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Battery Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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Battery Beach Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

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

Battery Beach Surf Guide

Battery Beach in Durban is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the northwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. It very rarely gets crowded here. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

Battery Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
24.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Battery Beach:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Battery Beach 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 40% of the time in June while 38% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 22% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
40%
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
22%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Battery Beach Location Map

Interactive Battery Beach 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 Battery Beach is Virginia (Durban) Airport (VIR) in South Africa, 7 km (4 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Battery Beach is Durban International Airport (DUR), also in South Africa, 18 km (11 miles) away.

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Battery Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 21:37 Local Time
TueWednesday 19
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 2.0
NE
1.7
NE
1.6
NE
1.5
NE
Period (s) 6 6 7 7
Wind (km/h) 15
N 10
NW 10
NW 10
NNW
Wind State cross-
off
off off off

Swell History at Battery Beach

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

Wind History at Battery Beach

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

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