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Manafiafy Surf Guide

Manafiafy in Antanosy is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the west northwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. Both left and right reef breaks. It very rarely gets crowded here. Hazards include rips, rocks and sharks.

Manafiafy Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
24.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Manafiafy:

The best conditions reported for surf at Manafiafy occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Manafiafy with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 19% of the time in June while 36% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 45% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Manafiafy Location Map

Interactive Manafiafy 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 nearest passenger airport to Manafiafy is Tolagnaro Airport (FTU) in Madagascar, which is 37 km (23 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Manafiafy is Farafangana Airport (RVA), also in Madagascar, 230 km (143 miles) away.

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Manafiafy Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 29 November 2022, 04:39 Local Time
Tuesday 29
Wave (m)
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h)
Wind State glass on cross-

Swell History at Manafiafy

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

Wind History at Manafiafy

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

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