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Periwinkles ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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Periwinkles Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Eastern Cape – Wild Coast, South Africa)

Periwinkles Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell ESE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.6 °C

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Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 20:25 Local time
Wednesday 19Thu
Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 10 10 10 19
Wind (km/h) 40
SW 40
WSW 35
SW 30
Wind State cross cross-
cross cross-

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Periwinkles in East London is an exposed reef break that has pretty consitent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the northwest. Easily blown out by onshore winds Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the east southeast. Best around low tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Take care of rocks, sharks,kelp.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Barbel Point, 2 km from Periwinkles.

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Periwinkles Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At East London Airport, 65 km from Periwinkles.

strong winds from the WSW

Air temperature
15 °C

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Overall Periwinkles Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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  • The closest passenger airport to Periwinkles is East London Airport (ELS) in South Africa, 66 km (41 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Periwinkles is Bisho Airport (VIY), also in South Africa, 106 km (66 miles) away.
  • Third is Umtata Airport (UTT) in South Africa, 129 km (80 miles) away.
  • Queenstown Airport (UTW) in South Africa is 165 km (102 miles) away.
  • Margate Airport (MGH), also in South Africa is the fifth nearest airport to Periwinkles and is 274 km (170 miles) away.
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