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Amanzimtoti Surf Forecast / Durban/KZN South / South Africa

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Saturday 20 Aug 2022 SAST
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Amanzimtoti surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Amanzimtoti sea temperature is 20.9 °C (Statistics for 20 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 21.2 max: 21.9 min: 20.2 °C)
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Amanzimtoti surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Amanzimtoti sea temperature is 20.9 °C (Statistics for 20 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 21.2 max: 21.9 min: 20.2 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Amanzimtoti (light winds from the NW at DurbanIntnl.Airport 5 km from Amanzimtoti).

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Light
6 km/h
NW
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Amanzimtoti this week:

The surf forecast for Amanzimtoti over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Saturday (Aug 20) at 5AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.7m and 10s period with a secondary swell of 1.0m and 13s. The wind is predicted to be offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Amanzimtoti in the next 12 days are 5.0m 14s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (Aug 20) at 11PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 2.5m 7s period and expected on Tuesday (Aug 23) at 11PM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 5AM (Sat 20th Aug)5.5ft (1.7m) 10s
Best Surf 5AM (Sun 21st Aug)16ft (5.0m) 14s
Most Powerful11PM (Sat 20th Aug)16ft (5.0m) 14s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Amanzimtoti over the next 12 days.

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Saturday
20
Sunday
21
Monday
22
Tuesday
23
Wednesday
24
Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
29
Tuesday
30
Wednesday
31
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
Rating
(10 max)
007645546303100013334004533100002213
Swell
Height Map
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.216.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.240.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.264.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.288.cc23
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.5
S
5.5
SSW
4.5
SSW
3
S
2.5
S
2.1
S
1.9
SSW
2
SSW
2.3
SSW
2.5
SSW
2
SSW
1.3
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.5
SW
0.3
SW
1.5
SSW
1.7
S
1.4
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.9
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.3
S
2
S
1.7
S
1.9
S
1.6
S
1
S
0.8
SSW
0.6
S
0.5
S
0.4
SSW
0.9
SSW
1.1
SSW
1
SSW
1.3
SSW
Period(s) (?)10121414131614141717161614141556151716138811141613121211121615141315
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)130279778206340421992352143916143179383121108592891033610021880713771016121088372091510631742902294183887480305514342674
Wind
(km/h)
40
SSW
50
SSW
30
SW
5
SSE
15
ENE
15
N
5
ESE
15
S
10
WNW
30
NE
35
NE
20
NNE
20
NE
25
NE
15
N
25
S
15
S
10
SSW
15
NE
15
NE
15
SW
30
SSW
25
SSW
5
SSW
10
E
20
ENE
25
NNE
30
NNE
35
NE
20
N
25
S
25
S
15
SSW
20
SSW
20
SSW
15
SW
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
crosscross-
off
oncross-
on
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross
High Tide
/ height (m)
8:48AM
1.09
9:46PM
1.12
11:16AM
1.01
12:26AM
1.11
1:29PM
1.11
1:45AM
1.23
2:17PM
1.25
2:26AM
1.36
2:50PM
1.40
2:57AM
1.49
3:18PM
1.53
3:25AM
1.59
3:45PM
1.65
3:52AM
1.68
4:12PM
1.74
4:18AM
1.73
4:38PM
1.81
4:45AM
1.76
5:04PM
1.84
5:12AM
1.74
5:31PM
1.83
5:40AM
1.70
6:00PM
1.78
Low Tide
/ height (m)
3:00PM
0.72
4:44AM
0.78
5:39PM
0.79
7:10AM
0.71
7:31PM
0.70
8:06AM
0.57
8:19PM
0.56
8:40AM
0.43
8:52PM
0.43
9:09AM
0.30
9:21PM
0.31
9:35AM
0.18
9:49PM
0.21
10:01AM
0.09
10:16PM
0.14
10:26AM
0.03
10:43PM
0.10
10:52AM
0.00
11:11PM
0.09
11:18AM
0.01
11:39PM
0.11
11:46AM
0.06
12:10AM
0.18

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 Amanzimtoti blow from the NW

Saturday
20
Sunday
21
Monday
22
Tuesday
23
Wednesday
24
Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
29
Tuesday
30
Wednesday
31
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Rain (mm)
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Temp. °C182016171715181816192018212319212118202119202018212120252824212120181818
Low °C151813141713141715161814162118181918182018201918182118192619192018181817
Feels °C (?)10106141312161516141413181917191916191921171516212021212319181819181515
Sunrise6:24--6:24--6:22--6:22--6:20--6:20--6:18--6:18--6:16--6:15--6:13--6:13--
Sunset-5:34--5:35--5:35--5:36--5:36--5:37--5:37--5:37--5:38--5:38--5:39--5:39-

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 20°C on Sat afternoon, min 13°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (near gales from the SSW on Sat afternoon, calm by Mon morning).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 23°C on Wed afternoon, min 14°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NE on Tue afternoon, calm by Thu night).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 21°C on Fri afternoon, min 18°C on Fri morning). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SSW on Sat afternoon, calm by Sun morning).

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Wed morning. Warm (max 28°C on Mon afternoon, min 17°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NE on Mon afternoon, light winds from the SSW by Wed morning).

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Information about the Amanzimtoti Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Amanzimtoti provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Amanzimtoti can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Amanzimtoti 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 (Amanzimtoti) 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 Amanzimtoti 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.

Amanzimtoti is 9 km (6 miles) from Umlazi. If you plan a holiday in Durban/KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, look for hotels and other accommodation in Umlazi. Umlazi has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.