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Trafalgar Surf Forecast / Durban/KZN South / South Africa

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Thursday 06 Oct 2022 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 21.5 °C (Statistics for 06 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 21.5 max: 23.0 min: 20.7 °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 21.5 °C (Statistics for 06 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 21.5 max: 23.0 min: 20.7 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Trafalgar (calm at Pennington South 36 km from Trafalgar).

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36 km away, 1 h 50 min ago

Calm
4 km/h
WNW
20.3
21.5
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Trafalgar this week:

The surf forecast for Trafalgar over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (Oct 06) at 8AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.4m and 15s period with a secondary swell of 1.0m and 6s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Trafalgar in the next 12 days are 1.1m 15s and forecast to arrive on Friday (Oct 07) 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 2.5m 8s period and expected on Sunday (Oct 09) at 2AM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 8AM (Thu 6th Oct)1.5ft (0.4m) 15s
Best Surf 8PM (Fri 7th Oct)3ft (0.9m) 15s
Most Powerful11PM (Fri 7th Oct)3.5ft (1.1m) 15s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Trafalgar over the next 12 days.

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Thursday
06
Friday
07
Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
Rating
(10 max)
001001000022010001000000000020000002
Swell
Height Map
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.186.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.210.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.234.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.258.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.282.cc23
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1
E
1.7
SSW
1.3
S
0.5
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.5
SSW
1
E
1.1
E
1.6
SSW
0.8
E
0.7
E
0.7
E
0.8
E
0.8
E
1.3
ENE
1.6
E
0.2
S
0.2
S
1.3
S
0.8
S
0.3
E
0.7
E
0.7
E
0.4
E
0.9
E
1.4
E
1.7
E
1.8
E
1.9
E
1.9
E
1.7
E
0.5
E
2.5
E
Period(s) (?)766151314161514886999996798761277119967888128
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)9222313712114533136224911813315321099747810810611127266186542452523911929921033841346437367877
Wind
(km/h)
40
SSW
35
SSW
20
SW
20
SW
20
S
20
NNE
40
NE
40
NE
10
N
10
SSE
15
SW
15
SSW
15
SSE
5
SSE
15
NNE
40
NE
35
NE
20
SSW
20
ENE
10
N
25
SSW
25
S
25
S
10
SSW
10
SSE
20
S
15
SE
20
SSE
10
SE
20
E
25
NE
40
NNE
35
NNE
25
NE
25
NNE
30
SW
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
crossglasscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
1:51PM
1.47
2:07AM
1.47
2:28PM
1.66
2:43AM
1.60
3:01PM
1.79
3:15AM
1.69
3:32PM
1.87
3:45AM
1.73
4:01PM
1.89
4:14AM
1.74
4:28PM
1.86
4:42AM
1.70
4:55PM
1.78
5:08AM
1.63
5:20PM
1.67
5:34AM
1.53
5:45PM
1.53
6:00AM
1.40
6:10PM
1.38
6:28AM
1.26
6:38PM
1.22
7:05AM
1.11
7:17PM
1.06
Low Tide
/ height (m)
8:04PM
0.32
8:13AM
0.21
8:41PM
0.16
8:47AM
0.08
9:13PM
0.05
9:18AM
-0.01
9:43PM
-0.02
9:48AM
-0.04
10:12PM
-0.03
10:17AM
-0.03
10:39PM
0.00
10:44AM
0.03
11:05PM
0.08
11:11AM
0.13
11:30PM
0.18
11:37AM
0.26
11:56PM
0.31
12:03PM
0.40
12:22AM
0.45
12:30PM
0.55
12:54AM
0.60
1:05PM
0.72
1:56AM
0.74

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
06
Friday
07
Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
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Rain (mm)
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Temp. °C212120202020212119232222232321242424252527222221212019181818181919212221
Low °C212019192019202018202121222320212321232521222120201917181717181918202220
Feels °C (?)211616171620151514242120242423212126252628202019211917161717151413192124
Sunrise5:30--5:28--5:28--5:26--5:24--5:24--5:22--5:22--5:20--5:20--5:18--5:16--
Sunset-6:01--6:01--6:02--6:04--6:04--6:05--6:06--6:06--6:07--6:07--6:07--6:08-

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Thu night. Warm (max 21°C on Thu morning, min 18°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the NE on Sat afternoon, calm by Sat night).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 24°C on Tue morning, min 20°C on Sun morning). Winds increasing (calm on Mon afternoon, strong winds from the NE by Tue morning).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 13mm), heaviest on Fri night. Warm (max 27°C on Wed night, min 17°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SSW on Wed night, light winds from the S by Thu night).

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 20mm), heaviest during Sat night. Warm (max 22°C on Mon afternoon, min 17°C on Sat afternoon). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the NNE on Sun afternoon, calm by Mon night).

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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 12 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.