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Wedge ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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Wedge Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

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

Wedge Surf Guide

Wedge in Durban is a fairly exposed beach/Pier break that has consistent surf Offshore winds blow from the west southwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the east southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. It very rarely gets crowded here. Take care of sharks ,rocks and jellyfish.

Wedge Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach/pierIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
24.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Wedge:

The best conditions reported for surf at Wedge occur when a East-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Wedge with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 28% of the time in March while 38% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 34% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
28%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
38%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
34%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Wedge Location Map

Interactive Wedge 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 Wedge is Virginia (Durban) Airport (VIR) in South Africa, 9 km (6 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Wedge is Durban International Airport (DUR), also in South Africa, 16 km (10 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Wedge Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 17 May 2021, 00:15 Local Time
SunMonday 17
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 1.5
S
1.9
SSW
1.2
S
1.5
S
Period (s) 7 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 25
SW 20
SW 15
SW 15
SSW
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Wedge

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

Wind History at Wedge

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

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