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Tidals ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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Tidals Surf Forecast / Eastern Cape – Wild Coast / South Africa

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 7 am Wednesday 03 Mar 2021 SAST
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Tidals surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Tidals sea temperature is 23.5 °C (Statistics for 03 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 24.2 max: 25.1 min: 22.9 °C)
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Tidals surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Tidals sea temperature is 23.5 °C (Statistics for 03 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 24.2 max: 25.1 min: 22.9 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Eastern Cape - Wild Coast

  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-on at Tidals (light winds from the S at East London Airport 32 km from Tidals). 0.6m 12 s period swell from SW

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32 km away, 1 h 20 min ago

Moderate
19 km/h
S
25.0
23.5
Air / Water (°C)
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How big are the waves at Tidals today?

The current surf forecast for Tidals at 11AM is: 1.6m 8s primary swell from a East direction and 0.4m 12s secondary swell from a Southwest direction (forecast issued at 07:00am March 03). The wind direction is predicted to be onshore and the swell rating is 3.

Time (SAST) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (03 Mar)5.5ft (1.7m)8s
Afternoon (03 Mar)5ft (1.5m)8s
Evening (03 Mar)4.5ft (1.3m)9s

Table - waves today at Tidals. (Swell directed towards the surf break)

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
Temp. °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM2AM5AM8AM11AM2PM5PM8PM11PM
33321313322233321222221
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.6.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.12.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.18.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.24.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.30.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.48.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.54.cc23T southafrica.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
1.9
E
1.7
E
1.6
E
1.5
E
1.4
E
1.4
E
1.3
E
1.3
E
1.2
E
1.2
E
1.2
E
1.2
E
1.2
E
0.8
SW
0.9
SW
1
SW
1
SW
1
SW
0.9
SW
0.9
SW
0.9
SW
0.9
SW
0.9
SW
988888910101010101016151514141414141313
537422360317277283275313279284284284279366395432404393331308304286273
10
NE
10
NNE
10
SE
15
SSW
15
SW
10
WSW
15
SW
10
WSW
10
WSW
5
SW
10
SE
15
SSE
5
SE
5
SSE
5
WSW
10
SW
15
WSW
10
WSW
5
SSW
10
ESE
10
E
10
ENE
15
NE
crosscross-
off
oncross-
on
crosscross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
crossonononcross-
on
cross-
off
crosscrosscrosscrossoncross-
on
crosscross
6:14AM
1.71
6:28PM
1.48
6:52AM
1.57
7:07PM
1.34
7:35AM
1.40
7:55PM
1.17
12:28PM
0.11
12:33AM
0.12
1:07PM
0.25
1:13AM
0.28
1:54PM
0.42

Note: the tide data above is for Cintsa East which is 4 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Tidals.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Tidals blow from the NW

Wednesday
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Friday
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