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Outer Pool ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.8

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Outer Pool Spot ID

Mossel Bay - Outer Pool photo

Outer Pool

Photo credit: Matthew J. G. Knight

Type: reef and point

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell SSE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.5 °C

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Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 17:46 Local time
Wednesday 14Thu
Wave (m) 1.6
Period (s) 14 14 13 13
Wind (km/h) 15
E 5
NE 0
Wind State cross-
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Outer Pool in Garden Route is a fairly exposed reef and point break that has reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the west. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southeast. A right hand reef break Best around low tide when the tide is rising. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Hazards include urchins, rocks, and rips.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Mosselbaai, South Africa, 1 km from Outer Pool.

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Outer Pool Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Mossel Bay Lighthouse, 1 km from Outer Pool.

light winds from the SE

Air temperature
20.0 °C

Current weather near Outer Pool

Overall Outer Pool Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Outer Pool is George Airport (GRJ) in South Africa, which is 28 km (17 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Outer Pool is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 63 km (39 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Outer Pool, Garden Route. Use the tab navigation above to view Outer Pool sea temperature, Outer Pool photographs, Outer Pool detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Outer Pool webcams, current wind from Garden Route live weather stations and Outer Pool tide predictions. The South Africa swell maps link will open up the big picture showing South Africa and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from South Africa wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Outer Pool.