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Rivermouth ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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Rivermouth Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Eastern Cape – Wild Coast, South Africa)

Rivermouth Surf Guide

Rivermouth in East London is an exposed beach break that is usually a safe bet, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds are from the northwest. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for sharks.

Rivermouth Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
23.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Rivermouth:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Rivermouth 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 44% of the time in June while 45% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 11% 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 Rivermouth Location Map

Interactive Rivermouth 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 Rivermouth is East London Airport (ELS) in South Africa, 33 km (20 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Rivermouth is Bisho Airport (VIY), also in South Africa, 78 km (48 miles) away.

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Rivermouth Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 25 February 2021, 07:41 Local Time
WedThursday 25
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 10
WNW 10
WNW 10
W 10
Wind State off cross-

Swell History at Rivermouth

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

Wind History at Rivermouth

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

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