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Tidals ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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Tidals Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Eastern Cape – Wild Coast, South Africa)

Tidals Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.7 °C

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Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 06:22 Local time
Tuesday 17
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 9 9 9 15
Wind (km/h) 15
NNE 15
NNE 20
NE 20
Wind State cross-
cross cross

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Tidals in East London is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf Works best in offshore winds from the northwest. Clean groundswells prevail and the optimum swell angle is from the south. The beach break provides left and right handers. It's sometimes crowded here. Take care of sharks and rocks.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Cintsa East, 4 km from Tidals.

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Tidals Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At East London Airport, 32 km from Tidals.

light winds from the N.(Wind varies from 330 to 040 degs)

Air temperature
13 °C

Current weather near Tidals

Overall Tidals Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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  • The closest passenger airport to Tidals is East London Airport (ELS) in South Africa, 33 km (20 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Tidals is Bisho Airport (VIY), also in South Africa, 78 km (48 miles) away.
  • Third is Queenstown Airport (UTW) in South Africa, 156 km (97 miles) away.
  • Umtata Airport (UTT) in South Africa is 156 km (97 miles) away.
  • Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ), also in South Africa is the fifth nearest airport to Tidals and is 263 km (163 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Tidals, Eastern Cape - Wild Coast. Use the tab navigation above to view Tidals sea temperature, Tidals photographs, Tidals detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Tidals webcams, current wind from Eastern Cape - Wild Coast live weather stations and Tidals 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 Tidals.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.