

Alkantstrand Surf Guide

Alkantstrand in Kwazulu-Natal is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southeast. The beach breaks offers right-handers. It's sometimes crowded here. Watch out for sharks.

Alkantstrand Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
23.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Alkantstrand:

The best conditions reported for surf at Alkantstrand occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Alkantstrand (for consistent clean waves)?

mayBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Alkantstrand with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 43% of the time in May while 45% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 12% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Alkantstrand Location Map

Interactive Alkantstrand surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Alkantstrand is Richards Bay (Richard's Bay) Airport (RCB) in South Africa, 7 km (4 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Alkantstrand is Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi (Ulundi) Airport (ULD), also in South Africa, 85 km (53 miles) away.

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Alkantstrand Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 20 May 2022, 16:16 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 8 8 15 6
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
off off off

Swell History at Alkantstrand

Surf stats for Alkantstrand, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Alkantstrand

Wind stats for Alkantstrand, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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