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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

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
18.3°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:
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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Cintsa East sea temperature, Cintsa East photographs, Cintsa East detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Cintsa East webcams, current wind from Eastern Cape - Wild Coast live weather stations and Cintsa East 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 Cintsa East

Cintsa East Surf:

Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 00:01 Local time
MonTuesday 11
Wave (m) 1.8
Period (s) 10 10 8 8
Wind (km/h) 10
WNW 10
NNW 15
NNE 15
Wind State cross-
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Tide Times:

At Cintsa East (0 km).

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Cintsa East Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At ASCATB28E33S, 48 km from Cintsa East.

fresh winds from the SSW

Air temperature
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Current weather near Cintsa East

Overall Cintsa East Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August


Surf stats for Cintsa East: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Cintsa East: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

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Cintsa East Location Maps

Cintsa East Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Cintsa East:

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Wave buoys nearest to Cintsa East:

Tide stations nearest to Cintsa East:

  • Closest tide station
    East London
    19 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Port Alfred
    89 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Port Saint Johns
    117 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Port Elizabeth
    163 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    190 mi


  • 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.
  • Third is Umtata Airport (UTT) in South Africa, 152 km (94 miles) away.
  • Queenstown Airport (UTW) in South Africa is 154 km (96 miles) away.
  • Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ), also in South Africa is the fifth nearest airport to Cintsa East and is 266 km (165 miles) away.
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