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

Overall: 3.2

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Southbroom Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

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

Southbroom Surf Guide

Southbroom in Hibiscous Coast is a reasonably exposed point break that has quite consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Ideal winds are from the west. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the south. It's often crowded here. Watch out for sharks.

Southbroom Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon  pointPointIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
20.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Southbroom:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Southbroom 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 34% of the time in June while 40% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 26% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
34%
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
26%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Southbroom Location Map

Interactive Southbroom 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 Southbroom is Margate Airport (MGH) in South Africa, 8 km (5 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Southbroom is Durban International Airport (DUR), also in South Africa, 122 km (76 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Southbroom Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 19 September 2020, 21:13 Local Time
Saturday 19Sun
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m) 0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.0
SSW
Period (s) 12 12 11 11
Wind (km/h) 5
SE 5
NE 20
NE 20
NNE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Southbroom

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

Wind History at Southbroom

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Southbroom. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon  beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    9km away
    • Icon  pointPoint
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    28km away
    • Icon  beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    33km away
    • Icon  beachBeach and point
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    36km away
    • Icon  reefReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    40km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Southbroom: