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Amanzimtoti ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.9

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Amanzimtoti Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Durban/KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, South Africa)

Amanzimtoti Surf Guide

Amanzimtoti in Hibiscous Coast is an exposed beach and reef break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the northwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Sometimes crowded. Take care of sharks and rocks.

Amanzimtoti Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and reefIcon  s43.9
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
26.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Amanzimtoti:

The best conditions reported for surf at Amanzimtoti occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Amanzimtoti with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 33% of the time in June while 38% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 29% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
33%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
38%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
29%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Amanzimtoti Location Map

Interactive Amanzimtoti 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 Amanzimtoti is Durban International Airport (DUR) in South Africa, 11 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Amanzimtoti is Virginia (Durban) Airport (VIR), also in South Africa, 35 km (22 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Amanzimtoti Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 03:57 Local Time
Tuesday 02
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 1.2
E
1.3
E
1.3
E
1.7
E
Period (s) 7 7 8 8
Wind (km/h) 15
N 15
NNE 25
NE 30
NE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross cross

Swell History at Amanzimtoti

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

Wind History at Amanzimtoti

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Amanzimtoti. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    4km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s21.9
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    10km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: consistent
    18km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Amanzimtoti: