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Port Shepstone

This region between Port Edward and the southern perimeters of Durban’s urban sprawl – has always been called the South Coast. It is also called the Hibiscus Coast, which stems from tourism marketing strategies. Whatever you call it, though, one thing remains immutable. It is point break heaven. Some of the best waves in the world lie beyond those wild banana palms, and that is no idle boast.

This suburb just south of Port Shepstone is fringed by a scraggy coastline, but some fair waves to the left off the rocks onto sandbars.

Mbango Beach - Beach-break peaks in Port Shepstone on the beachfront. A number of reefs and sandbar peaks can be found along the coast from Port Shepstone to Sunwich Port, including Umtentweni, Sea Park, Bendigo and Southport. Explore.

Sunwich Port - About five minutes’ drive south of Banana Beach, this fickle right needs solid swell. Breaks super-hollow over shallow reef to create sucky foam-filled sand barrels. Best on an outgoing tide in a three- to six-foot southwest swell.

Banana Beach - The next spot – just south of Umzumbe – is a right sand-bottomed point break that runs off an outcrop of rocks. On good days, gets ridiculously hollow. Closes out from six to eight feet. Needs light westerlies. Home of the wild banana (Strelitzia nicolai) that grows to eight metres high.

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Surf conditions for Beginners:

Surf Conditions in Port Shepstoneon JAN for BEG level
J
Surf Conditions in Port Shepstoneon FEB for BEG level
F
Surf Conditions in Port Shepstoneon MAR for BEG level
M
Surf Conditions in Port Shepstoneon APR for BEG level
A
Surf Conditions in Port Shepstoneon MAY for BEG level
M
Surf Conditions in Port Shepstoneon JUN for BEG level
J
Surf Conditions in Port Shepstoneon JUL for BEG level
J
Surf Conditions in Port Shepstoneon AUG for BEG level
A
Surf Conditions in Port Shepstoneon SEP for BEG level
S
Surf Conditions in Port Shepstoneon OCT for BEG level
O
Surf Conditions in Port Shepstoneon NOV for BEG level
N
Surf Conditions in Port Shepstoneon DEC for BEG level
D

Surf conditions for Intermediates:

Surf Conditions in Port Shepstoneon JAN for INT level
J
Surf Conditions in Port Shepstoneon FEB for INT level
F
Surf Conditions in Port Shepstoneon MAR for INT level
M
Surf Conditions in Port Shepstoneon APR for INT level
A
Surf Conditions in Port Shepstoneon MAY for INT level
M
Surf Conditions in Port Shepstoneon JUN for INT level
J
Surf Conditions in Port Shepstoneon JUL for INT level
J
Surf Conditions in Port Shepstoneon AUG for INT level
A
Surf Conditions in Port Shepstoneon SEP for INT level
S
Surf Conditions in Port Shepstoneon OCT for INT level
O
Surf Conditions in Port Shepstoneon NOV for INT level
N
Surf Conditions in Port Shepstoneon DEC for INT level
D

Surf conditions for Advanced:

Surf Conditions in Port Shepstoneon JAN for ADV level
J
Surf Conditions in Port Shepstoneon FEB for ADV level
F
Surf Conditions in Port Shepstoneon MAR for ADV level
M
Surf Conditions in Port Shepstoneon APR for ADV level
A
Surf Conditions in Port Shepstoneon MAY for ADV level
M
Surf Conditions in Port Shepstoneon JUN for ADV level
J
Surf Conditions in Port Shepstoneon JUL for ADV level
J
Surf Conditions in Port Shepstoneon AUG for ADV level
A
Surf Conditions in Port Shepstoneon SEP for ADV level
S
Surf Conditions in Port Shepstoneon OCT for ADV level
O
Surf Conditions in Port Shepstoneon NOV for ADV level
N
Surf Conditions in Port Shepstoneon DEC for ADV level
D

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