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Mtati ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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Mtati Spot ID

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Type: river

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind NNE

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.3 °C

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Thursday, 30 June 2016, 19:34 Local time
Thursday 30Fri
Wave (m) 1.6
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 10
NNW 20
N 15
NNW 15
Wind State cross-

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Mtati in Port Alfred is an exposed river break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the north northeast. Waves can be ok even in light onshore winds Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. The river breaks offer lefts and rights. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of rips and sharks.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Kleinemonde, 8 km from Mtati.

IS AT (local time)

Mtati Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Grahamstown, 61 km from Mtati.

moderate winds from the N

Air temperature
20.1 °C

Current weather near Mtati

Overall Mtati Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June

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Mtati Location Maps

Mtati Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Mtati:

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Tide stations nearest to Mtati:

  • Closest tide station
    Port Alfred
    12 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    East London
    59 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Port Elizabeth
    89 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Port Saint Johns
    195 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    234 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Mtati:

  • Closest ski area
    203 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Afri-Ski (Lesotho)
    339 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    428 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Cerro Castor (Argentina)
    4636 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Mount Hermon (Israel)
    4655 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Mtati:

  • Closest city location
    35 mi
  • Second closest city location
    45 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Fort Beaufort
    57 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    East London
    60 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    69 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Mtati is Bisho Airport (VIY) in South Africa, 72 km (45 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Mtati is East London Airport (ELS), also in South Africa, 88 km (55 miles) away.
  • Third is Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ) in South Africa, 145 km (90 miles) away.
  • Queenstown Airport (UTW) in South Africa is 179 km (111 miles) away.
  • Umtata Airport (UTT), also in South Africa is the fifth nearest airport to Mtati and is 266 km (165 miles) away.
Mtati break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Mtati, Eastern Cape (S). Use the tab navigation above to view Mtati sea temperature, Mtati photographs, Mtati detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Mtati webcams, current wind from Eastern Cape (S) live weather stations and Mtati tide predictions. The South Africa swell maps link will open up the big picture showing South Africa and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from South Africa wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Mtati.