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Flat Rocks (Port Elizabeth) ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.3

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Flat Rocks (Port Elizabeth) Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Eastern Cape (South), South Africa)

Flat Rocks (Port Elizabeth) Surf Guide

Flat Rocks (Port Elizabeth) in Eastern Cape (South) is a reasonably exposed reef break that is often working. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the west southwest and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Light onshore winds ruin the qulaity Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south. No reef break here. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Take care of rocks in the line up.

Flat Rocks (Port Elizabeth) Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
18.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Flat Rocks (Port Elizabeth):

The best conditions reported for surf at Flat Rocks (Port Elizabeth) occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Flat Rocks (Port Elizabeth) (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Flat Rocks (Port Elizabeth) 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 56% of the time in June while 33% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 11% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
56%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
33%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
11%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Flat Rocks (Port Elizabeth) Location Map

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Flat Rocks (Port Elizabeth) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 11 April 2021, 21:06 Local Time
Sunday 11Mon
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m) 1.7
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.6
SSW
Period (s) 14 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 15
SSW 5
WSW 5
WSW 5
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Wind State cross-
off
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Swell History at Flat Rocks (Port Elizabeth)

Surf stats for Flat Rocks (Port Elizabeth), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Flat Rocks (Port Elizabeth)

Wind stats for Flat Rocks (Port Elizabeth), see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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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.