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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Mdumbi

South Africa, Wild Coast

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximatif

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Latitude: 31° 56.278' S
Longitude: 29° 13.181' E

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 Access

To get to Mdumbi river mouth is about 50km off the main N2 route in South Africa. You will need local maps as the road turns to gravel after the first 20km. Either side of the Mbumbi river mouth is ok as you paddle across the river mouth from the southern side. The northern side has a backpacker house on the hill overlooking the point

English (Translate this text in English): To get to Mdumbi river mouth is about 50km off the main N2 route in South Africa. You will need local maps as the road turns to gravel after the first 20km. Either side of the Mbumbi river mouth is ok as you paddle across the river mouth from the southern side. The northern side has a backpacker house on the hill overlooking the point

English (Translate this text in English): To get to Mdumbi river mouth is about 50km off the main N2 route in South Africa. You will need local maps as the road turns to gravel after the first 20km. Either side of the Mbumbi river mouth is ok as you paddle across the river mouth from the southern side. The northern side has a backpacker house on the hill overlooking the point

English (Translate this text in English): To get to Mdumbi river mouth is about 50km off the main N2 route in South Africa. You will need local maps as the road turns to gravel after the first 20km. Either side of the Mbumbi river mouth is ok as you paddle across the river mouth from the southern side. The northern side has a backpacker house on the hill overlooking the point

DistanceTake a car

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special access4x4

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Umdumbi

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityWorld Class

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypePoint-break

DirectionRight

BottomFlat rocks

PowerFast, Ordinary, Fun

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthExceptional (>500m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouth

Good wind directionSouthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft

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Best tide movement

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

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Dangers

- Rocks
- Sharks

 Additional Information

magic waves ,good. Great point break onto a wide beach.

English (Translate this text in English): magic waves ,good. Great point break onto a wide beach.

English (Translate this text in English): magic waves ,good. Great point break onto a wide beach.

English (Translate this text in English): magic waves ,good. Great point break onto a wide beach.

Atmosphere

Even though South Africa has problems with crime, this area is very rural with no crime. I left cameras on the beach while we where with locals around and no problem.

English (Translate this text in English): Even though South Africa has problems with crime, this area is very rural with no crime. I left cameras on the beach while we where with locals around and no problem.

English (Translate this text in English): Even though South Africa has problems with crime, this area is very rural with no crime. I left cameras on the beach while we where with locals around and no problem.

English (Translate this text in English): Even though South Africa has problems with crime, this area is very rural with no crime. I left cameras on the beach while we where with locals around and no problem.

General

You need to bring water/food with you. There is a store nearby, but...

English (Translate this text in English): You need to bring water/food with you. There is a store nearby, but...

English (Translate this text in English): You need to bring water/food with you. There is a store nearby, but...

English (Translate this text in English): You need to bring water/food with you. There is a store nearby, but...

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By Anonymous , 23-07-2009

Needs sand!! - Beaut spot but only breaks good when there is sand which seems to be a rare commodity these days. Not worth the mission to find the last 6ft swell has swept all the sand off the point and it is just a fat, short wave breaking next to the rocks. This is when you succumb to the comforts of Pondo fever!!

By frewuigi , 29-04-2007

Pondo Virus - You can easily be afflicted with Pondo Virus within a few days of being here . Its very easy . Pondo Virus is a condition (for those who have never experienced its effects first hand)which makes you lose your cellpfone ,be not keen to drive and or contact the outside world combined with a detachment from any form of responsibility except that of being most human.You will also just put your feet up when anyone asks you a hard question. BEWARE THE PONDO VIRUS.!!Alas,At present Pondo Virus as also affects the aforementioned famous wave and the brutal force of the March/April East swell has washed away the sand leaving a fickle trickle of a wave . Will likley need a really big swell(10ft) to work .5km as the beach crow flies Nrth of Mdumbi, Llawandile is still a sure bet.we got good waves and there is a mystical reef break 1km before which I am going to surf one day . gratitude and cudos to the peeps at Mdumbi Bekpeckers

By mo , 12-03-2006

- one of the best, if not the best, places in RSA. awsome waves and the lil backpacker fits right into the local community and supports them. no crowds at all and a super atmosphere! i've been there lots, but never seen any sharks, not even spearfishing/crayfishing between swells... but lots of dolphins though. check out: www.mdumbi.co.za and have look yourself!!enjoy!

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