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Salt Rock Surf Forecast / KZN North / South Africa

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 am Sunday 05 Feb 2023 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 25.2 °C (Statistics for 05 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 26.1 max: 27.4 min: 25.0 °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 25.2 °C (Statistics for 05 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 26.1 max: 27.4 min: 25.0 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Still cross-shore at Salt Rock (moderate winds from the NE at Durban Shaka Airport 15 km from Salt Rock).

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Moderate
22 km/h
NE
Cross-Shore
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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 Sunday (Feb 05) at 5PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.4m and 8s period with a secondary swell of 0.5m and 12s. Another secondary swell of 0.3m and 13s 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 2.2m 10s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Feb 07) at 5PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.5m 8s period and expected on Sunday (Feb 05) at 8PM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 5PM (Sun 5th Feb)4.5ft (1.4m) 8s
Best Surf11PM (Mon 6th Feb)6ft (1.9m) 10s
Most Powerful 5PM (Tue 7th Feb)7ft (2.2m) 10s

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

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Sunday
05
Monday
06
Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
Thursday
09
Friday
10
Saturday
11
Sunday
12
Monday
13
Tuesday
14
Wednesday
15
Thursday
16
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
Rating
(10 max)
012224121100003223303001012112001000
Swell
Height Map
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
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.2
E
1.4
E
1.3
E
1.5
E
1.8
E
1.9
E
1.9
E
2.2
E
1.7
E
1.4
E
1.3
E
1.1
E
1.1
E
1.1
E
1.8
SSW
1.8
SSW
1.8
S
1.5
S
1.6
S
1.3
SSE
1.3
E
1.1
E
1
E
0.4
SSW
1.2
E
1.2
S
1.5
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.1
E
1.4
S
1.1
SSE
0.6
SSW
1.3
ENE
0.5
SSW
0.5
E
1.1
S
Period(s) (?)8899101010109999101088888899815866697713612137
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)21027724734260066866892850134030319621922036539538127334723528718514391190941692051981711171371318588134
Wind
(km/h)
20
ENE
25
ENE
10
N
15
E
15
E
5
NW
25
ENE
25
ENE
20
SW
20
SSW
30
SSW
20
SW
15
SSW
20
S
15
WSW
15
S
15
SSE
5
W
10
SE
15
NE
15
NNE
30
NE
35
NE
5
N
20
S
10
S
0
WNW
15
SW
10
SW
5
W
20
ENE
25
NE
15
NNE
30
NE
35
NE
25
NNE
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
offcrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
oncrosscross-
off
crosscrossglasscross-
on
cross-
on
glasscrosscrossglasscrosscrosscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
4:06PM
1.72
4:26AM
1.75
4:32PM
1.78
4:53AM
1.81
4:58PM
1.80
5:18AM
1.84
5:23PM
1.80
5:44AM
1.83
5:49PM
1.76
6:10AM
1.80
6:16PM
1.69
6:38AM
1.73
6:45PM
1.59
7:10AM
1.64
7:19PM
1.46
7:50AM
1.51
8:04PM
1.30
8:49AM
1.35
9:27PM
1.15
10:51AM
1.26
12:13AM
1.15
1:01PM
1.35
1:46AM
1.34
Low Tide
/ height (m)
10:00AM
0.26
10:14PM
0.13
10:27AM
0.20
10:40PM
0.08
10:54AM
0.17
11:05PM
0.05
11:20AM
0.17
11:30PM
0.06
11:47AM
0.19
11:56PM
0.10
12:15PM
0.23
12:23AM
0.17
12:46PM
0.31
12:53AM
0.27
1:21PM
0.41
1:29AM
0.40
2:07PM
0.55
2:17AM
0.55
3:22PM
0.68
3:48AM
0.69
5:43PM
0.71
6:20AM
0.68
7:30PM
0.56

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
05
Monday
06
Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
Thursday
09
Friday
10
Saturday
11
Sunday
12
Monday
13
Tuesday
14
Wednesday
15
Thursday
16
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
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Rain (mm)
--------55642--3-11-----1--573-------
Temp. °C262624262625282725232422242523252625262725292827262626242425272625272725
Low °C232622242622242722222322232523232523242623252724252624242424252622232621
Feels °C (?)252526272728272529232220242624262729292927282727282832262530282525252523
Sunrise5:26--5:28--5:28--5:28--5:30--5:31--5:31--5:33--5:33--5:33--5:35--5:35--
Sunset-6:50--6:49--6:47--6:47--6:46--6:45--6:45--6:45--6:44--6:43--6:42--6:40-

Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 55mm), heaviest during Tue night. Warm (max 28°C on Tue morning, min 22°C on Sun night). Winds increasing (calm on Mon morning, fresh winds from the ENE by Tue afternoon).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 17mm), heaviest on Wed morning. Warm (max 26°C on Fri afternoon, min 22°C on Wed morning). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SSW on Wed afternoon, calm by Fri night).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Mon night. Warm (max 29°C on Sun morning, min 23°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the ENE on Sun afternoon, calm by Mon morning).

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 10mm), heaviest on Tue morning. Warm (max 27°C on Wed morning, min 21°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (calm on Tue night, fresh winds from the ENE by Thu 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.