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Claptons Coils ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Claptons Coils Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Eastern Cape (South), South Africa)

Claptons Coils Surf Guide

Claptons Coils in Jeffreys Bay Coast is an exposed point break that has inconsistent surf. Summer in particular tends to be flat. The best wind direction is from the northwest. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the east.Surfers ride left hand point. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Hazards include sharks and rocks.

Claptons Coils Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
17.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Claptons Coils:

The best conditions reported for surf at Claptons Coils occur when a East swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Claptons Coils (for consistent clean waves)?

octoberBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Claptons Coils with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 4% of the time in October while 17% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 79% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Claptons Coils Location Map

Interactive Claptons Coils 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 Claptons Coils is Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ) in South Africa, which is 67 km (42 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Claptons Coils is George Airport (GRJ), also in South Africa, 232 km (144 miles) away.

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Claptons Coils Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 10 April 2021, 21:04 Local Time
Saturday 10Sun
Wave (m) -
Period (s) - - - 9
Wind (km/h) 15
SE 0
NE 10
N 5
Wind State on glass cross-

Swell History at Claptons Coils

Surf stats for Claptons Coils, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Claptons Coils

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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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.