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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 / Durban/KZN South / South Africa

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 pm Sunday 11 Apr 2021 SAST
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Umzumbe surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Umzumbe sea temperature is 25.0 °C (Statistics for 11 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 24.8 max: 25.8 min: 23.4 °C)
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Umzumbe surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Umzumbe sea temperature is 25.0 °C (Statistics for 11 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 24.8 max: 25.8 min: 23.4 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Still cross-shore at Umzumbe (light winds from the SE at PenningtonSouth 8 km from Umzumbe).

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3 h 19 min ago

Light
13 km/h
SE
Cross-Shore
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Umzumbe this week:

The surf forecast for Umzumbe over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Sunday (Apr 11) at 11PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.3m and 15s period with a secondary swell of 0.7m and 10s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Umzumbe in the next 12 days are 2.3m 12s and forecast to arrive on Friday (Apr 16) at 5PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 3.0m 7s period and expected on Sunday (Apr 18) at 2AM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)11PM (Sun 11th Apr)4.5ft (1.3m) 15s
Best Surf 2AM (Mon 12th Apr)5ft (1.6m) 14s
Most Powerful 5PM (Fri 16th Apr)7.5ft (2.3m) 12s

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

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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)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Sun
11
Monday
12
Tuesday
13
Wednesday
14
Thursday
15
Friday
16
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Fri
23
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
343243232220001430000000000010133444
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.222.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.246.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.270.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.294.cc23
0.9
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.1
SSW
1
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.6
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.1
SSW
2
S
2.3
S
1.9
S
1.4
SSE
1
S
0.8
S
0.6
S
0.5
S
0.4
SSE
0.3
SSE
0.3
SW
0.4
SSW
0.7
SW
0.7
SW
0.7
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
1
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.7
SSW
16141313141313121211111816148121112121110101110141412121313121314141414
436982634427834624520365269186138209627494470142086257926414474503920327514714015420627335777410429431033
10
SSW
15
SW
10
ESE
15
ENE
5
NNW
10
ENE
10
NE
10
NNW
10
SSE
5
SE
5
W
20
S
40
SSW
40
SSW
25
SSE
15
SSE
10
NNE
30
NE
35
NE
25
NNE
20
NE
20
NNE
15
N
20
NE
25
NE
20
NNE
20
NE
25
NE
10
NNE
30
SSW
25
SSW
15
SW
20
SW
5
SW
5
WNW
10
NNE
cross-
off
cross-
off
ononcross-
off
oncross-
on
cross-
off
crossglassoffcrosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glassglasscross-
on
3:45PM
1.66
3:58AM
1.79
4:10PM
1.68
4:22AM
1.80
4:34PM
1.68
4:46AM
1.77
4:59PM
1.65
5:10AM
1.71
5:23PM
1.59
5:34AM
1.62
5:49PM
1.50
6:00AM
1.51
6:16PM
1.39
6:28AM
1.39
6:50PM
1.26
7:06AM
1.25
7:44PM
1.13
8:14AM
1.12
9:57PM
1.05
10:57AM
1.08
12:15AM
1.17
12:38PM
1.21
1:12AM
1.37
1:30PM
1.38
9:47PM
0.07
10:08AM
0.06
10:12PM
0.06
10:32AM
0.06
10:36PM
0.07
10:56AM
0.09
11:01PM
0.12
11:20AM
0.15
11:25PM
0.20
11:44AM
0.23
11:51PM
0.30
12:11PM
0.34
12:18AM
0.42
12:43PM
0.46
12:52AM
0.56
1:29PM
0.59
1:50AM
0.70
3:05PM
0.70
4:28AM
0.77
5:39PM
0.65
6:32AM
0.63
6:52PM
0.50
7:27AM
0.44

Note: the tide data above is for Banana Beach which is 9 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Umzumbe.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Umzumbe blow from the W

Sun
11
Monday
12
Tuesday
13
Wednesday
14
Thursday
15
Friday
16
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Fri
23
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
light rain
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
cloudy
moderate rain
cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
clear
clearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudslight rainsome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrssome cloudsclearclearclearsome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearcloudymod. raincloudyrain shwrsrain shwrsclear
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262425252325252325252425242220201921222122242224252325262325242220212023
252324242222242223252223231919191717211618242021242021252223222019202020
262425252325252325252425242220201921222122242224252325262325242220212023
--6:13--6:15--6:15--6:16--6:16--6:16--6:18--6:18--6:18--6:20--6:20--6:20
5:42--5:40--5:39--5:38--5:37--5:36--5:35--5:34--5:32--5:31--5:30--5:30--

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 26°C on Sun afternoon, min 22°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Thu night. Warm (max 25°C on Wed afternoon, min 17°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (calm on Wed afternoon, strong winds from the SSW by Thu night).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 25°C on Mon afternoon, min 16°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the NE on Sat afternoon, light winds from the N by Sun night).

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 12mm), heaviest on Wed night. Warm (max 26°C on Tue afternoon, min 19°C on Thu morning). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SSW on Wed afternoon, calm by Thu afternoon).

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Information about the Umzumbe Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Umzumbe provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Umzumbe can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Umzumbe 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 (Umzumbe) 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 Umzumbe 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.

Umzumbe is 22 km (14 miles) from Scottburgh. If you plan a holiday in Durban/KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, look for hotels and other accommodation in Scottburgh. Scottburgh has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.