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Cintsa West ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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Cintsa West Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Eastern Cape – Wild Coast, South Africa)

Cintsa West Spot ID

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Type: point

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.8 °C

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Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 16:17 Local time
Wednesday 14Thu
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 14 15 15 14
Wind (km/h) 10
SE 5
S 5
Wind State on glass cross-

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Cintsa West in East London is an exposed point break that has inconsistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the northwest. Easily blown out by onshore winds Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. Sometimes crowded. Beware of rocks and sharks.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Cintsa East, 1 km from Cintsa West.

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At Beacon Bay East London wx, 22 km from Cintsa West.


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Overall Cintsa West Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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  • The closest passenger airport to Cintsa West is East London Airport (ELS) in South Africa, 35 km (22 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Cintsa West 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 West and is 265 km (165 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Cintsa West, Eastern Cape - Wild Coast. Use the tab navigation above to view Cintsa West sea temperature, Cintsa West photographs, Cintsa West detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Cintsa West webcams, current wind from Eastern Cape - Wild Coast live weather stations and Cintsa West tide predictions. The South Africa swell maps link will open up the big picture showing South Africa and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from South Africa wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Cintsa West.