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Gerickes Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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Gerickes Point break guidePhoto by: Andre

Gerickes Point Surf Guide

Gerickes Point in Garden Route is an exposed point break that has fairly consistent surf. Spring and Summer provide the best conditions. Offshore winds blow from the east. Able to handle light onshore wind Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south.There is a left hand point break here. Rarely crowded here. Rocks are a hazard.

Gerickes Point Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
16.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Gerickes Point:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Gerickes Point with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 50% of the time in February while 38% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 12% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
50%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
38%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
12%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Gerickes Point Location Map

Interactive Gerickes 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 Gerickes Point is George Airport (GRJ) in South Africa, which is 37 km (23 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Gerickes Point is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 72 km (45 miles) away.

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Gerickes Point Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 10 April 2021, 21:22 Local Time
Saturday 10Sun
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m) 1.5
SSW
1.4
SW
1.8
SW
1.9
SSW
Period (s) 10 12 15 14
Wind (km/h) 10
SSE 5
NE 5
NNE 5
N
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
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Swell History at Gerickes Point

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

Wind History at Gerickes Point

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Gerickes Point:

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.