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Cintsa West ratings
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

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 pm Saturday 30 May 2020 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 30 May 1981-2005 - mean: 21.7 max: 22.9 min: 20.8 °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 30 May 1981-2005 - mean: 21.7 max: 22.9 min: 20.8 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Cross-off wind has turned cross-on at Cintsa West (light winds from the SE at East London/Buffalo City 35 km from Cintsa West). 3.0m 14 s period swell from SSW

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35 km away, 1 h 4 min ago

Moderate
17 km/h
SE
20.1
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 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Saturday (May 30) at 8PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.5m and 14s period. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Cintsa West in the next 7 days are 2.5m 14s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (May 30) 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 0.7m 4s period and expected on Sunday (May 31) at 8AM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)8PM (Sat 30th May)8ft (2.5m)14s
Best Surf8PM (Sat 30th May)8ft (2.5m)14s
Most Powerful8PM (Sat 30th May)8ft (2.5m)14s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Cintsa West over the next 7 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(?)
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Sat
30
Sunday
31
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
65544343323334112213100
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
3
SSW
2.4
SSW
2.2
SSW
2
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.1
SSW
0.8
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.8
SSE
0.8
SW
1.1
SW
1.3
SSW
1.1
SW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
1.3
ENE
1.3
ENE
1.6
NE
0.8
ENE
0.7
ENE
0.6
ENE
1414141413131212151413161514141412677888
3339234518331440960750531355284327229361525691456323193141142258776247
5
SSE
15
NNE
5
NNE
10
NE
15
NW
10
SSW
5
S
10
N
10
NNW
15
SW
10
WSW
20
SW
10
SSW
10
NNE
25
NE
20
NE
10
N
5
N
10
ENE
10
NNW
10
WSW
15
SW
10
SW
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
crossoffcrosscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
crossoffcross-
off
crosscross
10:28PM
1.26
11:01AM
1.14
11:45PM
1.35
12:18PM
1.22
12:46AM
1.47
1:16PM
1.32
1:37AM
1.58
2:06PM
1.42
2:23AM
1.66
2:50PM
1.49
3:05AM
1.69
3:32PM
1.54
3:46AM
1.68
4:12PM
1.55
3:48PM
0.46
4:57AM
0.50
5:12PM
0.42
6:14AM
0.39
6:20PM
0.34
7:12AM
0.26
7:16PM
0.25
8:01AM
0.15
8:05PM
0.17
8:44AM
0.07
8:51PM
0.12
9:24AM
0.03
9:33PM
0.10
10:03AM
0.03

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

Sat
30
Sunday
31
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclear
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1814162322211917222317161916172119212422242019
1916242824232218293319192119212421272924282219
--7:01--7:01--7:01--7:03--7:03--7:03--7:03--
5:08--5:07--5:07--5:07--5:07--5:07--5:07--5:07-

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very warm air temperatures (max 33°C on Tue afternoon, min 14°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Wed night. Warm air temperatures (max 29°C on Fri afternoon, min 16°C on Wed morning). Wind will be generally light.

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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 7 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.