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Tongaat ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Tongaat Surf Guide

Tongaat in Kwazulu-Natal is an exposed beach and point break that has pretty consitent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the west. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southeast. The beach break provides left and right handers Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Beware of sharks ,rocks and rips.

Tongaat Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and pointIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
27.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Tongaat:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Tongaat 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 38% of the time in June while 46% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 16% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
38%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
46%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
16%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Tongaat Location Map

Interactive Tongaat 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 Tongaat is Virginia (Durban) Airport (VIR) in South Africa, 18 km (11 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Tongaat is Durban International Airport (DUR), also in South Africa, 42 km (26 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Tongaat Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 6 March 2021, 14:14 Local Time
Saturday 06
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 0.8
E
0.8
ESE
0.8
ESE
0.8
ESE
Period (s) 9 15 15 15
Wind (km/h) 15
E 20
E 20
E 15
NE
Wind State on on on cross-
on

Swell History at Tongaat

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

Wind History at Tongaat

Wind stats for Tongaat, 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 Tongaat. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBeach and point
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    4km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s43.9
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    6km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and point
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    8km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: inconsistent
    8km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Tongaat: