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The Spot ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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Surf Report Feed

The Spot Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

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

The Spot Surf Guide

The Spot in Hibiscous Coast is an exposed beach and reef break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the southwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south.. Sometimes crowded. Beware of sharks,.

The Spot Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and reefIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
26.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing The Spot:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing The Spot 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 46% of the time in June while 35% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 19% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
46%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
35%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
19%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore The Spot Location Map

Interactive The Spot 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 The Spot is Durban International Airport (DUR) in South Africa, 38 km (24 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to The Spot is Virginia (Durban) Airport (VIR), also in South Africa, 62 km (39 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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The Spot Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 9 March 2021, 09:48 Local Time
Tuesday 09
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 1.6
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.3
SSW
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 10
ENE 20
ENE 15
ENE 20
NNE
Wind State on cross-
on
on cross-
on

Swell History at The Spot

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

Wind History at The Spot

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

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