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Umhlanga ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.8
Consistency of Surf: 3.6
Difficulty Level: 3.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.5
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.7

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Umhlanga Surf Forecast / KZN North / South Africa

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 7 am Thursday 13 May 2021 SAST
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Umhlanga surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Umhlanga sea temperature is 24.3 °C (Statistics for 13 May 1981-2005 - mean: 24.0 max: 24.9 min: 23.0 °C)
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Umhlanga surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Umhlanga sea temperature is 24.3 °C (Statistics for 13 May 1981-2005 - mean: 24.0 max: 24.9 min: 23.0 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for KZN North

  1. weather stationWind Update Offshore wind reported 12 km from Umhlanga (moderate winds from the N at Durban Shaka 12 km from Umhlanga).

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Actual: 58 min ago

Moderate
24 km/h
N
Cross-Off
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How big are the waves at Umhlanga today?

The current surf forecast for Umhlanga at 12PM is: 1.7m 13s primary swell from a South direction and 0.3m 10s secondary swell from a East direction (forecast issued at 07:00am May 13). An open ocean swell of 0.5m 3s is not directed at the surf break. The wind direction is predicted to be cross-shore and the swell rating is 2.

Time (SAST) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (13 May)6ft (1.9m)13s
Afternoon (13 May)4.5ft (1.4m)13s
Evening (13 May)4ft (1.2m)12s

Table - waves today at Umhlanga. (Swell directed towards the surf break)

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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)
Temp. °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM
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T southafrica.htsgw.metric.6.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.12.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.18.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.24.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.30.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.48.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.54.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.72.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.78.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.96.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.102.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.120.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.126.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.144.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.150.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.168.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.174.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.186.cc23
1.8
S
1.9
S
1.8
S
1.5
S
1.3
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.1
S
1.4
SSW
1.5
S
1.5
S
1.7
S
1.6
S
1.5
S
1.5
S
1.6
S
1.6
S
1.6
S
1.5
S
1.4
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.1
SSW
1
S
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
1.1
SSW
1
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.5
S
1.9
S
1.9
SSW
1.7
S
1.3
S
1.4
S
1.2
S
1.1
S
1
S
1
S
1.3
S
1.5
S
1.6
S
1.6
S
1.4
S
1.3
S
1.2
S
1
S
0.9
SSW
1.6
NE
0.8
SSW
0.7
SSW
1.3
ENE
1.5
ENE
2.1
NE
1.9
NE
1
S
1.1
S
0.8
S
1.2
SSW
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10
NW
10
NNW
20
NNE
25
ENE
15
NE
10
NNW
10
WNW
15
SW
15
WSW
10
W
0
E
15
ENE
15
NE
10
N
10
NW
10
WNW
15
WNW
10
WNW
5
NW
10
NNE
15
NNE
15
SW
15
WSW
10
WSW
10
W
10
W
5
NNE
15
ENE
25
S
30
SSW
20
SSW
20
SSW
20
SSW
20
SW
15
SW
15
S
10
SSE
5
SW
5
WSW
5
SW
5
WSW
5
SW
5
ESE
15
E
15
ENE
15
NNE
15
NNE
15
N
10
NNW
10
NNW
15
NE
20
NE
20
NE
15
N
10
NNW
10
NNW
15
NW
10
WSW
5
SSE
15
SE
offcross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
crosscross-
off
offoffoffoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
off
glassglassglassglasscross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
crosscrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
on
on
4:36PM
1.70
4:46AM
1.75
5:04PM
1.65
5:14AM
1.68
5:34PM
1.58
5:44AM
1.59
6:07PM
1.49
6:18AM
1.49
6:49PM
1.38
7:03AM
1.37
7:49PM
1.29
8:10AM
1.26
9:22PM
1.25
9:56AM
1.20
10:30AM
0.13
10:38PM
0.20
10:57AM
0.18
11:06PM
0.26
11:26AM
0.24
11:36PM
0.35
11:58AM
0.33
12:10AM
0.45
12:36PM
0.43
12:53AM
0.56
1:26PM
0.53
1:58AM
0.67
2:42PM
0.61
3:44AM
0.71

Note: the tide data above is for Umdloti which is 4 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Umhlanga.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Umhlanga blow from the NW

Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
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clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
cloudy
cloudy
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clear
clear
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