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Whale Rock ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Whale Rock Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Eastern Cape – Wild Coast, South Africa)

Whale Rock Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell S | Wind WNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.9 °C

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Saturday, 21 July 2018, 21:46 Local time
SatSunday 22
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 13 13 12 12
Wind (km/h) 10
N 10
NNW 10
NW 10
Wind State cross-

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Whale Rock in Wild Coast is an exposed reef break that does not work very often The best wind direction is from the west northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south.. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Watch out for sharks, sharks, sharks and rocks.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For CoffeeBayBeach, 5 km from Whale Rock.

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Whale Rock Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At CoffeeBay, 8 km from Whale Rock.

light winds from the NW

Air temperature
13.0 °C

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Overall Whale Rock Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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  • The closest passenger airport to Whale Rock is Umtata Airport (UTT) in South Africa, which is 68 km (42 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Whale Rock is Margate Airport (MGH), also in South Africa, 161 km (100 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is East London Airport (ELS), also in South Africa, 178 km (111 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Whale Rock, Eastern Cape - Wild Coast. Use the tab navigation above to view Whale Rock sea temperature, Whale Rock photographs, Whale Rock detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Whale Rock webcams, current wind from Eastern Cape - Wild Coast live weather stations and Whale Rock 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 Whale Rock.