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Praia Tofo Surf Guide

Praia Tofo in Inhambane Province is a fairly exposed beach break that has unreliable waves. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the south southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. The beach breaks favour lefts. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Take care of sharks and rocks.

Praia Tofo Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
23.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Praia Tofo:

The best conditions reported for surf at Praia Tofo occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Praia Tofo with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 38% of the time in April while 24% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 38% 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 Praia Tofo Location Map

Interactive Praia Tofo 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 Praia Tofo is Inhambane Airport (INH) in Mozambique, which is 14 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Praia Tofo is Vilankulo (Vilankulu) Airport (VNX), also in Mozambique, 205 km (127 miles) away.

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Praia Tofo Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 6 July 2022, 03:33 Local Time
Wednesday 06
Wave (m)
Period (s) 14 14 12 12
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
glass on cross-

Swell History at Praia Tofo

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

Wind History at Praia Tofo

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

Praia Tofo Reviews:

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Based on 4 votes.
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  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s44.3
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.3
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s22.0
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s44.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s33.3
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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carlo from Mozambique
“Tofo is not a surfing spot waves are useless even on a good day.. Locals harass tourists, no shops and is very pricey. Otherwise its okay.”

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