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White Clay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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White Clay Surf Forecast / Eastern Cape – Wild Coast / South Africa

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Sunday 16 May 2021 SAST
Forecast update in  hr  min  s Update imminent
White Clay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's White Clay sea temperature is 23.7 °C (Statistics for 16 May 1981-2005 - mean: 23.1 max: 24.4 min: 21.6 °C)
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White Clay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's White Clay sea temperature is 23.7 °C (Statistics for 16 May 1981-2005 - mean: 23.1 max: 24.4 min: 21.6 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Still cross-shore at White Clay (light winds from the SE at K. D. Matanzima Airport/Mthatha 69 km from White Clay).

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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for White Clay this week:

The surf forecast for White Clay over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Monday (May 17) at 8AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.5m and 10s period. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at White Clay in the next 12 days are 1.9m 14s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (May 22) at 8PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 3.5m 14s period and expected on Saturday (May 22) at 2AM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 8AM (Mon 17th May)1.5ft (0.5m) 10s
Best Surf11PM (Mon 17th May)7ft (2.2m) 11s
Most Powerful 8PM (Sat 22nd May)6ft (1.9m) 14s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for White Clay 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
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Fri
28
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
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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
0.3
S
0.2
S
0.2
E
0.3
E
0.3
E
1
ENE
1.6
NE
1.4
NE
1.1
ENE
1.2
ENE
1.1
ENE
1.1
ENE
1.1
ENE
0.9
ENE
1.2
S
0.5
E
0.5
E
0.6
ENE
1.3
E
1.6
E
2.5
ENE
2.4
ENE
2.1
ENE
2.1
ENE
2.5
NE
1.5
E
1.5
E
1.2
E
1
E
0.9
E
1
E
1.8
S
1.7
S
2.2
E
2.3
E
2.4
E
111011111057788889959886778888891010991110778
228920194623319913516315316417610873393450111233758636501534780317348273181140173799613413527688
15
WSW
20
SSW
15
S
10
NNW
15
NE
25
NE
15
NNW
10
NNE
20
NE
15
NNW
15
N
35
SSW
15
WSW
15
SSW
20
SSW
20
WSW
15
SW
15
E
15
NNE
30
NE
40
NE
20
NNE
15
NE
20
NE
15
N
30
SSW
30
SSW
20
SW
20
WSW
10
SW
10
NE
10
WSW
15
SW
15
W
15
SW
15
S
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
oncrosscrosscross-
on
crosscrosscrosscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross
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
2:19PM
1.51
2:36AM
1.77
3:02PM
1.59
3:18AM
1.81
3:43PM
1.64
4:00AM
1.80
4:24PM
1.64
4:41AM
1.73
5:06PM
1.60
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
8:20PM
0.11
8:56AM
0.01
9:03PM
0.04
9:37AM
-0.03
9:45PM
0.02
10:17AM
-0.02
10:28PM
0.05
10:57AM
0.03

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

Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Fri
28
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
light rain
moderate rain
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
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151519151522202025252523171722151617141520161823222220171716151718171720
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-6:45--6:46--6:47--6:47--6:48--6:48--6:48--6:50--6:50--6:50--6:52--6:52-
--5:13--5:12--5:12--5:10--5:10--5:09--5:09--5:08--5:08--5:07--5:07--5:07

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 29°C on Wed afternoon, min 15°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 33°C on Thu afternoon, min 15°C on Fri night). Mainly fresh winds.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 26°C on Mon afternoon, min 14°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the NE on Sun afternoon, light winds from the N by Mon night).

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 16mm), heaviest on Wed night. Warm (max 20°C on Tue night, min 15°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the White Clay Surf forecast

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

White Clay is 50 km (31 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.