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Mdumbe ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.5
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.1

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Mdumbe Surf Guide

Mdumbe in Wild Coast is an exposed point/Rivermouth break that has dependable surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the west southwest. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the best swell direction is from the south southeast. Rarely crowded here. Beware of sharks, sharks, sharks and rocks.

Mdumbe Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPoint/rivermouthIcon  s44.1
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
23.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Mdumbe:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Mdumbe 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 48% of the time in June while 34% 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.
clean
48%
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
18%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Mdumbe Location Map

Interactive Mdumbe 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 Mdumbe is Umtata Airport (UTT) in South Africa, which is 67 km (42 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Mdumbe is Margate Airport (MGH), also in South Africa, 161 km (100 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Mdumbe Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 23:17 Local Time
TueWednesday 19
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 1.0
SSW
1.0
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 10
N 15
NNW 15
NNW 10
NNW
Wind State cross cross cross cross

Swell History at Mdumbe

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

Wind History at Mdumbe

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef/rivermouth
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    4km away
    • Icon river  redRiver
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    5km away
    • Icon point  redPoint/rivermouth
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    5km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away

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