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Rock Wave ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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Rock Wave Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Eastern Cape – Wild Coast, South Africa)

Rock Wave Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 19.6 °C

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Monday, 20 August 2018, 10:25 Local time
Monday 20
Wave (m) 1.6
Period (s) 15 15 14 14
Wind (km/h) 10
SW 15
SSW 10
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Rock Wave in East London is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf Ideal winds are from the northwest. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell angle is from the south. A right hand reef break. Sometimes crowded. Hazards include sharks and rocks.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Cintsa East, 5 km from Rock Wave.

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Rock Wave Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At East London Airport, 32 km from Rock Wave.

moderate winds from the W

Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
16 °C

Current weather near Rock Wave

Overall Rock Wave Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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  • The closest passenger airport to Rock Wave is East London Airport (ELS) in South Africa, 32 km (20 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Rock Wave is Bisho Airport (VIY), also in South Africa, 78 km (48 miles) away.
  • Third is Queenstown Airport (UTW) in South Africa, 156 km (97 miles) away.
  • Umtata Airport (UTT) in South Africa is 156 km (97 miles) away.
  • Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ), also in South Africa is the fifth nearest airport to Rock Wave and is 262 km (163 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Rock Wave, Eastern Cape - Wild Coast. Use the tab navigation above to view Rock Wave sea temperature, Rock Wave photographs, Rock Wave detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Rock Wave webcams, current wind from Eastern Cape - Wild Coast live weather stations and Rock Wave 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 Rock Wave.