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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

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Sunday 28 Feb 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 24.4 °C (Statistics for 28 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 24.2 max: 25.3 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 24.4 °C (Statistics for 28 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 24.2 max: 25.3 min: 22.9 °C)

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

  1. weather stationWind Update Still cross-shore at Tidals (moderate winds from the NE.(Wind varies from 010 to 070 degs) at East London Airport 32 km from Tidals). 1.2m 13 s period swell from SSW with 1.7m 6 s period wind swell from ENE

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32 km away, 1 h 33 min ago

Moderate
26 km/h
NE
22.0
24.4
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Tidals this week:

The surf forecast for Tidals over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Mar 02) at 11PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.0m and 9s period with a secondary swell of 0.3m and 14s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Tidals in the next 7 days are 1.4m 15s and forecast to arrive on Sunday (Mar 07) at 2AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 2.5m 7s period and expected on Monday (Mar 01) at 2PM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)11PM (Tue 2nd Mar)6.5ft (2.0m) 9s
Best Surf11PM (Tue 2nd Mar)6.5ft (2.0m) 9s
Most Powerful 2AM (Sun 7th Mar)4.5ft (1.4m) 15s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Tidals over the next 7 days.

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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)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
00000032331122110142033
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.6.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
0.9
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.3
SSW
0.2
SSE
1.9
E
1.6
E
1.6
E
1.5
E
1.3
E
1.2
E
0.9
SW
0.9
SW
0.8
SW
0.8
SW
1.4
E
1.2
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.1
SSW
1
SSW
1
SSW
12121211101298891010151414139161514141414
26314075392015537360368388339279370331261193318724811697459352347
25
NE
30
NE
35
NE
25
NE
25
ENE
20
NE
10
NE
10
E
10
E
10
WSW
15
SSW
15
S
5
WSW
10
E
15
E
15
ENE
25
ENE
25
ENE
15
NNE
20
SW
25
SW
15
W
10
W
crosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
crosscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
5:05AM
1.81
5:17PM
1.67
5:39AM
1.79
5:52PM
1.60
6:14AM
1.71
6:28PM
1.48
6:52AM
1.57
7:07PM
1.34
7:35AM
1.40
7:55PM
1.17
8:32AM
1.21
9:16PM
1.02
10:27AM
1.07
12:04AM
1.01
10:51PM
-0.11
11:15AM
-0.03
11:24PM
-0.08
11:51AM
0.01
11:57PM
-0.01
12:28PM
0.11
12:33AM
0.12
1:07PM
0.25
1:13AM
0.28
1:54PM
0.42
2:02AM
0.47
3:04PM
0.58
3:34AM
0.63
5:29PM
0.64

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

Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
rain showers
light rain
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
some cloudsclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudsclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrain shwrslight rainsome cloudsrain shwrssome cloudssome cloudsclearsome cloudssome cloudsclear
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1921252022272124272224232121212121232123252019
2224262326282429282426242222222123242325262219
-5:56--5:56--5:56--5:58--5:58--6:00--6:01--6:01
--6:42--6:40--6:39--6:38--6:37--6:36--6:35--

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 29°C on Wed morning, min 19°C on Sun night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the ENE on Mon afternoon, calm by Wed night).

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Thu afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Sun afternoon, min 19°C on Mon morning). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Tidals Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Tidals provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Tidals can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Tidals surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Tidals) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Tidals may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Are you planning a holiday in Eastern Cape - Wild Coast? If you are looking for accommodation near Tidals, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Eastern Cape - Wild Coast, consider staying in East London which is 25 km (16 miles) away. Other places in and around Eastern Cape - Wild Coast where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Butterworth which is 59 km (37 miles) away, Stutterheim and Bisho.