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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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The Spot Surf Forecast / Durban/KZN South / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Saturday 27 Feb 2021 SAST
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The Spot surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's The Spot sea temperature is 26.5 °C (Statistics for 27 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 25.8 max: 27.3 min: 24.7 °C)
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The Spot surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's The Spot sea temperature is 26.5 °C (Statistics for 27 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 25.8 max: 27.3 min: 24.7 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at The Spot (light winds from the WNW at PenningtonSouth 16 km from The Spot). 1.0m 12 s period swell from SSW

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16 km away, 1 h 50 min ago

Light
9 km/h
WNW
19.3
26.5
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for The Spot this week:

The surf forecast for The Spot over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Saturday (Feb 27) at 5AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.0m and 12s period. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at The Spot in the next 7 days are 2.0m 15s and forecast to arrive on Sunday (Feb 28) at 2AM. Winds are predicted to be glassy at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 2.3m 9s period and expected on Tuesday (Mar 02) at 11PM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 5AM (Sat 27th Feb)3.5ft (1.0m) 12s
Best Surf 8PM (Sat 27th Feb)5ft (1.5m) 16s
Most Powerful 2AM (Sun 28th Feb)6.5ft (2.0m) 15s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for The Spot 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
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Sat
06
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
23532300000200430300113
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
0.9
SSW
1.3
SSW
2
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.6
S
1.3
S
1
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.6
S
0.4
SSW
0.3
SSW
2
E
1.2
NNE
0.4
SW
1.9
E
1.8
E
1.8
E
1.7
E
0.6
SW
1.4
E
0.7
SW
0.7
SW
0.7
E
18171514141312121211109516101010101510131316
490907177212069715643181869639196946761683618627541171356180170252
15
E
10
ESE
5
NNE
20
E
20
ENE
10
NNW
25
NE
30
NE
20
NNE
35
NE
35
NE
20
NNE
25
NE
30
NE
10
N
15
E
25
NE
15
NNE
20
ENE
30
NE
15
NNW
10
NNE
5
NNE
cross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
ononcross-
on
ononcross-
on
ononcross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
ononcross-
on
cross-
on
on
4:13PM
1.82
4:34AM
1.91
4:45PM
1.85
5:07AM
1.96
5:18PM
1.83
5:40AM
1.94
5:52PM
1.77
6:14AM
1.86
6:26PM
1.65
6:51AM
1.71
7:03PM
1.50
7:31AM
1.52
7:47PM
1.32
10:09AM
0.03
10:22PM
-0.08
10:42AM
-0.03
10:53PM
-0.12
11:16AM
-0.04
11:25PM
-0.11
11:50AM
0.00
11:58PM
-0.03
12:25PM
0.11
12:33AM
0.10
1:03PM
0.26
1:11AM
0.27
1:45PM
0.43
1:57AM
0.47

Note: the tide data above is for Umkomaas which is 8 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for The Spot.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at The Spot blow from the SW

Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Sat
06
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
clear
clear
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
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5:46--5:46--5:47--5:48--5:48--5:48--5:50--5:50-
-6:31--6:30--6:30--6:29--6:28--6:25--6:24--6:23

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Sat night. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Tue afternoon, min 18°C on Sun night). Winds increasing (calm on Sun morning, fresh winds from the NE by Mon afternoon).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Wed morning, min 21°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NE on Wed afternoon, calm by Thu morning).

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Information about the The Spot Surf forecast

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

The Spot is 2 km (1 miles) from Scottburgh. If you plan a holiday in Durban/KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, look for hotels and other accommodation in Scottburgh. Scottburgh has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.