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

Overall: 3.2

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Whale Rock Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Eastern Cape – Wild Coast, South Africa)

Whale Rock Surf Guide

Whale Rock in Wild Coast is an exposed reef break that does not work very often The best wind direction is from the west northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south.. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Watch out for sharks, sharks, sharks and rocks.

Whale Rock Spot Info

Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
23.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Whale Rock:

The best conditions reported for surf at Whale Rock occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Whale Rock 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 40% of the time in June while 44% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 16% 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 Whale Rock Location Map

Interactive Whale Rock 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 Whale Rock is Umtata Airport (UTT) in South Africa, which is 68 km (42 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Whale Rock is Margate Airport (MGH), also in South Africa, 161 km (100 miles) away.

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Whale Rock Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 15 May 2021, 20:07 Local Time
Saturday 15Sun
Wave (m) 1.2
Period (s) 12 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 5
SE 5
N 10
NNW 10
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Whale Rock

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

Wind History at Whale Rock

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

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    • Icon point  redPoint/rivermouth
    • Icon  s44.1
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef/rivermouth
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    3km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon river  redRiver
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    5km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s44.1
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away

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