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Sodwana ratings
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

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 pm Sunday 29 Nov 2020 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 25.7 °C (Statistics for 29 Nov 1981-2005 - mean: 24.6 max: 25.7 min: 23.6 °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 25.7 °C (Statistics for 29 Nov 1981-2005 - mean: 24.6 max: 25.7 min: 23.6 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Onshore wind has changed to cross-on at Sodwana (light winds from the S at Big Bend Met 96 km from Sodwana). 0.7m 9 s period swell from E with 2.9m 9 s period wind swell from S

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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Sodwana this week:

The surf forecast for Sodwana over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Sunday (Nov 29) at 11PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.3m and 8s period with a secondary swell of 0.6m and 9s. Another secondary swell of 0.1m and 13s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Sodwana in the next 7 days are 2.2m 12s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Dec 02) at 11PM. Winds are predicted to be onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.2m 5s period and expected on Tuesday (Dec 01) at 5AM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)11PM (Sun 29th Nov)7.5ft (2.3m) 8s
Best Surf11AM (Thu 3rd Dec)4.5ft (1.4m) 11s
Most Powerful11PM (Wed 2nd Dec)7ft (2.2m) 12s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Sodwana over the next 7 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
Sun
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
01
Wednesday
02
Thursday
03
Friday
04
Saturday
05
Sunday
06
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
03200100003413000301000
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
3
S
1.9
SSE
1.3
SSE
1
SSE
1
E
0.7
E
1.7
S
2.5
S
2
S
2
S
2
S
1.4
S
1.2
S
1
SSE
0.8
S
0.7
S
0.4
SSW
0.7
S
0.6
S
1.3
ENE
1.3
NE
1.5
ENE
1.6
ENE
9999695887121111101091615146556
13076532761587381168746494411113650132621811787862181409389133166
30
SSE
15
SSE
10
ENE
25
NE
20
N
5
E
35
SSE
30
S
25
SSE
30
SSE
15
SSE
10
ESE
15
ENE
5
NNE
15
ENE
20
E
5
NE
15
NE
25
NE
15
NNE
25
NNE
30
ENE
25
ENE
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
oncross-
on
glasscrosscross-
on
crosscross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross
3:15PM
2.04
3:31AM
1.98
3:43PM
2.07
4:00AM
2.00
4:12PM
2.07
4:29AM
2.00
4:42PM
2.04
5:00AM
1.96
5:13PM
1.97
5:33AM
1.89
5:47PM
1.88
6:11AM
1.80
6:26PM
1.76
6:57AM
1.70
7:15PM
1.63
9:26PM
0.18
9:35AM
0.19
9:54PM
0.15
10:04AM
0.18
10:23PM
0.15
10:34AM
0.20
10:53PM
0.18
11:05AM
0.25
11:25PM
0.24
11:39AM
0.34
12:00AM
0.33
12:18PM
0.45
12:41AM
0.44
1:06PM
0.57

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

Sun
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
01
Wednesday
02
Thursday
03
Friday
04
Saturday
05
Sunday
06
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
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2422242423282522222120212222232323232423252624
2320222322252420212119202221232322232422242424
2422242423282522222120212222232323232423252624
--4:46--4:46--4:46--4:46--4:46--4:46--4:46--
6:28--6:29--6:30--6:30--6:30--6:31--6:32--6:32-

Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 11mm), heaviest on Tue night. Warm air temperatures (max 28°C on Tue morning, min 19°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SSE on Sun afternoon, calm by Mon morning).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Sun afternoon, min 20°C on Thu 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 7 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.