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Corner ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.2

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Corner break guidePhoto by: Shaun Currin

Corner Surf Guide

Corner in East London is a sheltered reef break that has consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the west. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. A right hand reef. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. Sometimes crowded. Take care of sharks,urchins, rips, rocks and sharks.

Corner Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
21.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Corner:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Corner with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 26% of the time in July while 11% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 63% 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 Corner Location Map

Interactive Corner 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 closest passenger airport to Corner is East London Airport (ELS) in South Africa, 9 km (6 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Corner is Bisho Airport (VIY), also in South Africa, 61 km (38 miles) away.

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Corner Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 22 April 2021, 04:43 Local Time
Thursday 22
Wave (m) 1.2
Period (s) 14 14 13 14
Wind (km/h) 5
NNE 35
N 10
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Corner

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

Wind History at Corner

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

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