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Ebalow ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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Ebalow Surf Guide

Ebalow in Wild Coast is an exposed point break. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the west northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the east southeast.The break here is a left hand point. Rarely crowded here. Hazards include sharks and rocks.

Ebalow Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPointIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
23.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ebalow:

The best conditions reported for surf at Ebalow occur when a East-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Ebalow with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 13% of the time in May while 27% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 60% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
13%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
27%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
60%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Ebalow Location Map

Interactive Ebalow 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 Ebalow is Umtata Airport (UTT) in South Africa, which is 68 km (42 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Ebalow is Margate Airport (MGH), also in South Africa, 146 km (91 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.
Ebalow Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 15 May 2021, 18:25 Local Time
Saturday 15Sun
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m) 1.3
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.4
SSW
Period (s) 12 11 11 12
Wind (km/h) 5
SE 5
N 10
NW 10
NW
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
off

Swell History at Ebalow

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

Wind History at Ebalow

Wind stats for Ebalow, 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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    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
    5km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    7km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    9km away
    • Icon point  redPoint/rivermouth
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    10km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Ebalow: