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Second Beach (Port St Johns) ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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Second Beach (Port St Johns) Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Eastern Cape – Wild Coast, South Africa)

Second Beach (Port St Johns) Surf Guide

SecondBeach(Port St Johns) in Wild Coast is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the west northwest. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the southeast. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Sometimes crowded. Be wary of sharks, they are not unknown here.

Second Beach (Port St Johns) Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
23.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Second Beach (Port St Johns):

The best conditions reported for surf at Second Beach (Port St Johns) occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Second Beach (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 19% of the time in June while 21% 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.
clean
19%
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
60%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Second Beach (Port St Johns) Location Map

Interactive Second Beach (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 Second Beach (Port St Johns) is Umtata Airport (UTT) in South Africa, which is 84 km (52 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Second Beach (Port St Johns) is Margate Airport (MGH), also in South Africa, 114 km (71 miles) away.

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Second Beach (Port St Johns) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 15 May 2021, 09:27 Local Time
Saturday 15
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 1.3
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.1
SSW
Period (s) 12 12 12 11
Wind (km/h) 5
SW 15
SSE 5
SSE 5
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Wind State cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off

Swell History at Second Beach (Port St Johns)

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

Wind History at Second Beach (Port St Johns)

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

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    • Icon  s32.8
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    • Icon beach  redBeach
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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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