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

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Kellys Beach Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Eastern Cape (South), South Africa)

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Kellys Beach Spot ID:

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind WNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.7 °C

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Thursday, 18 September 2014, 09:39 Local time

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Wave (m) 1.1
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Period (s) 13 12 12 11
Wind (km/h) 25
WSW 25
SW 25
SW 25
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Kellys Beach in Port Alfred is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds are from the west northwest. Easily blown out by onshore winds Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Hazards include sharks and rocks.

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Live Weather:

At Grahamstown, 47 km from Kellys Beach.

light winds from the WNW

km/h
Air temperature
13.0 °C

Current weather near Kellys Beach

Overall Kellys Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Kellys Beach:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break West Pier (Port Alfred) 9 mi
Second closest break East Pier (Port Alfred) 10 mi
Third closest break Riet River 12 mi
Fourth closest break Kleinemonde 17 mi
Fifth closest break Mtati 22 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Kellys Beach:

Closest wave buoy Brazil Buoy 4380 mi
Second closest wave buoy Lion Buoy 5398 mi
Third closest wave buoy Nice Buoy 5434 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy Gascogne Ouest Arcachon Buoy 5791 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy Middle Atlantic Buoy 5871 mi

Tide stations nearest to Kellys Beach:

Closest tide station Port Alfred 9 mi
Second closest tide station Port Elizabeth 67 mi
Third closest tide station East London 81 mi
Fourth closest tide station Knysna 213 mi
Fifth closest tide station Mosselbaai 265 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Kellys Beach:

Closest ski area Tiffindell (South Africa) 218 mi
Second closest ski area Afri-Ski (Lesotho) 354 mi
Third closest ski area Matroosberg (South Africa) 408 mi
Fourth closest ski area Cerro Castor (Argentina) 4615 mi
Fifth closest ski area Mount Hermon (Israel) 4667 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Kellys Beach:

Closest city location Fort Beaufort (South Africa) 60 mi
Second closest city location Bisho (South Africa) 61 mi
Third closest city location Port Elizabeth (South Africa) 68 mi
Fourth closest city location Uitenhage (South Africa) 77 mi
Fifth closest city location East London (South Africa) 81 mi
  • The closest passenger airport to Kellys Beach is Bisho Airport (VIY) in South Africa, 98 km (61 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Kellys Beach is Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ), also in South Africa, 109 km (68 miles) away.
  • Third is East London Airport (ELS) in South Africa, 123 km (76 miles) away.
  • Queenstown Airport (UTW) in South Africa is 193 km (120 miles) away.
  • Umtata Airport (UTT), also in South Africa is the fifth nearest airport to Kellys Beach and is 297 km (184 miles) away.
Kellys Beach break location map and break info
This is the Surf-Forecast page for Kellys Beach, Eastern Cape (S). Use the tab navigation above to view Kellys Beach sea temperature, Kellys Beach photographs, Kellys Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Kellys Beach webcams, current wind from Eastern Cape (S) live weather stations and Kellys Beach 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 Kellys Beach.

 

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