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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 / Durban/KZN South / South Africa

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 pm Thursday 15 Apr 2021 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 24.9 °C (Statistics for 15 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 24.8 max: 25.8 min: 23.6 °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 24.9 °C (Statistics for 15 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 24.8 max: 25.8 min: 23.6 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Durban/KZN South

  1. weather stationWind Update Wind reports 12 km away suggest it is still onshore at Amanzimtoti (light winds from the SSE at Durban International Airport).

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2 h 13 min ago

Light
11 km/h
SSE
Onshore
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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 Thursday (Apr 15) at 5PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.9m and 16s period with a secondary swell of 0.6m and 11s. The wind is predicted to be glassy as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Amanzimtoti in the next 12 days are 5.0m 11s and forecast to arrive on Friday (Apr 16) at 8AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 2.0m 7s period and expected on Monday (Apr 19) at 2AM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 5PM (Thu 15th Apr)3ft (0.9m) 16s
Best Surf11PM (Fri 16th Apr)10ft (3.0m) 11s
Most Powerful 8AM (Fri 16th Apr)16ft (5.0m) 11s

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

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Thu
15
Friday
16
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tue
27
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
300053231140001030034354544120000023
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.36.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.204.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.228.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.252.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.276.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.294.cc23
0.9
SSW
3.5
SSW
4.5
S
3.5
S
2.5
S
1.6
S
1.9
SE
1.6
SE
1.2
SE
1.3
SE
1.4
SE
1.2
SE
1.1
SE
0.9
SE
0.6
SE
0.8
S
0.9
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.7
S
1.8
S
1.8
S
1.3
SSW
1
S
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.5
SSW
1.2
E
168111211111010101313121212118141312121515161515141313131212161514139
39714714503334417196637014322575636324423301999682336599490367558773115012461392129861734512511379100123118101225
5
ENE
45
SSW
45
SSW
30
S
10
W
15
ENE
25
NE
20
N
20
NE
25
NE
10
N
30
SSW
35
SSW
15
SW
15
NNE
25
NE
10
NW
20
S
20
S
10
WSW
10
SSE
10
E
10
N
10
S
10
SSE
10
SW
5
E
20
NE
20
NNE
30
NE
25
NE
20
SW
30
SSW
20
S
5
N
10
SSE
glasscrosscrosscross-
on
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
crossoffcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
crosscross-
off
crosscrosscrosscrosscross-
on
glasscross-
on
5:23PM
1.63
5:34AM
1.66
5:48PM
1.54
6:00AM
1.55
6:16PM
1.43
6:28AM
1.42
6:50PM
1.30
7:05AM
1.28
7:42PM
1.16
8:13AM
1.14
9:53PM
1.07
10:56AM
1.10
12:15AM
1.19
12:38PM
1.23
1:12AM
1.39
1:30PM
1.40
1:53AM
1.61
2:11PM
1.57
2:30AM
1.79
2:49PM
1.70
3:06AM
1.94
3:25PM
1.80
3:42AM
2.02
11:26PM
0.20
11:44AM
0.23
11:51PM
0.30
12:11PM
0.34
12:18AM
0.43
12:42PM
0.46
12:52AM
0.57
1:27PM
0.60
1:49AM
0.71
3:01PM
0.72
4:25AM
0.79
5:38PM
0.67
6:32AM
0.65
6:52PM
0.51
7:27AM
0.45
7:37PM
0.33
8:08AM
0.25
8:15PM
0.16
8:45AM
0.08
8:52PM
0.02
9:21AM
-0.04
9:28PM
-0.07
9:57AM
-0.10

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

Thu
15
Friday
16
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tue
27
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
moderate rain
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
some cloudssome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsclearsome cloudsclearsome cloudsmod. rainrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrisk thund- dersome cloudssome cloudsrisk thund- derclearclearsome cloudsclearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclear
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--6:15--6:16--6:16--6:16--6:18--6:18--6:18--6:20--6:20--6:20--6:22--6:22
5:37--5:36--5:35--5:34--5:32--5:31--5:30--5:30--5:29--5:28--5:27--5:25--

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Fri morning. Warm (max 25°C on Thu afternoon, min 15°C on Sat night). Mainly strong winds.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 25°C on Mon morning, min 20°C on Sun night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the S on Mon afternoon, calm by Tue morning).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 25mm), heaviest during Wed night. Warm (max 25°C on Wed afternoon, min 19°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the S on Wed afternoon, calm by Thu morning).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 25°C on Sun afternoon, min 19°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SSW on Mon morning, calm by Mon night).

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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.