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Glen Eden ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.8

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Glen Eden Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Eastern Cape – Wild Coast, South Africa)

Glen Eden break guide

Glen Eden Surf Guide

Glen Eden in East London is an exposed beach break that has dependable surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the west northwest. Able to handle light onshore wind Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the east southeast. The beach breaks offers right-handers. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Watch out for rips and sharks.

Glen Eden Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
23.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Glen Eden:

The best conditions reported for surf at Glen Eden occur when a East-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Glen Eden with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 15% of the time in May while 19% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 66% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
15%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
19%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
66%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Glen Eden Location Map

Interactive Glen Eden 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 Glen Eden is East London Airport (ELS) in South Africa, 35 km (22 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Glen Eden is Bisho Airport (VIY), also in South Africa, 79 km (49 miles) away.

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Glen Eden Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 17 April 2021, 02:35 Local Time
FriSaturday 17
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 2.5
S
2.5
S
2.0
SSW
1.8
SSW
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 10
NNE 15
N 15
N 15
NNE
Wind State cross cross-
off
cross-
off
cross

Swell History at Glen Eden

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

Wind History at Glen Eden

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

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