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Three Points ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Three Points Surf Guide

Three Points in East Cape is an exposed beach and point break that does not work very often with no particular seasonal pattern. Offshore winds are from the southwest. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the east. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights Best around mid tide when the tide is falling. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Beware of rips and rocks.

Three Points Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and pointIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
20.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Three Points:

The best conditions reported for surf at Three Points occur when a East swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Three Points 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 22% of the time in March while 40% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 38% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
22%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
40%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
38%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Three Points Location Map

Interactive Three Points 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 Three Points is Gisborne Airport (GIS) in New Zealand, which is 53 km (33 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Three Points is Whakatane Airport (WHK), also in New Zealand, 132 km (82 miles) away.

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Three Points Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 10:15 Local Time
Wednesday 03
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m) 1.5
E
1.5
E
1.4
E
1.3
ESE
Period (s) 10 10 10 9
Wind (km/h) 5
N 15
ENE 5
NNW 10
WNW
Wind State cross-
on
on glass cross-
off

Swell History at Three Points

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

Wind History at Three Points

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

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