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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 / Eastern Cape – Wild Coast / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Tuesday 02 Mar 2021 SAST
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Rock Wave surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Rock Wave sea temperature is 24.3 °C (Statistics for 02 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 23.8 max: 24.9 min: 22.9 °C)
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Rock Wave surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Rock Wave sea temperature is 24.3 °C (Statistics for 02 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 23.8 max: 24.9 min: 22.9 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Rock Wave (light winds from the N.(Wind varies from 320 to 030 degs) at East London Airport 32 km from Rock Wave). 2.7m 8 s period wind swell from ENE

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32 km away, 1 h 14 min ago

Light
7 km/h
N
19.0
24.3
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Rock Wave this week:

The surf forecast for Rock Wave over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Mar 02) at 8PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.0m and 8s period with a secondary swell of 0.2m and 12s. The wind is predicted to be cross-shore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Rock Wave in the next 7 days are 1.5m 13s and forecast to arrive on Monday (Mar 08) at 5AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 2.1m 8s period and expected on Tuesday (Mar 02) at 8AM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 8PM (Tue 2nd Mar)6.5ft (2.0m) 8s
Best Surf11PM (Tue 2nd Mar)6.5ft (2.0m) 8s
Most Powerful 5AM (Mon 8th Mar)5ft (1.5m) 13s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Rock Wave over the next 7 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
Monday
08
Tue
09
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
00333122330101432413400
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.18.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
0.3
SSW
0.2
SSE
1.9
E
1.6
E
1.4
E
1.3
E
1.2
E
1.2
E
1
SW
0.9
SW
0.9
SW
0.8
SW
1.4
E
1.2
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.2
SSW
1
SSW
1.6
SW
2.5
SSE
2.1
S
2.1
S
10129889101015141413915151414131312778
2115537360277287284279438336304193318679706642534514307747649478496
15
ENE
30
ENE
10
NE
10
SSE
5
SSE
15
SW
10
S
10
S
10
S
5
E
20
E
15
ENE
25
ENE
30
ENE
15
NNE
20
SW
20
SSW
10
WSW
15
SSW
10
SSW
5
NW
15
S
20
SSW
crosscrosscrosscross-
on
glasscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
crosscrossglasscross-
on
cross-
on
5:52PM
1.60
6:14AM
1.71
6:28PM
1.48
6:52AM
1.57
7:07PM
1.34
7:35AM
1.40
7:55PM
1.17
8:32AM
1.21
9:16PM
1.02
10:27AM
1.07
12:04AM
1.01
12:50PM
1.12
1:39AM
1.16
11:51AM
0.01
11:57PM
-0.01
12:28PM
0.11
12:33AM
0.12
1:07PM
0.25
1:13AM
0.28
1:54PM
0.42
2:02AM
0.47
3:04PM
0.58
3:34AM
0.63
5:29PM
0.64
6:23AM
0.64
7:20PM
0.53
7:47AM
0.50

Note: the tide data above is for Cintsa East which is 5 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Rock Wave.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Rock Wave blow from the NW

Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
Monday
08
Tue
09
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
thunderstorm
cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
light rain
rain showers
moderate rain
clearclearsome cloudsclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrsrisk thund- dercloudysome cloudsrain shwrscloudysome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrssome cloudssome cloudslight rainrain shwrsmod. rain
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5:56--5:56--5:58--5:58--6:00--6:01--6:01--6:01-
-6:40--6:39--6:38--6:37--6:36--6:35--6:34--6:31

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Thu afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 27°C on Tue afternoon, min 21°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 15mm), heaviest on Tue afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 25°C on Sun afternoon, min 18°C on Tue afternoon). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Rock Wave Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Rock Wave provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Rock Wave can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Rock Wave surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Rock Wave) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Rock Wave may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Are you planning a holiday in Eastern Cape - Wild Coast? If you are looking for accommodation near Rock Wave, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Eastern Cape - Wild Coast, consider staying in East London which is 25 km (16 miles) away. Other places in and around Eastern Cape - Wild Coast where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Butterworth which is 60 km (37 miles) away, Stutterheim and Bisho.