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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Port Alfred

South Africa, South East Port Elizabeth

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 33° 36.182' S
Longitude: 26° 54.125' E

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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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeRivermouth

DirectionRight

BottomSandy with rock

PowerHollow, Powerful, Fun

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

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

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow

 Additional Information

For East Beach paddle out close to the pier and use the rip!

English (Translate this text in English): For East Beach paddle out close to the pier and use the rip!

English (Translate this text in English): For East Beach paddle out close to the pier and use the rip!

English (Translate this text in English): For East Beach paddle out close to the pier and use the rip!

Atmosphere

Can get crowded during Dec & Jan-

English (Translate this text in English): Can get crowded during Dec & Jan-

English (Translate this text in English): Can get crowded during Dec & Jan-

English (Translate this text in English): Can get crowded during Dec & Jan-

General

Good Fun!

English (Translate this text in English): Good Fun!

English (Translate this text in English): Good Fun!

English (Translate this text in English): Good Fun!

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Port alfred
South Africa

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South Africa

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South Africa

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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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