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Cintsa East ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 4.0

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Cintsa East Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Eastern Cape – Wild Coast, South Africa)

Cintsa East Surf Guide

Cintsa East in East London is an exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the west. Light onshore winds ruin the qulaity Groundswells are more common than windswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Sometimes crowded. Beware of rocks and sharks.

Cintsa East Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s44.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
19.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Cintsa East:

The best conditions reported for surf at Cintsa East occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Cintsa East (for consistent clean waves)?

mayBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Cintsa East with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 23% of the time in May while 26% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 51% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
23%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
26%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
51%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Cintsa East Location Map

Interactive Cintsa East surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Cintsa East is East London Airport (ELS) in South Africa, 36 km (22 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Cintsa East is Bisho Airport (VIY), also in South Africa, 79 km (49 miles) away.

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Cintsa East Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 20 June 2021, 02:40 Local Time
Saturday 19Sun
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m) 1.5
S
1.4
S
1.2
S
1.3
S
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h)
15
10
10
10
Wind State cross-
on
cross cross cross-
off

Swell History at Cintsa East

Surf stats for Cintsa East, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Cintsa East

Wind stats for Cintsa East, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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