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Salt Rock Surf Forecast / KZN North / South Africa

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Saturday 13 Aug 2022 SAST
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Salt Rock surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Salt Rock sea temperature is 20.8 °C (Statistics for 13 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 21.4 max: 22.1 min: 20.6 °C)
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Salt Rock surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Salt Rock sea temperature is 20.8 °C (Statistics for 13 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 21.4 max: 22.1 min: 20.6 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Salt Rock (light winds from the SSW at Durban Shaka Airport 15 km from Salt Rock).

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9 km/h
SSW
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Salt Rock this week:

The surf forecast for Salt Rock over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Saturday (Aug 13) at 11PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.0m and 16s period with a secondary swell of 0.8m and 9s. Another secondary swell of 0.9m and 5s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-shore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Salt Rock in the next 12 days are 5.5m 12s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Aug 18) at 8PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 2.0m 7s period and expected on Tuesday (Aug 16) at 11PM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)11PM (Sat 13th Aug)3.5ft (1.0m) 16s
Best Surf 5AM (Mon 15th Aug)13ft (4.0m) 12s
Most Powerful 8PM (Thu 18th Aug)18ft (5.5m) 12s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Salt Rock over the next 12 days.

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Sunday
14
Monday
15
Tuesday
16
Wednesday
17
Thursday
18
Friday
19
Saturday
20
Sunday
21
Monday
22
Tuesday
23
Wednesday
24
Thu
25
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
Rating
(10 max)
300400331312230020433100410322100210
Swell
Height Map
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.9.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.222.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.246.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.270.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.291.cc23
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.9
SSW
1.9
S
2.4
S
3.5
SSW
3.5
SSW
3
S
1.7
S
1.7
SSE
1.7
SSE
1.4
SE
1
SE
0.9
SE
1.6
S
2.5
SSW
5
SSW
4
SSW
3
S
2.5
S
2.2
S
1.6
S
1.4
SSE
1.8
SSW
2.5
S
2.3
S
1.7
S
1.4
S
1.2
S
1
S
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.4
SSW
1.1
S
1.1
S
0.9
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.8
SSW
Period(s) (?)16681013118101111101061012121111109913141414131413131218610131216
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)435219765261247172409411581780503212145152147969714920237917309764503331127307120381063704602355273252111102233294152324
Wind
(km/h)
15
SW
35
SSW
25
S
15
SSW
35
SSW
35
SSW
10
WNW
20
NNE
25
ENE
10
WNW
10
NE
15
NNE
15
WSW
20
SW
40
S
35
SW
30
SSW
25
S
10
NW
10
E
5
E
25
SW
30
SSW
25
S
5
NNE
25
NE
35
ENE
10
N
15
ENE
5
S
10
WNW
20
ENE
15
NE
15
SW
10
SSE
25
NE
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscross-
on
offcross-
off
crosscross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
crosscrosscross-
on
offcross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
off
crosscrosscrossoncross
High Tide
/ height (m)
5:03AM
1.87
5:28PM
1.97
5:37AM
1.82
6:02PM
1.90
6:10AM
1.72
6:35PM
1.78
6:42AM
1.59
7:08PM
1.63
7:15AM
1.45
7:42PM
1.47
7:52AM
1.30
8:24PM
1.30
8:47AM
1.15
9:43PM
1.16
11:14AM
1.06
12:24AM
1.16
1:27PM
1.17
1:44AM
1.28
2:16PM
1.31
2:25AM
1.42
2:49PM
1.46
Low Tide
/ height (m)
11:01PM
0.04
11:12AM
-0.06
11:36PM
0.09
11:46AM
-0.00
12:11AM
0.17
12:18PM
0.11
12:44AM
0.29
12:50PM
0.25
1:17AM
0.43
1:23PM
0.42
1:53AM
0.57
2:00PM
0.59
2:44AM
0.72
3:00PM
0.76
4:39AM
0.81
5:40PM
0.83
7:08AM
0.74
7:31PM
0.72
8:04AM
0.60
8:18PM
0.58
8:39AM
0.45
8:51PM
0.44

Note: the tide data above is for Ballitoville which is 4 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Salt Rock.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Salt Rock blow from the NW

Sunday
14
Monday
15
Tuesday
16
Wednesday
17
Thursday
18
Friday
19
Saturday
20
Sunday
21
Monday
22
Tuesday
23
Wednesday
24
Thu
25
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
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Summarylight rainclearsome cloudsrain shwrsclearclearsome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearrain shwrssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearrain shwrsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
3--1-----------3--------1-----------
Temp. °C192020191819171922182324202021191919191920191818171819172123192121202121
Low °C171919151618141420161722171820161819161619161617161618141621181820181920
Feels °C (?)21131315910121517161920161513111213171819151112151313121820181919202220
Sunrise-6:28--6:28--6:26--6:26--6:24--6:24--6:22--6:22--6:20--6:20--6:18--6:18-
Sunset--5:30--5:30--5:30--5:31--5:31--5:32--5:32--5:34--5:34--5:35--5:36--5:36

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Sat night. Warm (max 22°C on Tue afternoon, min 14°C on Mon night). Winds increasing (calm on Sat night, strong winds from the SSW by Mon afternoon).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Thu night. Warm (max 24°C on Wed afternoon, min 16°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (calm on Tue night, strong winds from the S by Thu afternoon).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Some drizzle, heaviest during Sun night. Warm (max 20°C on Sat afternoon, min 16°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (calm on Sun night, fresh winds from the ENE by Mon afternoon).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 23°C on Tue afternoon, min 14°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NE on Mon night, light winds from the S by Tue afternoon).

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Information about the Salt Rock Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Salt Rock provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Salt Rock can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Salt Rock 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 (Salt Rock) 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 Salt Rock 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.

Salt Rock is 4 km (2 miles) from the city of Ballitoville. If you plan a holiday in KwaZulu-Natal North Coast, look for hotels and other accommodation in Ballitoville. Ballitoville has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.