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Outer Pool ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.8

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Outer Pool Surf Guide

Outer Pool in Garden Route is a fairly exposed reef and point break that has reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the west. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southeast. A right hand reef break Best around low tide when the tide is rising. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Hazards include urchins, rocks, and rips.

Outer Pool Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReef and pointIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
16.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Outer Pool:

The best conditions reported for surf at Outer Pool occur when a South-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Outer Pool 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 46% of the time in June while 27% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 27% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
46%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
27%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
27%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Outer Pool Location Map

Interactive Outer Pool 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 Outer Pool is George Airport (GRJ) in South Africa, which is 28 km (17 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Outer Pool is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 63 km (39 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Outer Pool Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 7 May 2021, 06:35 Local Time
Friday 07
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 2.3
SE
2.2
SE
2.0
ESE
2.0
ESE
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 10
WNW 15
WNW 20
W 35
W
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
off off

Swell History at Outer Pool

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

Wind History at Outer Pool

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

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    6km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    8km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Outer Pool: