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Kellys Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Kellys Beach Surf Guide

Kellys Beach in Port Alfred is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds are from the west northwest. Easily blown out by onshore winds Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Hazards include sharks and rocks.

Kellys Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
fairly consistent18.1°C

Surfing Kellys Beach:

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

Surf Forecasts:

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Kellys Beach sea temperature, Kellys Beach photographs, Kellys Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Kellys Beach webcams, current wind from Eastern Cape (S) live weather stations and Kellys Beach tide predictions. The South Africa swell maps link will open up the big picture showing South Africa and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from South Africa wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Kellys Beach

Kellys Beach Surf:

Monday, 13 July 2020, 06:14 Local time
Monday 13
Wave (m) 2.0
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 20
NW 25
NW 35
WNW 40
Wind State cross-
off off off

Tide Times:

At Kellys Beach (0 km).

IS AT (local time)

Kellys Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At PortAlfredArport, 17 km from Kellys Beach.

light winds from the NNW

Air temperature
9.0 °C

Current weather near Kellys Beach

Overall Kellys Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July


Surf stats for Kellys Beach: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Kellys Beach: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

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Kellys Beach Location Maps

Kellys Beach Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Eastern Cape (S) surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Kellys Beach

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Kellys Beach:

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Wave buoys nearest to Kellys Beach:

Tide stations nearest to Kellys Beach:

  • Closest tide station
    Port Alfred
    9 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Port Elizabeth
    67 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    East London
    81 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    213 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Port Saint Johns
    216 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Kellys Beach is Bisho Airport (VIY) in South Africa, 98 km (61 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Kellys Beach is Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ), also in South Africa, 109 km (68 miles) away.
  • Third is East London Airport (ELS) in South Africa, 123 km (76 miles) away.
  • Queenstown Airport (UTW) in South Africa is 193 km (120 miles) away.
  • Umtata Airport (UTT), also in South Africa is the fifth nearest airport to Kellys Beach and is 297 km (184 miles) away.
Kellys Beach break location map and break info