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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

Icon point  redPointIcon  s21.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
22.1°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:

What's the best time of year to surf Umzumbe (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Umzumbe 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 27% of the time in June while 38% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 35% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Umzumbe Location Map

Interactive Umzumbe 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 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.

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Umzumbe Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 22 June 2021, 22:25 Local Time
TueWednesday 23
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 11 10 10 12
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Umzumbe

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

Wind History at Umzumbe

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

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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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