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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 / Durban/KZN South / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Friday 05 Mar 2021 SAST
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North Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's North Beach sea temperature is 26.6 °C (Statistics for 05 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 25.9 max: 27.4 min: 24.8 °C)
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North Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's North Beach sea temperature is 26.6 °C (Statistics for 05 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 25.9 max: 27.4 min: 24.8 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Durban/KZN South

  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at North Beach (light winds from the WNW at Berea wx 4 km from North Beach). 1.0m 9 s period swell from E with an additional 0.7m 16 s period swell from E , plus 1.1m 6 s period wind swell from S

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Light
10 km/h
WNW
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for North Beach this week:

The surf forecast for North Beach over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Saturday (Mar 06) at 2AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.9m and 9s period with a secondary swell of 0.9m and 5s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at North Beach in the next 7 days are 2.2m 13s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Mar 11) at 11PM. Winds are predicted to be onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.7m 4s period and expected on Monday (Mar 08) at 11PM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 2AM (Sat 6th Mar)3ft (0.9m) 9s
Best Surf 8AM (Sun 7th Mar)3ft (0.9m) 17s
Most Powerful11PM (Thu 11th Mar)7ft (2.2m) 13s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for North Beach over the next 7 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
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
Monday
08
Tuesday
09
Wednesday
10
Thursday
11
Friday
12
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
22113222122321202010011
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.6.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
0.9
E
0.7
E
0.8
E
0.9
E
0.9
SSW
1
SSW
0.9
E
0.9
E
0.8
E
0.7
E
0.9
E
0.9
E
0.7
E
0.7
SSW
0.8
SSW
2.3
SSW
2.1
S
1.6
S
1.4
SE
0.9
SSE
1.6
E
1.9
ENE
1.7
E
9161514161614131313131212141368767677
12923128633848051330228922516325924815116819538955127916777187316286
10
SW
15
E
20
ENE
15
NNE
10
ENE
20
ENE
10
NNE
10
E
20
S
20
SW
10
ESE
10
ESE
15
SSW
15
ENE
10
E
45
SSW
35
SSW
20
ESE
15
ENE
30
NE
35
NE
25
NNE
20
NNE
cross-
off
ononcrosscross-
on
cross-
on
crossoncrosscross-
off
ononcross-
off
cross-
on
oncross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross
8:25AM
1.52
8:57PM
1.35
10:12AM
1.36
11:51PM
1.29
12:51PM
1.40
1:41AM
1.45
2:01PM
1.56
2:29AM
1.63
2:43PM
1.71
3:04AM
1.79
3:15PM
1.84
3:34AM
1.92
3:45PM
1.93
2:00AM
0.69
2:47PM
0.84
3:19AM
0.89
5:12PM
0.94
6:17AM
0.92
7:23PM
0.81
7:50AM
0.77
8:17PM
0.64
8:36AM
0.60
8:53PM
0.48
9:10AM
0.45
9:24PM
0.35
9:41AM
0.34
9:52PM
0.26

Note: the tide data above is for Durban, South Africa which is 3 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for North Beach.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at North Beach blow from the W

Saturday
06
Sunday
07
Monday
08
Tuesday
09
Wednesday
10
Thursday
11
Friday
12
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
thunderstorm
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
some cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearrisk thund- derclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsclearclearrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudsclearclearclear
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2424242325252525262425252527272624232224242422
-5:50--5:50--5:50--5:52--5:52--5:52--5:54--5:54
--6:22--6:22--6:20--6:19--6:17--6:16--6:15--

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Mon night. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Mon afternoon, min 22°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Thu night. Warm air temperatures (max 27°C on Wed morning, min 21°C on Thu night). Mainly strong winds.

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Information about the North Beach Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for North Beach provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at North Beach can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our North Beach 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 (North Beach) 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 North Beach 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 North Beach, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Durban/KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, consider staying in Durban which is 6 km (4 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 Glenwood which is 6 km (4 miles) away, Kwamashu, Umhlanga and Mount Edgecombe.