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Pulpit ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Pulpit Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Durban/KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, South Africa)

Pulpit Surf Guide

Pulpit in Hibiscous Coast is an exposed point break that has inconsistent surf. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the northwest. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the south southeast.. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Take care of rips, locals, sharks, shark protected,.

Pulpit Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPointIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
24.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Pulpit:

The best conditions reported for surf at Pulpit 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 Pulpit (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Pulpit 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 38% of the time in June while 42% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 20% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
38%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
42%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
20%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Pulpit Location Map

Interactive Pulpit 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 Pulpit is Durban International Airport (DUR) in South Africa, 14 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Pulpit is Virginia (Durban) Airport (VIR), also in South Africa, 39 km (24 miles) away.

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Pulpit Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 22:21 Local Time
TueWednesday 19
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 1.1
SSW
1.0
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 15
N 10
NW 10
NW 10
NNW
Wind State cross-
off
off off off

Swell History at Pulpit

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

Wind History at Pulpit

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

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