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Kidds Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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Kidds Beach Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Eastern Cape – Wild Coast, South Africa)

Kidds Beach Surf Guide

Kidds Beach in Port Alfred is an exposed beach break that has unreliable waves. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Works best in offshore winds from the north northwest. Able to handle light onshore wind Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Sometimes crowded. Take care of rips and sharks.

Kidds Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
19.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Kidds Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Kidds Beach 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 Kidds Beach (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Kidds 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 39% of the time in June while 47% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 14% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive Kidds 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 Kidds Beach is East London Airport (ELS) in South Africa, 16 km (10 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Kidds Beach is Bisho Airport (VIY), also in South Africa, 48 km (30 miles) away.

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Kidds Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 15 May 2021, 11:02 Local Time
Saturday 15
Wave (m) 1.2
Period (s) 12 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 15
SW 15
SSE 10
SE 10
Wind State cross-
on cross-

Swell History at Kidds Beach

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

Wind History at Kidds Beach

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

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