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Port St Johns ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.8

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Port St Johns Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Eastern Cape – Wild Coast, South Africa)

Port St Johns Surf Guide

Port St Johns in Wild Coast is an exposed river break that only works once in a while. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Works best in offshore winds from the northwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southeast. The river break provides left and right handers. It's sometimes crowded here. Sharks may be a hazard at this break.

Port St Johns Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
23.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Port St Johns:

The best conditions reported for surf at Port St Johns occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Port St Johns 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 16% of the time in June while 24% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 60% 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).

Explore Port St Johns Location Map

Interactive Port St Johns 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 nearest passenger airport to Port St Johns is Umtata Airport (UTT) in South Africa, which is 83 km (52 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Port St Johns is Margate Airport (MGH), also in South Africa, 114 km (71 miles) away.

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Port St Johns Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 15 May 2021, 10:51 Local Time
Saturday 15
Wave (m) 1.3
Period (s) 12 12 12 11
Wind (km/h) 5
SW 15
Wind State cross cross-

Swell History at Port St Johns

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

Wind History at Port St Johns

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

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