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Fence (Port Elizabeth) ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.4

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Fence (Port Elizabeth) Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Eastern Cape (South), South Africa)

Fence (Port Elizabeth) break guidePhoto by: jp

Fence (Port Elizabeth) Surf Guide

The Fence in Port Elizabeth is a sheltered beach break that is often working Offshore winds blow from the west. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of sharks and rocks.

Fence (Port Elizabeth) Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
19.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Fence (Port Elizabeth):

The best conditions reported for surf at Fence (Port Elizabeth) occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Fence (Port Elizabeth) with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 20% of the time in March while 25% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 55% 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 Fence (Port Elizabeth) Location Map

Interactive Fence (Port Elizabeth) 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 The Fence is Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ) in South Africa, which is 5 km (3 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to The Fence is Bisho Airport (VIY), also in South Africa, 192 km (119 miles) away.

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Fence (Port Elizabeth) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 10 April 2021, 20:55 Local Time
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Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 11 10 16 15
Wind (km/h) 15
SE 5
SE 5
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Fence (Port Elizabeth)

Surf stats for Fence (Port Elizabeth), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Fence (Port Elizabeth)

Wind stats for Fence (Port Elizabeth), 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 Fence (Port Elizabeth). Click below to view there surf guides.

Wave Buoys Nearest To Fence (Port Elizabeth):

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.