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Sunrise ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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Sunrise Surf Guide

Sunrise in Kwazulu-Natal is an exposed beach and point break that has fairly consistent surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the west. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the best swell direction is from the east. The beach breaks peel to the right Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Watch out for sharks and rocks.

Sunrise Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
20.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Sunrise:

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

Surf Forecasts:
South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Sunrise sea temperature, Sunrise photographs, Sunrise detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Sunrise webcams, current wind from KZN North live weather stations and Sunrise tide predictions. The South Africa swell maps link will open up the big picture showing South Africa and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from South Africa wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Sunrise

Sunrise Surf:

Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 12:46 Local time
Tuesday 11
Wave (m) 1.2
Period (s) 10 5 6 7
Wind (km/h) 15
NE 20
ENE 10
E 5
Wind State cross-
on on cross-

Tide Times:

For Ballitoville, 3 km from Sunrise.

IS AT (local time)

Sunrise Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At King Shaka Int l Airport, 6 km from Sunrise.

light winds from the NNE

no report
Air temperature
22.7 °C

Current weather near Sunrise

Overall Sunrise Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

Surf stats for Sunrise: see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Sunrise: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

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Sunrise Location Maps

Sunrise Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to KZN North surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Sunrise

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Sunrise:

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Wave buoys nearest to Sunrise:

Tide stations nearest to Sunrise:

  • Closest tide station
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    22 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    49 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    64 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    101 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Sunrise is Virginia (Durban) Airport (VIR) in South Africa, 25 km (16 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Sunrise is Durban International Airport (DUR), also in South Africa, 50 km (31 miles) away.
  • Third is Pietermaritzburg Airport (PZB) in South Africa, 77 km (48 miles) away.
  • Richards Bay (Richard's Bay) Airport (RCB) in South Africa is 128 km (80 miles) away.
  • Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi (Ulundi) Airport (ULD), also in South Africa is the fifth nearest airport to Sunrise and is 141 km (88 miles) away.
Sunrise break location map and break info