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

Overall: 3.7

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Yellowsands Beach Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Eastern Cape – Wild Coast, South Africa)

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Yellowsands Beach

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Type: river

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell SSE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.6 °C

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Thursday, 13 December 2018, 15:44 Local time
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Wave (m) 1.6
Period (s) 13 13 15 15
Wind (km/h) 10
SE 5
ESE 10
ENE 10
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Yellowsands Beach in East London is an exposed river break that has dependable surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the west. Surfable in an onshore breeze Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southeast. Waves at the river are both lefts and rights. Best around mid tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of and rips.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Cintsa East, 3 km from Yellowsands Beach.

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Yellowsands Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Beacon Bay East London wx, 21 km from Yellowsands Beach.

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Overall Yellowsands Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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  • The closest passenger airport to Yellowsands Beach is East London Airport (ELS) in South Africa, 34 km (21 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Yellowsands Beach is Bisho Airport (VIY), also in South Africa, 79 km (49 miles) away.
  • Third is Umtata Airport (UTT) in South Africa, 154 km (96 miles) away.
  • Queenstown Airport (UTW) in South Africa is 156 km (97 miles) away.
  • Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ), also in South Africa is the fifth nearest airport to Yellowsands Beach and is 264 km (164 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Yellowsands Beach, Eastern Cape - Wild Coast. Use the tab navigation above to view Yellowsands Beach sea temperature, Yellowsands Beach photographs, Yellowsands Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Yellowsands Beach webcams, current wind from Eastern Cape - Wild Coast live weather stations and Yellowsands 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 Yellowsands Beach.