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Ansteys ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Ansteys Surf Forecast / Durban/KZN South / South Africa

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 pm Wednesday 12 May 2021 SAST
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Ansteys surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Ansteys sea temperature is 24.2 °C (Statistics for 12 May 1981-2005 - mean: 24.0 max: 24.9 min: 23.1 °C)
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Ansteys surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Ansteys sea temperature is 24.2 °C (Statistics for 12 May 1981-2005 - mean: 24.0 max: 24.9 min: 23.1 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Offshore wind reported 9 km from Ansteys (light winds from the WSW at Berea wx 9 km from Ansteys).

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Actual: 54 min ago

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14 km/h
WSW
Cross-Off
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Ansteys this week:

The surf forecast for Ansteys over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Wednesday (May 12) at 8PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.6m and 16s period with a secondary swell of 0.3m and 9s. Another secondary swell of 0.7m and 4s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-shore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Ansteys in the next 12 days are 1.6m 16s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (May 12) at 5PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.1m 11s period and expected on Friday (May 14) at 2AM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 8PM (Wed 12th May)5ft (1.6m) 16s
Best Surf 2AM (Thu 13th May)5ft (1.6m) 14s
Most Powerful 5PM (Wed 12th May)5ft (1.6m) 16s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Ansteys 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
Wed
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Mon
24
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
052124343100000023032120021454543112
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.222.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.246.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.270.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.294.cc23
1.6
S
1.6
S
1.6
S
1.1
S
1.3
S
1.4
S
1.4
S
1.4
S
1.2
S
0.9
NE
0.4
ENE
0.3
E
0.3
E
1.1
S
1.3
S
1.2
S
1.1
S
1.3
S
1.2
S
1.8
NE
1.2
ENE
0.7
S
1.9
NE
1.7
NE
1.2
ENE
1.1
ENE
1.1
S
2.4
S
2.3
S
1.9
S
1.8
S
1.4
S
1.2
S
0.8
ENE
0.7
E
1.2
S
161413121615141413771010667101011771178887914151514148912
1289102884837782286980172548373191717741411392193673322791271273523351701651079792037165413907805377773430
25
S
0
NNE
25
NNE
15
NE
20
SW
5
SSE
10
NE
10
NW
5
NNW
10
N
10
WSW
5
ESE
15
SSE
15
SSW
15
SSE
15
SSE
5
SW
10
NNE
25
NE
10
N
15
NNE
20
NNE
15
SW
25
S
15
SSW
10
NNW
10
NE
10
NNE
5
NW
15
S
5
SSE
10
N
15
NE
20
NNE
10
N
10
NE
cross-
on
glasscross-
off
crosscrossglasscrossoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
offcross-
on
oncross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross
4:10PM
1.84
4:20AM
1.92
4:37PM
1.81
4:47AM
1.86
5:06PM
1.77
5:15AM
1.78
5:36PM
1.70
5:45AM
1.68
6:10PM
1.62
6:20AM
1.56
6:53PM
1.53
7:05AM
1.44
7:54PM
1.44
8:16AM
1.34
9:27PM
1.41
10:05AM
1.30
11:07PM
1.48
11:41AM
1.39
12:18AM
1.61
12:46PM
1.54
1:11AM
1.77
1:35PM
1.69
1:57AM
1.91
10:11PM
0.31
10:32AM
0.29
10:39PM
0.35
10:59AM
0.33
11:08PM
0.42
11:27AM
0.40
11:39PM
0.50
11:58AM
0.49
12:15AM
0.61
12:35PM
0.58
1:02AM
0.72
1:24PM
0.68
2:12AM
0.82
2:41PM
0.76
4:00AM
0.84
4:25PM
0.75
5:38AM
0.74
5:50PM
0.65
6:42AM
0.59
6:51PM
0.50
7:30AM
0.43
7:40PM
0.36
8:13AM
0.29

Note: the tide data above is for Durban, South Africa which is 7 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Ansteys.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Ansteys blow from the NW

Wed
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Mon
24
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clearsome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudsrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudsclearclearclearclearsome cloudsclearclearclearsome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclear
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232223242322232130312323232221212020222223252423232120222021212021232124
221919242019222021271920222020201919221819242222231818211919211718222020
232223242322232130312323232221212020222223252423232120222021212021232124
--6:31--6:31--6:33--6:33--6:33--6:35--6:35--6:35--6:37--6:37--6:37--6:37
5:12--5:12--5:10--5:09--5:09--5:08--5:08--5:07--5:07--5:07--5:07--5:06--

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 30°C on Sat morning, min 19°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 16mm), heaviest on Mon morning. Warm (max 31°C on Sat afternoon, min 19°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 25°C on Wed afternoon, min 18°C on Tue night). Mainly fresh winds.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 26°C on Mon afternoon, min 17°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Ansteys Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Ansteys provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Ansteys can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Ansteys 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 (Ansteys) 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 Ansteys 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 Durban/KwaZulu-Natal South Coast? If you are looking for accommodation near Ansteys, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Durban/KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, consider staying in Durban which is 5 km (3 miles) away. Other places in and around Durban/KwaZulu-Natal South Coast where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Glenwood which is 7 km (4 miles) away, Umlazi, Kwamashu and Umhlanga.