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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

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Monday 10 May 2021 SAST
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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 23.7 °C (Statistics for 10 May 1981-2005 - mean: 24.2 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 23.7 °C (Statistics for 10 May 1981-2005 - mean: 24.2 max: 25.0 min: 23.2 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Zinkwazi (calm at Mtunzini 38 km from Zinkwazi).

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Calm
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12.7
23.7
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Zinkwazi this week:

The surf forecast for Zinkwazi over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Monday (May 10) at 5AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.3m and 9s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 10s. The wind is predicted to be offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Zinkwazi in the next 12 days are 2.2m 17s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (May 11) at 5AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.4m 7s period and expected on Friday (May 14) at 8PM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 5AM (Mon 10th May)4.5ft (1.3m) 9s
Best Surf11PM (Mon 10th May)7ft (2.1m) 16s
Most Powerful 5AM (Tue 11th May)7ft (2.2m) 17s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Zinkwazi 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
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
325545514203433332201133133103333112
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.216.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.240.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.264.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.288.cc23
1.3
S
2.1
S
2.2
S
2
S
1.8
S
1.7
S
1.6
S
0.9
S
1.2
S
1.6
S
1.3
S
0.7
S
1.2
S
1.2
S
1.1
S
1.1
S
1
S
0.8
S
0.7
S
0.6
S
0.5
S
1.9
S
2.3
S
1.4
S
1.3
S
1.2
S
1.1
S
1.2
S
1.3
S
1.2
S
1
S
0.9
S
0.8
S
0.7
S
1.3
S
1.4
SSE
101017171615151614131316151514131212111110812111111101213131313131267
3659442615224017351327108541259486153424866660643937729217112182524211420467411329252413534470326268222153128158
5
SSW
20
S
10
NW
5
NE
10
ENE
5
WNW
10
NNE
30
SSW
5
SW
20
NE
25
ENE
5
NW
10
NE
15
NE
10
NNW
0
NW
5
NE
10
WNW
0
ENE
20
NE
15
W
15
SSE
20
SSE
20
SW
30
SW
15
SSW
5
W
15
NE
30
NE
5
NW
5
E
5
ESE
5
NW
10
NNE
5
SSE
10
W
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
on
oncross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
offglasscross-
on
offcrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
onglasscross-
off
cross-
on
crossoff
3:16PM
1.72
3:27AM
1.85
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
7:49PM
1.33
8:10AM
1.30
9:21PM
1.28
9:56AM
1.24
11:05PM
1.36
11:37AM
1.31
12:18AM
1.52
9:13AM
0.19
9:17PM
0.18
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
1:58AM
0.69
2:43PM
0.63
3:44AM
0.74
4:25PM
0.63
5:31AM
0.65
5:50PM
0.53

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

Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearrain shwrslight rainrain shwrsrain shwrsclearsome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclear
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192218172519192221212319192720202620202523222319181918172217172118192319
222321212522252422232422242824272725262624242322181919202318202120242721
6:26--6:26--6:28--6:28--6:28--6:30--6:30--6:31--6:31--6:31--6:33--6:33--
-5:13--5:12--5:12--5:10--5:09--5:09--5:08--5:08--5:07--5:07--5:07--5:07-

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 25°C on Tue afternoon, min 17°C on Tue morning). Mainly fresh winds.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 28°C on Fri afternoon, min 19°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 15mm), heaviest on Tue afternoon. Warm (max 26°C on Sun morning, min 18°C on Tue morning). Winds increasing (calm on Sun morning, fresh winds from the SW by Tue morning).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 27°C on Fri afternoon, min 17°C on Wed morning). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the ENE on Wed afternoon, calm by Thu afternoon).

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Information about the Zinkwazi Surf forecast

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

Are you planning a holiday in KwaZulu-Natal North Coast? If you are looking for accommodation near Zinkwazi, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in KwaZulu-Natal North Coast, consider staying in Stanger which is 21 km (13 miles) away. Other places in and around KwaZulu-Natal North Coast where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Eshowe which is 38 km (24 miles) away, Ballitoville, eSikhawini and Empangeni.