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Scottburgh Point Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

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

Scottburgh Point break guide

Scottburgh Point Surf Guide

Scottburgh Point in Hibiscous Coast is a fairly exposed point break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the west southwest. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell direction is from the south. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of rocks and sharks.

Scottburgh Point Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
26.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Scottburgh Point:

The best conditions reported for surf at Scottburgh Point occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Scottburgh Point 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 33% of the time in June while 19% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 48% 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 Scottburgh Point Location Map

Interactive Scottburgh Point 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 Scottburgh Point is Durban International Airport (DUR) in South Africa, 31 km (19 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Scottburgh Point is Virginia (Durban) Airport (VIR), also in South Africa, 56 km (35 miles) away.

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Scottburgh Point Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 24 January 2022, 11:55 Local Time
Monday 24
Wave (m)
Period (s) 13 12 12 12
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
on cross-

Swell History at Scottburgh Point

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

Wind History at Scottburgh Point

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

Scottburgh Point Reviews:

Interactive Porthcawl Point location map. View nearby buoy information, live wind conditions and surrounding roads, paths and locations to help find new breaks. Click the buoys or wind icon to view more information.

Based on 7 votes.
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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TheGreenFish from South Africa
“Tried out this spot after going a couple of years without surfing. Very reliable wave, even in onshore conditions. Was at least 3 foot every day, and larger on the sets. Wave breaks in two areas, one on the point, and then an A frame a bit further down the beach which often turns into a close-out. Both are much bigger in the water than they look from the beach.

Overall I found the wave quite technical. You need to get your takeoff spot and catch the wave at the right place and moment otherwise the wave has a tendency to wash under you. Getting to the wave is easy via the point or a low power rip near the point which fast forwards you to the backline. But once you're in there's a very strong and fast cross-shore rip that will pull you back and across to shore really quickly and once you're in front of the breakers its difficult to paddle out again.

Must be the easiest South African wave I've seen to get barrelled, and despite its power feels quite forgiving when you get things wrong. Also very uncrowded on weekdays and mornings. On weekends gets crowded and bathers get in your way. Took me 2-3 days to learn, but definitely one of the best spots I have surfed.”

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