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St Mikes ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.2
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 3.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.7
Crowds: 3.2

Overall: 3.7

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St Mikes Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Durban/KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, South Africa)

St Mikes break guidePhoto by: Ulrich Bosman

St Mikes Surf Guide

St Mikes in Hibiscous Coast is a fairly exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds blow from the west northwest. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. There is a right breaking reef. A popular wave that can get growded. Beware of sharks, shark protected,.

St Mikes Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
20.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing St Mikes:

The best conditions reported for surf at St Mikes occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing St Mikes 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 20% of the time in June while 43% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 37% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
20%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
43%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
37%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore St Mikes Location Map

Interactive St Mikes 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 St Mikes is Margate Airport (MGH) in South Africa, 32 km (20 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to St Mikes is Durban International Airport (DUR), also in South Africa, 83 km (52 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.
St Mikes Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 23 July 2021, 20:09 Local Time
Friday 23Sat
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m)
4
S
5
S
5
S
3.5
S
Period (s) 15 14 14 13
Wind (km/h)
35
30
25
20
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

What does St Mikes look like?

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Swell History at St Mikes

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

Wind History at St Mikes

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

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    • Icon beachBeach and point
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    7km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: inconsistent
    9km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: consistent
    12km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    12km away

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