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Cintsa East ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 4.0

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Cintsa East Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Eastern Cape – Wild Coast, South Africa)

Cintsa East Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.4 °C

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Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 15:30 Local time
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Wave (m) 2.3
Period (s) 8 9 10 10
Wind (km/h) 35
SW 40
WSW 25
SW 20
Wind State cross-

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Cintsa East in East London is an exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the west. Light onshore winds ruin the qulaity Groundswells are more common than windswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Sometimes crowded. Beware of rocks and sharks.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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Live Weather:

At East London Airport, 35 km from Cintsa East.

fresh winds from the SW

Air temperature
17 °C

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Overall Cintsa East Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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  • The closest passenger airport to Cintsa East is East London Airport (ELS) in South Africa, 36 km (22 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Cintsa East is Bisho Airport (VIY), also in South Africa, 79 km (49 miles) away.
  • Third is Umtata Airport (UTT) in South Africa, 152 km (94 miles) away.
  • Queenstown Airport (UTW) in South Africa is 154 km (96 miles) away.
  • Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ), also in South Africa is the fifth nearest airport to Cintsa East and is 266 km (165 miles) away.
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