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Latitude: 33° 36.182' S
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Park outside "Guidos" pub & restraunt for west beach and just swim accross the river for eastbeach. From Guidos car park you can see both spots easily and make a decision where you want to go.
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
BottomSandy with rock
PowerHollow, Powerful, Fun
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionSouthWest
Good wind directionNorth
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide positionMid tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
Week-end crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
For East Beach paddle out close to the pier and use the rip!
Can get crowded during Dec & Jan-
By Brynno , 06-02-2009
Still gotta get it lekka - Driven through Port alfred so many times to check East beach for a sesion ...heard good reports about it but never scored any decent shape.Warwick Heny and locals there are cool...hardcore cavemen.Has some open ocean power-the way it's situated.Banks move and change a bit .Not always the same from outside to inside sections.Deceptive and has fed people their arse every now and again.
By Scott Walker , 08-10-2006
.....And you give it a two star rating? - I also grew up surfing this amazing break. I have had the most epic days of my life there - it is so consistent and when it fires it FIRES! Just search the web for shots on Eastbeach Port Alfred and youll see what I mean.
By Bones , 06-11-2005
West rocks - Having surfed along the eastern cape coast consistantly for over 10 years i can honestly say that Port Alfred on its day can really produce the goods, the east side produces long beefy rights up to at least 8ft but any bigger and the paddle can be a nightmare.If you are up for shorter ride, head over to the west side for some thick wedging A-frames and some of the heaviest barrels along this stretch of coast.Frequented by a some pretty laidback locals, respect them.. they charge.
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