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Whacky Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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Whacky Point Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Eastern Cape – Wild Coast, South Africa)

Whacky Point Surf Guide

Whacky Point in East London is a quite exposed beach and point break that only works when conditions are just right. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Works best in offshore winds from the west southwest. Easily blown out by an onshore breeze Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Take care of rocks and sharks.

Whacky Point Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and pointIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
24.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Whacky Point:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Whacky Point 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 52% of the time in June while 38% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 10% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
52%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
38%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
10%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Whacky Point Location Map

Interactive Whacky 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 closest passenger airport to Whacky Point is East London Airport (ELS) in South Africa, 64 km (40 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Whacky Point is Bisho Airport (VIY), also in South Africa, 105 km (65 miles) away.

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Whacky Point Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 10 April 2021, 23:38 Local Time
SatSunday 11
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 1.1
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
Period (s) 11 11 10 10
Wind (km/h) 5
NNW 5
W 5
WNW 5
WNW
Wind State glass cross-
off
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off
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off

Swell History at Whacky Point

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

Wind History at Whacky Point

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

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We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.