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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 / Eastern Cape (S) / South Africa

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 pm Sunday 09 May 2021 SAST
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Flat Rocks (Port Elizabeth) surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Flat Rocks (Port Elizabeth) sea temperature is 16.8 °C (Statistics for 09 May 1981-2005 - mean: 21.5 max: 23.6 min: 19.9 °C)
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Flat Rocks (Port Elizabeth) surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Flat Rocks (Port Elizabeth) sea temperature is 16.8 °C (Statistics for 09 May 1981-2005 - mean: 21.5 max: 23.6 min: 19.9 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still offshore at Flat Rocks (Port Elizabeth) (strong winds from the WSW at Port Elizabeth Airport 9 km from Flat Rocks (Port Elizabeth)).

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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Flat Rocks (Port Elizabeth) this week:

The surf forecast for Flat Rocks (Port Elizabeth) over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Sunday (May 09) at 8PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.2m and 9s period with a secondary swell of 0.7m and 14s. Another secondary swell of 0.4m and 10s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Flat Rocks (Port Elizabeth) in the next 12 days are 4.5m 13s and forecast to arrive on Monday (May 10) at 8AM. Winds are predicted to be offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.2m 5s period and expected on Sunday (May 16) at 8PM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 8PM (Sun 9th May)7ft (2.2m) 9s
Best Surf 8AM (Mon 10th May)15ft (4.5m) 13s
Most Powerful 8AM (Mon 10th May)15ft (4.5m) 13s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Flat Rocks (Port Elizabeth) over the next 12 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Sun
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Fri
21
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
145655553344323431300010410344333432
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.222.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.246.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.270.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.294.cc23
1.9
SW
4
SW
3
SSW
3
SSW
3
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.3
SSW
2.1
SSW
2.3
SSW
2.1
SSW
1.8
SSW
1.5
SSW
1
S
1.8
S
1.8
S
1.7
S
1.4
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.2
SSW
0.9
SSW
2.1
SW
1.6
SSW
1.5
S
1.2
S
1.9
S
1.5
S
1.3
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.7
SW
1.4
SSW
1.7
SSW
813131615141313121312121214131312111112111111119109141312121212121212
4934785306645233375265923381777133616771252843573412112111038555223834183904863561987774823395981173705511349439864509816
40
WSW
40
W
30
WSW
25
SW
25
WSW
15
WSW
20
SW
10
W
40
WSW
35
WSW
15
W
5
WSW
10
SSE
15
NE
10
N
20
SW
15
N
20
NNW
10
ENE
35
NW
60
W
50
WSW
35
SW
30
W
15
SSW
20
NNE
25
NNW
10
S
10
W
10
WSW
15
SSW
15
WNW
15
W
10
SSW
20
WSW
35
WSW
offoffoffoffoffoffoffcross-
off
offoffcross-
off
glasscross-
off
oncrossoffcross-
on
crossoncross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
offoff
2:44PM
1.66
2:54AM
1.85
3:13PM
1.71
3:22AM
1.88
3:41PM
1.74
3:49AM
1.88
4:09PM
1.75
4:16AM
1.85
4:37PM
1.73
4:43AM
1.80
5:07PM
1.68
5:12AM
1.73
5:40PM
1.62
5:43AM
1.64
6:17PM
1.55
6:20AM
1.53
7:05PM
1.47
7:09AM
1.42
8:11PM
1.41
8:27AM
1.32
9:40PM
1.41
10:10AM
1.30
11:05PM
1.49
11:37AM
1.38
8:41PM
0.45
9:08AM
0.37
9:08PM
0.41
9:34AM
0.33
9:35PM
0.39
9:59AM
0.32
10:03PM
0.40
10:26AM
0.33
10:31PM
0.44
10:54AM
0.36
11:01PM
0.50
11:24AM
0.42
11:33PM
0.58
11:57AM
0.49
12:11AM
0.67
12:35PM
0.58
12:59AM
0.77
1:26PM
0.67
2:11AM
0.84
2:41PM
0.75
4:01AM
0.85
4:20PM
0.75
5:38AM
0.74

Note: the tide data above is for Port Elizabeth, South Africa which is 6 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Flat Rocks (Port Elizabeth).New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Flat Rocks (Port Elizabeth) blow from the WSW

Sun
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Fri
21
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
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5:29--5:28--5:27--5:25--5:24--5:24--5:23--5:22--5:22--5:22--5:21--5:21--

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 19°C on Sun afternoon, min 15°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the WSW on Sun night, light winds from the W by Tue night).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 28°C on Sat morning, min 14°C on Thu morning). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the WSW on Wed afternoon, calm by Thu morning).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 14mm), heaviest on Sun afternoon. Warm (max 29°C on Sat afternoon, min 13°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (near gales from the W on Sun afternoon, calm by Mon night).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 23°C on Tue afternoon, min 15°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (calm on Tue night, strong winds from the SW by Fri afternoon).

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Information about the Flat Rocks (Port Elizabeth) Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Flat Rocks (Port Elizabeth) provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Flat Rocks (Port Elizabeth) can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Flat Rocks (Port Elizabeth) surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Flat Rocks (Port Elizabeth)) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Flat Rocks (Port Elizabeth) may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.