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

Overall: 3.3

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Sodwana Surf Forecast / KZN North / South Africa

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Sunday 20 Jun 2021 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 23.1 °C (Statistics for 20 Jun 1981-2005 - mean: 23.1 max: 24.1 min: 22.0 °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 23.1 °C (Statistics for 20 Jun 1981-2005 - mean: 23.1 max: 24.1 min: 22.0 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Sodwana (calm at MbazwanaAirfield 49 km from Sodwana).

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49 km away, 2 h 51 min ago

Calm
4 km/h
W
13.7
23.1
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 Sunday (Jun 20) at 5AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.0m and 16s period with a secondary swell of 0.8m and 7s. The wind is predicted to be glassy as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Sodwana in the next 12 days are 4.0m 13s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (Jun 26) at 8AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.8m 6s period and expected on Friday (Jun 25) at 8AM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 5AM (Sun 20th Jun)3.5ft (1.0m) 16s
Best Surf 8AM (Sat 26th Jun)13ft (4.0m) 13s
Most Powerful 8AM (Sat 26th Jun)13ft (4.0m) 13s

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
20
Monday
21
Tuesday
22
Wednesday
23
Thursday
24
Friday
25
Saturday
26
Sunday
27
Monday
28
Tuesday
29
Wednesday
30
Thursday
01
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
323313312111100024343223013113123211
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.18.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.186.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.210.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.234.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.258.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.282.cc23
0.8
S
0.9
S
0.9
S
0.8
S
1.2
E
1.3
E
1.2
E
1
E
1
E
1
E
0.8
E
1
ENE
0.8
E
0.7
E
0.7
E
0.2
SSW
1.7
S
3.5
S
2.5
S
2.5
S
1.9
S
1.6
S
1.4
S
1.2
S
1.2
S
1.1
S
0.7
SSW
0.5
S
0.3
SSW
0.6
S
0.5
S
0.6
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.6
S
0.6
S
0.5
S
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219459417283215251215135111926291605854381463812241626051005632476338338330218896221211622425613412175
5

NE
15

ENE
10

NNW
10

N
15

NE
10

NNW
20

N
25

NNE
20

NNW
20

N
20

NNE
5

NW
15

N
20

NNE
25

N
25

NNW
20

NNE
35

WSW
30

W
15

SSE
15

SSW
15

S
15

NE
25

NNW
25

SSW
20

S
10

WSW
15

NNW
20

NNE
10

NNW
10

S
10

ENE
10

NNW
5

NNW
10

NE
10

NNW
glasscrossoffcross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
crossoffcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
on
crossoffcross-
off
crossoff
11:51AM
1.56
12:28AM
1.79
12:57PM
1.67
1:26AM
1.91
1:52PM
1.81
2:17AM
2.02
2:42PM
1.94
3:04AM
2.09
3:27PM
2.03
3:49AM
2.12
4:12PM
2.08
4:31AM
2.10
4:55PM
2.08
5:12AM
2.04
5:38PM
2.03
5:53AM
1.94
6:21PM
1.94
6:35AM
1.82
7:06PM
1.83
7:18AM
1.69
7:54PM
1.71
8:07AM
1.56
8:50PM
1.60
6:01PM
0.51
6:51AM
0.47
7:04PM
0.40
7:46AM
0.34
8:00PM
0.28
8:34AM
0.23
8:49PM
0.18
9:19AM
0.14
9:36PM
0.12
10:01AM
0.10
10:21PM
0.12
10:43AM
0.10
11:04PM
0.16
11:24AM
0.14
11:47PM
0.25
12:05PM
0.21
12:30AM
0.37
12:47PM
0.32
1:15AM
0.50
1:32PM
0.44
2:05AM
0.63
2:22PM
0.57
3:05AM
0.73

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
20
Monday
21
Tuesday
22
Wednesday
23
Thursday
24
Friday
25
Saturday
26
Sunday
27
Monday
28
Tuesday
29
Wednesday
30
Thursday
01
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6:37--6:37--6:37--6:37--6:37--6:37--6:37--6:37--6:37--6:37--6:37--6:37--
-5:02--5:02--5:02--5:02--5:04--5:04--5:04--5:04--5:05--5:05--5:05--5:06-

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 22°C on Sun afternoon, min 17°C on Tue morning). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 28°C on Fri afternoon, min 18°C on Wed morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the NW on Wed night, fresh winds from the WSW by Fri night).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 22°C on Sat afternoon, min 14°C on Mon morning). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the W on Sat morning, light winds from the E by Sun afternoon).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 23°C on Tue afternoon, min 15°C on Tue morning). 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.