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West Pier (Port Alfred) 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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West Pier (Port Alfred) Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Eastern Cape (South), South Africa)

West Pier (Port Alfred) Spot ID

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Type: beach/Pier

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind NNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.6 °C

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Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 20:59 Local time
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Wave (m) 2.5
Period (s) 11 11 10 10
Wind (km/h) 25
SSW 15
W 20
W 20
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West Pier in Port Alfred is an exposed beach/Pier break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the southwest. Still reasonable in light onshore winds Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. The beach breaks are all lefts. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of sharks and rocks.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Port Alfred, 1 km from West Pier (Port Alfred).

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West Pier (Port Alfred) Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At PortAlfredArport, 6 km from West Pier (Port Alfred).

light winds from the W

Air temperature
14.4 °C

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Overall West Pier (Port Alfred) Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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  • The closest passenger airport to West Pier (Port Alfred) is Bisho Airport (VIY) in South Africa, 88 km (55 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to West Pier (Port Alfred) is East London Airport (ELS), also in South Africa, 109 km (68 miles) away.
  • Third is Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ) in South Africa, 124 km (77 miles) away.
  • Queenstown Airport (UTW) in South Africa is 188 km (117 miles) away.
  • Umtata Airport (UTT), also in South Africa is the fifth nearest airport to West Pier (Port Alfred) and is 284 km (176 miles) away.
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