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

Overall: 4.0

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The Point Surf Guide

The Point in Western-Sahara - Coast is an exposed point break that has very consistent surf. Offshore winds blow from the southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northwest. A remote wave spot that never gets crowded. Hazards include - Rocks.

The Point Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
16.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing The Point:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing The Point with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 29% of the time in December while 64% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 7% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
29%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
64%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
7%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore The Point Location Map

Interactive The 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 nearest passenger airport to The Point is Nouadhibou Airport (NDB) in Mauritania, which is 380 km (236 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to The Point is Gran Canaria Airport (LPA) in Canary Islands, 430 km (267 miles) away.

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The Point Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 5 March 2021, 07:47 Local Time
Friday 05
9AM12PM3PM6PM
Wave (m) 1.0
NW
1.0
NW
1.0
NW
1.0
NW
Period (s) 13 13 12 12
Wind (km/h) 30
NE 30
NE 30
N 30
N
Wind State cross cross cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at The Point

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

Wind History at The Point

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To The Point:

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