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Umdloti ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.8
Difficulty Level: 3.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.2
Crowds: 2.8

Overall: 3.7

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Umdloti Surf Guide

Umdloti in Kwazulu-Natal is an exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf with no particular seasonal pattern. Works best in offshore winds from the west. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south southeast. The beach break offers mainly right hand waves. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Be warned that sharks have been sighted.

Umdloti Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon sandbar  redSandbarIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
24.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Umdloti:

The best conditions reported for surf at Umdloti 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 Umdloti (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Umdloti 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 44% of the time in June while 37% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 19% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
44%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
37%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
19%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Umdloti Location Map

Interactive Umdloti 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 Umdloti is Virginia (Durban) Airport (VIR) in South Africa, 10 km (6 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Umdloti is Durban International Airport (DUR), also in South Africa, 34 km (21 miles) away.

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Umdloti Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 23:36 Local Time
TueWednesday 19
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 1.0
S
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
Period (s) 12 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 15
N 10
NW 10
NW 10
NW
Wind State cross cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Umdloti

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

Wind History at Umdloti

Wind stats for Umdloti, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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    • Icon beachBeach and reef
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    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    8km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and point
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    10km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    12km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s43.9
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    14km away

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