Garden Route is a popular stretch of the south-eastern coastline of South Africa. It is sandwiched between the Indian Ocean and the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma Mountains. It provides with a mild oceanic climate with mild to warm summers and mild to cool winters and considered second mildest climate after Hawaii according to the Guinness Book of Records.
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Surfing in Whale Beach, Pittwater, New South Wales Australia
At the south end of Whale beach, there is a park with picnic facilities. The north side of the beach, known as Wedge attracts surfers of all levels.
Surfers can explore the waves with swell sizes from 3 ft-5 ft (1 m-1.5 m) to 10 ft (3 m). The best tide movement is rising and falling tides. Good wind direction is from the northwest,west and the ideal swell direction is from the north, northeast.
In summer the wind blows offshore at 10%, in autumn the wind blows at 16%, in winter at 16% and in spring at 13%. This idyllic spot can produce excellent waves in spring. The average water temperature is about 21°C/69.8°F. It is a crowded spot, especially on weekends, so be patient. Watch out for rocks and rips.