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Barbel Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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Barbel Point Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Eastern Cape – Wild Coast, South Africa)

Barbel Point Surf Guide

Barbel Point in East London is an exposed point break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds are from the southwest. Does not handle onshore winds very well Clean groundswells prevail and the optimum swell angle is from the south. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Hazards include rocks and sharks.

Barbel Point Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
fairly consistent20.7°C

Surfing Barbel Point:

The best conditions reported for surf at Barbel Point occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Barbel Point sea temperature, Barbel Point photographs, Barbel Point detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Barbel Point webcams, current wind from Eastern Cape - Wild Coast live weather stations and Barbel Point 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 Barbel Point

Barbel Point Surf:

Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 22:01 Local time
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Wave (m) 5.5
Period (s) 14 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 40
W 40
W 40
W 40
Wind State cross-

Tide Times:

At Barbel Point (0 km).

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Barbel Point Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At East London/Buffalo City, 63 km from Barbel Point.

fresh winds from the WSW

Air temperature
8.7 °C

Current weather near Barbel Point

Overall Barbel Point Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May


Surf stats for Barbel Point: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Barbel Point: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

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Barbel Point Location Maps

Barbel Point Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Barbel Point:

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Wave buoys nearest to Barbel Point:

Tide stations nearest to Barbel Point:

  • Closest tide station
    East London
    35 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Port Saint Johns
    101 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Port Alfred
    106 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    173 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Port Elizabeth
    181 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Barbel Point is East London Airport (ELS) in South Africa, 64 km (40 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Barbel Point is Bisho Airport (VIY), also in South Africa, 105 km (65 miles) away.
  • Third is Umtata Airport (UTT) in South Africa, 131 km (81 miles) away.
  • Queenstown Airport (UTW) in South Africa is 165 km (102 miles) away.
  • Margate Airport (MGH), also in South Africa is the fifth nearest airport to Barbel Point and is 277 km (172 miles) away.
Barbel Point break location map and break info