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

Overall: 3.3

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Elmina Surf Guide

Elmina on the Gold Coast is an exposed point break that has quite reliable surf. The surf tends to be best in the spring. The best wind direction is from the north with some shelter here from west winds. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south. There is no beach break Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Watch out for rocks.

Elmina Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPointIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
27.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Elmina:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Elmina 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 28% of the time in November while 72% 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
28%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
72%
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 Elmina Location Map

Interactive Elmina 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 Elmina is Takoradi Airport (TKD) in Ghana, which is 48 km (30 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Elmina is Kotoka International (Accra) Airport (ACC), also in Ghana, 147 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.
Elmina Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 16 May 2021, 21:52 Local Time
SunMonday 17
9PM0AM3AM6AM
Wave (m) 0.6
S
0.5
S
0.9
SSW
1.0
S
Period (s) 11 11 7 7
Wind (km/h) 20
SSW 15
SW 15
WSW 10
WSW
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Elmina

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

Wind History at Elmina

Wind stats for Elmina, 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 Elmina. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    20km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    30km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    46km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    66km away
    • Icon point  redPoint/rivermouth
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    71km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Elmina: