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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 / Durban/KZN South / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Wednesday 24 Feb 2021 SAST
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Trafalgar surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Trafalgar sea temperature is 26.6 °C (Statistics for 24 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 25.6 max: 27.1 min: 24.3 °C)
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Trafalgar surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Trafalgar sea temperature is 26.6 °C (Statistics for 24 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 25.6 max: 27.1 min: 24.3 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Trafalgar (calm at Paddock 26 km from Trafalgar). 1.2m swell from SSW too big

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26 km away, 3 h 14 min ago

Calm
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16.4
26.6
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Trafalgar this week:

The surf forecast for Trafalgar over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (Feb 25) at 11AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.7m and 10s period with a secondary swell of 0.6m and 8s. The wind is predicted to be glassy as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Trafalgar in the next 7 days are 1.7m 16s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (Feb 27) at 11PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 2.4m 7s period and expected on Tuesday (Mar 02) at 2AM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)11AM (Thu 25th Feb)2.5ft (0.7m) 10s
Best Surf11PM (Sat 27th Feb)5.5ft (1.7m) 16s
Most Powerful11PM (Sat 27th Feb)5.5ft (1.7m) 16s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Trafalgar 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
Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
01000132242010000000033
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
0.8
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
1
S
0.9
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.6
S
1.3
SSW
1
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.3
SSW
0.2
SSE
1.5
E
0.2
SSE
0.4
SW
1.5
E
1.4
E
1110101514131218171514141312121211128161599
13311282176265246309474875138210285803562021114524152662755343299
10
S
5
SE
10
S
15
S
15
S
10
SSE
10
NW
15
ENE
15
ENE
15
NNE
20
ENE
25
ENE
20
N
30
NE
30
NE
30
NNE
35
NE
40
NE
20
N
15
ENE
20
NE
10
NNW
10
W
crossglasscrosscrosscrosscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
oncrossoncross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
off
2:59AM
1.47
3:08PM
1.58
3:30AM
1.63
3:41PM
1.70
4:02AM
1.77
4:13PM
1.78
4:34AM
1.88
4:45PM
1.81
5:07AM
1.92
5:18PM
1.79
5:40AM
1.90
5:52PM
1.72
6:15AM
1.82
6:27PM
1.61
8:49PM
0.30
9:01AM
0.29
9:20PM
0.14
9:35AM
0.14
9:51PM
0.01
10:09AM
0.03
10:22PM
-0.08
10:42AM
-0.03
10:53PM
-0.12
11:16AM
-0.04
11:25PM
-0.11
11:51AM
0.00
11:58PM
-0.03
12:26PM
0.11
12:33AM
0.10

Note: the tide data above is for Lucien which is 3 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Trafalgar.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Trafalgar blow from the W

Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
rain showers
light rain
rain showers
heavy rain
moderate rain
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain shwrslight rainrain shwrsheavy rainmod. rainsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudsclearclearsome cloudssome clouds
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2323232222232222232322232324252425252525262524
-5:45--5:46--5:46--5:47--5:48--5:48--5:48--5:50
--6:36--6:34--6:32--6:31--6:30--6:30--6:29--

Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 32mm), heaviest during Wed night. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Wed night, min 20°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Wed afternoon, min 20°C on Sun night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NE on Tue afternoon, calm by Wed morning).

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Information about the Trafalgar Surf forecast

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

Trafalgar is 10 km (6 miles) from Port Shepstone. If you plan a holiday in Durban/KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, look for hotels and other accommodation in Port Shepstone. Port Shepstone has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.