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

Overall: 3.7

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Yellow sands Point Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Eastern Cape – Wild Coast, South Africa)

Yellow sands Point Surf Guide

Yellow sands Point in East London is an exposed reef and point break that has unreliable waves. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the west. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the east southeast.. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Hazards include urchins, rocks, locals and sharks.

Yellow sands Point Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReef and pointIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
23.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Yellow sands Point:

The best conditions reported for surf at Yellow sands Point occur when a East-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Yellow sands Point with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 19% of the time in February while 37% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 44% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
19%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
37%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
44%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive Yellow sands 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 Yellow sands Point is East London Airport (ELS) in South Africa, 35 km (22 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Yellow sands Point is Bisho Airport (VIY), also in South Africa, 79 km (49 miles) away.

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Yellow sands Point Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 10 April 2021, 21:56 Local Time
Saturday 10Sun
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m) 1.4
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.2
SSW
Period (s) 11 11 11 10
Wind (km/h) 10
E 5
NNE 5
WNW 5
NW
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Swell History at Yellow sands Point

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

Wind History at Yellow sands Point

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

Yellow sands Point Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 1 vote.
  • Overall:Icon  s43.7
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s55.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s22.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s33.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s44.0
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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Martin from United Kingdom
“Yellow Sands Point is a right point break holding up to 8ft+. If you make the drop relax and wait for the wave to pitch and barrel. Don't be a chop, locals have been known slash tyres, but if you wait your turn and don't ass your waves you will gain respect and more waves. Like they say, if you get it good you are in for a huge blessing.”

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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.