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The Point (Gonubie Bay) ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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The Point (Gonubie Bay) Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Eastern Cape – Wild Coast, South Africa)

The Point (Gonubie Bay) break guide

The Point (Gonubie Bay) Surf Guide

The Point(Gonubie Bay) in East London is an exposed point break that has quite consistent surf Offshore winds blow from the northwest. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest.. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. Sometimes crowded. Be wary of sharks, they are not unknown here.

The Point (Gonubie Bay) Spot Info

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

Surfing The Point (Gonubie Bay):

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing The Point (Gonubie Bay) 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 38% of the time in June while 42% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 20% 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 (Gonubie Bay) Location Map

Interactive The Point (Gonubie 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 closest passenger airport to The Point (Gonubie Bay) is East London Airport (ELS) in South Africa, 30 km (19 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to The Point (Gonubie Bay) is Bisho Airport (VIY), also in South Africa, 76 km (47 miles) away.

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The Point (Gonubie Bay) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 28 February 2021, 02:37 Local Time
SatSunday 28
Wave (m) 2.0
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 20
NE 15
NE 15
ENE 20
Wind State cross cross cross cross

Swell History at The Point (Gonubie Bay)

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

Wind History at The Point (Gonubie Bay)

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

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