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Margate ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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Margate Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

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

Margate Surf Guide

Margate in Hibiscous Coast is a fairly exposed beach and reef break that has quite reliable surf The best wind direction is from the west. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. A right hand reef. Best around low tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Be warned that sharks have been sighted.

Margate Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
fairly consistent23.7°C

Surfing Margate:

The best conditions reported for surf at Margate occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Margate sea temperature, Margate photographs, Margate detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Margate webcams, current wind from Durban/KZN South live weather stations and Margate tide predictions. The South Africa swell maps link will open up the big picture showing South Africa and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from South Africa wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Margate

Margate Surf:

Thursday, 4 June 2020, 17:14 Local time
Thursday 04Fri
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 17 16 16 15
Wind (km/h) 15
ENE 10
N 10
NNW 10
Wind State cross-
cross cross-

Tide Times:

For Margate, 1 km from Margate.

IS AT (local time)

Margate Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Paddock, 16 km from Margate.

light winds from the E

Air temperature
21.9 °C

Current weather near Margate

Overall Margate Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June

Surf stats for Margate: see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Margate: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Margate Location Maps

Margate Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Margate:

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Wave buoys nearest to Margate:

Tide stations nearest to Margate:

  • Closest tide station
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    52 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Port Saint Johns
    72 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    80 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    103 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Margate is Margate Airport (MGH) in South Africa, 3 km (2 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Margate is Durban International Airport (DUR), also in South Africa, 113 km (70 miles) away.
  • Third is Pietermaritzburg Airport (PZB) in South Africa, 135 km (84 miles) away.
  • Virginia (Durban) Airport (VIR) in South Africa is 138 km (86 miles) away.
  • Umtata Airport (UTT), also in South Africa is the fifth nearest airport to Margate and is 179 km (111 miles) away.
Margate break location map and break info