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Mpame ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 3.3

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Mpame Surf Guide

Mpame in Wild Coast is an exposed point break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the northwest. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell angle is from the south. Rarely crowded here. Beware of sharks, sharks,urchin and rocks.

Mpame Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
24.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Mpame:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Mpame 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 36% of the time in June while 52% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 12% 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).

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Interactive Mpame 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 Mpame is Umtata Airport (UTT) in South Africa, 73 km (45 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Mpame is East London Airport (ELS), also in South Africa, 150 km (93 miles) away.

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Mpame Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 15 May 2021, 10:55 Local Time
Saturday 15
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 12 12 11 11
Wind (km/h) 15
SW 15
SSE 10
SE 10
Wind State cross cross-
on cross-

Swell History at Mpame

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

Wind History at Mpame

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

Mpame Reviews:

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Based on 2 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.3
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s44.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s43.5
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s43.5
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s11.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s54.5
  • ...

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Tony from South Africa
“Excellent. Great detail”

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