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Zinkwazi ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.6
Consistency of Surf: 3.8
Difficulty Level: 3.6
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.2
Crowds: 4.4

Overall: 4.0

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Zinkwazi Surf Guide

Zinkwazi in Kwazulu-Natal is an exposed beach reef and point break that usually has waves The best wind direction is from the west. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights together with both left and right hand reef breaks offshore. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Beware of Shark protected,.

Zinkwazi Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach reef and pointIcon  s44.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
24.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Zinkwazi:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Zinkwazi 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 31% of the time in June while 37% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 32% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
31%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
37%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
32%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Zinkwazi Location Map

Interactive Zinkwazi 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 Zinkwazi is Virginia (Durban) Airport (VIR) in South Africa, 73 km (45 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Zinkwazi is Richards Bay (Richard's Bay) Airport (RCB), also in South Africa, 80 km (50 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.
Zinkwazi Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 22:14 Local Time
TueWednesday 19
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 0.9
S
0.8
S
0.7
S
0.7
S
Period (s) 12 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 25
NNE 15
N 5
NW 10
NNW
Wind State cross cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Zinkwazi

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

Wind History at Zinkwazi

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Zinkwazi. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
    23km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    26km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    40km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    41km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    42km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Zinkwazi: