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Salt Rock ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Salt Rock Surf Guide

Salt Rock in Kwazulu-Natal is a reasonably exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the northwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell angle is from the south. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Sometimes crowded. Sharks may be a hazard at this break.

Salt Rock Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
24.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Salt Rock:

The best conditions reported for surf at Salt Rock occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Salt Rock 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 21% of the time in June while 40% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 39% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
21%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
40%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
39%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Salt Rock Location Map

Interactive Salt Rock 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 Salt Rock is Virginia (Durban) Airport (VIR) in South Africa, 32 km (20 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Salt Rock is Durban International Airport (DUR), also in South Africa, 56 km (35 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Salt Rock Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 22:15 Local Time
TueWednesday 19
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 1.0
S
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
Period (s) 12 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 15
N 5
NNW 5
NW 5
NNW
Wind State cross-
off
off off off

Swell History at Salt Rock

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

Wind History at Salt Rock

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Salt Rock. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and point
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    7km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s43.9
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    8km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    10km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and point
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    12km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Salt Rock: