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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 / Durban/KZN South / South Africa

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Saturday 15 May 2021 SAST
Forecast update in  hr  min  s Update imminent
Margate surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Margate sea temperature is 24.2 °C (Statistics for 15 May 1981-2005 - mean: 23.6 max: 24.6 min: 22.4 °C)
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Margate surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Margate sea temperature is 24.2 °C (Statistics for 15 May 1981-2005 - mean: 23.6 max: 24.6 min: 22.4 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Durban/KZN South

  1. weather stationWind Update light winds from the NNW at Paddock mean that it is cross-off at Margate.

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16 km away, 4 h 2 min ago

Light
13 km/h
NNW
19.1
24.2
Air / Water (°C)
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How big are the waves at Margate today?

The current surf forecast for Margate at 3AM is: 1.9m 13s primary swell from a South-southwest direction and 1.1m 5s secondary swell from a Northeast direction (forecast issued at 01:00am May 15). An open ocean swell of 0.6m 6s is not directed at the surf break. The wind direction is predicted to be cross-offshore and the swell rating is 4.

Time (SAST) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (15 May)5ft (1.6m)12s
Afternoon (15 May)4.5ft (1.3m)12s
Evening (15 May)4ft (1.2m)12s

Table - waves today at Margate. (Swell directed towards the surf break)

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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)
Temp. °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM
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T southafrica.htsgw.metric.12.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.18.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.36.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.42.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.60.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.66.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.84.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.90.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.108.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.114.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.132.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.138.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.156.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.162.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.180.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.186.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
1.9
SSW
1.8
SSW
1.8
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.9
SSW
3.5
SSW
3
SSW
2.3
SSW
1.7
S
1.7
S
1.6
S
1.5
S
1.5
S
1.4
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.6
S
1.9
SSW
2.1
SSW
2
SSW
1.9
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.1
SSW
1
SSW
1
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
1
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.7
SSW
1
SSW
1
SSW
2.3
SSW
2.2
SSW
2
SSW
1.9
SSW
2
SSW
2
SSW
1.9
SSW
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15
NNW
15
NW
15
NW
20
WNW
15
W
10
SSE
5
ENE
5
W
5
WNW
10
W
10
WNW
20
SSW
40
SSW
45
SSW
35
SSW
30
SW
20
SW
20
WSW
15
SW
10
WSW
10
S
10
SSE
10
SSE
5
WNW
5
NNW
5
NNW
10
NW
10
NNW
15
NE
25
NE
25
NE
20
N
15
N
15
NNW
15
NNW
15
NNW
15
NNE
20
NE
25
NNE
20
N
15
N
15
N
15
NNW
15
NNW
15
NNW
15
NNE
15
NNW
35
SW
20
SW
25
SW
25
SSW
10
WSW
5
SSE
10
ESE
15
ENE
15
NNE
20
NNE
15
N
10
W
15
WSW
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcrosscross-
on
offoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
on
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
crossoffcross-
off
5:15AM
1.57
5:35PM
1.46
5:45AM
1.49
6:10PM
1.38
6:19AM
1.39
6:52PM
1.29
7:04AM
1.28
7:54PM
1.20
8:13AM
1.18
9:27PM
1.18
9:59AM
1.13
11:07PM
1.25
11:37AM
1.19
12:17AM
1.40
11:07PM
0.26
11:28AM
0.23
11:37PM
0.34
12:00PM
0.31
12:11AM
0.43
12:38PM
0.40
12:55AM
0.54
1:30PM
0.50
2:02AM
0.64
2:46PM
0.57
3:49AM
0.67
4:26PM
0.56
5:33AM
0.58
5:48PM
0.47
6:41AM
0.42

Note: the tide data above is for Margate which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Margate.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Margate blow from the W

Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
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clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
clear
cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
clear
clear
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