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Van Stadens Mouth ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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Van Stadens Mouth Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Eastern Cape (South), South Africa)

Van Stadens Mouth Surf Guide

Van Stadens Mouth in St Francis Bay is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the north northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the south. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Rarely crowded here. Be wary of sharks, they are not unknown here.

Van Stadens Mouth Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
22.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Van Stadens Mouth:

The best conditions reported for surf at Van Stadens Mouth occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Van Stadens Mouth with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 43% of the time in May while 52% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 5% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
43%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
52%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
5%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Van Stadens Mouth Location Map

Interactive Van Stadens Mouth 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 Van Stadens Mouth is Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ) in South Africa, which is 34 km (21 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Van Stadens Mouth is Bisho Airport (VIY), also in South Africa, 223 km (139 miles) away.

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Van Stadens Mouth Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 4 March 2021, 00:07 Local Time
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Wave (m) 0.7
SW
0.6
SW
0.6
SW
0.6
SW
Period (s) 12 13 13 17
Wind (km/h) 15
W 5
W 10
W 5
WSW
Wind State cross-
on
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on
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on

Swell History at Van Stadens Mouth

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

Wind History at Van Stadens Mouth

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

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