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Umdloti is a further 7km North from Umhlanga and about 35km north of Durban.

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Durban Kite Beach

Umdloti

Kitespot Description

Wind Direction:NE, E, SW

Best Months:
All year round

Conditions:
To kite the NE - kite next to the rocks at the north end of the beach - just south of the tidal pool - this way the rocks are up wind of you and they offer excellent cover for the inside section which is generally pretty glassy. The point here also protects from the north to south current which generally kicks in after the first day of NE. Parking is right next to the beach.

To kite the SW - kite next to the rocks at the South end of the beach - again the rocks are up wind from you and offer some protection - but there are a few small clusters of rocks further downwind from this spot - and they are right in the shorebreak and on the beach so you need to watch out for this. Umdloti is one of the better spots for the SW and generally has excellent waves running off the point.

The beach is well set up with showers and good parking - there are good restaurants in the village and a bottle store and Spur take away - what more do you need. The Bush Tavern is highly recomended for a post kiting session !

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