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Mapuzi ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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Mapuzi Surf Guide

Mapuzi in Wild Coast is an exposed reef/Rivermouth break that does not work very often. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Works best in offshore winds from the west northwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the optimum swell angle is from the east southeast. A reef breaks right. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Hazards include sharks, sharks and sharks.

Mapuzi Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReef/rivermouthIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
24.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Mapuzi:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Mapuzi 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 12% of the time in June while 17% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 71% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
12%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
17%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
71%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Mapuzi Location Map

Interactive Mapuzi 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 Mapuzi is Umtata Airport (UTT) in South Africa, which is 66 km (41 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Mapuzi is Margate Airport (MGH), also in South Africa, 164 km (102 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Mapuzi Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 21:49 Local Time
TueWednesday 19
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 1.0
SSW
1.0
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 10
N 15
NNW 15
NNW 10
NNW
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Mapuzi

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

Wind History at Mapuzi

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

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