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Sodwana Surf Forecast / KZN North / South Africa

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Saturday 28 May 2022 SAST
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Sodwana surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Sodwana sea temperature is 24.4 °C (Statistics for 28 May 1981-2005 - mean: 23.8 max: 24.7 min: 22.7 °C)
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Sodwana surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Sodwana sea temperature is 24.4 °C (Statistics for 28 May 1981-2005 - mean: 23.8 max: 24.7 min: 22.7 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Sodwana (light winds from the NNE at Mbazwana Airfield 49 km from Sodwana).

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49 km away, 2 h 19 min ago

Light
7 km/h
NNE
19.5
24.4
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Sodwana this week:

The surf forecast for Sodwana over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Saturday (May 28) at 11PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.4m and 14s period with a secondary swell of 0.2m and 8s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Sodwana in the next 12 days are 4.0m 12s and forecast to arrive on Monday (May 30) at 5PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.7m 6s period and expected on Sunday (May 29) at 8AM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)11PM (Sat 28th May)4.5ft (1.4m) 14s
Best Surf11PM (Mon 30th May)8ft (2.4m) 12s
Most Powerful 5PM (Mon 30th May)13ft (4.0m) 12s

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

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
Wednesday
01
Thursday
02
Friday
03
Saturday
04
Sunday
05
Monday
06
Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
Thu
09
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
222200530245542355332102122100223332
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.6.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.216.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.240.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.264.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.288.cc23
1.3
S
1.2
S
1.2
S
1.3
S
3.5
S
4
S
2
S
1.4
S
1.5
S
2.2
S
2.4
S
2
S
1.6
S
1.3
S
1.2
S
1
S
1.7
S
1.5
S
1
S
0.9
S
0.8
S
0.5
SSW
0.6
S
0.9
E
0.8
E
0.5
S
0.6
S
0.9
E
0.8
E
0.8
E
1
E
1.2
E
1.2
E
1.2
E
1.4
E
1.4
E
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644614573582227941711117492546567170914081350640485273184112374052481691888910274162186987472125219215205304292
25
NNW
25
NNW
25
N
20
SSW
35
S
25
S
10
WSW
20
NW
35
S
20
SW
10
SSW
5
SE
10
W
0
W
10
ENE
10
NW
10
N
15
NNE
15
NNW
20
N
15
NNE
15
SSW
15
SSW
10
SE
5
W
5
SE
10
ESE
5
S
15
S
15
SSE
10
SSW
10
SSE
10
SSE
5
W
15
N
20
NNE
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
offcross-
on
crosscrossoncross-
off
glasscrossoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
oncross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
2:58AM
1.99
3:15PM
1.92
3:28AM
2.01
3:45PM
1.95
3:58AM
2.01
4:15PM
1.95
4:28AM
1.98
4:46PM
1.92
4:58AM
1.93
5:18PM
1.86
5:30AM
1.85
5:52PM
1.78
6:04AM
1.76
6:30PM
1.69
6:42AM
1.65
7:15PM
1.60
7:30AM
1.54
8:14PM
1.52
8:35AM
1.45
9:31PM
1.50
10:00AM
1.41
10:53PM
1.56
11:24AM
1.46
8:47PM
0.29
9:10AM
0.24
9:19PM
0.25
9:39AM
0.21
9:50PM
0.23
10:09AM
0.21
10:20PM
0.25
10:38AM
0.23
10:51PM
0.30
11:09AM
0.28
11:23PM
0.37
11:42AM
0.36
11:57PM
0.46
12:17PM
0.44
12:35AM
0.57
12:58PM
0.54
1:23AM
0.67
1:49PM
0.63
2:27AM
0.75
2:57PM
0.69
3:53AM
0.78
4:18PM
0.69
5:19AM
0.71
5:34PM
0.62

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Sodwana blow from the NW

Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
Wednesday
01
Thursday
02
Friday
03
Saturday
04
Sunday
05
Monday
06
Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
Thu
09
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Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 26°C on Sun afternoon, min 17°C on Tue morning). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the S on Sun night, light winds from the W by Mon night).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 22°C on Fri afternoon, min 17°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the S on Tue night, calm by Thu morning).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 24°C on Sat afternoon, min 18°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Tue night. Warm (max 24°C on Thu afternoon, min 19°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Sodwana Surf forecast

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

Sodwana is 131 km (81 miles) from the city of Maputo. If you plan a holiday in KwaZulu-Natal North Coast, look for hotels and other accommodation in Maputo. Maputo has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.