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Dolphin Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.8

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Dolphin Point Surf Guide

Dolphin Point in Boland and Southern Cape is an exposed point break that has consistent surf. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the west. Easily blown out by onshore winds Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south. Rarely crowded here. Beware of sharks and rocks.

Dolphin Point Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPointIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
21.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Dolphin Point:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Dolphin Point with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 64% of the time in June while 31% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 5% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
64%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
31%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
5%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Dolphin Point Location Map

Interactive Dolphin Point 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 Dolphin Point is George Airport (GRJ) in South Africa, which is 99 km (61 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Dolphin Point is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 113 km (70 miles) away.

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Dolphin Point Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 26 February 2021, 00:37 Local Time
ThuFriday 26
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 1.0
SSW
1.0
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.1
SSW
Period (s) 13 13 12 12
Wind (km/h) 15
SSE 15
SE 15
ESE 10
E
Wind State cross cross-
on
cross-
on
on

Swell History at Dolphin Point

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

Wind History at Dolphin Point

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

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    • Icon  s43.6
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    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: consistent
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    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    44km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: rarely breaks
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    • Icon reef  redReef and point
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    49km away

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