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North Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.7
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 1.7

Overall: 3.1

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North Beach Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

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

North Beach break guidePhoto by: Mike

North Beach Surf Guide

North Beach in Durban is an exposed beach/Pier break that has fairly consistent surf The best wind direction is from the west. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach breaks offers right-handers. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Take care of sharks ,rocks and jellyfish.

North Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
24.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing North Beach:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing North 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 42% of the time in June while 36% 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.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore North Beach Location Map

Interactive North 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 North Beach is Virginia (Durban) Airport (VIR) in South Africa, 8 km (5 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to North Beach is Durban International Airport (DUR), also in South Africa, 16 km (10 miles) away.

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North Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 9 May 2021, 22:23 Local Time
SunMonday 10
Wave (m) 2.4
Period (s) 9 8 8 10
Wind (km/h) 15
W 15
WNW 10
W 10
Wind State off off off off

Swell History at North Beach

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

Wind History at North Beach

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

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