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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Umhlanga Rocks

South Africa, Durban

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 29° 43.725' S
Longitude: 31° 5.309' E

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 Access

Just north of Durban. Along the M4, take the Umhlanga off ramp and drive down the beach.

English (Translate this text in English): Just north of Durban. Along the M4, take the Umhlanga off ramp and drive down the beach.

English (Translate this text in English): Just north of Durban. Along the M4, take the Umhlanga off ramp and drive down the beach.

English (Translate this text in English): Just north of Durban. Along the M4, take the Umhlanga off ramp and drive down the beach.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionRight and left

BottomReef (coral,sharp rocks etc..) with sand

PowerHollow, Fast, Fun

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest, South, SouthEast, East, NorthEast

Good wind directionNorthWest

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Rocks
- Sharks

 Additional Information

Ruined Since the storms 2 years ago, don't hold your breadth for good surf although can get fun and the town a great place to base yourself for surf trips up and down the coast.

English (Translate this text in English): Ruined Since the storms 2 years ago, don't hold your breadth for good surf although can get fun and the town a great place to base yourself for surf trips up and down the coast.

English (Translate this text in English): Ruined Since the storms 2 years ago, don't hold your breadth for good surf although can get fun and the town a great place to base yourself for surf trips up and down the coast.

English (Translate this text in English): Ruined Since the storms 2 years ago, don't hold your breadth for good surf although can get fun and the town a great place to base yourself for surf trips up and down the coast.

Atmosphere

When its good, it's ok.

English (Translate this text in English): When its good, it's ok.

English (Translate this text in English): When its good, it's ok.

English (Translate this text in English): When its good, it's ok.

General

Umhlanga Rocks was one of the first shark-infested spots to benefit from protective nets in the 1960s, and to this day serious attacks have been dramatically reduced. However, recent reports, including a National Geographic story, reveal that the Natal Sharks Board (the organization that oversees the nets) is rethinking its policy. The underwater barriers do keep out great whites, bulls, and tiger sharks—but they are indiscriminate, killing a number of harmless creatures, too, including dolphins, rays and turtles.

English (Translate this text in English): Umhlanga Rocks was one of the first shark-infested spots to benefit from protective nets in the 1960s, and to this day serious attacks have been dramatically reduced. However, recent reports, including a National Geographic story, reveal that the Natal Sharks Board (the organization that oversees the nets) is rethinking its policy. The underwater barriers do keep out great whites, bulls, and tiger sharks—but they are indiscriminate, killing a number of harmless creatures, too, including dolphins, rays and turtles.

English (Translate this text in English): Umhlanga Rocks was one of the first shark-infested spots to benefit from protective nets in the 1960s, and to this day serious attacks have been dramatically reduced. However, recent reports, including a National Geographic story, reveal that the Natal Sharks Board (the organization that oversees the nets) is rethinking its policy. The underwater barriers do keep out great whites, bulls, and tiger sharks—but they are indiscriminate, killing a number of harmless creatures, too, including dolphins, rays and turtles.

English (Translate this text in English): Umhlanga Rocks was one of the first shark-infested spots to benefit from protective nets in the 1960s, and to this day serious attacks have been dramatically reduced. However, recent reports, including a National Geographic story, reveal that the Natal Sharks Board (the organization that oversees the nets) is rethinking its policy. The underwater barriers do keep out great whites, bulls, and tiger sharks—but they are indiscriminate, killing a number of harmless creatures, too, including dolphins, rays and turtles.

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