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Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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Cintsa West Surf Forecast / Eastern Cape – Wild Coast / South Africa

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 pm Tuesday 18 May 2021 SAST
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Cintsa West surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Cintsa West sea temperature is 20.5 °C (Statistics for 18 May 1981-2005 - mean: 22.4 max: 23.8 min: 21.0 °C)
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Cintsa West surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Cintsa West sea temperature is 20.5 °C (Statistics for 18 May 1981-2005 - mean: 22.4 max: 23.8 min: 21.0 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Still cross-shore at Cintsa West (light winds from the NE.(Wind varies from 020 to 080 degs) at East London Airport 35 km from Cintsa West).

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35 km away, 1 h 18 min ago

Light
15 km/h
NE
22.0
20.5
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Cintsa West this week:

The surf forecast for Cintsa West over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Tuesday (May 18) at 8PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.2m and 12s period with a secondary swell of 0.7m and 5s. Another secondary swell of 1.2m and 5s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Cintsa West in the next 12 days are 4.0m 13s and forecast to arrive on Friday (May 21) at 8PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.5m 3s period and expected on Thursday (May 20) at 8AM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 8PM (Tue 18th May)4ft (1.2m) 12s
Best Surf 2AM (Sat 22nd May)13ft (4.0m) 13s
Most Powerful 8PM (Fri 21st May)13ft (4.0m) 13s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Cintsa West over the next 12 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Tue
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
Saturday
29
Sun
30
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
233233143274534144232233230022132254
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.222.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.246.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.270.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.294.cc23
1.3
S
1
S
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
1.9
SSW
3
SW
2.5
SSW
4
SW
2.3
S
2.2
S
1.3
S
1.5
S
1.4
SSW
2.2
ENE
1.9
ENE
1.5
E
1.5
E
0.7
SSW
1.2
E
1.4
E
1.1
E
0.9
ESE
0.9
ESE
1.1
E
1.1
E
1
E
0.9
ESE
1.1
S
1.5
E
1.2
E
1.2
SSW
3
SW
2.5
SW
121111121312121113131313131214148899139910141313131212118881110
4562602131792892521898852830242352591890155947588674368252833934817821534124433629542140829923626729719615421301504
10
NE
15
NNW
15
NNW
5
NE
15
NNW
20
NNW
5
SSW
15
WNW
30
W
35
SW
15
W
10
SW
10
ESE
15
NNE
15
NNE
25
NE
15
NNE
15
NNE
15
NE
10
W
5
N
5
ENE
10
W
5
W
15
S
15
WNW
50
W
45
SW
25
WSW
25
WSW
15
SSW
5
W
5
W
5
E
10
N
20
NE
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
glassoffcross-
off
crossoffcross-
off
crosscross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
8:00PM
1.13
8:17AM
1.11
9:33PM
1.12
10:02AM
1.07
11:07PM
1.21
11:36AM
1.13
12:14AM
1.35
12:42PM
1.25
1:06AM
1.50
1:33PM
1.37
1:52AM
1.64
2:19PM
1.47
2:35AM
1.73
3:01PM
1.55
3:17AM
1.77
3:43PM
1.60
3:59AM
1.76
4:25PM
1.60
4:41AM
1.69
5:07PM
1.55
5:23AM
1.58
5:52PM
1.48
6:07AM
1.44
2:08AM
0.61
2:51PM
0.53
3:55AM
0.62
4:27PM
0.51
5:33AM
0.53
5:45PM
0.43
6:39AM
0.38
6:44PM
0.32
7:29AM
0.22
7:33PM
0.20
8:14AM
0.09
8:18PM
0.11
8:56AM
0.00
9:02PM
0.05
9:36AM
-0.04
9:45PM
0.03
10:17AM
-0.03
10:28PM
0.06
10:58AM
0.03
11:12PM
0.14
11:39AM
0.13
11:59PM
0.26
12:23PM
0.24

Note: the tide data above is for Cintsa East which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Cintsa West.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Cintsa West blow from the NW

Tue
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
Saturday
29
Sun
30
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
light rain
heavy rain
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
moderate rain
clear
clear
clear
some cloudsclearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearsome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudsclearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearsome cloudsrisk thund- derlight rainheavy rainrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsmod. rainclearclearclear
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211820272425221517171313161212201719251920251817211616151313141212151111
271929332629302021221317181520241627312328302223251917141313151113151316
--6:52--6:52--6:54--6:54--6:54--6:56--6:56--6:56--6:58--6:58--6:58--7:00
5:15--5:14--5:14--5:13--5:12--5:12--5:10--5:10--5:10--5:09--5:09--5:08--

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 33°C on Wed afternoon, min 15°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (calm on Wed afternoon, fresh winds from the W by Fri morning).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 27°C on Mon morning, min 12°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the WSW on Fri afternoon, light winds from the ESE by Sat afternoon).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Wed night. Warm (max 31°C on Mon afternoon, min 16°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (calm on Wed morning, near gales from the W by Thu morning).

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 44mm), heaviest during Thu afternoon. Warm (max 20°C on Sun afternoon, min 11°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (near gales from the WSW on Thu afternoon, calm by Sat afternoon).

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Information about the Cintsa West Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Cintsa West provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Cintsa West can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Cintsa West surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Cintsa West) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Cintsa West may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Are you planning a holiday in Eastern Cape - Wild Coast? If you are looking for accommodation near Cintsa West, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Eastern Cape - Wild Coast, consider staying in East London which is 28 km (17 miles) away. Other places in and around Eastern Cape - Wild Coast where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Butterworth which is 56 km (35 miles) away, Stutterheim and Bisho.