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Cape Three Points ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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Cape Three Points Surf Guide

Cape Three Points on the Gold Coast is an exposed point break that usually has waves. The surf tends to be optimum in the spring. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Watch out for rocks.

Cape Three Points Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPointIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
28.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Cape Three Points:

The best conditions reported for surf at Cape Three Points occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Cape Three Points (for consistent clean waves)?

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Cape Three Points with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 15% of the time in November while 85% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 0% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
15%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
85%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
0%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Cape Three Points Location Map

Interactive Cape Three Points surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The nearest passenger airport to Cape Three Points is Takoradi Airport (TKD) in Ghana, which is 39 km (24 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Cape Three Points is Abidjan Felix Houphouet Boigny International Airport (ABJ) in Ivory Coast, 212 km (132 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Cape Three Points Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 10 April 2021, 11:41 Local Time
Saturday 10
9AM12PM3PM6PM
Wave (m) 0.9
S
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
S
Period (s) 10 12 12 11
Wind (km/h) 15
WSW 20
WSW 20
SW 20
SW
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Swell History at Cape Three Points

Surf stats for Cape Three Points, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Cape Three Points

Wind stats for Cape Three Points, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Cape Three Points. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach,rivermouth and reef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    6km away
    • Icon river  redRiver
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    10km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: consistent
    10km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    11km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Cape Three Points:

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.