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Eastern Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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Eastern Beach Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Eastern Cape – Wild Coast, South Africa)

Eastern Beach Surf Guide

Eastern Beach in East London is an exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf The best wind direction is from the west. Able to handle light onshore wind Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southeast. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of sharks and rocks.

Eastern Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon sandbar  redSandbarIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
20.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Eastern Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Eastern Beach occur when a South-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Eastern Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 51% of the time in June while 32% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 17% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
51%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
32%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
17%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Eastern Beach Location Map

Interactive Eastern Beach 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 Eastern Beach is East London Airport (ELS) in South Africa, 8 km (5 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Eastern Beach is Bisho Airport (VIY), also in South Africa, 61 km (38 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Eastern Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 14 May 2021, 03:09 Local Time
ThuFriday 14
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 1.6
S
1.6
S
1.6
S
1.7
S
Period (s) 15 15 14 14
Wind (km/h) 5
WNW 5
NNW 5
NW 10
NNE
Wind State cross-
off
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Swell History at Eastern Beach

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

Wind History at Eastern Beach

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Eastern Beach. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s22.2
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away
    • Icon river  redRiver
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.5
    Reliability: consistent
    5km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    15km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    23km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Eastern Beach: