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West Pier (Port Alfred) 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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West Pier (Port Alfred) Surf Forecast / Eastern Cape (S) / South Africa

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 pm Saturday 15 May 2021 SAST
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West Pier (Port Alfred) surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's West Pier (Port Alfred) sea temperature is 18.4 °C (Statistics for 15 May 1981-2005 - mean: 22.0 max: 23.7 min: 20.6 °C)
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West Pier (Port Alfred) surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's West Pier (Port Alfred) sea temperature is 18.4 °C (Statistics for 15 May 1981-2005 - mean: 22.0 max: 23.7 min: 20.6 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-on at West Pier (Port Alfred) (light winds from the SSW at PortAlfredArport 6 km from West Pier (Port Alfred)).

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3 h 34 min ago

Light
11 km/h
SSW
Cross-On
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for West Pier (Port Alfred) this week:

The surf forecast for West Pier (Port Alfred) over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Saturday (May 15) at 8PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.4m and 11s period. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at West Pier (Port Alfred) in the next 12 days are 5.0m 14s and forecast to arrive on Friday (May 21) at 11PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.9m 7s period and expected on Wednesday (May 19) at 11AM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 8PM (Sat 15th May)8ft (2.4m) 11s
Best Surf 8PM (Mon 17th May)10ft (3.0m) 12s
Most Powerful11PM (Fri 21st May)16ft (5.0m) 14s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for West Pier (Port Alfred) over the next 12 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
Sat
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thu
27
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
40203235544244221111011111111111153552230000
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.222.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.246.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.270.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.294.cc23
2.5
SSW
2
SSW
2.2
SSW
2
SSW
2.1
SW
2.5
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.4
SSW
2
SSW
1.8
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.9
SSW
3
SW
3
SW
3
SW
5
SSW
4
SSW
4
SSW
3.5
SSW
3
SSW
3
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.2
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.5
SSW
2
SSW
1.6
SW
1
S
1
S
1
S
0.7
S
0.7
S
11101111810111212121111111112111212121414151514141312121211111212121312
1568809102292653313601616164710828435444166136178029072879312628318133645572655224382630252154140420691723906572292287284168148
15
SSW
25
SW
25
WSW
35
WSW
25
W
25
WSW
20
SW
10
NNW
10
N
10
ESE
10
NNW
10
SW
10
SSW
10
W
25
WSW
25
SW
30
W
15
WSW
20
SW
20
WNW
5
W
20
E
30
NE
10
N
10
ENE
10
NW
20
SW
5
SSE
5
NE
20
WSW
15
SW
10
NE
45
W
30
WSW
30
W
45
W
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscross-
off
crosscrossoffcross-
off
cross-
on
offcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
offcrosscross-
off
crossonglasscrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
5:36PM
1.34
5:43AM
1.36
6:12PM
1.26
6:19AM
1.27
6:57PM
1.18
7:06AM
1.18
8:02PM
1.12
8:19AM
1.09
9:35PM
1.12
10:03AM
1.06
11:06PM
1.20
11:35AM
1.13
12:12AM
1.34
12:40PM
1.24
1:04AM
1.49
1:32PM
1.36
1:50AM
1.63
2:18PM
1.46
2:33AM
1.72
3:01PM
1.54
3:16AM
1.76
3:43PM
1.58
3:58AM
1.74
11:36PM
0.35
12:00PM
0.31
12:11AM
0.44
12:40PM
0.39
12:58AM
0.53
1:34PM
0.46
2:11AM
0.60
2:52PM
0.52
3:58AM
0.61
4:26PM
0.50
5:33AM
0.51
5:43PM
0.42
6:37AM
0.36
6:42PM
0.31
7:28AM
0.21
7:31PM
0.20
8:12AM
0.08
8:17PM
0.11
8:54AM
-0.01
9:01PM
0.05
9:36AM
-0.05
9:44PM
0.03
10:16AM
-0.03

Note: the tide data above is for Port Alfred which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for West Pier (Port Alfred).New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at West Pier (Port Alfred) blow from the NNW

Sat
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thu
27
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
partially cloudy
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
some cloudslight rainrain shwrsrain shwrsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudsclearclearclearclearcloudysome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrsclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearclear
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221916171616171618222022222023241818191614161623292621212021221923181418
--6:56--6:58--6:58--6:58--7:00--7:01--7:01--7:01--7:03--7:03--7:03--7:05
5:20--5:19--5:19--5:17--5:16--5:16--5:15--5:15--5:15--5:15--5:14--5:14--

Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 11mm), heaviest on Sat night. Warm (max 22°C on Sat afternoon, min 14°C on Sun night). Winds increasing (light winds from the N on Sat night, fresh winds from the WSW by Sun afternoon).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 24°C on Thu afternoon, min 15°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (calm on Tue afternoon, fresh winds from the WSW by Thu night).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Sat morning. Warm (max 29°C on Sun afternoon, min 14°C on Sat night). Mainly fresh winds.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 23°C on Wed morning, min 15°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (calm on Mon night, strong winds from the W by Thu morning).

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Information about the West Pier (Port Alfred) Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for West Pier (Port Alfred) provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at West Pier (Port Alfred) can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our West Pier (Port Alfred) 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 (West Pier (Port Alfred)) 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 West Pier (Port Alfred) 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 (South)? If you are looking for accommodation near West Pier (Port Alfred), camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Eastern Cape (South), consider staying in Port Alfred which is 1 km (1 miles) away. Other places in and around Eastern Cape (South) where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Grahamstown which is 48 km (30 miles) away, Bisho and Fort Beaufort.