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

Overall: 2.8

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Mntafufu Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Eastern Cape – Wild Coast, South Africa)

Mntafufu Surf Guide

Mntafufu in Wild Coast is an exposed beach and reef break that does not work very often. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the west. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. The beach breaks offers right-handers and there is right hand reef break too.. Sometimes crowded. Hazards include sharks and rocks.

Mntafufu Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and reefIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
23.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Mntafufu:

The best conditions reported for surf at Mntafufu occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Mntafufu with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 22% of the time in May while 31% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 47% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
22%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
31%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
47%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive Mntafufu 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 Mntafufu is Umtata Airport (UTT) in South Africa, which is 89 km (55 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Mntafufu is Margate Airport (MGH), also in South Africa, 108 km (67 miles) away.

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Mntafufu Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 15 May 2021, 18:45 Local Time
Saturday 15Sun
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m) 1.3
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.4
SSW
Period (s) 12 11 11 12
Wind (km/h) 5
SSE 5
N 5
NW 10
NNW
Wind State glass cross cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Mntafufu

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

Wind History at Mntafufu

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

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