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

Overall: 2.8

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Rame Head Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Eastern Cape – Wild Coast, South Africa)

Rame Head Surf Guide

Rame Head in Wild Coast is an exposed point break that only works once in a while. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the west with some shelter here from southwest winds. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the east southeast. It very rarely gets crowded here. Hazards include sharks and rocks.

Rame Head Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPointIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
25.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Rame Head:

The best conditions reported for surf at Rame Head occur when a East-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

octoberBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Rame Head with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 18% of the time in October while 42% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 40% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
18%
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
40%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Rame Head Location Map

Interactive Rame Head 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 Rame Head is Umtata Airport (UTT) in South Africa, which is 70 km (43 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Rame Head is Margate Airport (MGH), also in South Africa, 141 km (88 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Rame Head Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 9 March 2021, 08:52 Local Time
Tuesday 09
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 1.8
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.4
SSW
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 10
SW 5
NNW 10
ENE 20
ENE
Wind State cross-
off
glass cross-
on
on

Swell History at Rame Head

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

Wind History at Rame Head

Wind stats for Rame Head, 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 Rame Head. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    3km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    5km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    10km away
    • Icon point  redPoint/rivermouth
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    15km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Rame Head: