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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 Forecast / KZN North / South Africa

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 7 am Tuesday 11 May 2021 SAST
Forecast update in  hr  min  s Update imminent
Zinkwazi surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Zinkwazi sea temperature is 23.4 °C (Statistics for 11 May 1981-2005 - mean: 24.1 max: 25.0 min: 23.2 °C)
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Zinkwazi surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Zinkwazi sea temperature is 23.4 °C (Statistics for 11 May 1981-2005 - mean: 24.1 max: 25.0 min: 23.2 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for KZN North

  1. weather stationWind Update Previously calm conditions have become cross-shore at Zinkwazi (moderate winds from the N at ASCATB32E29S 44 km from Zinkwazi).

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44 km away, 2 h 17 min ago

Moderate
21 km/h
N
21.4
23.4
Air / Water (°C)
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How big are the waves at Zinkwazi today?

The current surf forecast for Zinkwazi at 12PM is: 2.0m 17s primary swell from a South direction and 0.4m 9s secondary swell from a East-southeast direction (forecast issued at 07:00am May 11). The wind direction is predicted to be cross-onshore and the swell rating is 5.

Time (SAST) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (11 May)5.5ft (1.7m)17s
Afternoon (11 May)6ft (1.9m)17s
Evening (11 May)6ft (1.8m)16s

Table - waves today at Zinkwazi. (Swell directed towards the surf break)

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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)
Temp. °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM
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T southafrica.htsgw.metric.6.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.12.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.18.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.24.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.30.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.48.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.54.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.72.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.78.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.96.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.102.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.120.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.126.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.144.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.150.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.168.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.174.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.186.cc23
2.3
S
1.6
S
2
S
1.9
S
1.8
S
1.8
S
1.8
S
1.8
S
1.8
S
1.7
S
1.6
S
1.3
S
1.2
S
1.5
S
1.5
S
1.5
S
1.5
S
1.5
S
1.6
S
1.5
S
1.3
S
1.1
S
1
S
0.8
S
0.9
S
1.3
S
1.4
S
1.3
S
1.4
S
1.4
S
1.4
S
1.4
S
1.3
S
1.3
S
1.2
S
1
S
0.9
S
0.9
S
0.8
S
0.8
S
0.7
S
0.7
S
0.7
S
0.8
S
0.9
S
0.8
S
0.7
S
0.7
S
0.7
S
0.9
S
0.9
S
0.9
S
0.7
S
0.7
S
0.7
S
0.7
S
0.6
S
0.6
S
0.8
S
0.9
S
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3074149122671951175116721586148714681309111464949211011019915890840888734534371297318396811916730812801768721595569470306236229184180129125161187216154112106104165162134808590906264116153
10
NW
5
NW
5
NE
10
E
10
E
10
NW
5
WNW
5
NW
5
NW
5
NW
5
NE
10
SE
20
SSW
20
SW
15
SW
10
SW
5
WNW
10
NNW
20
NNE
20
NE
20
NE
10
N
5
NW
5
WNW
15
WSW
10
WNW
5
S
15
E
15
NE
10
N
10
N
10
NNW
10
NW
15
NW
5
NW
5
NNE
15
NNE
15
WSW
30
SW
15
WSW
15
W
10
W
0
SSE
15
E
15
ENE
5
SSW
20
SW
25
SW
20
SW
20
SSW
20
SSW
20
S
20
SSE
10
SSE
5
SSE
5
WSW
5
NNE
10
N
25
NNE
25
NNE
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
ononcross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offglassoncross-
on
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffglassoncross-
on
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscrossglassglasscross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
3:43PM
1.76
3:53AM
1.87
4:09PM
1.78
4:20AM
1.85
4:36PM
1.76
4:47AM
1.80
5:04PM
1.71
5:15AM
1.73
5:34PM
1.63
5:45AM
1.64
6:08PM
1.53
6:19AM
1.53
6:49PM
1.43
7:03AM
1.41
9:38AM
0.14
9:45PM
0.16
10:04AM
0.12
10:12PM
0.16
10:31AM
0.14
10:39PM
0.20
10:58AM
0.18
11:07PM
0.26
11:27AM
0.25
11:37PM
0.35
11:59AM
0.34
12:11AM
0.46
12:36PM
0.44
12:53AM
0.58
1:27PM
0.55

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Zinkwazi blow from the W

Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
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clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
cloudy
cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
light rain
rain showers
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clear
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