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The Point (Elands Bay) ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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The Point (Elands Bay) Surf Guide

The Point(Elands Bay) in Western Cape is an exposed reef,point and rivermouth break that has reasonably consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the southeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. A left hand reef and there is also a left hand point break. It's sometimes crowded here. Take care of rocks,kelp.

The Point (Elands Bay) Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
14.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing The Point (Elands Bay):

The best conditions reported for surf at The Point (Elands Bay) occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing The Point (Elands Bay) with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 65% of the time in April while 33% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 2% 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 The Point (Elands Bay) Location Map

Interactive The Point (Elands Bay) 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 (Elands Bay) is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 186 km (116 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to The Point (Elands Bay) is Springbok Airport (SBU), also in South Africa, 293 km (182 miles) away.

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The Point (Elands Bay) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 26 February 2021, 18:42 Local Time
Friday 26Sat
Wave (m) 1.2
Period (s) 8 18 18 17
Wind (km/h) 35
SSW 30
S 20
SSE 10
Wind State cross-

Swell History at The Point (Elands Bay)

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

Wind History at The Point (Elands Bay)

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

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