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Umzumbe ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 1.7

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Umzumbe Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

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

Umzumbe Surf Guide

Umzumbe in Hibiscous Coast is a fairly exposed point break that has very reliable surf and works all around the year. Works best in offshore winds from the west. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. It very rarely gets crowded here. Sharks have been reported here.

Umzumbe Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
20.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Umzumbe:

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

Surf Forecasts:
South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Umzumbe sea temperature, Umzumbe photographs, Umzumbe detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Umzumbe webcams, current wind from Durban/KZN South live weather stations and Umzumbe tide predictions. The South Africa swell maps link will open up the big picture showing South Africa and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from South Africa wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Umzumbe

Umzumbe Surf:

Thursday, 13 August 2020, 04:03 Local time
Thursday 13
Wave (m) 1.5
Period (s) 15 15 8 15
Wind (km/h) 15
SW 30
SW 45
SSW 45
Wind State cross-

Tide Times:

For Banana Beach, 9 km from Umzumbe.

IS AT (local time)

Umzumbe Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At PenningtonSouth, 8 km from Umzumbe.

light winds from the N

Air temperature
14.9 °C

Current weather near Umzumbe

Overall Umzumbe Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

Surf stats for Umzumbe: see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Umzumbe: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

going for a 360, Umzumbe photo


Photo credit: George watson

Umzumbe Location Maps

Umzumbe Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Durban/KZN South surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Umzumbe

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Umzumbe:

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Wave buoys nearest to Umzumbe:

Tide stations nearest to Umzumbe:

  • Closest tide station
    20 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    32 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    47 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    71 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Port Saint Johns
    104 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Umzumbe is Margate Airport (MGH) in South Africa, 53 km (33 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Umzumbe is Durban International Airport (DUR), also in South Africa, 61 km (38 miles) away.
  • Third is Virginia (Durban) Airport (VIR) in South Africa, 86 km (53 miles) away.
  • Pietermaritzburg Airport (PZB) in South Africa is 94 km (58 miles) away.
  • Umtata Airport (UTT), also in South Africa is the fifth nearest airport to Umzumbe and is 224 km (139 miles) away.
Umzumbe break location map and break info