About St Mikes

A righthand pointbreak on the South Coast of Kwazulu Natal, St Mikes or Saints is the South Coast surf scene’s focal point. It hosts events and has a clean, lovely beach setup with a tidal pool and amenities.

Source: St Mikes Surf Guide

Ability Level

All Abilities

Beg Int Adv

It’s a righthand pointbreak, so you do need to have the basics, but it’s a fairly forgiving wave until it gets big.

Local Vibe

Doable

Welcoming Intimidating

Usually mellow — it is the South Coast — but it can get a bit louder on the weekend.

Crowd Factor

Heavy

Mellow Heavy

It can get crowded when it’s the only spot happening.

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

Classic South Coast pointbreak, but not super hollow or heavy.

Shoulder Burn

Exhausting

Light Exhausting

You’re paddling at St Mikes. When a SW groundswell pulls in, there’s a strong current.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Clean water down here.

Additional Information

Hazards

Sharks, sharp rocks and a gnarly rock-jump, as well as big sets, will keep you on your toes.

Access

Plenty of parking, gnarly rock jump-off.

Bring Your

Shortboard

Seabed

It’s a sand-bottom pointbreak, but it breaks along rocks.

Best Season

St Mikes, and most of the South Coast, works best in Autumn when the land breezes start blowing.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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