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Snake Park ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Snake Park Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

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

Snake Park Surf Guide

Snake Park in Durban is an exposed beach break that has unreliable waves. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the west northwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell angle is from the southeast. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Watch out for sharks and jellyfish.

Snake Park Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
24.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Snake Park:

The best conditions reported for surf at Snake Park occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Snake Park 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 38% of the time in June while 40% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 22% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
38%
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
22%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Snake Park Location Map

Interactive Snake Park 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 Snake Park is Virginia (Durban) Airport (VIR) in South Africa, 7 km (4 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Snake Park is Durban International Airport (DUR), also in South Africa, 17 km (11 miles) away.

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Snake Park Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 22:38 Local Time
TueWednesday 19
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 1.9
NE
1.6
NE
0.7
S
0.7
S
Period (s) 6 6 11 11
Wind (km/h) 15
N 10
NW 10
NW 10
NNW
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
off cross-
off

Swell History at Snake Park

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

Wind History at Snake Park

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

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