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East Pier (Port Alfred) ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.1

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East Pier (Port Alfred) Surf Forecast / Eastern Cape (S) / South Africa

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Friday 07 May 2021 SAST
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East Pier (Port Alfred) surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's East Pier (Port Alfred) sea temperature is 17.9 °C (Statistics for 07 May 1981-2005 - mean: 22.2 max: 24.3 min: 21.2 °C)
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East Pier (Port Alfred) surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's East Pier (Port Alfred) sea temperature is 17.9 °C (Statistics for 07 May 1981-2005 - mean: 22.2 max: 24.3 min: 21.2 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still offshore at East Pier (Port Alfred) (light winds from the WNW at Port Alfred Arport 5 km from East Pier (Port Alfred)).

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13 km/h
WNW
Offshore
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for East Pier (Port Alfred) this week:

The surf forecast for East Pier (Port Alfred) over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Saturday (May 08) at 2AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.0m and 12s period. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at East Pier (Port Alfred) in the next 12 days are 4.0m 13s and forecast to arrive on Monday (May 10) at 8AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.6m 8s period and expected on Saturday (May 08) at 2AM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 2AM (Sat 8th May)3.5ft (1.0m) 12s
Best Surf 2PM (Sat 8th May)10ft (3.0m) 8s
Most Powerful 8AM (Mon 10th May)13ft (4.0m) 13s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for East Pier (Port Alfred) 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
Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wed
19
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
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T southafrica.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.216.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.240.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.264.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.288.cc23
1
SSW
1
SSW
3
SW
3
SW
2.1
SW
3
SW
4
SW
3.5
SSW
3.5
SSW
3
SSW
3
SSW
3
SSW
4
SW
3.5
SSW
3
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.2
SSW
1.9
SSW
1.7
SSW
2
SSW
1.9
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.1
SSW
3.5
SW
3
SW
2.2
SSW
2.1
SSW
1.8
SSW
2.2
SSW
2.5
SSW
4
SW
4.5
SW
4
SW
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25
W
35
W
50
WSW
45
WSW
30
W
40
WSW
40
W
25
WSW
25
SW
15
W
5
NNE
15
SSE
20
WSW
15
WSW
20
SW
5
NNW
5
SSW
15
SSW
15
W
20
WSW
20
SW
10
NW
25
ENE
25
ENE
35
WSW
30
WSW
20
SW
10
N
15
NNW
10
SSE
20
WNW
35
SW
25
SW
15
W
20
W
20
SW
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcrosscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
1:59AM
1.42
2:17PM
1.31
2:28AM
1.49
2:46PM
1.38
2:55AM
1.54
3:14PM
1.43
3:22AM
1.57
3:41PM
1.46
3:49AM
1.58
4:08PM
1.46
4:16AM
1.55
4:36PM
1.44
4:43AM
1.51
5:05PM
1.40
5:12AM
1.44
5:36PM
1.34
5:43AM
1.36
6:12PM
1.26
6:19AM
1.27
6:57PM
1.18
7:06AM
1.18
8:02PM
1.12
8:19AM
1.09
8:16AM
0.28
8:15PM
0.27
8:44AM
0.20
8:44PM
0.22
9:10AM
0.14
9:12PM
0.19
9:37AM
0.11
9:40PM
0.17
10:03AM
0.11
10:08PM
0.18
10:30AM
0.13
10:36PM
0.22
10:58AM
0.17
11:05PM
0.28
11:27AM
0.23
11:36PM
0.35
12:00PM
0.31
12:11AM
0.44
12:40PM
0.39
12:58AM
0.53
1:34PM
0.46
2:11AM
0.60
2:52PM
0.52

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

Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wed
19
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
light rain
rain showers
clear
clear
rain showers
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
moderate rain
rain showers
partially cloudy
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--5:24--5:24--5:23--5:22--5:22--5:21--5:21--5:20--5:19--5:19--5:17--5:16

Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 11mm), heaviest on Fri night. Warm (max 22°C on Sun afternoon, min 15°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (calm on Fri night, near gales from the WSW by Sat afternoon).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 25°C on Tue afternoon, min 15°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 23°C on Sat afternoon, min 15°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (light winds from the N on Fri night, fresh winds from the WSW by Sat night).

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 16mm), heaviest on Wed morning. Warm (max 28°C on Mon afternoon, min 15°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (calm on Mon night, fresh winds from the SW by Tue morning).

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Information about the East Pier (Port Alfred) Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for East Pier (Port Alfred) provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at East Pier (Port Alfred) can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our East Pier (Port Alfred) 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 (East Pier (Port Alfred)) 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 East Pier (Port Alfred) 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 (South)? If you are looking for accommodation near East Pier (Port Alfred), camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Eastern Cape (South), consider staying in Port Alfred which is 1 km (1 miles) away. Other places in and around Eastern Cape (South) where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Grahamstown which is 47 km (29 miles) away, Bisho and Fort Beaufort.