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The Wreck ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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The Wreck Surf Guide

The Wreck in Garden Route is a sheltered beach break that has reasonably consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the west southwest. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the south southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for wreck and sharks.

The Wreck Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
21.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing The Wreck:

The best conditions reported for surf at The Wreck occur when a South-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing The Wreck with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 28% of the time in March while 30% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 42% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
28%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
30%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
42%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore The Wreck Location Map

Interactive The Wreck 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 Wreck is George Airport (GRJ) in South Africa, which is 93 km (58 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to The Wreck is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 123 km (76 miles) away.

Icon breakBreak
Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
The Wreck Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 5 March 2021, 08:55 Local Time
Friday 05
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 2.5
SW
2.3
SW
2.3
SW
2.2
SW
Period (s) 14 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 5
WNW 5
NW 5
SSE 15
SSE
Wind State cross-
off
glass cross cross

Swell History at The Wreck

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

Wind History at The Wreck

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near The Wreck. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    1km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.9
    Reliability: inconsistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    9km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    30km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To The Wreck:

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