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Mbomvu ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Mbomvu Surf Guide

Mbomvu in Wild Coast is an exposed river break The best wind direction is from the west. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the south southeast. The river breaks peel to the right. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Watch out for sharks.

Mbomvu Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
23.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Mbomvu:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Mbomvu 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 47% of the time in June while 35% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 18% 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 Mbomvu Location Map

Interactive Mbomvu 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 Mbomvu is Umtata Airport (UTT) in South Africa, 67 km (42 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Mbomvu is East London Airport (ELS), also in South Africa, 167 km (104 miles) away.

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Mbomvu Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 15 May 2021, 10:45 Local Time
Saturday 15
Wave (m) 1.3
Period (s) 12 12 12 11
Wind (km/h) 10
SW 15
S 10
SE 10
Wind State cross-
cross cross-

Swell History at Mbomvu

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

Wind History at Mbomvu

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

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