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Hamburg (Port Alfred) ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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Hamburg (Port Alfred) Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Eastern Cape (South), South Africa)

Hamburg (Port Alfred) Surf Guide

Hamburg in Port Alfred is an exposed beach break.. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Offshore winds are from the north northwest. Able to handle light onshore wind Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Beware of rips and sharks.

Hamburg (Port Alfred) Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
22.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Hamburg (Port Alfred):

The best conditions reported for surf at Hamburg (Port Alfred) occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Hamburg (Port Alfred) (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Hamburg (Port Alfred) 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 32% of the time in June while 55% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 13% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
32%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
55%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
13%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Hamburg (Port Alfred) Location Map

Interactive Hamburg (Port Alfred) 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 Hamburg (Port Alfred) is East London Airport (ELS) in South Africa, 43 km (27 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Hamburg (Port Alfred) is Bisho Airport (VIY), also in South Africa, 47 km (29 miles) away.

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Hamburg (Port Alfred) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 6 March 2021, 05:22 Local Time
Saturday 06
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 1.1
SW
1.0
SW
0.8
SW
0.9
SSW
Period (s) 12 12 12 15
Wind (km/h) 25
NE 35
NE 40
ENE 45
ENE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross cross

Swell History at Hamburg (Port Alfred)

Surf stats for Hamburg (Port Alfred), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Hamburg (Port Alfred)

Wind stats for Hamburg (Port Alfred), 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 Hamburg (Port Alfred). Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    27km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    35km away
    • Icon river  redRiver
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    45km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    49km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s22.2
    Reliability: consistent
    50km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Hamburg (Port Alfred):