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Kidds Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

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Kidds Beach Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Eastern Cape – Wild Coast, South Africa)

Kidds Beach Spot ID

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Kidds Beach

Photo credit: Johann Rademeyer

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Kidds Beach

Photo credit: Johann Rademeyer

Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind NNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.8 °C

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Sunday, 2 August 2015, 06:16 Local time
Sunday 02
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 1.7
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.5
SSW
Period (s) 13 13 14 13
Wind (km/h) 15
NNE 15
NNE 10
NNE 15
E
Wind State cross-
off
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Kidds Beach in Port Alfred is an exposed beach break that has unreliable waves. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Works best in offshore winds from the north northwest. Able to handle light onshore wind Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Sometimes crowded. Take care of rips and sharks.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Igoda, 8 km from Kidds Beach.

IS AT (local time)

Kidds Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At East London/Buffalo City, 17 km from Kidds Beach.

light winds from the NNW

km/h
Air temperature
10.0 °C

Current weather near Kidds Beach

Overall Kidds Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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Kidds Beach Location Maps

Kidds Beach Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Kidds Beach:

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Wave buoys nearest to Kidds Beach:

Tide stations nearest to Kidds Beach:

  • Closest tide station
    East London
    14 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Port Alfred
    57 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Port Elizabeth
    132 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Port Saint Johns
    150 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Margate
    222 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Kidds Beach:

  • Closest ski area
    Tiffindell (South Africa)
    172 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Afri-Ski (Lesotho)
    305 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Matroosberg (South Africa)
    465 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Mount Hermon (Israel)
    4624 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Zaarour (Lebanon)
    4666 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Kidds Beach:

  • Closest city location
    East London (South Africa)
    15 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Bisho (South Africa)
    30 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Butterworth (South Africa)
    62 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Fort Beaufort (South Africa)
    67 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Queenstown (South Africa)
    97 mi

Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to Kidds Beach is East London Airport (ELS) in South Africa, 16 km (10 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Kidds Beach is Bisho Airport (VIY), also in South Africa, 48 km (30 miles) away.
  • Third is Queenstown Airport (UTW) in South Africa, 156 km (97 miles) away.
  • Umtata Airport (UTT) in South Africa is 199 km (124 miles) away.
  • Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ), also in South Africa is the fifth nearest airport to Kidds Beach and is 215 km (134 miles) away.
Kidds Beach break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Kidds Beach, Eastern Cape - Wild Coast. Use the tab navigation above to view Kidds Beach sea temperature, Kidds Beach photographs, Kidds Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Kidds Beach webcams, current wind from Eastern Cape - Wild Coast live weather stations and Kidds 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 Kidds Beach.