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Mdumbe ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 4.1

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  1. weather stationWind Update Still cross-shore at Mdumbe (light winds from the SE at Mthatha Airport 70 km from Mdumbe). 1.5m 13 s period swell from SSW
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Mdumbe Surf Forecast / Eastern Cape – Wild Coast / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 pm Wednesday 13 Dec 2017 SAST

Mdumbe surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Mdumbe sea temperature is 22.8 °C (Statistics for 13 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 23.3 max: 25.1 min: 21.9 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.2
SSW
3
SW
3
SSW
3
SSW
2.3
S
2
S
1.8
S
1.3
S
0.6
SSW
2.5
ENE
1.4
ENE
1
ENE
0.7
SSE
1.5
S
0.7
SW
0.8
SSW
0.7
SW
0.6
ENE
2.3
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.6
SSW
Period(s) (?)121012121111111010899127121212977141413
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)433153925382239138910067643678097932616815723115417713758550261942979905
Wind
(km/h)
20
S
30
WSW
30
SSW
25
S
5
NW
20
ENE
30
ENE
20
NNE
25
ENE
10
E
20
SW
25
SSW
20
S
10
SSW
15
ESE
15
E
10
ESE
30
SW
30
SW
15
WSW
10
SSE
15
ESE
15
ENE
Wind State(?)cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
glassononcross-
on
ononoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
offcross-
off
offcrosscross-
on
on
High Tide
/ height (m)

1:19AM
1.22
1:34PM
1.40

2:01AM
1.31

2:12PM
1.47
2:36AM
1.39

2:46PM
1.53
3:09AM
1.45

3:16PM
1.57
3:39AM
1.50

3:47PM
1.59
4:08AM
1.52

4:17PM
1.59
4:38AM
1.53

4:46PM
1.56

Low Tide
/ height (m)
7:17PM
0.43

7:18AM
0.43
7:56PM
0.34

7:59AM
0.36

8:30PM
0.26
8:35AM
0.29

9:01PM
0.19
9:07AM
0.24

9:31PM
0.15
9:39AM
0.21

10:01PM
0.12
10:10AM
0.20

10:29PM
0.12
10:41AM
0.22


Note: the tide data above is for CoffeeBayBeach which is 5 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Mdumbe.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Mdumbe blow from the WSW.
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Summary
risk thund- derrain shwrsclearsome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearclearsome cloudsrain shwrssome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudslight rainlight rainmod. rainmod. rainrain shwrsclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
21--------12-234-14762---
High °C
2220212018202120272823232219202021201918202019
Low °C
2018191916182119232721222119201920181815182019
Chill °C (?)
2220212018202120272823232219202021201817202019
Sunrise
--4:50--4:50--4:50--4:52--4:52--4:52--4:52--
Sunset
7:02--7:04--7:05--7:05--7:06--7:06--7:07--7:07-
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 15mm), heaviest on Sat night. Warm air temperatures (max 28°C on Sat afternoon, min 16°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SW on Thu morning, calm by Thu night).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 56mm), heaviest during Sun night. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Sun morning, min 15°C on Tue night). Mainly fresh winds.

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Information about the Mdumbe Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Mdumbe provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Mdumbe can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Mdumbe 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 (Mdumbe) 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 Mdumbe 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.

Mdumbe is 46 km (29 miles) from the city of Port Saint Johns. If you plan a holiday in Eastern Cape - Wild Coast, look for hotels and other accommodation in Port Saint Johns. Port Saint Johns has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.