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St Mikes ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.2
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 3.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.7
Crowds: 3.2

Overall: 3.7

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St Mikes Surf Forecast / Durban/KZN South / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Sunday 17 Jan 2021 SAST
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St Mikes surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's St Mikes sea temperature is 26.8 °C (Statistics for 17 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 25.2 max: 26.6 min: 24.1 °C)
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St Mikes surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's St Mikes sea temperature is 26.8 °C (Statistics for 17 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 25.2 max: 26.6 min: 24.1 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at St Mikes (light winds from the WSW at Paddock 31 km from St Mikes). 0.5m 11 s period swell from S with 1.8m 9 s period wind swell from SSW

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31 km away, 2 h 46 min ago

Light
9 km/h
WSW
18.8
26.8
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for St Mikes this week:

The surf forecast for St Mikes over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Sunday (Jan 17) at 5AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.7m and 9s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 11s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at St Mikes in the next 7 days are 2.4m 10s and forecast to arrive on Sunday (Jan 17) at 2PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 2.5m 7s period and expected on Tuesday (Jan 19) at 2PM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 5AM (Sun 17th Jan)5.5ft (1.7m) 9s
Best Surf 8AM (Sun 17th Jan)6.5ft (2.0m) 9s
Most Powerful 2PM (Sun 17th Jan)8ft (2.4m) 10s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for St Mikes 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
Sunday
17
Monday
18
Tuesday
19
Wednesday
20
Thursday
21
Friday
22
Saturday
23
Sun
24
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
11311100000100010000210
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.180.cc23
2.2
SSW
2.3
SSW
1.5
S
1.2
S
1
SSE
1.3
S
0.9
S
0.4
SW
0.3
SE
2
SSW
1.4
S
0.6
SE
0.8
SSW
0.7
S
0.7
SSW
0.9
SSW
1.1
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.7
SW
0.9
SW
0.7
SW
0.6
SW
0.6
SW
101088999148881298101414131615141413
9431066316164150282133551042823310611869102301474309274344200149142
30
S
35
SSW
10
SW
15
SSE
15
ENE
25
NNE
45
NE
45
NE
30
SW
30
SSW
20
SSE
5
NNW
20
ENE
25
ENE
5
NE
20
ENE
30
NE
30
NNE
30
NE
30
NE
10
SW
15
SSW
20
SSW
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscrosscross-
off
crosscross-
on
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
crosscross-
off
crosscross
6:20PM
1.49
6:50AM
1.52
6:52PM
1.39
7:25AM
1.43
7:27PM
1.28
8:05AM
1.33
8:09PM
1.16
8:55AM
1.23
9:12PM
1.06
10:13AM
1.16
11:03PM
1.01
11:57AM
1.16
12:52AM
1.07
12:21PM
0.30
12:31AM
0.21
12:56PM
0.39
1:03AM
0.31
1:33PM
0.49
1:38AM
0.42
2:17PM
0.59
2:20AM
0.54
3:19PM
0.67
3:24AM
0.65
4:59PM
0.71
5:10AM
0.69
6:43PM
0.65
6:50AM
0.64

Note: the tide data above is for Lucien which is 4 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for St Mikes.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at St Mikes blow from the WNW

Sunday
17
Monday
18
Tuesday
19
Wednesday
20
Thursday
21
Friday
22
Saturday
23
Sun
24
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
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2425222323212427222323222324242527242627252525
2525232323232627262423232425242727262728262525
5:11--5:11--5:13--5:13--5:15--5:16--5:16--5:18-
-7:02--7:02--7:02--7:01--7:01--7:01--7:00--7:00

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Tue night. Warm air temperatures (max 27°C on Tue afternoon, min 21°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the NE on Tue afternoon, light winds from the SSE by Wed night).

Long Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Thu night. Warm air temperatures (max 28°C on Sat afternoon, min 22°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (calm on Wed night, fresh winds from the NE by Fri afternoon).

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Information about the St Mikes Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for St Mikes provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at St Mikes can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our St Mikes 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 (St Mikes) 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 St Mikes 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.

St Mikes is 17 km (11 miles) from Port Shepstone. If you plan a holiday in Durban/KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, look for hotels and other accommodation in Port Shepstone. Port Shepstone has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.