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

Overall: 3.0

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Mbotyi Surf Guide

Mbotyi in Wild Coast is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf. Spring and Summer provide the favoured conditions. Offshore winds blow from the northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the east. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Sometimes crowded. Sharks have been reported here.

Mbotyi Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
23.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Mbotyi:

The best conditions reported for surf at Mbotyi occur when a East swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Mbotyi with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 9% of the time in May while 23% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 68% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
9%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
23%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
68%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Mbotyi Location Map

Interactive Mbotyi 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 Mbotyi is Margate Airport (MGH) in South Africa, which is 89 km (55 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Mbotyi is Umtata Airport (UTT), also in South Africa, 101 km (63 miles) away.

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Mbotyi Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 15 May 2021, 20:29 Local Time
Saturday 15Sun
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m) 0.4
ENE
0.4
ENE
0.3
ENE
0.3
ENE
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 0
SE 5
NNW 5
NW 10
NW
Wind State glass off off off

Swell History at Mbotyi

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

Wind History at Mbotyi

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

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