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

Overall: 2.8

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Blythedale Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(KwaZulu-Natal North Coast, South Africa)

Blythedale Surf Guide

Blythedale in Kwazulu-Natal is an exposed beach break that does not work very often. Spring and Summer provide the best conditions. Offshore winds blow from the west. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. It very rarely gets crowded here. Hazards include Shark protected,.

Blythedale Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
24.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Blythedale:

The best conditions reported for surf at Blythedale occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Blythedale 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 30% of the time in June while 37% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 33% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
30%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
37%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
33%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Blythedale Location Map

Interactive Blythedale 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 Blythedale is Virginia (Durban) Airport (VIR) in South Africa, 50 km (31 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Blythedale is Durban International Airport (DUR), also in South Africa, 75 km (47 miles) away.

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Blythedale Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 23:32 Local Time
TueWednesday 19
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 1.1
S
1.0
S
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
Period (s) 12 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 20
N 10
NNW 10
NW 10
NNW
Wind State cross cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Blythedale

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

Wind History at Blythedale

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

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    • Icon  s33.2
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    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon beach  redBeach reef and point
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: consistent
    23km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and point
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    25km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s43.9
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    27km away

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