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

Overall: 3.5

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Lwandile Surf Guide

Lwandile in Wild Coast is an exposed point/Rivermouth break that has dependable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the west southwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southeast. Rarely crowded here. Beware of sharks and rocks.

Lwandile Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPoint/rivermouthIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
23.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Lwandile:

The best conditions reported for surf at Lwandile occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Lwandile (for consistent clean waves)?

marchBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Lwandile with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 24% of the time in March while 34% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 42% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
24%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
34%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
42%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Lwandile Location Map

Interactive Lwandile surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Lwandile is Umtata Airport (UTT) in South Africa, which is 67 km (42 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Lwandile is Margate Airport (MGH), also in South Africa, 156 km (97 miles) away.

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Lwandile Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 15 May 2021, 19:50 Local Time
Saturday 15Sun
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m) 1.2
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.5
SSW
Period (s) 12 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 5
SE 5
N 10
NW 10
NW
Wind State cross cross cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Lwandile

Surf stats for Lwandile, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Lwandile

Wind stats for Lwandile, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Lwandile. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon point  redPoint/rivermouth
    • Icon  s44.1
    Reliability: consistent
    5km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    6km away
    • Icon reef  redReef/rivermouth
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    9km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    9km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Lwandile: