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Trafalgar ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 2.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 3.6

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Trafalgar Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

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

Trafalgar Surf Guide

Trafalgar in Hibiscous Coast is a quite exposed beach and reef break that has quite consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the west. Surfable in an onshore breeze Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the south. Waves at the beach break both left and right and there is a right hand reef break as well.. It very rarely gets crowded here. Be warned that sharks have been sighted.

Trafalgar Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and reefIcon  s43.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
26.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Trafalgar:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Trafalgar 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 34% of the time in June while 39% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 27% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
34%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
39%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
27%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Trafalgar Location Map

Interactive Trafalgar 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 Trafalgar is Margate Airport (MGH) in South Africa, 26 km (16 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Trafalgar is Durban International Airport (DUR), also in South Africa, 89 km (55 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Trafalgar Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 17 January 2021, 04:11 Local Time
Sunday 17
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 1.7
SSW
2.0
SSW
2.2
SSW
2.4
SSW
Period (s) 9 9 10 10
Wind (km/h) 10
W 15
SW 30
S 35
S
Wind State off cross-
off
cross-
off
cross

Swell History at Trafalgar

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

Wind History at Trafalgar

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

    • Icon beachBeach and point
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    7km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: inconsistent
    16km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: consistent
    18km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Trafalgar: