Continent
Africa
Country
South Africa
Next Big City
Durban
Next Town
Umhlanga
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Rooms, Parking

Water

Type:
Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards:
Swimmers
Quality:
Crystal clear
Best Tide:
No information

Excellent waves. As with most of the Durban beaches there is consistent surf year round. Look out for surfers as there are often a few around in the lighter winds. All of Durban's beaches are shark netted.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Medium
Hazards:
None
Beach Users:
None

Sandy beach. Lots of space.

Weather

Spring:
Shorts, Shorty
Summer:
Shorts
Fall:
Shorts, Shorty
Winter:
Shorty

Durban is situated on the East Coast of South Africa and enjoys a warm sub-tropical climate year-round with temperatures in the mid to low twenties even in winter. Water about 20°C.

Wind

Best Months:
January, February, March, September, October, November, December
Wind Type:
Frontal, Trade
Best Direction:
NNE
Main Direction:
NNE, NE, SSW, SW

Umhlanga works from NNE through to SW. The windy season for Durban runs from about September to March but has wind throughout the year. The prevailing wind is NNE (sideonshore).



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

Umhlanga is located approximately 15 km North of Durban. Rental car is essential when visiting Durban as there is no public transport that will enable you to get to Durban's beaches or beaches up the North coast or down the South coast. For information on the beaches please refer to the beaches section. Rental cars are not expensive.

Extra information

Rules
None

Nightlife

No information
Continent
Africa
Country
South Africa
Next Big City
Durban
Next Town
Umhlanga
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Rooms, Parking

Water

Type:
Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards:
Swimmers
Quality:
Crystal clear
Best Tide:
No information

Excellent waves. As with most of the Durban beaches there is consistent surf year round. Look out for surfers as there are often a few around in the lighter winds. All of Durban's beaches are shark netted.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Medium
Hazards:
None
Beach Users:
None

Sandy beach. Lots of space.

Weather

Spring:
Shorts, Shorty
Summer:
Shorts
Fall:
Shorts, Shorty
Winter:
Shorty

Durban is situated on the East Coast of South Africa and enjoys a warm sub-tropical climate year-round with temperatures in the mid to low twenties even in winter. Water about 20°C.

Wind

Best Months:
January, February, March, September, October, November, December
Wind Type:
Frontal, Trade
Best Direction:
NNE
Main Direction:
NNE, NE, SSW, SW

Umhlanga works from NNE through to SW. The windy season for Durban runs from about September to March but has wind throughout the year. The prevailing wind is NNE (sideonshore).



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

Umhlanga is located approximately 15 km North of Durban. Rental car is essential when visiting Durban as there is no public transport that will enable you to get to Durban's beaches or beaches up the North coast or down the South coast. For information on the beaches please refer to the beaches section. Rental cars are not expensive.

Extra information

Rules
None

Nightlife

No information