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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 / Eastern Cape – Wild Coast / South Africa

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 pm Wednesday 12 May 2021 SAST
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Whacky Point surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Whacky Point sea temperature is 22.6 °C (Statistics for 12 May 1981-2005 - mean: 22.8 max: 24.1 min: 21.5 °C)
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Whacky Point surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Whacky Point sea temperature is 22.6 °C (Statistics for 12 May 1981-2005 - mean: 22.8 max: 24.1 min: 21.5 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Offshore wind has become cross-off at Whacky Point (moderate winds from the SSW at East London/Buffalo City 63 km from Whacky Point).

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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Whacky Point this week:

The surf forecast for Whacky Point over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Wednesday (May 12) at 5PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.5m and 14s period with a secondary swell of 0.2m and 10s. Another secondary swell of 0.1m and 15s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Whacky Point in the next 12 days are 2.5m 14s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (May 12) at 5PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.2m 6s period and expected on Sunday (May 16) at 8PM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 5PM (Wed 12th May)8ft (2.5m) 14s
Best Surf 8PM (Wed 12th May)8ft (2.5m) 13s
Most Powerful 5PM (Wed 12th May)8ft (2.5m) 14s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Whacky Point over the next 12 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Wed
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Mon
24
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
344342022334333342031333326555334333
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.36.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.204.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.228.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.252.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.276.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.294.cc23
2.5
SSW
2.3
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.7
S
1.8
S
1.8
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.4
SSW
2
SSW
1.8
SSW
1.5
SSW
2
SSW
1.8
SSW
1.8
S
1.7
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.2
SSW
0.9
SSW
1
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.2
SSW
4
SSW
4
SSW
3
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.4
SSW
1.9
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.6
SSW
2
SSW
1.3
SSW
1413121215141313121111101011891011111111121112121214141414131313121211
270717338076031263129811798894443944868707034895135317207505123632062832973833653786510587535442684200512309037421114431
25
SW
10
N
5
NNW
20
SW
10
WNW
15
NE
20
NE
25
NNW
20
SW
10
S
10
W
20
SW
20
SSW
15
WSW
25
SW
20
SW
10
NW
20
NE
20
NE
10
NW
5
NNW
10
SW
10
WNW
25
SW
15
SSE
15
N
15
SSW
5
SSE
15
W
5
SSW
20
ENE
10
N
5
W
15
ENE
10
N
10
WSW
cross-
off
cross-
on
glassoffcross-
off
oncross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
oncross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
crossoffglassoncrossglassoncrossoff
4:10PM
1.49
4:18AM
1.58
4:37PM
1.47
4:45AM
1.53
5:06PM
1.43
5:14AM
1.47
5:36PM
1.37
5:44AM
1.39
6:11PM
1.29
6:20AM
1.30
6:55PM
1.21
7:06AM
1.20
7:59PM
1.14
8:17AM
1.11
9:32PM
1.12
10:01AM
1.07
11:07PM
1.20
11:36AM
1.13
12:15AM
1.34
12:42PM
1.25
1:07AM
1.50
1:34PM
1.37
1:53AM
1.63
10:10PM
0.17
10:31AM
0.13
10:37PM
0.20
10:59AM
0.17
11:06PM
0.26
11:28AM
0.23
11:37PM
0.34
12:01PM
0.30
12:12AM
0.43
12:40PM
0.39
12:57AM
0.52
1:33PM
0.47
2:07AM
0.61
2:51PM
0.53
3:54AM
0.62
4:27PM
0.52
5:33AM
0.53
5:46PM
0.43
6:40AM
0.38
6:45PM
0.32
7:30AM
0.23
7:34PM
0.20
8:15AM
0.09

Note: the tide data above is for Barbel Point which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Whacky Point.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Whacky Point blow from the WSW

Wed
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Mon
24
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
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211724231822252524221920211716171721242028261923241822221921211826262229
--6:47--6:48--6:48--6:48--6:50--6:50--6:50--6:52--6:52--6:52--6:54--6:54
5:17--5:16--5:16--5:15--5:15--5:15--5:14--5:13--5:13--5:12--5:12--5:10--

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 25°C on Fri afternoon, min 15°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 22°C on Sat afternoon, min 15°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 28°C on Wed morning, min 16°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 29°C on Mon morning, min 17°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Whacky Point Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Whacky Point provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Whacky Point can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Whacky Point surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Whacky Point) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Whacky Point may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Whacky Point is 45 km (28 miles) from the city of Butterworth. If you plan a holiday in Eastern Cape - Wild Coast, look for hotels and other accommodation in Butterworth. Butterworth has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.