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Igoda 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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Igoda Surf Guide

Igoda in Port Alfred is an exposed beach break that only works once in a while. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Offshore winds blow from the north. Waves can be ok even in light onshore winds Tends to receive distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of sharks and rocks.

Igoda Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
19.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Igoda:

The best conditions reported for surf at Igoda occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Igoda 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 27% of the time in May while 21% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 52% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
27%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
21%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
52%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Igoda Location Map

Interactive Igoda 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 Igoda is East London Airport (ELS) in South Africa, 8 km (5 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Igoda is Bisho Airport (VIY), also in South Africa, 51 km (32 miles) away.

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Igoda Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 15 May 2021, 11:09 Local Time
Saturday 15
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 1.2
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.8
SSW
Period (s) 12 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 15
SW 15
SSE 10
SE 10
NE
Wind State cross-
on
on cross-
on
cross-
off

Swell History at Igoda

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

Wind History at Igoda

Wind stats for Igoda, 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 Igoda. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    8km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    15km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s22.2
    Reliability: consistent
    16km away
    • Icon river  redRiver
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    19km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.5
    Reliability: consistent
    19km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Igoda: