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Sharpleys Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Sharpleys Point Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Eastern Cape – Wild Coast, South Africa)

Sharpleys Point Surf Guide

Sharpleys Point in Wild Coast is an exposed point break that has reasonably consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the northwest. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the south. It very rarely gets crowded here. Beware of sharks,urchins and rocks.

Sharpleys Point Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPointIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
24.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Sharpleys Point:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Sharpleys Point 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 33% of the time in June while 52% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 15% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
33%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
52%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
15%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Sharpleys Point Location Map

Interactive Sharpleys Point 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 Sharpleys Point is Umtata Airport (UTT) in South Africa, 71 km (44 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Sharpleys Point is East London Airport (ELS), also in South Africa, 157 km (98 miles) away.

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Sharpleys Point Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 11 April 2021, 19:49 Local Time
Sunday 11Mon
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m) 1.1
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.1
SSW
Period (s) 15 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 15
S 10
WSW 10
WSW 10
SW
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross

Swell History at Sharpleys Point

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

Wind History at Sharpleys Point

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

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We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.