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Rock Wave ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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Rock Wave Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Eastern Cape – Wild Coast, South Africa)

Rock Wave Surf Guide

Rock Wave in East London is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf Ideal winds are from the northwest. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell angle is from the south. A right hand reef break. Sometimes crowded. Hazards include sharks and rocks.

Rock Wave Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
24.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Rock Wave:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Rock Wave 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 Rock Wave Location Map

Interactive Rock Wave 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 Rock Wave is East London Airport (ELS) in South Africa, 32 km (20 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Rock Wave is Bisho Airport (VIY), also in South Africa, 78 km (48 miles) away.

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Rock Wave Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 03:11 Local Time
Tuesday 02
Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 11 11 10 10
Wind (km/h) 20
NE 10
NNE 15
ENE 25
Wind State cross cross-
cross cross

Swell History at Rock Wave

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

Wind History at Rock Wave

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

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