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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 / Eastern Cape – Wild Coast / South Africa

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 pm Wednesday 12 May 2021 SAST
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Whale Rock surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Whale Rock sea temperature is 23.9 °C (Statistics for 12 May 1981-2005 - mean: 23.3 max: 24.4 min: 22.0 °C)
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Whale Rock surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Whale Rock sea temperature is 23.9 °C (Statistics for 12 May 1981-2005 - mean: 23.3 max: 24.4 min: 22.0 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Whale Rock (light winds from the W at K. D. Matanzima Airport/Mthatha 70 km from Whale Rock).

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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Whale Rock this week:

The surf forecast for Whale Rock over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Wednesday (May 12) at 8PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.3m and 14s period with a secondary swell of 0.3m and 10s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Whale Rock in the next 12 days are 2.3m 14s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (May 12) at 8PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.0m 7s period and expected on Wednesday (May 19) at 8PM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 8PM (Wed 12th May)7.5ft (2.3m) 14s
Best Surf 8PM (Wed 12th May)7.5ft (2.3m) 14s
Most Powerful 8PM (Wed 12th May)7.5ft (2.3m) 14s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Whale Rock 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
4534543432421300320322303351054442233
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.222.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.246.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.270.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.294.cc23
3
SSW
2.3
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.7
S
1.7
S
1.8
S
1.6
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.2
S
0.7
SSW
0.9
S
1.2
S
1.5
S
1.4
SSW
1.1
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.1
SSW
2.4
SSW
4.5
SSW
2.3
SSW
2.1
SSW
1.8
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.1
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
141312121514141312121211101111101011111111111212131213151413131212141213
3659169784753113151191119088845234366064349233210315129058652230820221430133944035017778668196214301092503361421245222
20
SSW
10
NNW
10
NE
10
N
15
WSW
15
NE
20
NE
15
NW
10
SW
15
S
10
NW
20
SSW
25
SSW
15
SW
20
SSW
20
SSW
5
WNW
20
NE
25
NE
10
NNW
10
NNE
10
NE
15
WSW
25
SSW
10
SSE
15
N
0
NE
5
SE
10
NW
10
SSW
10
ENE
10
N
5
NE
15
NE
10
NNW
10
N
crosscross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
crosscrossoffcrosscross-
on
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
off
glassglassoffcrosscross-
on
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
4:10PM
1.53
4:18AM
1.62
4:37PM
1.51
4:46AM
1.58
5:05PM
1.47
5:14AM
1.51
5:36PM
1.40
5:44AM
1.43
6:10PM
1.32
6:19AM
1.33
6:54PM
1.24
7:05AM
1.23
7:57PM
1.16
8:15AM
1.13
9:31PM
1.14
10:01AM
1.10
11:07PM
1.22
11:37AM
1.16
12:16AM
1.37
12:43PM
1.27
1:08AM
1.53
1:34PM
1.40
1:54AM
1.67
10:10PM
0.17
10:31AM
0.13
10:38PM
0.20
10:59AM
0.17
11:06PM
0.26
11:28AM
0.23
11:36PM
0.34
12:00PM
0.31
12:11AM
0.43
12:39PM
0.39
12:56AM
0.53
1:32PM
0.48
2:05AM
0.62
2:49PM
0.54
3:53AM
0.64
4:27PM
0.53
5:34AM
0.55
5:47PM
0.45
6:40AM
0.40
6:46PM
0.33
7:31AM
0.24
7:35PM
0.21
8:15AM
0.10

Note: the tide data above is for CoffeeBayBeach which is 5 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Whale Rock.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Whale Rock blow from the WNW

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
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
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5:15--5:15--5:15--5:14--5:13--5:13--5:12--5:10--5:10--5:09--5:09--5:08--

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 28°C on Sat morning, min 17°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 24°C on Sat afternoon, min 17°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 27°C on Wed morning, min 18°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 30°C on Mon morning, min 17°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Whale Rock Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Whale Rock provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Whale Rock can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Whale Rock 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 (Whale Rock) 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 Whale Rock 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.

Whale Rock is 47 km (29 miles) from the city of Port Saint Johns. If you plan a holiday in Eastern Cape - Wild Coast, look for hotels and other accommodation in Port Saint Johns. Port Saint Johns has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.