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Hole-in-the-Wall ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Hole-in-the-Wall Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Eastern Cape – Wild Coast, South Africa)

Hole-in-the-Wall Surf Guide

Hole-in-the-Wall in Wild Coast is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the northwest. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. It very rarely gets crowded here. Watch out for sharks.

Hole-in-the-Wall Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
24.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Hole-in-the-Wall:

The best conditions reported for surf at Hole-in-the-Wall occur when a South-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Hole-in-the-Wall (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Hole-in-the-Wall 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 31% of the time in June while 50% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 19% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Hole-in-the-Wall Location Map

Interactive Hole-in-the-Wall 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 Hole-in-the-Wall is Umtata Airport (UTT) in South Africa, 69 km (43 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Hole-in-the-Wall is East London Airport (ELS), also in South Africa, 162 km (101 miles) away.

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Hole-in-the-Wall Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 11 April 2021, 22:49 Local Time
SunMonday 12
Wave (m) 1.2
Period (s) 14 14 13 13
Wind (km/h) 10
W 10
SW 10
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Hole-in-the-Wall

Surf stats for Hole-in-the-Wall, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Hole-in-the-Wall

Wind stats for Hole-in-the-Wall, 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.