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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

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 am Monday 17 May 2021 SAST
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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 17 May 1981-2005 - mean: 23.5 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 17 May 1981-2005 - mean: 23.5 max: 24.6 min: 22.4 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Margate (light winds from the SW at Paddock 16 km from Margate).

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16 km away, 3 h 25 min ago

Light
11 km/h
SW
14.4
24.2
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Margate this week:

The surf forecast for Margate over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Monday (May 17) at 2PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.7m and 9s period. The wind is predicted to be cross-shore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Margate in the next 12 days are 4.0m 13s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (May 22) at 2AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 2.1m 7s period and expected on Monday (May 24) at 2AM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 2PM (Mon 17th May)5.5ft (1.7m) 9s
Best Surf11AM (Sat 22nd May)8ft (2.5m) 12s
Most Powerful 2AM (Sat 22nd May)13ft (4.0m) 13s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Margate 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
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
334003001021424553001102223211304321
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.36.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.204.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.228.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.252.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.276.cc23
1.7
SSW
1.6
SSW
2.3
SSW
1.9
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.1
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.5
SSW
2.5
SSW
4
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.5
SSW
2
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.3
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.7
SW
1
SSW
1
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.2
SSW
1
S
0.9
S
991212121212121213131213713121514131313131212131312121212141414131312
41743213209696033171961581232652735256896865302194927841440854522215257196199170368292237241222459549838523329235
20
SSW
15
SSW
5
NW
25
NE
30
NE
10
NNW
15
NNE
25
NNE
15
NNW
15
NNE
10
NNE
30
SW
5
SSE
20
S
25
SW
20
SSW
10
ESE
15
N
25
NNE
30
NNE
15
N
15
NNE
20
NNE
10
W
5
ENE
10
NNE
15
SW
5
SE
15
ENE
15
NNE
5
NE
35
SSW
20
SW
20
SW
15
SSE
10
SSE
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
glasscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
offoncrosscross-
off
cross-
on
oncrossglasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross
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
12:44PM
1.31
1:10AM
1.57
1:35PM
1.44
1:55AM
1.71
2:20PM
1.56
2:38AM
1.82
3:02PM
1.65
3:19AM
1.87
3:43PM
1.70
4:00AM
1.86
4:23PM
1.71
4:41AM
1.79
5:05PM
1.66
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
6:47PM
0.35
7:32AM
0.26
7:36PM
0.22
8:16AM
0.12
8:21PM
0.11
8:57AM
0.02
9:04PM
0.04
9:37AM
-0.03
9:46PM
0.01
10:16AM
-0.02
10:28PM
0.04
10:56AM
0.04
11:11PM
0.13

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

Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
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6:37--6:39--6:39--6:39--6:41--6:41--6:41--6:43--6:43--6:43--6:45--6:45--
-5:09--5:09--5:08--5:07--5:07--5:07--5:07--5:07--5:06--5:06--5:05--5:05-

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 26°C on Wed afternoon, min 17°C on Mon morning). Mainly fresh winds.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 28°C on Thu morning, min 13°C on Sat night). Mainly fresh winds.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 26°C on Mon afternoon, min 13°C on Sun morning). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 63mm), heaviest during Fri night. Warm (max 24°C on Thu morning, min 17°C on Wed night). Mainly fresh winds.

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Information about the Margate Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Margate provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Margate can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Margate 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 (Margate) 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 Margate 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 Margate, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Durban/KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, consider staying in Margate which is 1 km (1 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 Port Shepstone which is 14 km (9 miles) away, Ntuzuma, Scottburgh and Umkomaas.